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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) define hazardous materials as articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment; are listed or classified in the regulations; and are transported in commerce. 

Section 324 Notice -

In compliance with federal law, the McKenzie County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), gives notice that the McKenzie County Emergency Operations Plan, which includes the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier II) Reports and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS’s), has been received and reviewed by the McKenzie County LEPC. 
 
These documents, along with the hazardous materials response plan for McKenzie County, are available for public inspection at the McKenzie County Courthouse – Emergency Manager’s Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Emergency Response Guidebook


The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released the 2020 version of its Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG): "A guidebook intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. 


WebWISER


WISER is a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. To get started visit the  website .

CHEMTREC®--The 24-Hour HAZMAT Communications Center 1-800-262-8200

CHEMTREC® is a 24/7/365 emergency call center that provides immediate information and assistance to anyone involved in a hazardous materials incident. It is staffed with emergency service specialists who can provide access to hazmat experts, chemists, physicians, and toxicologists, as well as millions of Material Safety Data Sheets.

Visit the  CHEMTREC® Website  for additional information

CHEMTREC videos for emergency responders:
Video 1:  An Overview of CHEMTREC®
Video 2:  How CHEMTREC® Helps First Responders
Video 3:  What's Being Said About CHEMTREC®

United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration


The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has provided two resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe. 

Transitioning to Safer Chemicals: A Toolkit for Employers and Workers 
By using this toolkit, businesses can improve worker well-being through eliminating or reducing hazardous chemicals, while creating other benefits, including: Cost Savings, Efficiency, Industry Leadership, and Corporate Stewardship. This toolkit can be used by all types of businesses and workers.

Annotated Permissible Exposure Limits
Enables employers to voluntarily adopt newer, more protective workplace exposure limits. The easily accessible reference source for up-to-date workplace exposure limits can be found here.
(Source: www.osha.gov)





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