Working With Registered Hazmat Responders – ChemNet ChemTrec
In the event of a Highway Oil, Diesel, or Gasoline spill, it is important to have immediate access to hazmat chemical companies that have trained emergency responders. The hazmat industry has established the ChemNet ChemTrec Emergency Response network. This specialized service offers emergency responders and manufacturers immediate access to specialized hazardous materials support and technical assistance. The organization also helps victims of accidents by providing roadside aid and other services.
Over the past year, Chemtrec’s call center in Arlington, Virginia, has been upgraded and renovated to house additional emergency service specialists and the latest technology. The facility is now home to seven specialist teams and a system for storing material safety data sheets (MSDS). This new MSDS storage system makes it easier to manage an ever-growing database of technical documents. The department also installed new computer technology to provide faster indexing.
If a chemical leak or spill has occurred, workers should immediately contact supervisory personnel and evacuate the area. In addition to calling 911, they should use PPE, including breathing masks and a hazmat suit. If necessary, a supervisor should be notified. A trained responder, such as Protect Environmental Service, should be called to the scene to assist workers. They should take care to remove contaminated or injured workers and shut off potential sources of heat or ignition.
The number of chemicals that are present should be accounted for when planning for an emergency. The volume of chemicals should be adequate to accommodate any necessary cleanup and containment. Proper ventilation and safety equipment should be available for employees. The chemicals should be properly labeled to ensure that they are not released into the air or into water. After the spill is absorbed, the cleanup and disposal procedures should be described. The cleaning process should follow proper protocols to prevent cross-contamination.
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If the emergency is related to a commercial property, the local emergency response office should be contacted. In cases where the spill occurs during off-hours, Protect Environmental Services can provide the necessary emergency response services. In addition to coordinating with the fire department, an emergency response team informs local agencies about the hazards that may be present and provides an inventory of hazardous materials and extremely hazardous materials.
About Richard Cameron – First Responder & Environmental Hazmat Specialist
Richard Cameron is the CEO of Protect Environmental Services.
Protect Environmental Services, Inc. (PESI) provides the best spill cleanup and remediation services, when you need Emergency Service Response or help in building proactive safety plans for handling hazardous waste. PESI tackles & remediates the most dangerous chemical spills. In fact, our pursuit of safety & rapid response for environmental sustainability surpasses ALL other environmental service companies. PESI has been rapidly responding to emergency environmental calls in North Central Texas for over 25 years.
Richard is a published author of the “Ebola Response Procedures.” Additionally, he is considered an expert witness to many litigations and mediation cases. He works with multiple law enforcement agencies in forensics to hunt down illegal dumping perpetrators.