Emergency Responder Health & Safety Program and Manual

Atlanta, GA - Region IV

 

Site Contact:

Kevin Eichinger
Region 4 HSPC

eichinger.kevin@epa.gov

61 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
response.epa.gov/hsmanualregion4

Latitude: 33.7557110
Longitude: -84.3883717

Welcome to the Region 4 Emergency Responder Health and Safety Program


The Document Section contains Region 4’s Emergency Response Health and Safety Manual, Field Guides and associated health and safety-related documentation. A selection of the most used documents are linked below.

Region 4 Emergency Responder Health and Safety Manual, January 2019

Region 4 Emergency Responder Health and Safety Field Guide, January 2019


Standard Operating Guidelines

  • Region 4 Specific Health and Safety Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG) - See the SOG Category in the Documents Section
  • EPAs Environmental Response Team's (ERT) Standard Operating Procedures
          #2008, General Air Monitoring and Sampling Guidelines
          #2009, Drum Sampling
          #2010, Tank Sampling
  • EPA Emergency Response Air Monitoring Guidance Tables

    Health and Safety Best Practices Guides

  • Elemental Mercury Response Health and Safety Best Practices Guide (updated 07/16/2019)
  • Petroleum Spill Response Best Practices Guide - DRAFT FINAL (updated 07/09/2019)
  • Industrial Fire Response Best Practices Guide (updated 01/03/2019)
  • Radiation Emergency Response Health and Safety Best Practices Guide (updated: 01/03/2019)
  • Level A Simplified Personnel Decontamination Job Aid (updated 03/14/2018)
  • Level B, C, D+ Simplified Personnel Decontamination Job Aid (updated 03/14/2018)

    Health and Safety Plan Guidance

  • Health and Safety Plan Template (updated 05/2017)
  • Emergency Response Site Health and Safety Plan Template (ICS 208)
  • Emergency Response HASP Template for Mercury Incidents (ICS 208)
  • Emergency Response HASP Template for Oil Spills (ICS 208)
  • Emergency Response Plan Template, Option #1
  • Emergency Response Plan Template, Option #2
  • Health and Safety Plan Compliance Checklist (MS Word Format)

    Resource Tool Box

  • Acute Exposure Guideline Levels Table (AEGLs) (10/20/2013)
  • Dust and Particulate Exposure Calculator
  • Emergency Response Air Monitoring Guidance Tables (EPA ERTG, 2012, Version 3)
  • Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPG) (2013)
  • Hazard Evaluation Flow Chart for Unknowns (EPA ERTG, 2005, Version 6)
  • Hazardous Waste Manifest Pre-Transport Checklist
  • List of Common Potentially Explosive and Peroxidizable Chemicals
  • PPE Selection Guidebook for Equipment Maintained by the ERRB (updated 06/2017)
  • CPC Selection Table for Equipment Maintained by the ERRB (updated 06/2017)
  • Protective Action Criteria Table (PACs) (05/2016)

    Health and Safety Forms

  • Respirator Inspection Form
  • Site Safety Checklist (updated 08/2016)
  • HHW Collection Site Safety Checklist
  • Pre- and Post Entry Medical Form - Long Form with Inspection/Entry Briefing Criteria
  • Pre- and Post Entry Medical Form - Short Form
  • Confined Space Entry Permit

    Fact Sheets and Site Safety Briefings

  • Heat Stress
  • Trenching and Excavation Safety
  • Drum Sampling/HAZCAT Personal Protective Equipment
  • Pre-mobilization Safety Planning Guide
  • Asbestos Contaminated Debris Quick Guide
  • OECA Guidance for Catastrophic Emergency Situations Involving Asbestos
  • Nerve Agent Antidote Kit Quick Guide
  • Floodwater Hygiene Health and Safety Briefing
  • Computer Ergonomics in the Field Safety Briefing
  • Fatigued and Drowsy Driving Prevention
  • Noise Exposure Health and Safety Briefing