Flashcards in Chapter 44 - Hazardous Materials Deck (5)
the area adjacent to the warm zone in a hazardous materials emergency. Normal triage, treatment, and stabilization are performed here. Also called support zone.
material that in any quantity poses a threat or unreasonable risk to life, health, or property if not properly controlled during manufacture, processing, packaging, handling, storage, transportation, use, and disposal.
the area where contamination is actually present. It generally is the area that is immediately adjacent to the accident site and where contamination can still occur. Also called exclusion zone.
areas surrounding an accident involving hazardous materials, designated for specific rescue operations. See also hot zone, warm zone, and cold zone.