THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE HANDBOOK 1984, National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269; members—$24.75, non-members—$27.50.
This hardcover office reference gives clear interpretations of difficult code requirements. The handbook contains the complete 1984 Code text and hundreds of illustrations and detailed commentary.
REGISTRY OF TOXIC EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES, 1981-1982 edition, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Washington, D.C. 20402; When ordering specify GPO Stock Number 017-033-00406-4, payment must be made by GPO deposit account, by check (payable to Superintendent of Documents), or charged to VISA or MasterCard (for information about charging your GPO order call (202) 783-3238); domestic price—$29, non-U.S. price— $36.25.
The Registry is a compendium of toxicity data extracted from the scientific literature. This latest printed edition contains 59,224 substance entries and their associated toxicity data. Also available are computer tape and on-line data base and microfiche versions of the registry which contain the latest information available on the file.
A GUIDE TO THE SAFE HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENTS; ASTM Committee F-20, Division on Hazardous Materials Spill Response, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; 55 pages; members—$12, non-members— $15.
This guide is intended for planning responses and training personnel to assure the safest and most effective handling of hazardous material incidents. It includes twenty flow charts designed to assist the on-the-scene emergency responder in making decisions while handling a hazardous material incident.
FIRE REFERENCE NOTEBOOK, Edcon Press, 68 B Suburbia Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07305; 109 pages; $16.95
This quick reference publication is designed for the student facing competitive promotional testing. Each topic area is listed alphabetically with a list of information on the subject and its source. The last section of the book gives quick reference on hydraulic calculations, selected hazardous materials and contains a sprinkler fact sheet.