Instructions for the 250 words post: In 250-500 words, while driving, safely record five placard numbers from trailers. Please list the numbers and analyze each truck’s freight by locating the number in the ERG and discuss what safety precautions you would take if there was a serious accident.
reply 100 words to student brian class 318 250 words post:
Good morning class,
Here are five placards numbers I saw on my way in to work. It is important to know what type of hazmat a vehicle is hauling in case of an accident. The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is used to identify the hazmat. The ERG is an important resource to use when an accident had accord. It will tell one about the potential hazards, public safety, and emergency response.
1824- Caustic soda, solution
The instruction for this material can be found under guide number 128. It’s described as toxic and can cause severe injury or death. If there is a fire, a half mile boundary is needed.
The instruction for this material can be found under guide number 115. It is highly flammable and the vapors can travel to an ignition. If there is a fire, a mile boundary is needed. Do not put out the fire unless leak can be stopped.
The instruction for this material can be found under guide number 128. It is highly flammable. If there is a spill, keep downwind of at lease 1000 feet. Water spray may not work to put a fire out.
The instruction for this material can be found under guide number 128. It is highly flammable and will be easy to ignite with heat. If there is a fire, a half mile boundary in all directions is needed. Fire fighters would want to use foam on a diesel fire.
1830- Sulfuric acid
The instruction for this material can be found under guide number 137. It is described as corrosive and toxic. If there is a fire, use lots of water.
Emergency Response Guidebook. (2017). Skyhorse Pub Co.
reply 100 words to student Amy class 318 250 words post:
This assignment took me sometime. In St. Petersburg we don’t get alot of trucks with hazardous placards, but I took a short drive into industrial Tampa and found more than I needed.
The first ones I found were flammable gas 1203 and flammable gas 1987. Flammable gas 1203 is common because it is the placard for gasoline. Flammable gas 1987 is alcohols or Ethanol. Both of these products are flammable when in contact with heat. In case of an emergency the liquid should be identified and any thing that could potentially start a fire should be carefully removed from the scene. If the liquid is already on fire than the fire department would use a fire extinguisher depending on the liquid. Some flammable liquids can not be put out with water. There are a variety of fire extinguishers and the proper one must be used to put out the flame.
The next placard I found was Class 4, which is Dangerous When Wet or flammable solids, 3170. Dangerous when wet placard 3170 is for Aluminum Smelting products. Aluminum smelting products are used to mostly create car parts. If there is an accident protective gear can be worn and the solid can be picked up. The response team just must be aware of any water in the area or if it is on the road if the weather could rain. When these solids get wet they explode, so they must be taken out of any water danger quickly. They are able to be handle if proper protect wear is worn, such as gloves and eye protection.
The fourth placard was Non-Flammable gas 1977, which is nitrogen. Non-flammable gas does not pose any serious bodily harm, but the pressure can cause the canisters to explode. Some of the gases are not safe for the environment so protect gear can be worn, so no one breathes in the gas, and the leak can be repaired. The response team will stay downwind from the gas to help prevent any inhalation.
The last placard I found was Corrosive 1824, which is sodium hydroxide solution. Sodium hydroxide solution is commonly used in the making of paper and soaps. If sodium hydroxide comes into contact with your skin it will cause burning and redness. If this happens you are supposed to bloat away the excess and immediately wash with warm water. If it is spilled bloat or soak up the spill. Make sure protective gear is always worn.