First-Due Companies at Hazardous Materials Incidents

11/01/2010
BY JEFF CHANDLERRegarding hazmat response, first and foremost, know your first-due area. Are there any industrial occupancies that store chemicals used to make consumable commodities or for other industrial purposes? If so, know what they are and where they are stored in the facility. These raw chemicals can produce the harmful effects described in their material safety data sheets (MSDSs). Because such chemicals are typically concentrated and in large quantities, exposure to even small quantities can cause harmful effects.In contrast, in a residential setting, you will encounter materials that are sold to the general public. Although these commodities may include some nasty materials, th...

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