(U4)HazMat: two 200 word essays

Oct 21st, 2013
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Question 1 

Why are active on-duty firefighters likely to experience the adverse health effects from inhaling 300 ppm of carbon monoxide faster than nonactive off-duty firefighters who inhale the same concentration
of the same substance?  Explain your answer using the chemicals/process involved.


Question 2 

Upon responding to a 2:00 a.m. domestic transportation mishap, your hazmat team determines that a liquefied compressed gas is leaking from a 5lb (2.3 kg) steel cylinder. The chemical commodity is
described on the relevant shipping paper as follows: 5 lb RQ, Compressed gas, flammable, toxic, n.o.s. (POISON – Inhalation Hazard, Zone B). How would you identify, and what is, the radius of the initial isolation zone and the magnitude of the each side of the protective-action zone associated with the
release of this substance? How would you handle the response, and how would you determine the proper type of PPE to be used in this incident? What type of PPE would you recommend?



These essays must be at least 200 words in length. Each essay must include at a minimum an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Each essay requires at least 2 references: The textbook (Course book: Meyer, E. (2010). Chemistry of hazardous materials. Upper Saddle River, N.J:  Pearson.. http://sdrv.ms/18Ghqq6  current chapter is Chapter 9) and one outside source must be used as source material for the response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA Format.

  MEYER, E. (2010). Chemistry of hazardous materials. (5

             ed., pp. xxx-xxx). UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ: 

              PEARSON


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