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Hazmat Survival Tips: Surviving Hazmat Incidents in Tough Economic Times

Beyond the Rule of ThumbSurvival Tip 34by Steven De Lisi If your department is like most others today, you've probably received word by now that your current-year budget will be reduced and next year's figures don't look any better. Items likely to be impacted include equipment purchases and training.Reducing or eliminating equipment purchases is troublesome. Hazardous materials response items too often have a limited shelf life; after a certain date determined by the manufacturer, the equipment may be unusable. Items such as atmospheric monitors and breathing apparatus also have recommended maintenance intervals and necessary repairs to ensure that this equipment is ready at all times.Tr...

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