Updated information provides students with essential knowledge on how to respond to emergency situations involving hazardous chemicals.
Updated correlation guide to FESHE curriculum learning objectives
Contemporary issues including the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster, fracking natural gas from shale, dust explosions, biofuels, and more.
Updated information regarding the global-warming potential of greenhouse gases.
Updated DOT regulations pertaining to the labeling, marking, and placarding of hazardous materials for shipment.
Updated information on acceptable practices for handling and storage of hazardous materials.
Updated information on the contemporary use of alternative motor fuels, including hydrogen, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, methanol, ethanol, coal-derived liquid fuels, and biofuels.
New and expanded information addresses critical areas to help assess, identify, and manage hazardous materials.
Information on the nature of contingency plans and emergency-action plans for implementation by emergency responders in the event of a release of hazardous substances to the environment.
OSHA’s flammability criteria</para></listitem> and its consistency with GHS definitions
Aspects of the Globally Harmonized System for Labeling and Characterizing Hazardous Chemicals (GHS), and the presentation of GHS pictograms and NFPA hazard diamonds in the marginal art throughout the book.
Labeling Information Based on Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Information concerning exposure </para></listitem>to carcinogenic hazardous materials.
Adverse health effects resulting from exposure to specific hazardous materials.
Expanded and updated coverage of warning labels and safety data sheets used by emergency responders</para></listitem>.
New and updated lists of hazardous materials.
Text design has been updated to make reading easier and studying more effective.</inst><para>Identification of OSHA
Includes references to the original technical sources upon which the author relied to prepare specific subject matters.
New solved exercises and end-of-chapter review exercises.
Updated color photos and illustrations throughout the text.
Chapter objectives now grouped together at the beginning of the chapter.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Features of Matter and Energy
Chapter 3: Flammable Gases and Liquids
Chapter 4: Chemical Forms of Matter
Chapter 5: Principles of Chemical Reactions
Chapter 6: Use of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations by Emergency Responders
Chapter 7: Chemistry of Some Common Elements
Chapter 8: Chemistry of Some Corrosive Materials
Chapter 9: Chemistry of Some Water-Reactive Substances
Chapter 10: Chemistry of Some Toxic Substances
Chapter 11: Chemistry of Some Oxidizers
Chapter 12: Chemistry of Some Hazardous Organic Compounds I
Chapter 13: Chemistry of Some Hazardous Organic Compounds II
Chapter 14: Chemistry of Some Polymeric Materials
Chapter 15: Chemistry of Some Explosives
Chapter 16: Radioactive Materials
Appendix A: Table of Elements and Atomic Weights
Appendix A: Safety Data Sheet for Hydrogen Peroxide
Appendix B: Table of Elements and Their Atomic Weights
Appendix C: Hazardous Materials Table