Category Archives: Hazmat

SHELTER IN PLACE – Hazardous Materials Threats

Shelter in Place is a protocol used when the outdoor air may have been contaminated by some form of airborne hazardous material spill, that could be a threat to your health.

Our lungs and respiratory system are the bodies most vulnerable to chemical burns, poisoning, exposure to gases and inhalation of dangerous particulates and biologic materials, carcinogens and radioactive particulate.

  • Chemicals – Millions of litres of highly toxic industrial chemicals are stored in cities and transported by road, rail and water every day. One accident could threaten thousands.
  • Smoke – Smoke and its constituent gases like Hydrogen Cyanide, Hydrogen Chloride, Acrolein, Carbon Monoxide, as well as many chemicals produced by burning materials like plastics.
  • Radiation – Airborne radiation can come from several sources there are more than 70 nuclear reactors in North America and the likelihood is you are down wind from one of them. There are also many other places radioactive materials are stored, and like chemicals is transported through many of our cities.
  • Biological – Bio threats largely come from the risk of disease outbreak, but can also be a result of terrorism or accidents.

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Welding Truck Highway Hazmat Incident & Explosions

A Youtube video: Welders truck rear ended in a highway accident.

The ensuing explosions, flames and missiles shows what happens when you introduce high pressure vessels full of explosive gasses to impact and heat.

The thing that I find most ridiculous is the moron driving the Volkswagen who appears to be stopped in the oncoming fast lane shoulder to film the explosions. He is at risk of being rear ended as well as being struck by a flaming missile.