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									Hazardous Materials Study Guide CombustionIgnition PointFlash PointFire PointHazardous Class – See below Hazardous Materials- any material that possesses an unreasonable risk to the health and safety of persons and/or the environment if it is not properly controlled during handling, storage, manufacture, processing, packaging, use, disposal, or transportation Hazardous ChemicalHazardous SubstanceIFSTA 1st Responder ManualNIOSH Handbook of Hazardous MaterialsEmergency Response Guidebook (ERG) – NFPA Fire Protection HandbookStates of Matter: Solid, liquid, gas Vapor Density & Vapor pressure Potential Hazards found in each guide of the Emergency Response Guidebook –  Potential Hazards listed are Health and Fire/Explosion  More dangerous one is listed first on the guide page Most Important part of assessmentMSDS are required by establishments according to OSHA 1910.120 for any chemicals that a company/ business have on site MSDS- material safety data sheet  Detailed information bulletin prepared by manufacturer or importer of a chemical that gives chemical information, including: o Hazardous ingredients o Physical & chemical properties o Physical & health hazards o Precautions for safe handling and use o Emergency first aid procedures o Control measures for the product A cylinder should be considered dangerous, regardless of what type of hazardous material it contains, because contents are

UN #- number found on illustrated placards, number NFPA 704- Each section is rated 0-4, with 0 being no risk and 4 being dangerous 4 sections:  Blue – Health o 0 = minimal hazard o 1 = slight hazard o 2 = moderate hazard o 3 = serious hazard o 4 = Severe Hazard  Red – Flammability o 0 = will not burn o 1 = must be preheated to burn o 2 = ignites when moderately heated o 3 = ignites at ambient temperatures o 4 = flammable gases, volatile liquids, pyrophoric materials  Yellow – Instability/Reactivity o 0 = normally stable o 1 = normally stable, but becomes unstable when heated o 2 = violent change possible when elevated temperature and pressure o 3 = capable of detonation or explosive decomposition with strong initiating source o 4 = capable of detonation or explosive decomposition at ambient temp  White – other

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SHIPPING PAPERS Title of Document Location of Document Bill of Lading or Cab of vehicle Freight Paper Waybill and/or With member of consist train crew Dangerous Cargo Wheelhouse or Manifest pipe-like container on a barge Air bill with Cockpit (may also shippers be found attached to certification for outside of packages) restricted articles

Responsible party Driver Conductor Captain or Master


Shipping papers provide detailed information about the contents of the shipment. Shipping papers may alert you to the presence of hazardous materials through a variety of required entries, including those listed below.

Use of human senses of smell or taste should not be used to determine the presence of a hazardous material Hazardous occupancies and problem locations should be identified and evaluated during a pre- incident planning. DOT Placarding System requires vehicle carrying over 1001 pounds of corrosive to display ________ placard. A type of gas that can be extremely toxic and is considered by the DOT to be a hazardous material is a(n):
Definitions of DOT hazard classes and divisions.(Top of the ERG Guide Pages)

Know the different hazard class they are listed in the ERG. Know the number of classes and materials represented by the division Class 1 (Explosives) An explosive is any substance or article, including a device, that is designed to function by Explosion (i.e., an extremely rapid release of gas and heat) or that, by chemical reaction within Itself, is able to function in a similar manner even if not designed to function by explosion. Explosives in Class 1 are divided into six divisions. Each division will have a letter designation. Class 2 (Gases) Class 3 (Flammable/Combustible Liquid) - Flammable liquid is any liquid having a flash point of not more than 60.5ºC (141ºF). Examples of Class 3 liquids include acetone, amyl acetate, gasoline, methyl alcohol, and toluene. Combustible liquid is any liquid that does not meet the definition of any other hazard class and has a flash point above 60ºC (140ºF) and below 93ºC (200ºF). Flammable liquids with a flash point above 38ºC (100ºF) can be reclassified as a combustible liquid.

Examples of combustible liquids include mineral oil, peanut oil, and No. 6 fuel oil. Class 4 (Flammable Solids) Class 5 (Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides) - Division 5.1 (oxidizer) - Division 5.2 (organic peroxide) materials are assigned to one of seven types Class 6 (Poisonous Materials) Class 7 (Radioactive Materials) - Radioactive material is any material having a specific activity greater than 0.002 microcuries per gram (mCig). Examples of Class 7 materials include cobalt, uranium hexafluoride, and depleted uranium found in aircraft (as counter balances) and munitions.

Class 8 (Corrosive Materials) - Corrosive material is a liquid or solid that causes visible destruction or irreversible alterations in human skin tissue at the site of contact or a liquid that has a severe corrosion rate on steel or aluminum. Examples of Class 8 materials include nitric acid, phosphorus trichloride, sodium hydroxide, and sulfuric acid. Class 9 (Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials) - Miscellaneous hazardous material is a material that presents a hazard during transport, but that is not included in another hazard class, including the following: (a) Any material that has an anesthetic, noxious, or other similar property that could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to a flight crew member so as to prevent the correct performance of assigned duties. (b) Any material that is not included in any other hazard class, but is subject to the DOT requirements (a hazardous substance or a hazardous waste). Examples of Class 9 materials include adipic acid, hazardous substances (e.g., PCBs), and molten sulfur.

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