29 CFR 1910.120 states that during a hazardous-materials incident some type of incident command system must be used. Anyone who has used a version of this system during an emergency situation realizes its value as an organizational tool. Given the complexity of a serious haz-mat incident, an ICS becomes even more valuable.
liven incident command system uses some type of generalized chainof-command flowchart. The flowchart presented here incorporates chain-ofcommand and activities involved in mitigation It helps the incident commander in a number of ways. At a large-scale incident it helps organize the numerous tasks involved so that no activities are overlooked. It relieves the IC from having to formulate a plan of attack for dealing with the chemical release, leaving that up to those who are specially trained. It also divides up the initial responsibility between a few specialized people, allowing the activation of the entry team in much less time.
The flowchart is a good basis for training a haz-mat team. A team often consists of members from various departments and agencies. The flow-chart is a plan that everyone can learn and follow
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