Written by a hazardous materials consultant with over 40 years of experience in emergency services, the five-volume Hazmatology: The Science of Hazardous Materials suggests a new approach dealing with the most common aspects of hazardous materials, containers, and the affected environment. It focuses on innovations in decontamination, monitoring instruments, and personal protective equipment in a scientific way, utilizing common sense, and takes a risk-benefit approach to hazardous material response. This set provides the reader with a hazardous materials "Tool Box" and a guide for learning which tools to use under what circumstances.
Volume One, Chronicles of Incidents and Response, takes an in-depth look at the history of hazardous materials response, points out lessons learned from these incidents, and discusses the impact on our response today.
Volume Two, Standard of Care and Hazmat Planning, presents the hazardous materials legal issues and background on the Hazmat Standard of Care, including incidents where Care was violated and the repercussions felt.
Volume Three, Applied Chemistry and Physics, presents chemistry and physics at the level that emergency responders will understand so they can apply the concepts using a risk management system and deal safely and effectively with hazardous materials incidents.
Volume Four, Common Sense Emergency Response, covers stabilization and includes science and risk analysis and the part it plays in a successful outcome of the stabilization portion of the response.
Volume Five, Hazmat Teams Spotlight, covers the history, vehicles, types of response, equipment, and resources, as well as procedures and innovations across different teams nationwide.