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THMG098 – Free Online Resources, Part II

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In Part II of this three-part free resource series, we finish discussing mobile apps and move on to computer-based software programs. There’s more to come in Part III!

Complete Show Notes
More Free Mobile Apps

Cargo Decoder and Dangerous Goods Manual

  • Created using data from the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Takes user input and leads you to the ERG page for that substance

AskRail

  • From the Association of American Railroads (AAR)
  • Designed for railway safety
  • All Class I American railroads use this app
  • Provides you with an inventory of contents, shipping information, weight data, and more
  • Full access is restricted to first responders, so download this app ahead of time

Chemical Safety Data Sheets

  • Produced by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Displays International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)
  • Mostly used at the shop floor level in factories
  • Standardized and concise – each entry is only two pages long
  • Great way to share information from an incident with any involved individuals

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Mobile

  • From Kelleher, Helmrich, and Associates (KHA)
  • Search and view an unlimited number of SDS and save them as favorites
  • Can be faxed, emailed, or sent via text

Hazmat IQ E-Charts by Federal Resources

  • Sorts the periodic table into families and groups of similar elements
  • Can be used for a wide range of purposes

Isotope Browser

  • From the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Provides the properties of more than 4,000 nucleotides and isomers
  • Contained in an embedded database, so no network connection is required
  • Detailed page for each nucleotide with web link to data source for more information
  • Includes nucleotide chart and Periodic Table of the Elements
Free Software

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)

  • From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Includes a wealth of helpful information on chemicals for use when responding
  • Search bar makes finding chemicals a breeze

CAMEO Chemicals

  • From the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Great for pre-planning and emergency response situations
  • Works for everyone from first responders to environmental protection agents
  • Offers thousands of data sheets, prediction tools, physical properties, and much more

CAMEO Aloha

  • Also from the NOAA
  • Hazard (plume) modeling – estimates how quickly hazardous material gas clouds form
  • Creates models based upon your specific location – contours to the topography

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