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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN is the only dedicated, up-to-date text to cover all key concepts, principles, and hands-on techniques associated with effective hazardous materials response. Organized to follow the logical progression of a hazmat response, it offers detailed explanations and examples addressing regulations and standards, toxicology, chemistry, information resources, PPE, air monitoring, sample identification, containers, damage assessment, product control, decontamination, ICS, response organization, and much more. Detailed step-by-step procedures are provided throughout, and complemented with online visual walkthrough guides to performing complex procedures. Historical incidents are presented for context, and response considerations for commonly encountered incidents are thoroughly discussed. Solved exercises show students how concepts are applied in realistic response scenarios, and review questions enable students to test their knowledge of each key technique.
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Dr. Chris Weber is the Deputy Director of the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Hazardous Materials Team. He has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is an adjunct instructor with the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center. He has extensive experience involving hazardous materials chemistry including a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and 15 years research experience in the biomedical sciences. Chris instructs hazardous materials topics internationally, has developed numerous hazardous materials, counter-terrorism and incident command courses, and runs the training and consulting firm Dr. Hazmat, Inc. He is the author of the "Pocket Reference for Hazardous Materials Response" published by Brady/Prentice-Hall.
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