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DOE-HDBK-5504-95
Source
Applicability &
Reference
Plan Element
Plan Reference
7.10 On-Scene Response and Personnel Protection for
Hazardous Material Incidents.
For emergencies involving the actual or potential release of
hazardous materials, the plan should provide that:
29 CFR
a.
Role of Incident Commander. The senior emergency
1910.120
______________*
response official responding to an emergency should
(q)(3);
become the individual in charge of a site-specific
40 CFR
Incident Command System (ICS) (i.e. the Incident
300.150(a);
EMG-PA
Commander). All emergency responders and their
C.5.b;
communications should be coordinated and controlled
EMG-FE E.3.c
through the Incident Commander. The Incident
Commander should be responsible for implementing
response operations and for protection of response
personnel.
Note: The "senior official" at an emergency response is
the most senior official on the scene who has the
responsibility for controlling the operations at the scene.
Initially it is the senior officer on the first-due piece of
responding emergency apparatus to arrive on the incident
scene. As more senior officers arrive (e.g., battalion
chief, fire chief, emergency coordinator, etc.) the position
is passed up the line of authority which has been
previously established.
b. On-Scene Personnel Protection.
The plan should include methods for management and
minimization of exposure to hazardous materials on the
part of emergency responders, including the following:
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