NTSS provides OSHA compliant and industry standard training in various areas of occupational safety and emergency response. With over 150 years of combined experience, our team provides the highest level of course instruction and special response oversite. Our team has operated in all levels of hazardous environments, ranging from low-risk level D to high-risk level A responses, in addition to managing "high-hazard" energetic, reactive, and explosive materials incidents.
Author: Brett M. Postelli
Are you in the Hazardous Waste industry or considering entering into this line of work? If so, there are many things that you need to know. The most important thing to consider in this line of work is your own personal safety and the safety of your team. Second, you must know and understand the requirements that OSHA, U.S.D.O.T., EPA, and other local, state, and federal agencies expect you to strictly follow. There is a lot of new information in this 2nd edition that will especially help personnel out in the field. Some of these new additions are: Detailed Decontamination Procedures, OSHA Confined Space Entry Regulations, and a Chemical Compatibility Chart, just to name a few. The HAZWOPER Handbook - 2nd edition can be used as a training aid for new hazardous waste workers or for those who need to update their annual refresher training. The HAZWOPER Handbook was designed for those workers who may need to reference a particular area within industry standards and practices and covers many topics such as: Environmental regulations, safety program management, energy hazards, most common job hazards, fire behavior, responding to meth labs, responding to terrorist incidents, and more! This handbook provides you with the necessary information to work safely in the field and to operate as an OSHA compliant hazardous waste worker.
ENERGETIC, REACTIVE & EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS: The High-Hazard Response Technician's Guide to Extremely Hazardous Substances
Author: Brett M. Postelli
This handbook was created with the intent to provide High-Hazard Response Technicians (HHRT) complex hazardous substance information not commonly found in one location. The information contained within this handbook will help minimize the time consuming tasks of searching countless books and websites for energetic and reactive related information. It is very important to understand this handbook is NOT all inclusive, additional sources and reference material will still need to be obtained according to the reader’s needs, nonetheless, the material used throughout this handbook will assist and guide the technician when potentially handling or encountering Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS). The most challenging and lethal form of chemicals, compounds, mixtures, and substances are identified as High-Hazard or Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS). When Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) are handled, stored and transported improperly, they can cause violent and deadly reactions to the responding High-Hazard Response Technician (HHRT), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EODT), Hazardous Materials Specialist (HMS), and Field Chemist (FC). The men and women who specialize in the handling of these materials must understand the science and chemistry of EHS in order to choose the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), containment vessels, collection procedures, neutralization tactics, and disposal methods.This handbook will cover the scientific fundamentals of various chemistry practices about high-hazardous substances and go more in-depth regarding specific substance categories, classifications, reactive and energetic properties, including the proper response methods HHRTs should put into practice.