Railroad Crossings

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Haz-Mat Test: Railroad Crossings Q.: When transporting hazardous materials, at what point should you stop at a railroad crossing? A.: At a point 15 to 50 feet before the nearest rail. Explanation: In addition to stopping 15 – 50 feet before the tracks, you should refrain from shifting gears while crossing the...

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Emergency Response Info

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Haz-Mat Test: Emergency Response Info Q.: Emergency response information accompanying the shipping papers must contain: A.: The risk level that the hazardous materials present for fire or explosion, and the immediate methods for handling fires. Explanation: In addition, the shipping papers must contain: immediate hazards to health, precautions to be taken in the event of an accident, methods of handling spills, and first aid...

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Haz-Mat Placards

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Haz-Mat Test: Haz-Mat Placards Q.: Select the correct description for hazardous materials placards: A.: They must be readable from all four directions, are 10 3/4 inches square, turned upright on a point, and in a diamond shape. Explanation: For hazardous materials for which placards are not specified, ID numbers may be displayed on orange panels or plain white square-on-point...

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Improper Haz-Mat Packaging

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Haz-Mat Test: Improper Haz-Mat Packaging Q.: When dealing with hazardous materials, which party is responsible for refusing leaking packages? A.: The driver. Explanation: The driver is the one responsible for refusing both leaking packages and shipments that are not properly prepared.

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Get Your CDL Haz-Mat Endorsement

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Perhaps one of the fastest ways to find a job in the oil shale industry is to get your commercial driver license, and then add the CDL hazardous materials endorsement to your license. All drilling operations require the transport of materials and liquids that are legally classified as “hazardous materials”; this means that haz-mat endorsed commercial drivers are in high demand, especially those drivers with safe driving records. Click any page link on the “Haz-Mat Endorsement” menu bar at right to see common questions – and the correct answers – on CDL haz-mat endorsement tests...

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Division 1 Explosives

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Haz-Mat Test: Division 1 Explosives Q.: Which class/division number represents explosives that are predominately a fire hazard? A.: Division 1.3. Explanation: Divisions 1.5 and 1.6 are “very insensitive” and “extremely insensitive” explosion hazards, respectively; divisions 1.1 and 1.2 are “mass explosion” and “projection explosion” hazards, respectively; and division 1.4 are “minor” explosive...

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