RISK MANAGEMENT FOR MANAGERS

RISK MANAGEMENT FOR MANAGERS
SPRING 2014
ASSIGNMENT 1

A serious incident occurred in Romania involving the release of cyanide into a river. See the following URLs:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117597/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1146979.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Qg16imjCM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz59T_gsBQE
Given this information and any further information that may be available:
1. Provide details concerning the incident and its aftermath.
a. Provide sources of information.
b. List any assumptions that you make.
2. Review and attach an MSDS for Cyanide
a. List key information on the MSDS relevant to this incident.
b. List the exposure guidelines for Cyanide
3. Discuss the exposure media, pathways, and routes associated with this chemical release.
4. Discuss this incident in regards to the Total Human Exposure Model presented in Figure 2.4 on page 24 of the text.

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