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responderbookEmergency Responder Training Manual for the Hazardous Materials Technician – This is the Second Edition of our Emergency Responder Training Manual for the Hazardous Materials Technician. This book builds on the success of our first edition, which continues to enjoy sales around the world. But that world has changed and the field of hazardous materials emergency response has changed as well. The second edition adds information and insights gained through 12 more years of experience in training and emergency response on the part of the authors. We also address the new realities brought on by September 11 and the increasing threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. We feel that this new text will prove invaluable to any individual or training organization who prepares responders to safely respond to chemical releases. It is provided as the text for all of our Technician Level Hazardous Materials Emergency Response courses or it can be purchased from John Wiley & Sons or Amazon.

778451_cover.inddConfined Space Entry and Emergency Response – Confined Space Entry and Emergency Response addresses the information and training needs of two distinct but overlapping populations: those involved in routine entry and work in confined spaces and those involved in confined space rescue. In teaching both trainee populations for a number of years, the WST staff never found a book that adequately addressed the needs of both entrants and rescuers, so we wrote Confined Space Entry and Emergency Response. This is the first textbook to treat both confined space entry and confined space rescue in detail, which is a very logical approach since safe and effective entry operations must be performed in order to conduct rescues. Extensive technical information is provided and over 400 photographs and drawings are included. The book provides complete information, guidance, regulatory reference, and case studies for all personnel who plan for, supervise, work inside, or provide rescue from confined spaces. The user is taken in a careful, step-by-step process through the identification of confined spaces and their hazards, control of and protection from the hazards, equipment and procedures for confined space entry, preplanning and preparation for rescue, and actual rescue procedures. A CD accompanies the book and provides all materials needed to conduct training using the book as a textbook or reference. The CD includes information such as lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, and instructions for field training. Also included are various worksheets useful for assessing hazards, preparing entry permits, preplanning rescues, and performing rescues. The worksheets are available in Word format and can be readily modified for the specific needs of the end user. It is also available from wiley.com or Amazon.

41hzdekY6mL._BO2,204,203,200,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_Effective Safety and Health Training – The WST staff wrote Effective Safety and Health Training to share with other trainers some of the things we learned while providing safety and health training to various trainee populations over many years. While numerous textbooks are available on educational theory and practice, this book is unique in its plain-language approach to the challenge of providing effective occupational safety and health training to adult workers. The authors worked with trainees ranging from industrial workers to hazardous waste site remediation workers to public safety emergency responders, including both union and non-union trainees. The one common denominator was that all trainees worked in potentially hazardous conditions. In the course of conducting many such classes we found “conventional” teaching methods, such as those traditionally used in college classrooms, to be of very limited effectiveness in meeting the challenges we faced. This book offers a six-step approach to designing and developing effective safety and health training using proven methods that address the unique learning characteristics of adult workers. The major focus is on participatory training methods utilized in a trainee-centered approach to occupational safety and health training. Available at Amazon.

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