This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council.  The RESPONSE Subcommittee shall develop recommendations, as appropriate, for improving emergency first responder training and resource allocation for hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents involving railroads after evaluating the following topics:

In September 2016 NIOSH published revised IDLH value for nine (9) hazardous materials.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Response and Restoration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency Management has published this EXCELLENT guidebook which contains three (3) step-by-step fictional ALOHA example scenarios. You can complete the first two scenarios using only ALOHA. To complete the third scenario, you’ll also need the latest MARPLOT mapping application. If you have questions about ALOHA, you can email the ALOHA Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Here are the three (3) scenarios in the guide:

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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:

If you're using the desktop version of CAMEO Chemicals already, you can use the automatic update feature to get the latest version. When CAMEO Chemicals tells you a new version is available, you have the option to let the program download and install the new version for you automatically as a replacement for your current version.

What's changed in CAMEO Chemicals 2.6?

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