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Clandestine Labs (AEMA case study)

Carfentanil: A Grain of Salt
“Today, there is a new class of drugs that poses a challenge to ALL responders that should serve as a paradigm shift. Illicit drug use can now significantly and fatally affect the responders through skin contact (absorption) or inhalation. Fentanyl and its analogues (acrylfentanyl, sufentanil, carfentanil, etc.) are being used alone or mixed with other drugs for illicit use and the rate and impacts are alarming. Compounding the problem is that carfentanil and other analogs are readily available.”

Emergency Response Guidebook (Transport Canada)

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG clearly presents key data for chemicals or substance groupings (such as cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in workplaces. The guide offers key facts, but does not give all relevant data. The NPG helps users recognize and control workplace chemical hazards.

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
WISER is a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, containment and suppression advice.

Labeling Systems for Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (Transport Canada)

DOT Hazmat Labels, Placards and Markings

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Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response

The Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response, Flammable Liquid Unit Trains resource materials were developed to provide critical information on best practices related to rail incidents involving hazard class 3 flammable liquids, such as crude oil and ethanol.

  • Training resources
  • Instructor Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Student Workbook (PDF)
  • Reference sheet for Crude Oil (PDF)