From: "Wright, Mike" <mwright**At_Symbol_Here**USW.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Gas Leak Training Input
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:48:48 +0000
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Gas rescue training in the steel industry uses theatrical fog. But you need to train people to a high level before using it, since the visibility problem adds a whole new dimension. Several years ago one company stupidly decided that everyone who worked in a gas hazard area should be trained in gas rescue. They gave people very limited training in SCBA use - basically how to don it - then threw them into a simulated rescue with a mannequin in a dark, foggy space. One worker died of a heart attack.



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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Herriott, Carole
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Gas Leak Training Input


Would dry ice in water work?



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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Samantha D
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 8:37 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Gas Leak Training Input


Hi all,


I'm trying to put together a gas leak training for our ERT members and I can't quite decide how to set it up. If the gas was visible, that would be nice but I can't think of a good candidate. Have any of you done anything like this? If so, any ideas or input into how to get this training onto it's feet would be much appreciated.


I already have liquid spill training planned out.


Thank you!

Samantha Lushtak

Atmel Corporation

Environmental, Health, and Safety Engineer

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