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homeWe are Bob and Mike, Welcome to our corner of the internet. Please take the time to have a look around. The service we are providing are rather unique. Concise, easy to understand information for all aspects of Hazardous Materials response at your finger tips. Threw audio, video, forum, articles and news we are going to provide you with information that will help you in the world of hazardous materials. We provide a space to share ideas, thoughts and experience with colleges, instructors and students from across the country.

The podcasts will be the center hub of this website. Allowing for information to be exchanged in an entertaining media. For those of you that don't know what a podcast is, please check this article ( link to the wording, and maybe page below this)on what and how this works. In short, a podcast is a mini-radio show. This can be a training or drill, or something that you can listen to and stay current while driving to work, or performing chores.

WHATS A PODCAST?

pod·cast

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noun

  1. 1.a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable

  2. media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

verb

  1. 1.

  2. make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.

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Ask THMG004

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In this episode we answer questions on:

  • What is an IBC
  • Do we have to wear long sleeve and pants inside a Level A?
  • What is the difference between CAS numbers and RTECS numbers in the NIOSH?
  • When the new NFPA garment standards come out am I still in compliance?

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THMG084 - MC 331 – Compressed Gas Cargo Tanker Overview

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We are getting close to finishing up all of the containers that you will see on the road. In this case we talk about the MC331 pressurized container. Take a listen and maybe you’ll pick something up

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Ask THMG003

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In this episode we answer questions on:

  • Humidity effect on your meter
  • Why is Molecular Weight not able to indicate Specific gravity
  • Transporting a vehicle with a leaking CNG cylinder
  • Detecting alpha radiation inside your body

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Ask THMG002

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THMG083 - Fentanyl Interview series Part 1 - Toby Frost

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With the seemingly overnight development of Synthetic Opioids, we are going out to interview some of the best out there on their perspectives. In this episode we interview Toby Frost from Indiana. More to come!

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THMG082 - Interview with Dan Baker and Ed Fletcher (NYS OPFC)

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We have a chat at the NYS Conference we recently presented at about some transportation points and other goodies. Take a listen.

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THMG081 - Tips to perform better in a Level A

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In this episode we explore some old tips and introduce some new ones to make you a rock star in a plastic bag.

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  1. level A
    1. Predon
      1. do we even need the level A
      2. Check the last test date
      3. Check that the one way valves were put in
        1. what about the valves are we talking about
          1. Since this is sealed unit the air we breath out needs a place to go. Otherwise we would pressurize in the suit. not good. So there are these one way valves in the suit to allow air to come out. The problem comes from when they pressure test the suit. The valves are removed or plugged up. Sometime these plugs are left in on accident. This is what we are checking for.
      4. remove any packaging
        1. desiccant packets
        2. film over shield
      5. Apply your second window if that's an option
        1. that second window is so important. It creates a double window effect that prevents fogging. It really works well. If you have it use it.
      6. dress comfortably
        1. There is nothing that says what you have to wear inside your level A
      7. Know the chemical is compatible with the material
        1. Breakthrough time is the time it takes the test chemical to pass through the clothing sample until it is first detected by an analytical instrument. .
        2. Permeation rate is the speed at which the test chemical passes through the clothing sample once breakthrough has occurred.
      8. remember in a level A long sleeve and long pants are required!
        1. no actually there not. neither is a hood. or bunker gear.
        2. IT's a really good idea, mainly because the rubber pulls at my leg and arm hairs
      9. Hydration
        1. our core body temp goes thru the roof
        2. In any kind of mildly warm day there will be a puddle of sweat at the bottom of your boots. It's really important to make sure you're well hydrated
      10. roles and responsibility
        1. who taking charge
          1. this isn't' a pound your chest thing, We have limited time and communication so figure out who is taking the lead.
        2. come up with at least an idea of a game plan
          1. even the most routine actions in a level require pre plan. Just having an idea of the goals you want to accomplish in what order can make things go a lot easier
        3. go threw the tools you will be using.
    2. donning
      1. go at the same pace together
      2. rag to wipe your shield
        1. I like to put the rag on my shoulder strap
        2. I like to put the rag on my head, then when i need to wipe i am not removing my hand to do so, just look down at my feet.
        3. The same can be done  on the regulator of your scba.
      3. put defog on your shield and facepiece
      4. I wonder if you can bring thouse moisture buckets to help soak up the humidity?
      5. Make sure everything is comfortable, don't rush. This is like a small pebble in your shoe. doesn't seem like a big deal but walking on it for a few minutes and it really starts to hurt.
        1. in a level a once you are down range you can't fix things that are bothering you. Make sure you're comfortable!
      6. Test whatever radio coms you have.
          1. operating
            1. be deliberate in your actions.
              1. plan your next move and try to be efficient. Don't waste movements
            2. control your breathing
              1. this is good for more than just air conservation
              2. controlled breathing help keep you calm and focused
        • are you bring meters with you?
        • why would you?
        • when would I
          1. take good mental notes of the actions you take and what things look like. you will need to relay this information to the next team going it to pick up where you left off.
        1. doffing
          1. make sure to follow your AHJ procedures. but for the most part the following is a good idea
            1. don't touch the outside of your suit
            2. don't stand over the bench or seat you will sit down in once the suit comes off
            3. make sure your feet have a dry place to step onto
            4. take a deep breath and hold it before you remove your face piece
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THMG080A - The 1064nm Raman Advantage by Rigaku

