What's changed in ALOHA 5.4.7?

What's changed in CAMEO Chemicals 2.7?

OSHA began an inspection Nov. 12, 2015, at the coffee manufacturing facility after the release of carbon dioxide asphyxiated a 53-year-old shift supervisor. Following its inspection, OSHA issued citations for nine serious violations. The employer did not provide proper training to its workers for stopping the release of a hazardous chemical. Additionally, the company did not have the proper procedures in place for stopping releases. Here is a breakdown of the emergency response citations:

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What's changed in CAMEO Chemicals 2.6?

Screen Shot 2016 04 24 at 7.15.27 PMThe much anticipated 2016 ERG (well it was for HAZMAT folks) is now available for download in Portable Document Format (pdf).

The file size is 12700 KB.

ERG 2016 - English

GRE 2016 - Spanish

Here is the link to the APP (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/erg-2016/id592158838?mt=8)

See below for changes from the 2012 edition...


  1. Why Off-Loading HAZMAT before moving container is critical
  2. Boston NH3 fatality and BFD response brings us back to the ER PPE discussion for NH3
  3. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals available
  4. Attempt at burning derailment vapor goes WRONG!
  5. PPE saves two lives (Video)
  7. New versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit
  8. MARPLOT 5.0.3 is now available for download
  9. Atmospheric Storage Tank fails under fire conditions (caught on helmet cam)
  10. MARPLOT 5.0.2 is now available for download
  11. CDC/NIOSH just answered the question... is LEVEL A needed for a NH3 release?
  12. New releases of WISER are available for every current platform
  13. Fire Protection Deficiencies to incorporate into our inspection programs and internal audit programs
  14. Today marks the 1-year Anniversary of "The Back Bay Blaze" where UNSAFE Hot Work Practices claimed the lives of two Boston FF's
  15. MARPLOT 5.0.1 is now available for download
  16. MARPLOT 5.0 Available for Windows and Mac
  17. Controlled vent and burn of product in derailed tank cars in Gainford, Alberta
  18. Crude By Rail Emergency Response 4-Hour Web-based Training
  19. So does the state of Ohio require an annual fire drill?
  20. Means of Egress: Handrails (USFA)
  21. Incidental Release or Uncontrolled Release of NH3 - What say you?
  22. HAZWOPER Question... Does a person who will ONLY participate in Decon be required to have Operations or Tech level training?
  23. OSHA HAZWOPER Citations @ manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products (HAZWOPER, PPE & HAZCOM; $49K)
  24. OSHA's First Aid and BBP training requirements
  25. Minor update versions of MARPLOT and CAMEOfm are now available
  26. Airline Respirator Hose Storage (firefighter fell unconscious)
  27. New Versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit are available
  28. Fire Dynamics: The A, B, C, D and K’s of Fire (USFA)
  29. WISER for iOS 3.1.1 Released & Important Ebola Resources
  30. How NOT to manage a Propane Release scene! (Video)
  31. Portable Extinguishers: Monthly Inspections (USFA)
  32. Drawing the line between “Operators” and “Emergency Responders”
  33. Knowing the limitations of your emergency response equipment
  34. SCBA Cylinder Retester Locations (PHMSA)
  35. Three Firefighters Injured While Recharging A Pressurized Water Fire Extinguisher
  36. EPA EPCRA citations @ Brewery (NH3 and $20K)
  37. Can FF Turn-Out Gear be repaired with "used" materials from other gear (NFPA Interp)
  38. NFPA BLEVE Training Video (Full 20 Minutes)
  39. UNPREPARED Emergency Escape Breath Devices (EEBD)/Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA) (USCG)
  40. Storage Practices: Controlled Atmosphere Storage (USFA)
  41. SAFER Systems Unveils Free Chemical Emergency Response Smartphone App. With Real-Time Weather and Traffic Data
  42. OSHA Notice of stakeholder meeting - Emergency Response
  44. Why is 1910.120(q)(3)(iv) such a mystery?
  45. Fire Brigades paper work requirements
  46. Do you have good breathing air?
  47. Understanding Emergency and Standby Power Levels (USFA/NFPA)
  48. U.S. DOT Takes New Emergency Actions as Part of Comprehensive Strategy to Keep Crude Oil Shipments Safe
  49. BLEVE Training Video from Transport Canada
  50. BLEVE Training video from 1970's (Amazing footage)
  51. Explaining the mechanics of a BLEVE (NFPA)
  52. Drone fly-over at VA train derailment (Video)
  53. OSHA fines manufacturer of electrical power delivery products after multiple workers injured by acid mixture (HAZWOPER and $166,000)
