Evidence-based documents to support operational response. We are providing these as a free service to the emergency response community.
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Making chemical agent detectors relevant to hazmat incident response
Evidence-based approach to the mass decontamination paradigm
Using detectors to determine the level of risk in synthetic opioid response
Evidence-based decontamination guidance for decontamination and destruction of synthetic opioids in operational environments
Risk-based selection of personal protective equipment for operating with synthetic opioids
Provides review of NFPA chemical protective clothing standards and a selection matrix to ensure that the appropriate level of protection is chosen for a given risk.
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Logan, M. and Baxter, C. 2017. Chemical Suicides: Hazards and How to Manage Them. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, May/Jun.
Gaskin, S., Thredgold, L., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Logan, M., and Baxter, C., 2018. Emperical data in support of a skin notation for methyl chloride. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene , published 20 April 2018.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2014. In-vitro methods for testing dermal absorption and penetration of toxic gases. Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 24(1), pp.70-72
Gaskin, S., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2017. Dermal absorption of fumigant gases during HAZMAT incident exposure scenarios – methyl bromide, sulfuryl fluoride and chloropicrin. Toxicology and Industrial Health,33(7), pp. 547-554
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2013b. Chlorine and hydrogen cyanide gas interactions with human skin: In vitro studies to inform skin permeation and decontamination in HAZMAT incidents. Journal of hazardous materials, 262, pp.759-765.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2013a. Application of skin contamination studies of ammonia gas for management of hazardous material incidents. Journal of hazardous materials, 252, pp.338-34