Maricopa Community Colleges  FSC111   19886-19946 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12/14/93
FSC111 19886-19946 L+L 3 Credit(s) 5 Period(s)
Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Field operation tactics and strategy, incident command during hazardous materials leaks, spills, fires, and explosions. Hazardous materials carrier types and pressure vessel integrity. Prerequisites: FSC110.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
FSC111   19886-19946 Transportation of Hazardous Materials
1. State the limitations of handling guides when hazardous materials are involved. (I)
2. State the National Transportation Safety Board conclusions regarding field assessment of pressure vessel integrity. (I)
3. Describe the theory of a "non-emergency." (II)
4. Compare and contrast "major mental emergencies," and experienced professionalism. (II)
5. Describe the value of determining the quantity, apparent packaging, and type of hazardous material involved in an accident. (III)
6. Demonstrate procedures for handling leaking and broken packages containing hazardous material. (III)
7. Describe how natural environmental conditions may act to mitigate an accident. (IV)
8. List containment procedures used during various types of hazardous materials accidents. (IV)
9. Describe psychosomatic injuries which can occur at hazardous materials accident scenes. (IV)
10. Describe the role of State agencies during hazardous materials accidents and follow up investigations. (IV)
11. Conduct hydrostatic testing on compressed gas cylinders. (V)
12. Emplace hatch funnels and dome cover clamps on appropriate cargo tankers. (V)
13. Describe and demonstrate use of a recovery/salvage drum. (V)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
FSC111   19886-19946 Transportation of Hazardous Materials
    I. National Transportation Safety Board Regulations
        A. Handling Guide Limitations
        B. Pressure Vessel Integrity
        C. Cargo Types
          1. Tankers (Highway)
          2. Tank Cars (Railroad)
      II. Non-Emergency Theory
          A. Major Mental Emergencies
          B. Professionalism
          C. Livingston, Louisiana Derailment Case Study
        III. Packaging
            A. Fact Finding
              1. Type of Package
              2. Type and Quantity of Hazardous Material
            B. Leaking, Broken Packages
            C. Repair Kits
          IV. Hazardous Materials Accidents
              A. Environmental Influences
              B. Poisoning
                1. Attorney General's Office
                2. Arizona Department of Health Services
                3. Types
                4. Neutralizing
                5. Alkalinity
                6. Toxic Materials
                7. Accident Prevention
              C. Fire
                1. Tankers
                2. Tank Cars
                3. Determining Quantity of Hazardous Materials
                4. Determining Packaging
                5. Container Types
                6. Containment Procedures
              D. Spills
                1. Acid
                2. Bleach
                3. Insecticide
                4. Other
                5. Containment Procedures
              E. Explosions
                1. Dynamite
                2. Blasting Agents/Components
                3. Containment Procedures
              F. Psychosomatic Injuries
              G. Public Safety Agencies
                1. Roles
                2. Investigation Procedures
                3. Inter-Agency Cooperation
              H. Investigations
            V. Testing/Recovery Procedures
                A. Hydrostatic
                B. Repair Kits
                C. Hatch Funnel
                D. Dome Cover Clamp
                E. Recovery/Salvage Drum
                F. When to Break the Rules
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