MGT 401 Hazardous Materials Management
Week 1 DQ 1 The Environment
Why is it deemed necessary to protect the environment? What does it mean to
society? To business? To the individual? To future populations? Respond to at
least two of your classmates’ postings.
401 Week 1 DQ 2 Risk Control
What are the primary elements of each of the three types of risk control?
Assume you are in a hazard hunt; list a few factors in your job that may
contribute to a hazard and how likely is it that a hazardous situation will
occur? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings
401 Week 1 Quiz
1.Hazardous materials can be released intentionally in
criminal acts or acts of terrorism.
level of emergency response personnel in the HAZWOPER regulation whose training
may also include the handling of specific materials and interaction with
outside agencies is the ____.
3.The law that
began the process of regulating the handling of hazardous waste and defines
what is a hazardous waste and outlines the programs that must be followed to
properly handle, store, and dispose of these materials is the ____.
4.The agency in
the federal system that is used to conduct research and make recommendations
for the development of regulations to protect the nation’s workers is ____.
5.The fifth level
of emergency responder under the HAZWOPER regulation and the individual who
directs the activities of all emergency response personnel at the scene is the
6.An early law
that authorized the collection of taxes to pay for the cleanup of abandoned
hazardous waste sites is the ____.
7.An employee who
works at a cleanup site regulated by the HAZWOPER regulation and whose work
exposes or potentially exposes him to high levels of hazardous substances are
known as a(n) ____ Worker.
where hazardous wastes are taken for final disposal or treatment are known as
9.A plan that is
developed in advance of an emergency situation that identifies the actions to
be taken by all employees at the site in the event of an emergency is known as
the ____ Plan.
workers at a HAZWOPER regulated site whose exposure to hazardous materials is
below the established PEL for the material are known as ____ Workers.
MGT 401 Week 2 DQ
1 Hazard Classes
List the nine major hazard classes as outlined by the U.S Department of
Transportation (D.O.T.). Research a news article that covers one of the nine
major hazard classes. Identify the hazard and explain how the hazard created
the dangerous situation. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
401 Week 2 DQ 2 Scenario
Isopropyl alcohol (I.P.A.) has a flash point of 53 degrees Fahrenheit. The
outside temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. While this product is being
unloaded from a truck, several cases fall to the floor and the product spills.
Several large pieces of machinery and a welding operation are running nearby.
Is there a potential danger from fire in this scenario? Justify your response.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
401 Week 2 Quiz
Non-health effects that hazardous materials
can produce including fire or explosion are known as ____ effects.
created over and above the normal or ambient pressure is known as ____.
3.The ability of
a material to pass from a solid state to a gaseous state without becoming a
liquid is known as ____.
are required to be taken to prevent the potential for infection are known as
5.A material that
contains loosely held hydrogen ions is known as a(n) ____.
6.____ is when
you store materials apart so that they cannot react with one another.
shipping document required by the EPA for shipments of hazardous wastes is
known as the ____.
section of the ERG provides the specific response information for each group of
materials and is referenced by the other colored sections.
9.The colors used
in the NFPA system indicate three key hazards: ____.
10.A process of
placing smaller containers such as glass jars inside an open-head drum for
proper shipment or disposal is known as ____.
MGT 401 Week 3 DQ 1
Respiratory Hazards. Choose two of the five Respiratory Hazards. Provide a
brief explanation of each hazard and describe a situation in which you may
encounter them. What effects would each of these hazards have on your body?
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
401 Week 3 DQ 2 Supplied-Air Respirator (S.A.R.) vs. Air-Purifying Respirator
Supplied-Air Respirator (S.A.R.) vs. Air-Purifying
Respirator (A.P.R.).What are
the advantages and disadvantages of the S.A.R. versus the A.P.R.? What
questions should you ask prior to selecting a respirator? Respond to at least
two of your classmates’ postings.
401 Week 3 Quiz
1.The type of respirator that is strapped to the face of
the user and a seal is formed between the mask and the skin is known as a(n)
2.The ratio between the levels of particulates inside the
mask versus those measured outside the mask is known as the ____.
