1. How should you proceed? Discuss the actions you should take.
It is a situation of emergency and that is why it is crucial to take several prevention actions at one time. First of all, it is necessary to use cell phone, contact hazardous material team from the chemical plant and ask them to arrive as soon as possible. Secondly, it is important to use an emergency response guidebook. With the help of this guidebook one identify the material by looking up its guide number (Beebe, 2007). Then it would be possible to read some recommendations on how to respond to this unknown chemical. In addition, there are also materials for the weekend backyard project, which can later be used to stop the liquid from dropping. These steps can actually save some time before the hazardous materialteam arrives.
2. What, if any, restraints should you exercise?
In fact, there are some possible restraints. For example, it may take some time till hazardous material squad arrives. In addition, if edition of emergency response guidebook is old, it may not include recommendations on that particular chemical.That is why it would be necessary to call NFPA. The reason is that National Fire Protection Association rates various chemicals to identify the specific types and degrees of risks they present to emergency personnel (Thompson, 2008). Therefore, the workers of association can also give a piece of advice about the chemical or even send their team to the place of accident.
3. What advice would you give to any other individuals or drivers coming upon the scene?
The drivers, who are coming upon the scene should also offer their help. For example, they can carry some building materials, in case they can be applied to stop the leakage of the chemical.
4. What would you say to the next responders coming on the scene?
First of all, it is necessary to explain the situation and provide all known details of the accident. In addition, it is important to tell responders about the strategy and about emergency services, which can potential help to resolve this situation. Last but not least, it is also crucial to ask for their help.