Like gasoline and natural gas, hydrogen is a fuel that must be handled appropriately. When guidelines are observed, it can be used as safely as the other common fuels we use today.
The Basics: DOE Safety, Codes and Standards Fact Sheet
This safety, codes and standards fact sheet provides basic facts about hydrogen properties and behavior to help users understand issues related to hydrogen safety.
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National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Emergency Response Training Resource
The National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Emergency Response Training Resource, developed collaboratively by the California Fuel Cell Partnership and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, provides a single repository of credible and reliable information related to hydrogen and fuel cells that is current and accurate and eliminates duplicative efforts among various training programs. This approach will enable government and private training organizations nationwide to develop their own training programs with consistent hydrogen and fuel cells content and standards.
Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials
The Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials online training course provides an overview of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, how these technologies are used in real-world applications, and the codes and standards required for permitting them. A short quiz is offered at the end of each module. In addition, the course features a Library section with supplementary information including publications, related links, and a glossary of terms used in the course.
California Fuel Cell Partnership Resources for First Responders
The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) offers educational seminars (primarily in California) and other resources, including a response scenarios video, for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and law enforcement. For contact information and to learn more, visit the CaFCP website.
Permitting Tools Website
A Codes and Standards - Permitting Tools website identifies model codes and standards to help local permitting officials deal with proposals for hydrogen fueling stations, fuel cell use for telecommunications facilities, and other hydrogen projects.
Hydrogen Safety Bibliographic Database
The Hydrogen Safety Bibliographic Database provides references to reports, articles, books, and other resources for information on hydrogen safety as it relates to production, storage, distribution, and use.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Safety Report
Produced by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association and funded by DOE, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Safety Report is a monthly electronic newsletter dedicated to hydrogen safety, codes, and standards issues.
H2Tools Lessons Learned
The H2Tools Lessons Learned website provides lessons learned and other relevant information gained from actual experiences using and working with hydrogen. The database contains records of events involving hydrogen or hydrogen-related technologies.
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