2022 NFPA 475 Recommended Practice - Current Edition
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  • Description

    NFPA 475 prescribes fire safety and life safety measures to deal with hazardous materials risks.

    Halifax, 1917. Three Mile Island, 1979. Bhopal, 1984. Guadalajara, 1992. Beirut, 2020. The existence of hazardous materials requires NFPA 475, Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program.

    In industrial and technology-based countries, hazardous materials are a significant source of concern due to the potential for risk to people and the environment. The 2022 edition of NFPA 475 assists communities and public and private sector agencies and organizations with developing comprehensive and effective methods for mitigating risks.

    Unique in the field, NFPA 475 provides the minimum criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining a Hazardous Materials Response Program (HMRP) based on the authority having jurisdiction's (AHJ's) function and assessed level of risk.

    NFPA 475 outlines factors to consider when planning and implementing an HMRP.

    The 2022 edition features:

    • Changes to correlate with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and NFPA 3000™
    • Updated references to NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, NFPA 473, Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications refer to the new consolidated document, NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders
    • Additional response language that clarifies standard operating procedures (SOPs) for responding to hazardous materials/WMD incidents

    Organize, manage, and sustain an HMRP to reduce or mitigate hazardous materials/WMD risks with the exclusive guidance in NFPA 475.

    Every community and any agency or organization responsible for hazardous materials/WMD response will benefit from the guidance and information presented in this critical best practice. (Print, 59 pp., 2022)

    Order the 2022 edition of NFPA 475, Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program, today.

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 475 Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program, 2022 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Recommended Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    3.4 Operations-Level Responders Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Laws, Regulations, Consensus Standards, and Guidance Documents
    4.1 Scope.
    4.2 Purpose.
    4.3 Laws.
    4.4 Regulations by Agency.
    4.5 Consensus Standards by Organization.
    4.6 Guidance Documents.
    Chapter 5 Risk Assessment
    5.1 Scope.
    5.2 Purpose.
    5.3 Identifying Hazardous Materials/WMD Within an Organization/Jurisdiction.
    5.4 Analyzing the Consequences of a Release.
    5.5 Analyzing the Risk.
    Chapter 6 Planning
    6.1 Scope.
    6.2 Purpose.
    6.3 Plan Development.
    6.4 Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
    6.5 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/Standard Operating Guideline (SOG) Planning Components.
    6.6 SOPs.
    6.7 SOGs.
    6.8 Operational Security.
    6.9 Information and Intelligence Sharing.
    Chapter 7 Resource Management
    7.1 Scope.
    7.2 Purpose.
    7.3 Personnel.
    7.4 HMRP Types.
    7.5 Supply Management.
    7.6 National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Resource Management.
    Chapter 8 Staffing
    8.1 Scope.
    8.2 Purpose.
    8.3 Deployment of Personnel.
    8.4 Resource Typing and Specialty Personnel or Allied Professionals.
    Chapter 9 Training
    9.1 Scope.
    9.2 Purpose.
    9.3 Levels of Hazardous Materials Training.
    9.4 Establishing Training Level.
    9.5 Annual Competencies and Refresher Training.
    9.6 Training Program Development.
    9.7 Instructional Design.
    9.8 Training Delivery Models.
    9.9 Training Delivery Methodologies and Models.
    9.10 Training Facilities.
    9.11 Selection and Competence of Instructors.
    9.12 Training and Exercise Safety.
    9.13 Training Records Management.
    Chapter 10 Health and Medical
    10.1 Scope.
    10.2 Purpose.
    10.3 Preincident Considerations.
    10.4 Functional Capacity.
    10.5 Response Considerations.
    10.6 Postincident Surveillance.
    10.7 Medical Surveillance Program.
    Chapter 11 Financial Management
    11.1 Scope.
    11.2 Purpose.
    11.3 Revenue Sources.
    11.4 Program Costs.
    11.5 Inventory Control.
    11.6 Cost Recovery.
    Chapter 12 Program Influences
    12.1 Scope.
    12.2 Purpose.
    12.3 Influences.
    Chapter 13 Developing Relationships
    13.1 Scope.
    13.2 Purpose.
    13.3 Promoting HMRP Capabilities.
    13.4 Coordination with Other Response Entities.
    13.5 Local and State Planning Group Relationships.
    13.6 Private Sector Relationships.
    13.7 Public Relationships.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • 2017 Edition Description

    Prepare communities for hazardous materials response with a solid foundation based on NFPA 475, Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program.

    In industrial and technology based countries, hazardous materials are a significant source of concern due to their potential risk to people and the environment. Created through industry consensus and by the leading experts in the field, all-new NFPA 475, Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program assists communities and public and private sector agencies and organizations with developing a comprehensive and effective way to mitigate risks.

    Unique in the field, NFPA 475 provides the minimum criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining a Hazardous Material Response Program (HMRP) based on the authority having jurisdiction's (AHJs) function and assessed level of risk.

    It presents an overview of the factors to consider when planning and implementing an HMRP, along with guidance in:

    • Laws, regulations, consensus standards, and guidance documents
    • Risk assessment
    • Resource management
    • Staffing
    • Training
    • Health and medical issues
    • Financial management
    • Program influences
    • Developing relationships with stakeholders

    Organize, manage, and sustain an HMRP to reduce or mitigate hazardous materials/WMD risks with the guidance in NFPA 475.

    Every community, and any agency or organization responsible for hazardous materials/WMD response will benefit from the guidance and information presented in this critical best practice. (68 pages, 2017)

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