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Hazardous Material

Material that may cause damage because of its inherent nature. Examples include toxic or radioactive items. Most countries have regulations restricting the transportation of hazardous material. For example, the transporter may be required to take certain precautions or may not be permitted to transport in bulk.
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"We (the hazmat division) have all the checks in place, but it takes the cooperation of all hands to be truly successful.
CAAs can also be issued as Packaging CAAs, meaning that alternate HAZMAT packaging is approved for transportation and meets U.N.
Given that hazmat entry units are a typed resource under the National Incident Management System, the 472 Committee believed that this would ensure consistency in operational capabilities.
We obtained a list of 100 shippers that had at least one piece of HAZMAT frustrated at either Charleston Air Force Base, SC or Dover Air Force Base, DE between August 2005 and August 2006 (Eidsun 2006, Simmons 2006).
For example, Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) has implemented systems from the London-based Astrata Group, Inc., for remote monitoring and control of trucks carrying hazmat.
Level 3 support means that Hazmat personnel attend and assist with practical solutions using specialist equipment and resources, as appropriate, to normalise the situation.
To advance the analysis of these recovery options, we propose and evaluate a very simple HEPA/vaccine plan, where HEPA air cleaners continuously clean the indoor air and Hazmat workers use HEPA vacuums to clean the floors, walls, ceilings, and room contents on a twice-a-day basis; HEPA filters are 99.97% effective for 0.3-[micro]m particles (3), which are 5-10 times smaller than a typical anthrax spore.
The influx of cash allowed the state to purchase things like a $116,000 hazmat response vehicle.
Quinlan Publishing (Boston, MA) has begun the publication of Fire Code Inspection Law Bulletin, a monthly newsletter for fire service officers charged with conducting fire code inspections, Hazmat responses, and other public safety functions.
Services include management, maintenance of equipment, crate manufacturing, packing Hazmat for shipment, training Marines and safety and Hazmat program administration.
It is as if he were living out Harold Bloom's theory of the Oedipal relationship between strong poets and their followers, so that only with Merrill's death has McClatchy allowed himself to handle the "hazmat"--the hazardous materials--that every poem of value must get its fingers on.
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