Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This recommended practice provides the minimum criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining a hazardous material response program (HMRP) based on the authority having jurisdiction's (AHJ) function and assessed level of risk.
A review of the laws, regulations, consensus standards, and guidance documents in addition to guidance for risk assessment, HMRP planning, resource management, staffing, training, health and medical issues, financial management, programs influences, and developing relationships are covered in this recommended practice.
Purpose. The purpose of this document is to recommend the minimum program elements necessary for organizing, managing, and sustaining an HMRP to reduce or eliminate the hazardous materials/WMD risks within an organization/ jurisdiction.
It is not the intent of this recommended practice to restrict any jurisdiction from using more stringent guidelines.