  54. New Emergency Kit "C" Instructional Video Now Available (Video)
  55. Are you maintaining your LEVEL A suits "by the book"?
  56. Scott Safety Announces the Scott Extended Life 30-Year Cylinder
  57. Newly Released B-Kit (Ton Cylinder) and C-Kit (Chlorine Tank Cars & Tank Trucks) Now Available and FREE Download
  58. OSHA's emergency response expectations in 1910.120
  59. Electronic Incident Command System (ICS) Forms from USCG and NOAA
  60. Take a walk with Firefighters investigating a 4,000 pound NH3 release (Video)
  61. The difference in DECON
  62. EPCRA Reporting of Releases
  63. LEARNING from Training Errors - Live Fire Drill spayed jet fuel onto prop instead of water
  64. Evaluation and Acceptance of Emergency Breathing Support Systems (EBSS) Incorporated into SCBA Approvals
  65. (UPDATED on 3/10/14) Friendly Tier II reminder for Ohio facilities (FD/LEPC Approval Signature)
  66. Fatal Foam System Discharge
  67. WebWISER 4.5 is now available
  68. MSHA has updated the coal mine rescue team certification criteria
  69. Are Ohio Fire Departments required to have a Respiratory Protection Program?
  70. Ohio Firefighters and Safety Standards
  71. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 5 (USFA)
  72. New versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit are now available
  73. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 4 (USFA)
  74. WISER for Windows 4.5 is now available
  75. A new version of MARPLOT is available (4.2.4)
  76. NIOSH Updates Methodology for establishing IDLH Values
  77. OSHA's Frequently Asked Questions on HAZWOPER (1910.120)
  78. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 3 (USFA)
  79. Buyer Beware! Don’t Be Fooled by Online-Only CPR or First Aid Certification Scams
  80. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 2 (USFA)
  81. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 1 (USFA)
  82. How NOT to handle an emergency (NOX release over major highway) Video
  83. NH3 Suppression Tarp - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE (video)
  84. Liquefied Natural Gas Safety and Emergency Response Video (PHMSA)
  85. Fire Pumps: Cavitation (USFA)
  86. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available
  87. PART II - Scene Management is a function of IC (20 Ton NH3 Release)
  88. Standpipe Systems: Standpipe Hose Connection Clearance (USFA)
  89. Baltimore Derailment crossing Impact and Explosion (Video - 5/2013)
  90. National Academies Press Releases New Volume of AEGLs Publication
  91. Employers CHOICES differ between EPA and OSHA with Emergency Response decisions
  92. Infamous video of FF blown off Ladder Truck in Pasadena, TX
  93. Scene Management is a function of IC
  94. FREE Emergency HAZMAT Planning Guide
  95. The lost art of preplanning and the role of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  96. West, TX Explosion and Community Emergency Response Plan?
  97. HIGH CHALLENGE Warehousing: Ammonium Nitrate as a typical case study (NFPA)
  98. Sprinkler System's OS&Y Valves
  99. Chlorine and Mouthpiece Emergency Escape Respirators
  100. A new version of MARPLOT is available (4.2.3)
  101. Modified Emergency Kit “C” Application for Certain Dual Valve Systems
  102. EPA publishes "Area Contingency Planning Handbook"
  103. UPDATE to the "Ammonia behaving badly... it is suppose to rise!" (Video)
  104. The Role of Scene Assessment or Size-up (USFA)
  105. CAMEO Chemicals 2.4 is now available
  106. What training is REQUIRED for "Incident Commanders"?
  107. FDA looking to REQUIRE AED approvals
  108. WISER for iOS 3.1
  109. “Getting Ready for the Unimagined:” Looking at the Emergency Operations Plan (USFA)
  110. Emergency Egress and Fire Doors
  111. Fire Extinguishers... Did you know they have to be identified?
  112. A rescue caught on tape, FF's rescue 4-year old from 2nd floor
  113. FREE "Incident Safety Officer (ISO)" Training videos (4 Parts)
  114. FREE NFPA Guide to Understanding & Implementing NFPA 1500, 1720, and 1851
  115. How long does a 4500 psi SCBA cylinder really last
  116. Respirators and Emergency Working Conditions
  117. Incident Commander Characteristics (USFA)
  118. Emergency SCBAs and OSHA requirements
  119. Key Changes to NFPA 1981/1982 SCBA Requirements
  120. The Incident Commander (from USFA)
  121. SCBA's and LOW TEMPERATURE use and storage
  122. FREE Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Training
  123. Mandatory elements of a HAZWOPER baseline physical examination
  124. CHLOREP Informational Bulletin: 2012 DOT/TC Emergency Response Guidebook
