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Lesson #1 Hazardous Materials – Information Sources


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  • 1. 

          Bottles carrying Hazardous Materials can be constructed of glass or plastic, may have varying shapes, range in size from ounces to 20 gallons and:

    • A.

      May contain any type of material

    • B.

      Will only contain petroleum products

    • C.

      Only found on UPS or FEDEX vehicles because of the limited quantity bottles hold

    • D.

      Both b & c

    Correct Answer
    A. May contain any type of material
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "May contain any type of material". This is because bottles carrying Hazardous Materials can be made of glass or plastic and can have varying shapes and sizes. Therefore, they have the capacity to hold any type of material, not just petroleum products. Additionally, these bottles can be found on vehicles other than UPS or FEDEX, as their presence is not limited to these specific carriers.

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  • 2. 

          Carboys are:

    • A.

      Made of glass or plastic

    • B.

      Maybe encased with outer packing

    • C.

      Range in size to over 20 Gallons

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Carboys are containers that can be made of either glass or plastic. They may also be encased with outer packing for added protection. Additionally, carboys come in various sizes, ranging from small ones to over 20 gallons in capacity. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all the statements mentioned are true for carboys.

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  • 3. 

          Drums may

    • A.

      Only contain highly regulated materials

    • B.

      Contain any solid or liquid

    • C.

      Never be stacked over two high during transport

    • D.

      Always have packing material around them

    Correct Answer
    B. Contain any solid or liquid
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that drums can contain any solid or liquid substance. There are no restrictions or regulations on the type of materials that can be stored in drums. This means that drums can be used to store a wide range of substances, making them versatile containers for various industries and applications.

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  • 4. 

          Cryogenic cylinders

    • A.

      Are an insulated metal cylinder with outer metal jacket

    • B.

      Designed for specific range of pressures and temperatures

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      Can carry any type of material

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b
    Explanation
    Cryogenic cylinders are insulated metal cylinders with an outer metal jacket. They are designed to withstand specific ranges of pressures and temperatures. Therefore, the correct answer is both a and b, as cryogenic cylinders possess both the characteristics mentioned in options a and b.

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  • 5. 

          Rail tank cars, Non-Pressure type

    • A.

      Must always be in the front third of the line of cars

    • B.

      Must always be in the back third line of cars

    • C.

      Have capacities from 4,000 to 45,000 Gallons

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Have capacities from 4,000 to 45,000 Gallons
    Explanation
    Rail tank cars, Non-Pressure type, have capacities from 4,000 to 45,000 gallons. This means that these types of tank cars are designed to carry liquids and have a range of capacities within this specified range. They may vary in size depending on the specific needs and requirements of the cargo being transported.

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  • 6. 

          Pressure cargo tanks ( tank trucks – tank trailers)

    • A.

      May have a jacket of aluminum or stainless steel

    • B.

      Transport any type of material

    • C.

      Have pressures of 100 to 500 psi

    • D.

      Both a & c

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a & c
    Explanation
    Pressure cargo tanks, such as tank trucks and tank trailers, may have a jacket made of aluminum or stainless steel. These tanks are designed to transport any type of material and can withstand pressures ranging from 100 to 500 psi. Therefore, the correct answer is that pressure cargo tanks can have a jacket of aluminum or stainless steel and have pressures of 100 to 500 psi.

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  • 7. 

          Fixed facility tanks are designed for pressures of

    • A.

      10 to 15 psig

    • B.

      0 to 0.5 psig

    • C.

      0.5 to 5 psig

    • D.

      5 to 10 psig

    Correct Answer
    B. 0 to 0.5 psig
    Explanation
    Fixed facility tanks are designed for low-pressure applications, typically ranging from 0 to 0.5 psig. These tanks are used to store and transport materials that do not require high pressure for containment.

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  • 8. 

         Marking on Facility Containers

    • A.

      Have no uniform requirements for labels or labeling system

    • B.

      Always have to be marked so the label can be seen from all sides

    • C.

      Always have to have the NFPA 704 marking label on it

    • D.

      Both b & c

    Correct Answer
    A. Have no uniform requirements for labels or labeling system
    Explanation
    Facility containers have no uniform requirements for labels or labeling system. This means that there is no specific standard or regulation that dictates how the labels should be designed or what information they should contain. Each facility may have its own unique labeling system based on its specific needs and requirements. This lack of uniformity allows for flexibility and customization in labeling practices.

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  • 9. 

          Intermodal equipment

    • A.

      Can only be transported by ship

    • B.

      Is only transported by ship

    • C.

      Must have DOT placards

    • D.

      DOT placards aren’t required only stenciling of the container

    Correct Answer
    C. Must have DOT placards
    Explanation
    Intermodal equipment must have DOT placards because DOT placards are required for the transportation of hazardous materials. Intermodal equipment refers to containers or trailers that can be transported by different modes of transportation, such as ships, trains, or trucks. Since hazardous materials can be transported using intermodal equipment, it is necessary for them to have DOT placards to comply with the regulations and ensure the safety of handling and transportation.

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  • 10. 

          Highway transportation vehicles

    • A.

      Must have name of material stenciled on tank

    • B.

      No DOT placards required

    • C.

      Transport hazard Class “8” only on interstates

    • D.

      May have name of material stenciled on tank

    Correct Answer
    D. May have name of material stenciled on tank
    Explanation
    Highway transportation vehicles may have the name of the material stenciled on the tank. This means that it is not mandatory for them to have the name of the material on the tank, but they have the option to do so. It is a way to provide information about the material being transported, which can be helpful for safety and identification purposes.

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