You will need to submit research paper topic for approval by no later than the end of third week. You have considerable freedom in choosing a topic, with the exception of the topic must apply directly to this class. The requirement is that you choose a topic that requires academic research not business research and that you submit both your paper topic (which should not contain question) and a full paragraph statement, that statement must contain a research question to be answered or a hypothesis to be tested. Most “why” questions focus more on workplace related issues and business not academic or scholarly research so they seldom are acceptable questions for scholarly research. Simply put your response in the text box.
Submission Instructions:
Please submit your title and a paragraph describing the topic. Remember, the topic must be directly related to this course or the topic will be denied. If the topic is unacceptable, your professor will contact you with further directions.

Assignment: Different ways to handle a hazardous materials spill
There are different measures taken when hazardous accidentally materials spill over. Each measure is determined by a number of factors which include; the location, the type and amount spilled. The type affects the handling because different chemicals require unique procedures. Hazardous radioactive, biological, physical and chemical substances need varying handling techniques (Noll, 2012). The location of the spill have specific clean up procedure that is determined by the population, terrain, and many other factors. Quantities that have been spilled need different handling procedures and management practices. Large amounts of spilled materials need complex operation management plans than small quantities. The equipment and personnel used to contain large spills needs to be efficient and organized than in small spills. Minimizing the spilling rates is another procedure needed to contain the spread of the hazardous material. Actions like sealing leakages, closing valves and putting containers into the right position can help in containing the toxic material.  The confinement of the hazardous material in a small area can reduce the spread and the rapid contamination of the environment. This can be done by using a certain absorbent material or setting a perimeter wall that will prevent the toxic material from spreading.

Noll, G. G., Hildebrand, M. S., Schnepp, R., & Rudner, G. (2012). Hazardous materials: Managing the incident. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Previously approved topics
Transportation of Hazardous materials: Rail vs. Truck and the impact upon first responders
Different ways to handle a hazardous materials spill
Essentials in a hazardous materials response
Balance of theory and practice in handling a hazardous materials incident
Hazardous materials transportation and the impact upon an incident
What can we learn by studying a hazardous materials incident?
The role of first responders in a hazardous materials incident
Best practices in a hazardous materials incident


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