This manual with accompanying CD-ROM is designed to
provide information that established fire and
explosion investigators need to perform their
duties safely when hazardous substances may be
present at fire and explosion scenes. The safety
and health of investigators working at fire and
explosion scenes where hazardous substances are
involved can be threatened by a variety of
physical, chemical, and toxicological hazards. Fire
investigators have a duty to themselves and others
who may be endangered at fire scenes to recognize
potential hazards and exercise caution while
conducting origin and cause investigations. This
book will help individuals to understand and show
"reasonable diligence" regarding OSHA regulations.
includes a CD-ROM with site safety plan,
checklists, and hot-linked fire web sites.
Materials on the CD-ROM were created in PDF format,
and a free Acrobat® PDF Reader is included on the
disk. Consult the Read Me file on the disk for more
information about using PDF files. The entire text
is searchable for any word or phrase. The CD-ROM
version matches the print version of the book page
by page and is not intended for printouts. However,
the CD-ROM version may be projected with typical
computer-based projection equipment. The included
checklists may be completed on-screen and printed.
Our target audience includes fire and explosion
investigators from fire departments and state fire
marshals' offices, state and local law enforcement
officers, special agents from various federal law
enforcement and accident investigation agencies,
insurance investigators, private investigators, and
forensic or crime scene specialists.
(1998) Red Hat Publishing, 192 pp.