1. You are the manager of the health, safety, and environmental (HSE) department in your company, and one of your tasks is to give training to new or transfer employees to your department. A topic that is being covered in training is the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) (hard copy or mobile app version). The incident that you gave the class to evaluate their understanding of how to use the ERG involves a spill of 55 gallons of material in a dry ditch along a dirt road at 5 am. The material has an identification number of 1828. The employees in the class are to address the following prompts based on information from the ERG.
A. List the specific name of the material and the guide number to be used.
B. Select the appropriate initial isolation and protective action distances.
C. Identify potential interactions of the material with water and metals.
D. Summarize potential health hazards and precautionary measures for the first responders to this incident.
Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
2. The two important allotropes of phosphorus are white phosphorus and red phosphorus. Compare their production methods and their potentially dangerous properties. Describe the proper placarding on their transport vehicles, and discuss response actions in the event of an accidental release during their transport.