RAIN & TDS
If you can remember the acronyms RAIN and TDS, you will be one step closer to being safer during a hazardous event. Most people think of a hazardous event as an active shooter, a bomb threat or possibly a terrorist attack. A hazardous event can also be an accidental chemical spill, a natural gas explosion or a train derailment that results in any hazardous material leak. The following discussion on what RAIN and TDS are will help you in any hazardous events.
RAIN stands for:
R – Recognize the hazard or the threat.
A – Avoid the hazard and not become contaminated or injured.
I – Isolate (if possible) the hazardous area.
N – Notify the appropriate support.
TDS stands for:
T – Minimize the TIME spent in the affected area.
D – Maximize the DISTANCE from the contaminated material.
S – Use SHIELDING to reduce or eliminate exposure.
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