Controlling Chemical Hazards

Author: R.P. Cote

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401168496

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 686

This book presents environmental protection managers and advanced students in environmental studies programs with an overview of the principles, facts, multidisciplinary approaches, and some of the complex ities of the management of toxic substances. The text explores critical issues facing managers responsible for prevent ing and controlling problems associated with the manufacture,. transport, storage, use and disposal of chemicals. It does this from two perspectives. The first is a disciplinary perspective, that is environmental chemistry, of toxicology, engineering, economics, sociology and political science, all which playa role in implementing comprehensive programs to manage chemicals. The second perspective is from the view of industry, govern ment, academia and non-government organizations. For example, Chapter 5 is authored by technical managers of a major chemical company, Chap ters 6 and 12 by government scientists and managers respectively, and Chapter 10 by a respected member of the environmental lobby. An appreciation of these perspectives is very important for developing and running effective chemical management programs.
Strategic Options for the Management of Toxic Substances - Dichloromethane



ISBN: OCLC:962176746


Page: 58

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"Dichloromethane, also known as methylene chloride, is a versatile solvent used in a wide range of industrial process applications as well as being the active chemical in paint stripping and cleaning formulations. The substance was assessed as toxic pursuant to Sections 11(a) and 11(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, based on its potential to cause harm to the environment and to human health. The most recent estimate is that about 7,400 tonnes were used in 1995, of which about 6,300 tonnes were emitted. An Issue Table, consisting of government, industry and environmental interest groups, was established to consider how dichloromethane should be managed in Canada. At an early stage in their deliberations, participants considered the merits of a number of broad management options, several of which were subsequently subjected to a detailed economic analysis. Important elements of them are to be found in the following recommendations. The recommendations are broadly supported by the members of the Issue Table. If fully implemented, these actions will result in reducing emissions of dichloromethane about 50 % from about 6,300 tonnes to about 3,100 tonnes"--Page 2.
Emergency Response and Hazardous Chemical Management

Author: Clyde B. Strong

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1884015778

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 266

Management of hazardous chemicals and materials-particularly during emergency release situations-is a critical part of routine training required for workers and professionals in the chemical, petroleum and manufacturing industries. Proper storage of highly reactive chemical agents, correct choice of protective clothing and safety issues in confined spaces are vital to operating facilities. Inattention to these and other issues covered in this book can result in a loss of life, dispersal of toxic chemical agents into the environment, or fire and explosion and subsequent legal liabilities. Emergency Response and Hazardous Chemical Management: Principles and Practices provides a concise reference for management and workers on the important issues regarding the use and management of hazardous chemicals as well as the critical issues in the emergency response management of uncontrolled releases of hazardous agents. This book combines practical information on hazardous chemical response and environmental management with scientific and management issues important in the development of sound chemical management planning. Important current topics such as hazardous chemical management in confined spaces are also covered in detail.