ERIC Number: ED405502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Hazardous Materials on Board. Second Edition. Marine Advisory Bulletin No. 43.
Intended for boat captains, this illustrated book describes hazards, activities at risk, precautions to take, and procedures for spills. The inside front and back covers provide general rules for treatment of poisonings and emergency phone numbers. Chapter 1 focuses on recognizing the risk and causes of shipboard hazards and describes hazardous materials. Chapter 2 provides this information on common hazardous materials: where it is found, activities at risk, early signs of exposure, long-term health effects, how to protect oneself, and special precautions. These materials are included: asbestos; chromates, chrome, chromium; cleaners; epoxy resins; fiberglass, glass wool; fire extinguishers; gases; glues, sealants, pipe dope; isocyanates; paint solvents and pigments, primer, coating, antifouling paints and compounds, urethane; polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); nonionizing radiation; refrigerants; silica; solvents, degreasers, metal cleaners; welding, soldering, brazing, burning, and cutting fumes and materials; and wood preservatives. Chapter 3 focuses on confined spaces, including testing, ventilating, personal protective equipment, and preparation for confined space entry. Chapter 4 describes personal protective equipment: respirators, gloves, protective clothing, hearing protection, and eye wear. Chapter 5 discusses procedures for hazardous spills on board. Chapter 6 considers labels and laws. Chapter 7 provides instruction on how to interpret a material safety sheet. Contains references for print and organizational resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Asbestos, Boat Operators, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Hazardous Materials, Labor Standards, Occupational Safety and Health, Physical Health, Safety, Safety Education, Sailing, Seafarers, Wastes, Work Environment
Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040 (no. MAB-43, $6).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Sea Grant Program.