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It certainly is appropriate to use drills and other means to prepare for possible emergency situations such as a hazardous chemical spill/release, given that such releases/spills happen virtually every day in the U.S. Fortunately for us all, the vast majority of these are minor in nature, but this does not diminish the very real dangers posed by hazardous chemicals. The LEPC, hazmat organizations and local industries that create, use, store and/or transport hazardous chemicals should consider exploring the use of commercially available technologies (software and hardware) that specifically deal with chemical releases and allow emergency management and response personnel to not only run real-world simulations but also to more effectively respond to a real chemical emergency. A good article to read is 10 Things You Should Know Before Buying Hazmat/Chemical Emergency Technologies, written by Chris Cowles and published in EHS Today by Penton Media November 30, 2011.
May 17, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.
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