Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Contents: brief records, full text, government documents, handbook, mobile access
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: WISER is a first-response system designed to assist in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides substance identification support, human health information, and containment/suppression advice. Available as a free download, standalone application for PCs and hand-held devices, or access the web version, when available. Features a Chemical Reactivity utility, in which a group of substances can be entered for a particular circumstance, and the user can see, at an overview or a detailed level, the reactions and hazards that would ensue. Also includes a protective distance-mapping feature from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
Keywords: chemicals, disaster, disaster management, emergency medicine, emergency response, toxins