When passing the Community Right to Know and Protection Act, the Oregon Legislative Assembly found that access by emergency service personnel to information about hazardous substances does the following:
- assures better protection of homes and recreational facilities
- increases safety in the place of employment
- improves livability
- allows more control over emergency situations
Access for emergency planners and first responders to hazardous substance information reported by your facility is provided through CHS Manager.
In addition to identifying the locations and amounts hazardous substances at your facility, CHS Manager provides additional planning and response tools including:
- Access to your specific safety data sheet, chemical information, and first aid guidance with each listed chemical
- Capability to view your facility on a map in relation to “at-risk” facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, schools, day care centers, and other CR2K facilities)
- Capability to set “vulnerability zones” that identifies at-risk facilities and population within a certain distance.
- Capability to model threats such as toxic gas clouds, flammable gas clouds, BLEVEs (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions), jet fires, pool fires, and vapor cloud explosions. Below depicts an anhydrous ammonia release with 10 miles/hour winds from the NE.
If you want more information, please contact the Community Right to Know program at (503) 378-6835 or toll-free in Oregon at 1 (800) 454-6125.