emergency response instrument Articles

  • Instrument selection and use for measurements in a radiological emergency

    A discussion of monitoring during a radiological emergency response is presented. This paper focuses on a response for the USA, but many principles would also apply for other countries. This paper starts with a discussion on instrument selection and preparation. Different scenarios based on materials involved and responder levels are presented with equipment concerns for each. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of real options theory in strategic corporate social responsibility; the scope and challenges in the emerging economy of India

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the applicability of real options theory in the domain of strategic corporate social responsibility (SCSR). This research further conceptualises a strategic CSR call/put and buy/sell real option instruments and a Black–Scholes real option model. This research also offers answers to questions relating to difficulties of doing CSR in emerging economies with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Breakthroughs in testing technology as new global player emerges

    Engineers and developers now have a choice of engine testing technologies following the recognition by the United States Federal Register of the BG3 Partial Flow Dilution sampling (PFD) technology developed by Sierra Instruments for engine particulate emissions, R&D and certification. Building on this news, the Monterey, California - based company has also extended its global footprint this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • msdsBinders System instrumental in implementing RBS safety policies

    Before msdsBinders: Paper Based Challenges Prior to becoming a msdsBinders client, RBS managed their MSDSs internally. Brock Lonson, Manager Health, Safety and Environment, described the system as both exhaustive and challenging: “Employees spent too much time shuffling paper. It was difficult to determine if employees had updated MSDSs in their trucks. It was also a challenge to ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • Quick response to assist nuclear power plant

    A US nuclear plant and their engineering contractor were faced with an unexpected challenge in the course of design work regarding installation of an emergency steam dump sparger in the plant’s Low Pressure (LP) condenser. During pre-outage reviews of the planned installation, it was found that an existing partition plate running nearly the length of the condenser was obstructing access. ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Emerging global trends provide new opportunities in soil and water conservation

    Progressively, the geopolitics of soil and water conservation are shifting from agriculture, forestry, and other extractive services, to provision of environmental goods and services and global life support systems. The links among human welfare, ecosystem integrity, and land degradation are increasingly being realized, but the major policy decisions on control and mitigation are being made by ...

  • Information management and humanitarian relief coordination: findings from the Haiti earthquake response

    The overwhelming humanitarian impact of the January 2010 Earthquake in Haiti created a tremendous coordination challenge for the humanitarian relief agencies. In this paper, we first describe the coordination mechanisms that are implemented by the United Nations and the role of its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). We introduce the cluster approach, which is instrumental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Note: Human Rights Challenges and Adequacy of State Responses to Natural Disaster

    INTRODUCTION The extent of the relevance for environmental protection purposes of notions of human rights, particularly as conceived under the European Convention,1 and as further elaborated under UK law within the Human Rights Act 1998, remains contested territory. For instance, rights formulations tend to reflect those manifold anthropocentric interests which in their traditional ...


  • Case Note: Human Rights Challenges and Adequacy of State Responses to Natural Disaster

    INTRODUCTION The extent of the relevance for environmental protection purposes of notions of human rights, particularly as conceived under the European Convention,1 and as further elaborated under UK law within the Human Rights Act 1998, remains contested territory. For instance, rights formulations tend to reflect those manifold anthropocentric interests which in their traditional ...


  • Security in the transport of radioactive material

    In response to a resolution by the IAEA General Conference in September 2002, the IAEA adopted an integrated approach to protection against nuclear terrorism. This approach coordinates IAEA activities concerned with the physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear installations, nuclear material accountancy, detection of, and response to, trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive ...

  • Assessing the role of voluntary environmental management arrangements in agriculture: an Australian perspective

    In the context of compelling environmental challenges and community environmental expectations, this paper considers the response of Australian agriculture to deficiencies in 'traditional' environmental management. How can the environment be protected while improving economic efficiency for producers, and providing export advantages in terms of marketing 'clean and green' Australian produce? This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The decision Delphi as a tool of technology policy - the Austrian experience

    Foresight studies have come to be an important instrument of technology policy. No standard form, however, exists; custom-tailoring to the specific needs of the specific country is afforded. The Austrian foresight exercise had to investigate the market niches with a potential for Austrian dominance within the next 15 years. As a tool for this task, the instrument of the Decision Delphi was chosen ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater Level Measurement Techniques

    Level monitoring and control is a fundamental requirement in any wastewater treatment process. You will find level instrumentation installed at even the simplest treatment plants for pump control, chemical storage tanks and process level controls or alarms. Operators have only limited or emergency control over treatment plant influent, so level controls and instrumentation play an important role ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Environmental Management: Weighing up Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE)

    Abstract Why is EPE needed? Throughout this last decade of the 20 th century, the worldwide business community has seen: An increasing need for industry and commerce to address environmental aspects and to meet the increasing expectations of stakeholders for improved environmental performance; The evolution of governmental environmental regulation and ...


  • Hazardous Material Storage Installations : Addressing concerns on safety and building public confidence

    Much public concern is raised on hazardous material bulk storages at vulnerable locations that cater the requirements of basic industries. This concern has grown into serious proportions after the ‘Bhopal’ incident. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, history’s worst chemical accident, occurred in the night on 2nd Dec, 1984 at the Union Carbide Pesticides Plant in Bhopal, India. Around 27 MT of deadly ...

  • Proactive Indoor Air Quality Surveys Save Budgets

    As facility budgets tighten, managers are realizing the many benefits that money spent for proactive indoor air quality is a smart investment. Here is a simple comparison to exemplify the point. Indoor air quality investigations conducted in response to employee complaint or illness clusters cost $3.00 to $10.00 per square foot of space investigated compared to 2 to 10 cents per square foot for a ...

  • Southern water MLSS case study

    Southern Water has recently installed eight new Partech Turbi-Tech 2000LA systems at its East Worthing water treatment works for measuring Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids (MLSS) in the aeration tanks. This new installation takes Partech’s Turbi-Tech 2000LA and 7200 Series Monitor a step further in becoming the standard instrument for measuring mixed liquor throughout the whole of Southern ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • How Ontario’s Bill 51 Launched a Quiet Revolution in Planning

    When Ontario brought in its first planning act some 60 years ago, the goal was to instill some order into post-war growth. This groundbreaking legislation not only set out basic ground rules and responsibilities for directing changes in land use, but was instrumental in launching planning as a professional discipline in the province. As the volume and pace of development increased, however, it ...


    By Actual Media

  • Redistributing (Eco) Wealth - It`s Not as Easy as It Seems.

    The turning point in the United States was the rise of the conservation movement. John Muir and Gifford Pinchot led the way by increasing public awareness to the fact that, if left unchecked, the mining and logging industries were on the verge of forever destroying pristine areas of incredible natural beauty. Consequently, the value of nature began to take on a broader dimension than just numbers ...

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Stocks up on 3E’s Environmental Regulatory Compliance Solutions

    Background Headquartered in Westborough, MA, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of membership warehouse club stores in the Eastern United States. The Company currently operates over 200 clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida and employs more than 25,000 team members. Challenges As a large ...


    By 3E Company

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