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Control and Prevention

The following references provide information about the control and prevention of chemical reactivity hazards, including laboratory safeguards.

  • New Measures Adopted to Prevent Chemical Accidents for Improved Community Safety. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) News Release, (August 5, 2003). Announces the expansion of New Jersey's Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) program to provide greater protection for residents living near industrial facilities.
  • Guidelines for Process Safety in Batch Reaction Systems. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). New York: Wiley-AIChE, 1999. Identifies the singular concerns of batch reaction systems including potential sources of unsafe conditions. Provides a "how-to" guide for the practicing engineer in dealing with them by applying appropriate practices to prevent accidents.
  • Guidelines for Safe Storage and Handling of Reactive Materials. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). New York: Wiley-AIChE, 1995. Offers guidelines that can significantly reduce the risk or mitigate the severity of accidents associated with storing and handling reactive materials.
  • Remediation Technology Screening Matrix (RTSM) and Reference Guide, Version 4.0. US Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal Agencies participating in the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), (January, 2002).
    • Chemical Reduction/Oxidization. Describes the unique hazards associated with reduction/oxidization including physical, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards. Also offers effective control methods.
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