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Document ID (ISN)54811
CIS number 90-1867
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Title Hazardous materials - Federal training for first responders to highway and railroad incidents
Bibliographic information U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, USA, May 1989. 29p. Price: free for 5 copies, USD 2.00 per supplementary copy.
Abstract This fact sheet, prepared at the request of a member of the US Congress, identifies US federal agencies that provide training for first-responders to incidents involving hazardous materials, and provides details of the nature of the training. Following a description of the scope and methodology of the study, section 2 of the report describes the nature and size of the state and local emergency response community, the type of training offered overall, federal expenditure and the demand for such training. Section 3 provides more specific information on an agency-by agency basis, including an overview of training activities, expenditure and course attendance data.
Descriptors (primary) USA; safety and health training; emergency organization; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous occurrences; first-aid training; financing of programmes; national organization; report; dangerous substances
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
OSH training