Unit II Hazardous Material Management

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Unit 2                      Hazardous Materials Management

Question 1

  1. We may not be able to control the weather, but we can use weather characteristics to assess risks in hazardous material spills. What are some of the weather characteristics where you live that might create problems during a spill response or cleanup operation?

    Your response must be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

15 points  

Question 2

  1. Why is it important to conduct a risk assessment before establishing an emergency response action plan?

    Your response must be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

15 points  

Question 3

  1. Explain the role of the states in the regulation of hazardous material spills and releases under DOT, EPA, and OSHA.

    Your response must be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

15 points  

Question 4

  1. Explain the purpose and function of the National Response Center.

    Your response must be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

15 points  

Question 5

  1. In a spill response operation, one of the basic operating principles is to not make the situation worse. Discuss a real or imagined spill scenario, and explain two or more actions that might make the situation worse.

    Your response must be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

20 points  

Question 6

  1. Explain the spill response and cleanup problems associated with water-soluble liquids, water-soluble solids, and water-insoluble liquids. In your discussion, provide an example of each type of material.

    Your response must be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

20 points  

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