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We said we would only bring you the best. In this bonus episode we bring you Nancy Otto from Rigaku discussing new technology that is exciting to us in the Haz Mat World. Take a listen and be sure to check it out!

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THMG080 - Bakken Crude Derailment with Chad Hawkins

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We get the skinny on a huge incident found in Oregon recently involving over 60 rail cards of Bakken crude that derail and go on fire. Listen to the plan, the operation and the lessons learned from this dynamic incident.

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THMG079 - Placards & label - Part 2

THMG079 - Placards & label - Part 2

 

We go back to the basics on this second part of the previous episode exploring the burning questions about placards and labels.

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THMG078 - Placards & label - Part 1

THMG078 - Placards & label - Part 1

 

 

We go back to the basics on this episode exploring the burning questions about placards and labels.

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You can now check us out doing the show live on Webinarjam.com periodically. We also do a weekly round table discussion with experts from around the country live on YouTube Live under The Haz Mat Guys Nation every Tuesday night at 21:15EST. You can find us on YouTube or our website at www.thehazmatguys.com

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THMG077 - TRACEM Part 2

THMG077 - TRACEM Part 2

 

 

 

We explore the ol’ standby TRACEM, and how it addresses the hazards that we encounter as Techs.

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THMG076 - TRACEM Part 1

THMG076 - TRACEM Part 1

 

 

We explore the ol’ standby TRACEM, and how it addresses the hazards that we encounter as Techs.

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THMG075 - Boyle, Henry, Charles and Dalton

THMG075 - Boyle, Henry, Charles and Dalton

 

 

Meet our friends, and their pet gas laws. Good to know.

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THMG074 - HAZ MAT NIMS

THMG074 - HAZ MAT NIMS

 

 

We begin to explore what the command structure of Haz Mat is, and define the roles and responsibilities of the players

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THMG073 - Leaking Tanks 2.0

THMG073 - Leaking Tanks 2.0

 

 

We continue down the Leaking tanks tunnel to find out some more on this topics.

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THMG072 - 10 tips to be a better Mercury technician

THMG072 - 10 tips to be a better Mercury technician

 

 

 

Part 2 of Mercury, learn from us how to handle the actual emergency.

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THMG071 - Meter Reading, Sensor Response, and Measurement Ranges of your Metering

THMG071 - Meter Reading, Sensor Response, and Measurement Ranges of your Metering

 

 

In this follow-up episode, we continue to discuss what the meters are talking about, and how you can be better at speaking for them.

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THMG070 - Basic Haz Mat Radiation with Bobby Shelton

THMG070 - Basic Haz Mat Radiation with Bobby Shelton

 

 

We reach out to our good friend Bobby Shelton to review his recent article in FE in regards to Radiation. Check it out.

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THMG069 - Knowing and understanding units of measurement

THMG069 - Knowing and understanding units of measurement

 

 

 

In this much needed episode we delve into the units of measurement and how you can stay out of trouble and sound very knowledgable on the radio.

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