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HazMat Awareness - total force vlc
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When analyzing a hazardous materials incident at the Awareness level, you are responsible for:
recognizing the presence of hazardous materials
Identify your FOUR main responsibilities at the Awareness level.
-call for trained personnel
-recognize the presence of hazardous materials
-secure the area
The DOT Class for radioactive materials is:
Class 8 of the DOT hazard classification contains:
Match each DOT hazard class and division with its description.
-Class 4, Division 1
-Class 4, Division 2
-Class 4, Division 3
-Class 4, Division 1: Flammable solid
-Class 4, Division 2: Spontaneously combustible material
-Class 4, Division 3: Dangerous-when-wet material
Explosives that have a fire hazard and either a minor blast or minor projection hazard, or both, but no mass explosion hazard are in the DOT Class 1, Division:
A material that is a flammable solid would be classified as a Class ____ hazardous material.
Using the DOT hazard classification system, certain hazards can be determined by the:
color of the label or placard.
When hazardous materials are being transported by rail, the shipping papers are most likely to be:
with the conductor or engineer.
The person responsible for having the shipping papers on a ship carrying hazardous cargo is the:
Identify the THREE pieces of information that should always be printed on a pipeline warning sign.
-ownership of the pipeline
-emergency phone number
-information about the pipeline contents
The symbol below (an X with a 2 in the center) indicates a:
All of the following may be sensory clues that you can use to recognize the presence of a hazardous material EXCEPT:
looking in the health hazard section of the SDS.
One limitation of using your senses to determine the presence of a hazardous material is that:
if you are close enough to sense hazardous materials, you may have already endangered yourself.
At a fixed facility, the best place to look for the names of the hazardous materials are the SDS and the:
emergency planning documents.
Match each way in which a hazardous material can harm people, property, or the environment with its definition.
-Corrosive: Can destroy body tissue on contact
-Etiologic: Living microscopic organisms, like germs, that can enter the body
-Thermal: Caused by exposure to extreme temperatures, either hot or cold
-Poisonous: Materials that are toxic to humans if inhaled, swallowed, absorbed, or enter through breaks in the skin
Using your sense of smell to identify a hazardous material can put you at risk of exposure by way of:
A corrosive material that damages the skin or body tissue is considered exposure by:
Information about a material's health hazards will be found in the:
Potential Hazard area of the orange guide pages in the ERG.
Petroleum and hazardous liquid pipeline structures include:
All of the following are personal safety considerations to evaluate when responding to an incident where criminal or terrorist activity is suspected EXCEPT:
the smell emanating from the scene.
Determine which TWO products correspond to guide number 128. Select the ERG to look up the correct answers.
Identify the Emergency Response Guidebook that is opened to the section that lists the UN/NA numbers in order.
Identify THREE types of hazard information found in the orange section of the Emergency Response Guidebook.
-fire and explosion hazards
-protective clothing to wear
-spill or leak response actions
Match each guide number with the corresponding hazardous material. Select the ERG to look up the correct answers.
-Diesel Fuel: 128
Identify the truck that can transport liquid petroleum products, such as gasoline and jet fuel.
The placard below (orange with a 1) indicates a(n):
Match each mode of transportation with the title of the shipping paper that would be used.
-Highway: Bill of lading
-Ship: Dangerous cargo manifest
-Airplane: Air bill
Match each SDS section with the type of information that can be found in that section.
-Fire and explosion data
-Health hazards: Exposure hazards
-Fire and explosion data: Extinguishing medium
-Physical data: Solubility in water
-Reactivity data: Incompatibility
Idenify FOUR types of locations that could become targets for criminal or terrorist activity using hazardous materials.
-places of historical significance
-mass transit systems
When trying to identify a specific material that has been delivered by truck, one common difficulty you may encounter is that the:
shipment contains a mixed load of hazardous materials.
Determine what the product name is for identification number 1001. Select the ERG to look up the correct answer.
Determine the UN/NA number and guide number for propane. Select the ERG to look up the correct answer.
UN/NA number 1075 or 1978 and guide number 115
Use Guide 111 in the Emergency Response Guidebook:
only until more specific information is available.
Terrorist have been known to use compact sedans as IEDs. Using the attached ERG, determine the outdoor evacuation distance for a compact sedan IED. Select the ERG to look up the correct answer.
One main hazard from a BLEVE is/are:
The onset of symptoms from a biological terrorist incident can occur within:
minutes to hours.
Terrorist incidents characterized by the rapid onset of medical symptoms and easily observed signatures are:
The type of protective action that requires you to keep everyone who is not directly involved in the emergency response operations, including unprotected emergency responders, away from the incident area is known as:
isolating the area and denying entry.
Evacuation may require you to do all of the following EXCEPT:
find a building where windows and doors can be closed tightly.
A typical situation when you should use the isolation distances found in the ERG's orange guide pages is when:
a hazardous material is exposed to fire.
Identify FOUR specific actions you should take when a incident is suspected to involve criminal or terrorist activity.
-communicate the suspicion to the proper authority
-protect yourself and others
-attempt to preserve any physical evidence
-be alert for explosive devices and/or booby traps
If a contamination risk exists and you need to provide first aid to a victim:
be sure the victim has been decontaminated.
Responder Kaldor arrives at a BLEVE incident with a 3,088 gallon tank that is 4.1x21.3 feet and has 7,055lb propane mass. Using the attached ERG, determine the SUGGESTED minimum evacuation distance. Select the ERG to look up the correct answer.
NOT 3,345 feet
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