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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
Inspect all emergency equipment at each shift change; and
Ensure all equipment operators are thoroughly briefed on the procedures and requirements
for relinquishing vehicles to emergency response personnel.
The basic emergency equipment and supplies, shown in Table 11-2, should be made available at
the site, as required.
TABLE 11-2
Emergency Equipment and Supplies
Personal Protection
Medical
Response Equipment
Escape SCBA or SCBA, which
Air splints
Fire-fighting equipment and
can be brought to the victim to
Antiseptics
supplies
replace or supplement his or her
Blankets
Spill-containment equipment, such
SCBA
Decontamination solutions
as absorbents and oil booms
PPE and clothing specialized for
appropriate for onsite chemical
Special hazardous-use tools such
known site hazards
hazards
as remote pneumatic impact
Emergency eye wash
wrenches, nonsparking wrenches
Emergency showers or wash
and picks
stations
Containers to hold contaminated
Fist aid kits
materials including overpacks
Ice
Communication equipment such
Reference books containing basic
as public, site, and mobile phones,
first-aid procedures and information
two-way radios
on treatment of specific chemical
Sampling equipment including air
injuries
monitors, such as Combustible
Resuscitator
Gas Indicators, Photoionization
Safety harness
Stretchers
W ater, in portable containers
W ire basket litter (stokes litter)
which can be used to carry a victim
in bad weather and on difficult
terrain, allows easy
decontamination of the victim, and
is itself easy to decontaminate
Special equipment should be obtained depending upon the specific types of emergencies which
may occur, and the capabilities of response personnel. When determining the type and quantities
of special equipment, the following factors should be considered:
The number and qualifications of response personnel;
The worst case emergency scenario;
Type of hazards, mitigation, containment, and protective measures;
Capabilities and response times of offsite response personnel; and
Number of possible victims.
11.13. REFERENCES
29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
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