  125. Ray O'Brocki, of the Baltimore Fire Department, explains how night clubs and other high-capacity facilities deal with fire safety
  126. 2012 DOT ERG Training Video (21 Minutes)
  127. What you need to know about nightclub safety (NFPA Video)
  128. The FULL and UNEDITED Station Nightclub Fire Video (from within)
  129. BLEVE in the back of pickup at drive thru (Video)
  130. A VERY POWERFUL FIRE SAFETY message (Station Nightclub Survivor)
  131. Vent and Burn Training Video from Transport Canada
  132. Inspection Techniques: Egress Door Hardware Considerations
  133. Chlorine Leak video footage (17K pound 2002 Festus, MO)
  134. CI C-Kit Training Video
  135. On "oldie" but a goodie... Original CI C-Kit Video
  136. New versions of CAMEO 2.4 and Tier2 Submit
  137. Pipeline Safety: Communication During Emergency Situations
  138. Just The Facts...About The C-Kit (From CI)
  139. Shelter-in-Place Suggestions
  140. Cracking and Ruptures of SCBA Aluminum Cylinders Made from 6351 Alloy
  141. Safety Advisory; High Pressure Aluminum Seamless and Aluminum Composite Hoop-Wrapped Cylinders
  142. USFA Special Report: Prevention of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Failures
  143. 2012 DOT ERG by the numbers
  144. SCBA Cylinder Catastrophic Failure from Stress Corrosion Cracking
  145. Hydro-Testing of SCBA Cylinders
  146. CAMEO Chemicals mobile site now available
  147. The new "Table 3" in the 2012 DOT ERG
  148. Chemical facility faces ammonia leak penalty
  149. CHLOREP Informational Bulletin: 2012 DOT/TC Emergency Response Guidebook
  150. UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on single-jacketed fire hose
  151. A "vent and burn" operation on I-10 in LA
  152. NEW version of CAMEO Chemicals is now available
  153. Emergency Response Equipment Maintenance
  154. Mandatory elements of a HAZWOPER baseline physical examination (OSHA LOI issued 7/2012)
  155. Columbus, OH Derailment Fire
  156. WISER for iOS 3.0 - Now Available in the Apple App Store
  157. Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
  158. Threshold Planning Quantities for EHS revised
  159. Introduction to the 2012 DOT Emergency Response Guide Book from PHMSA (Video)
  160. 2012 DOT Emergency Response Guidebook available for download
  161. Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 Summary of Changes (April 2012)
  162. The future of fixed fire protection????
  163. What's wrong with this scene?
  164. Who falls into OSHA’s HAZWOPER “Awareness” group?
  165. Volunteer Emergency Responders - who enforces their safety?
  166. Emergency Response Resources Side-by-Side Comparison
  167. PHOSGENE Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  168. METHANOL Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  169. HYDROFLUORIC ACID (HF) Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  170. CHLORINE Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  171. Ammonia Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  172. Ammonia Exposure – Pre-hospital Medical Management
  173. Sample Protocol for a Response Plan (General Outline)
  174. What are Public Exposure Guidelines?
  175. What are Protective Action Criteria for Chemicals (PACs)?
  176. What are Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits (TEELs)?
  177. What are Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs)?
  178. What are Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs)?
  179. My podcast with Garden City Ammonia Program on ER
  180. Breaking down 1910.120(q)(2) Written ERP requirements
  181. Analysis of an ammonia spill and response
  182. Medical Fact Sheet for Ammonia
  183. How to use the DOT Emergency Response Guide Book (video)
  184. "Shelter-in-Place" may not be as EASY as it sounds
  185. Understanding OSHA's HAZWOPER standard for Emergency Response
  186. HAZMAT Team members MUST have an EXIT PHYSICAL
  187. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available (3/22/12)
  188. The OLD and NEW IDLH and a little history about the MOST important term for any HAZMAT Technician
  189. Next Generation Breathing Apparatus A MUST SEE if you use SCBA's
  190. NUCOS: Unit Converter for Spill Responders
  191. FREE Training Resources for Responding to Ethanol Incidents
  192. Emergency Planning and Preparedness (CSB Video)
  193. Emergency Responders and Fit Testing
  194. Wind Socks… a critical piece of Equipment?
  195. Another how NOT TO RESPOND video (Ammonia Tanker)
  196. 1984 Mexico City BLEVE (1984)
  197. Crude Tank "Boilover" Explanation (2 Videos)
  198. Properties of Anhydrous Ammonia
