hazmat ops

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  1. operational level responder
    persons who respond to hazmat/ WMD incidents for the purpose of implementing or supporting actions to protect nearby persons, peroperty, and environment from the effects of the release.
  2. three tasks operation level responders will be able to perform
    • Analyze- survery, collect, predict, and Estimate
    • Plan
    • Implement
    • Evaluate
  3. Five bulk packages
    • Bags
    • Carboys
    • Cylinders
    • Drums
    • Dewar flask
  4. Type A Rad containers
    • intended for materials with a higher level of radiation than allowed in excepter or industrial packages.
    • *Often made with n inner containment cessel made of glass, plastic, or metal surrounded by packing material of polyethylene, rubberm vermiculite, or wood.
  5. Type B Rad containers
    protects materials with higher rad levels, including spend nuclear fuel. size ranges from small hand-held radiography cameras to small drums to heavily shielded steel casts that can weigh more than 125 tons.
  6. type C Rad containers
    rarely used. contain the most hazardous amounts of radiation. life threateningconditions can exist only if the contents are released or package shielding fails.
  7. Industrial level Rad containers
    materials with low level of radiation that poses a limited hazard to the public and the environment. may be a liquid or solidifiedin such a materials as concrete or glass.
  8. Expected level Rad container
    • intended for materias with an extremely low level of radiation. packaging and transportation requirements should be of reasonable strength due to the very limited hazard of the contents.
    • Ex: fire alarms
  9. Shipping papers for Rail transport
    Consist or Way bill
  10. Pipeline marker
    • P-product
    • O-owner
    • E-emergency telephone number
  11. Six parts of pesticide labels
    • 1-name of pesticide
    • 2-Signal word
    • 3-precautionary statement
    • 4-hazard statement
    • 5-active ingredient
    • 6-pest control product number
  12. the three sections of Pesticide EPA registration number are
    • a-manufacturer
    • b-specific product
    • c-sub registration number
  13. Radioactive 1 (label)
    • Rad label
    • Fissile class
    • radioactive white-1 indicates LOW external rad levels
  14. Radioactive 2 label
    • Fissile class
    • radioactive yellow-2 label indicates MEDIUM levels of rad on the external surface of the package
    • TI- transport index: level of rad in mrem/hour at 1m. from an undamaged package
  15. Radioactive 3
    • radioactive yellow-3 label indicates HIGH levels of rad on the external surface of the package
    • TI- transport index: level of rad in mrem/hour at 1m. from an undamaged package
  16. Six basic groups of collecting hazard and response info
    • 1-material identification info
    • 2-physical properties
    • 3-chemical properties
    • 4-physical hazards
    • 5-health hazards
    • 6-response information
  17. Class 1
  18. Class 2
    • Compressed gas
    • major hazard: BLEVE
  19. how cold is Cryogenic liquid
  20. Class 3
    • Flammable liquid
    • major hazard: burns readily
  21. Class 4
    • Flammable Solid
    • major hazard: rapid combustion that releases mass quantities of smoke (toxic)
  22. Class 5
    • Oxidizers and organic peroxides
    • Hazards: supports combustion, intensifies fire- 5.1
    • Hazards: unstable/ reactive explosives- 5.2
  23. organic peroxide type A
    • can detonate or delagrate rapidly as packaged for transport.
    • transportation is forbidden
  24. organic peroxide type B
    neither detonates nor deflagrates rapidly, but that can undergo thermal explosion
  25. organic peroxide type C
    neither detonate nor deflagrates rapidly and connot undergo thermal explosion
  26. organic peroxide type D
    detonates only partially or deflagrates slowly, with medium to no effect when heated under confinement.
  27. organic peroxide type E
    neither detonates nor deflagrates and shows low, or no, effect when heated under confinement
  28. organic peroxide type F
    will not detonate, does not deflagrate, shows only a low, or no, effect if heated when confined, and has low or no explosive power.
  29. organic peroxide type G
    will not detonate, does not deflagrate, shows no effect if heated when confined, nd has no explosive power, is thermally stable, and is desensitized.
  30. Class 6
    • Poison
    • Hazard: poisonous and infectious substance
  31. Class 7
  32. Class 8
  33. Class 9
    • Miscellaneous
    • *extream annoyance or discomfort to a flight crew member
  34. Law enforcement assistance
    • Scene security
    • crime scene preservation
    • evidence collection
  35. Boiling point
    temperatre of a substance when the vapor pressure exceeds atmospheric pressure and the liquid turns into a gas at the surface.