3.A(n) ____ provides the highest level of respiratory
protection when an inhalation hazard is present.
4.The process by which the material inside a cartridge
traps the airborne contaminant by taking it into the medium is known as ____.
5.A person suffering from heat stroke may exhibit a core
temperature above ____°F.
6.A type of APR with a small motor that draws air through
the filters and provides a positive pressure into the mask or hood is known as
7.Level ____ suits have one-way relief valves that open to
allow overpressure to escape from the suit.
8.Level ____ protection is the highest level of protection.
9.The ignition of flammable vapors accumulated in a given
area is known as a(n) ____ fire.
10.If the systolic blood pressure (top number) drops by more
than 20–30 points or the pulse rate increases by more than ____ beats per
minute, the person is considered to have a positive orthostatic change in vital
401 Week 3 Respiratory Protection Selection
Respiratory Protection Selection. Complete the activity on page 250 and determine the
proper response to the needs for personal protective equipment and how to
protect workers in confined spaces
401 Week 4 DQ 1 Confined Spaces
What are the most common causes of death in confined spaces? Which group of
employees is most likely to succumb and why? Respond to at least two of your
401 Week 4 DQ 2 Air Monitoring
Identify the reasons for performing air monitoring. What reporting is
necessary? What factors should you take into account when conducting air
monitoring in an outside area? Respond to at least two of your classmates’
401 Week 4 Quiz
1. Question : An area large enough to enter, not designed
for occupancy, and hard to get in or out of is known as a ____ space.
2. Question : The process by which gases and vapors settle
into layers within an area based on their weight is known as ____.
3. Question : Dust that obscures visibility to less than
____ ft must be considered ignitable.
4. Question : The person positioned outside a confined space
who monitors the conditions in and outside the space to ensure the safety of
the entrant is known as the ____.
5. Question : An operation in which entrants leave a
confined space on their own power when an emergency occurs is known as ____.
6. Question : An explosion caused when air is suddenly
introduced into a confined area that contains high levels of heat and
combustible gases is known as a(n) ____ explosion.
7. Question : A ____ can collect small samples from inside a
drum without damaging or affecting the material.
8. Question : Changes in temperature can increase vapor
production known as ____ and possibly lower vapor density, which would keep
gases near the ground instead of allowing them to dissipate into the
9. Question : An operation in which the attendant uses the
retrieval equipment worn by entrants to pull them out of a confined space is
known as ____.
10.Question : The most significant weather event that may
alter a contamination situation is ____.
MGT 401 Week 4 Risk
Risk Assessment Plan.(See pages 59 to 64 in the text). Using the
template on page 61, carry out a risk assessment on at least three tasks you
perform at work or in your home that relate to hazardous materials management.
This might include cleaning tasks, fueling a vehicle, or chores at home such as
painting, changing your car’s oil, and storing materials. When creating your
assessment scenario, try to include a combination of material and/or
confined-space or personal safety-equipment issues. You will reference these
three job hazards when writing your “Final Paper.”
401 Week 5 DQ 1 Incident Response System
Incident Response System. Why is it necessary for a business to have an Incident
Response System in place? Does your place of employment have one? Explain in
detail. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
401 Week 5 DQ 2 Regulations Procedures
Regulations/Procedures. Discuss the aftermath of a recent disaster. Describe at
least three regulations or procedures and explain how they were applied/or not
applied to prevent workers’ exposure to hazardous materials and other harmful
401 Week 5 Final Paper
Develop an Incident Action Plan (See page 22 of your
textbook) based on the three job hazards identified in your Week Four
“Risk Assessment Plan.” Reference the Sample Command Procedures for
Emergency Response Operations, beginning on the bottom of page 412 in your
textbook. Use this guideline to create an Incident Action Plan for your place
of employment (or home). Tailor the Incident Action Plan to address your unique
situation. In addition, address the seven common mistakes made by incident
commanders on page 416.