  199. UPDATE - Calling the National Response Center
  200. 911 Call - 28-year old killed by forklift
  201. How NOT to respond to an Ammonia Leak!
  202. Anhydrous Ammonia Pipeline Rupture
  203. SCBA Cylinder Failure Incident
  204. Oxygen Depletion in Level A Hazmat Suits
  205. Ammonia Gas can deliver you shrink wrapped!
  206. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available
  207. NIST Study Finds Failure Points in Firefighter Protective Equipment
  208. Comparing Results of Two Chlorine Release Field Experiments—Wild Stallion and Jack Rabbit
  209. Application of source term and dispersion models in developing Protective Action Distances in the Emergency Response Guidebook
  210. Siting of emergency response equipment & personnel?
  211. Does your ERP contain SPECIFICS?
  212. How do all the different levels of HAZWOPER training fit together and what level do I need to respond?
  213. PERFECT Example of a "Pre-Planning" lapse!
  214. Can your local Fire Department meet your needs?
  215. Who calls 911? (Alias: who-calls-911)
  216. Hands-On Railcars - Anhydrous Ammonia (Video)
  218. Off-Site Emergency Response Training Limitations
  219. Fire Door Basics
  220. Are all EXIT signs created equal?
  221. FIRE EXTINGUISHER FATALITY and inspections
  222. SIMPLE and CHEAP methods for on-scene medical monitoring
  223. What makes a "response" an "emergency response" under 1910.120
  224. Medical Monitoring of a HAZMAT Team
  225. Understanding 1910.120 as it applies to a HAZMAT team
  226. Liquid Nitrogen BLEVE Demo Vid #1
  227. Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE)
  228. BLEVE Training Video Part 1 - EXCELLENT Info
  229. BLEVE Training Video Part 2 - EXCELLENT info
  230. Bleve Test - LPG Railcar (Video)
  231. 1983 Murdoch, IL LPG Railcar BLEVE (Video)
  232. BLEVE - Explanation from NFPA (Video)
  233. BLEVE Training Video
  234. States of Matter (Video)
  235. Standpipe Systems...What is required?
  236. Fire Hoses on Standpipe Systems...To connect or not to connect!
  237. The OLD and NEW IDLH and a little history about the MOST important term for any HAZMAT Technician
  238. Dangerous misunderstanding around a B.L.E.V.E.
  239. Ethanol Safety Organization for safety professionals and emergency response
  240. MSDS and Emergency Response Alert from EPA
  241. TRANSCAER schedules emergency response training tour for anhydrous ammonia
  242. Does my plant/site manager have to be trained in HAZWOPER?
  243. Chlorine Institute C-Kit Briefing Paper
  244. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(xii) Use of the Local Emergency Response Plan (LERP) or the State Emergency Response Plan (SERP)
  245. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(xi) PPE and Emergency Equipment
  246. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(x) Critiques of Response and Follow-up
  247. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(ix) Emergency Alerting and Response Procedures
  248. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(viii) Emergency Medical Treatment Procedures
  249. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(vii) Decontamination
  250. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(vi) Evacuation Routes and Procedures
  251. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(v) Site Security and Control
  252. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(iv) Safe Distances and Places of Refuge
  253. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(iii) Emergency Recognition and Prevention
  254. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(ii) Personnel Roles, Lines of Authority, Training, and Communication
  255. Your Emergency Response Plan Section (q)(2)(i) - Pre-emergency Planning and Coordination
  256. Emergency Response & PSM Tip
  257. What must be in my EAP?
  258. Do I Need an Emergency Action Plan?
  259. Fight or Flight
  260. From an EAP to an ERP???
  261. CHLOREP NextGen Bulletin
  262. How strong is your headcount procedure?
  263. WISER 4.4 is now available!
  264. Safety and Health Tip HAZMAT Evacuation iPhone App
  265. Thoughts of an Emergency Responder

This video from India is an excellent lesson in how NOT to handle compromised containers.  In the USA we have an established practice of removing as much of the HAZMAT as we can before we attempt to move the container.  As you will see in this video, things can go badly really quick when attempting to move a container that has been compromised and still contains the HAZMAT.  The HAZMAT involved in this video is anhydrous ammonia...

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