Five Fleet Safety Questions

Question 1

List and discuss two factors that can change or increase protective action distances.

 

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Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.

 

Question 2

In order to fight a fire at a hazardous materials spill site, caution should be exercised when choosing a fire extinguishing method. Give two examples where application of water to a fire may actually do more harm than good. Be specific with your examples, and explain the alternative to use of water.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.

 

Question 3

On page 2 of the Emergency Response Guide you will find the following statement: “ABOVE ALL: Do not assume that gases or vapors are harmless because of lack of a smell— odorless gases or vapors may be harmful. Use CAUTION when handling empty containers because they may still present hazards until they are cleaned and purged of all residues.” List at least three instances in which odorless gases or vapors harmed hazardous materials workers.

 

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.

 

Question 4

Describe what challenges a responder would face from a chemical spill of a water reactive material that produces a toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) in a stream or river, and what actions you would take to protect yourself and the public.

 

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.

Question 5

Explain the difference between a hazmat employer and a hazmat employee, giving pertinent examples of each in your response.

 

 

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.