  36. Chemical Reactivity
    The ability of a material to undergo a Chemical change. the susceptibility of material to release energy by itself or in combination with other materials.
  37. Corrosivity (pH)
    a measure of a substance's tendency to deteriorate in the presence of another substance or in a particular environment
  38. Acid
    • pH less than 7
    • dissolves metal
    • reacts with bases
    • strong acids have a pH equal to or less than 2.0
  39. neutral pH
    • value equal to 7
    • pure water
  40. Base
    • pH above 7
    • reacts with acids
    • strong bases have a pH of 12.5 or greater
    • also known as alkalies
  41. (LEL) lower explosive limit
    • minimum concentration of vapor to air below which a flame will not propagate in the presence of an ignition source
    • too lean to burn
  42. (UEL) upper explosive limit
    • maximum vapor to air concentration above, which a flame will not propagate
    • too rich to burn.
  43. Flash point
    • temperature at which a liquid will give off sufficient vapors that will ignite readily given an ignition source.
    • fire does NOT have to continue to burn
  44. Ignition temperature/autoignition temerature
    minimum temperature requied to cause self-sustained combustion in the absence of any source of ignition.
  45. Particle size
    refers to solids, and is expressed in microns or percent passing through a meshed screen.
  46. Persistence
    • the materials ability to stay within the area of release for long periods of time.
    • generally considered to be more than 24 hours and is intended to prevent personnel from re-entering the area due to concentrations that remain high.
  47. 3 physical states
    • Solid
    • liquid
    • gas
  48. shape is not definite but is determined by its container
  49. has a stable, specific shape, and a definite volume
  50. has no definite shape or volume
  51. Consists of particles (alpha, beta) or high-energy rays (gamma, x-rays)
    ionizing radiation
  52. microwaves, radio waves, sound waves, magnetic fields, ultraviolet and visible light are products of?
    non-ionizing radiation
  53. ratio of the weight of a liquid or solid as compared to an equal amount of water- 1.0
    Specific gravity
  54. may be more harmful if produced by a hazardous material
    toxic products of combustion
  55. ratio of the weight of a vapor as compared to an equal amount of air- 1.0
    vapor density
  56. the pressure at any given temperature at which the vapor and liquid phases of the substance is in equilibrium in a closed container.
    Vapor pressure
  57. ability of a material to blend uniformly with another
    Water solubility
  58. types of solubility
    • Solid in liquid
    • liquid in liquid
    • gas in liquid
    • gas in gas
  59. the transfer of a hazardous material to persons, equipment, and the environment in greater than acceptable quantities
  60. the indirect transfer when contaminated personnel or equipment carries a contaminant away from the hot zone and transfer it to another person
    secondary contamination
  61. Differance between exposure and contamination
    • people exposed to a hazardous material are not necessarily always contaminated by it.
    • people contaminated obviously must have been exposed to the hazardous material
  62. something capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health and safety, while an exposure is the process by which people, animals, and equipment come in contact with a hazardous material
  63. affected by duration and concentration of the hazardous material. a person may be exposed to large quantities of a hazardous material in concentrations that do not present a hazard or to small amounts of a hazardous material to present a very high hazard
  64. caused by exposure to harmful microorganisms. microorganisms mutiply and typically attack other organs or cells in the body. not all are contagious
  65. capable of being transmitted from one individual (animal or human) to another through contact, typically by bodily fluids or secretions
  66. effects present symptoms immediately
    Acute effects
  67. effects manifest at a later time which can be years.
    Chronic effects
  68. Three types of stress that could cause a container system to release its contents
    • 1-Thermal
    • 2-mechanical
    • 3-chemical
  69. a result from radiated, convected, conducted, or direct heat exposure
    thermal stress on a container
  70. a result from some dominant physical force
    mechanical stress on a container
  71. a result of a reaction or interaction between a chemical(s) coming in contact with the container or its contents, it may also be a result of a change in the contents alone.
    Chemical stress on a container
  72. 5 ways a container can breach
    • 1-disintegration
    • 2-run-away cracking
    • 3-closures opening up
    • 4-punctures
    • 5-splits/tears
  73. 4 ways in which containers can release their contents
    • 1-detonation: explosion of contents
    • 2-violent rupture: not an explostion, run-away cracking, polymerization, oxidizing burst containers abruptly
    • 3-rapid relief: pressure ruptures, safety valve failure
    • 4-spills and leaks: gradual flow through, tears, splits, and punctures
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hazmat ops
2012-03-29 05:39:55
hazmat operation level

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