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Title: Hazardous Materials Awareness


1
Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Module 3
  • Detecting Hazardous Materials Presence

2
Module 3a,b,c,d Detecting Hazardous Materials
Presence
  • Unit Objectives
  • Identify the six basic clues to the presence of
    hazardous materials.
  • Identify the various hazardous materials classes.
  • Describe ways in which you can determine the
    specific identity of a hazardous material.

3
Detecting Hazardous Materials Presence
  • The First task in analyzing the hazardous
    material problem is to detect the presence of
    hazardous materials during the emergency.
  • Q. Why is detection the first task in the
    analysis process?
  • A. Because its hard to manage a hazardous
    material problem if you dont realize that the
    problem exists.

4
Six Basic Clues to Recognition
  • Occupancy and location
  • Shipping papers/ facility documents
  • Markings and colors
  • Human senses
  • Container shape and size
  • Placards and labels

5
Five modes of transportation
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Marine
  • Pipeline
  • Highway

6
Rail Transportation
  • Identify railroads in your area.
  • What is the control point for this rail line?
  • Telephone numbers for railroad

7
Air Transportation
  • Smaller packages
  • Terrorist target
  • Problem areas
  • on the plane
  • in the terminal

8
Marine Transportation
  • Container Ships
  • Tankers
  • Military

9
Pipelines
  • Natural Gas
  • Crude Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Heating Oil

10
Highway
  • Many forms
  • know types and shapes
  • box
  • tank
  • container

11
Shipping Papers and Facility Documents
More on shipping papers to come.
12
Markings and Colors
  • Container colors are not always standardized
  • UN/NA identification numbers
  • NFPA 704 diamond
  • Military markings
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