Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
The 24-hour/365 Day Haz-Mat Communications Center - 800-424-9300. CHEMTREC (CHEMical TRansportation Emergency Center) is dedicated to assisting emergency responders deal with incidents involving hazardous materials. Since its founding as a public service of the American Chemistry Council in 1971 CHEMTREC has handled over a million emergencies.
ChemTel, Incorporated was founded in 1989 to provide comprehensive DOT and OSHA compliance services to the hazardous material manufacturing and transportation industries. Built around our 24-hour Emergency Telecommunications Call Center in Tampa, Florida. Staffed by Chemists, Industrial Toxicologists, Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, and a highly experienced team of emergency response operators ChemTel provides extremely reliable emergency mitigation information and accurate technical knowledge on all aspects of hazardous materials management and transportation. Your single source solution for any type of 24-hour Emergency Communications Support - 888-255-3924.
3E’s suite of emergency response services dramatically simplifies the ER process and significantly reduces risk by providing a single source for immediate access to EH&S information and resources 24-7-365 - 800-451-8346.
Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB)
The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 113). Formerly a part of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.
Federal Highway Administration
FHWA is charged with the broad responsibility of ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be the safest and most technologically up-to-date. Although State, local, and tribal governments own most of the Nation’s highways, we provide financial and technical support to them for constructing, improving, and preserving America’s highway system. Our annual budget of more than $30 billion is funded by fuel and motor vehicle excise taxes. The budget is primarily divided between two programs: Federal-aid funding to State and local governments; and Federal Lands Highways funding for national parks, national forests, Indian lands, and other land under Federal stewardship
GATX Railcar Search Website
GATX is one of the biggest lessors of rail cars of in North America. When responding to an incident involving rail, there is a good chance the car may be leased from GATX. On their website, GATX offers the ability to search for a specific railcar, by its reporting marks (car intitial & number).
The website will provide you with the cars basic mechanical information such as:
- Car Type (General Service)
- Stencil Class (DOT 111A100-W-3)
- Capacity in Gallons
- Lining Material Type
- Outlet Valve Type
The website allows you to view the report on-line (easy way) or download the report as a common seperated value .CSV file. You’ll then need to open with MS excel or similar program. The advantage of the CSV file is it can be e-mailed to other responders such as the EOC.
To access the GATX Railcar Search Page, click the following link, and add it to your favorites.
LINK to GATX Search Page (Example: GATX 1234, returns a good hit).
Although the basic railcar mechanical information is not as crucial to responders as information regarding the cars contents, it may provide some additional details to responders. In any train incident, obtaining a copy of the trains consist and working with the railroad personnel are your best source of information.
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. - 29 CFR 1910.120
OSHA 1910.120 describes minimum levels of emergency responder skills, knowledge, and functional levels to meet the safety and health needs of emergency response personnel for both RCRA/CERCLA sites and response off-site. Read this OSHA regulation free online at this link.
A Chemical emergency response system which provides up to date information and comprehensive assistance in emergency situations involving hazardous Materials - 800-535-5053.
For assistance at incidents involving materials being shipped by, for, or to the Department of Defense (DOD), call one of the following numbers (24 hours): 703-697-0218 (call collect) (U.S. Army Operations Center) for incidents involving explosives and ammunition.
800-851-8061 (toll-free in the U.S.) (Defense Logistics Agency) for incidents involving dangerous goods other than explosives and ammunition.
National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center
The IAFC will lead the development of a new data center that will collect and analyze hazardous materials incident data to enhance first responder tactics, operations, policy and training, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
National Response Center
US interagency center is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills in the US and its territorial waters - 800-424-8802. The NRC, which is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, receives reports required when dangerous goods and hazardous substances are spilled.
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
The N.C. Department of Transportation is one of North Carolina’s largest state government agencies, with more than 14,000 employees. NCDOT works hard to provide high-quality transportation for travelers throughout North Carolina, including highways, rail, aviation, ferries, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and public transit.
North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
The NCDMV delivers quality motor vehicle services, promotes highway safety, and furnishes timely and accurate information by providing excellent customer service, enforcing motor vehicle laws, and maintaining the integrity of official DMV records.
Pipeline Association for Public Awareness
The Pipeline Association for Public Awareness' Mission is to provide an organization that the general public, governmental entities, and other organizations may contact to obtain educational information concerning pipeline safety and emergency preparedness.
The essential web site committed to zero incidents with reliable up-to-date pipeline emergency response safety training.
Poison Control Hotline
The National Capital Poison Center, founded in 1980, is an independent, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with The George Washington University Medical Center. In recognition of its high quality, the Center is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers - 800-222-1222.
Providing leadership, vision, and resources to ongoing safety and training efforts is one of the most important and challenges confronting the propane industry. From across the nation propane professionals have come together to guide and support the industry's efforts to achieve the industry's vision of establishing a high public confidence in the safety and value of propane.
United States Department of Transportation
The mission of the Department of Transportation, a cabinet-level executive department of the United States government, is to develop and coordinate policies that will provide an efficient and economical national transportation system, with due regard for need, the environment, and the national defense. It is the primary agency in the federal government with the responsibility for shaping and administering policies and programs to protect and enhance the safety, adequacy, and efficiency of the transportation system and services.
United States Chemical Safety Board
The CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. Root causes are usually deficiencies in safety management systems, but can be any factor that would have prevented the accident if that factor had not occurred. Other accident causes often involve equipment failures, human errors, unforeseen chemical reactions or other hazards. The agency does not issue fines or citations, but does make recommendations to plants, regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry organizations, and labor groups. Congress designed the CSB to be non-regulatory and independent of other agencies so that its investigations might, where appropriate, review the effectiveness of regulations and regulatory enforcement.
US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) is the Federal safety authority for ensuring the safe transport of hazardous materials (hazmat) by air, rail, highway, and water, with the exception of bulk transportation of hazmat by vessel. OHMS promulgates a national safety program to minimize the risks to life and property inherent in commercial transportation of hazardous materials.
Virtual Terrorism Response Academy
Do you know how to protect yourself and your citizens if terrorists attack using weapons of mass destruction? The Virtual Terrorism Response Academy's first course is "Ops-Plus for WMD Hazmat." This interactive course offers fire, EMS and law-enforcement personnel more than 16 hours of practical, engaging training about CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) threats.
This is an online system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. For more information, please see the WISER home page.
This company has gasoline and natural gas pipelines running through North Carolina. Click on this link for information on Natural Gas Pipeline. Name of subsidiary company of Williams with pipeline ownership in NC is Transco (2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056) Business Phone: 713-215-2000, Emergency: 800-440-8475.
FireSpecialOps.com was started in 2008. The goal of FireSpecialOps.com is to create a site that members of fire department special operations teams can find the latest news and information. FireSpecialOps.com is owned and operated by the Response Technology Group (RTG). RTG is composed of a group of firefighters active in hazmat and urban search & rescue.
Texas Strikeforce, Inc.
Texas Strikeforce Inc. was established to offer a wide variety of remedial services, such as containment and solidification of characteristic waste, sludge dewatering, waste stream characterization, sample collection and analysis, excavation, transportation and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste. Each member of the TSF staff is highly trained and qualified to provide premier services in the environmental industry. We guarantee cost effective solutions while following all applicable regulations and federal guidelines / mandates. Texas Strikeforce ensures customer satisfaction on every job.
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