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Significance and Use
4.1 This guide contains information regarding the containment of a hazardous material that has escaped from its container. If a material can be contained, the impact on the environment and the threat it poses to responders and the general public is usually reduced. The techniques described in this guide are among those that may be used by emergency responders to lessen the impact of a discharge.
4.2 Emergency responders might include police, fire service personnel, government spill response personnel, industrial response personnel, or spill response contractors. In order to apply any of the techniques described in this guide, appropriate training is recommended.
1.1 This guide describes methods to contain the spread of hazardous materials that have been discharged into the environment. It is directed toward those emergency response personnel who have had adequate hazardous material response training.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F716 Test Methods for Sorbent Performance of Absorbents
F726 Test Method for Sorbent Performance of Adsorbents
F1129 Guide for Using Aqueous Foams to Control the Vapor Hazard from Immiscible Volatile Liquids
F1525 Guide for Use of Membrane Technology in Mitigating Hazardous Chemical Spills
ICS Number Code 11.160 (First aid); 13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods)
UNSPSC Code 77101501(Risk or hazard assessment); 86101709(Safety training services)
ASTM F1127-07(2013), Standard Guide for Containment of Hazardous Material Spills by Emergency Response Personnel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top