emergency response professional Articles

  • Assessing Emergency Response Training Needs of Local Environmental Health Professionals

    The Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness collaborated with environmental health (EH) professionals at the local, state, and national levels to develop and conduct a state-wide study to identify the preparedness-training needs of local EH professionals in Michigan. The specific aims of the study were first, to determine the self-rated level of confidence among Michigan’s EH professionals ...

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By 3E Company

  • The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

    Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1% of microorganisms that are contained in a ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Emergency management and ethics

    Though ethics underlie emergency management in important ways, they have received insufficient attention in the mainstream academic and professional literature. This has led to the problem of people being insufficiently addressed as beings of moral worth in disasters, in spite of the overall claim that the responses are for their benefit. In the emergency field they can instead be treated as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Enhancing Your Role as a Standards Professional

    This article draws on and adds to previous articles in this series. Taken together, these articles describe how standards professionals can enhance their role and value in corporate planning and better address CEO needs. But what knowledge, skills and attributes/abilities, or KSAs, are required? How can you acquire or refine these, build your capacity to support standards work across your ...


    By ASTM International

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaint Response

    Hygieneering’s Industrial Hygiene department recently responded to Indoor Air Quality concerns by occupants in a hospital following a localized fire within their building.  The response including conducting air sampling for potential contaminants associated with the fire and an evaluation of remediation efforts.  Recommendations were provided to change air flow patterns to better ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Disaster planning and response: Considering the needs of the frail elderly

    The world's population is expanding with more individuals living beyond their sixth decade of life. These changing demographics present a challenge for emergency management professionals. While there is diversity among older adults worldwide, unique common factors influence the ability of the frail elderly to maintain their health and well-being when faced with a disaster. Numerous factors need ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveraging Emergency Preparedness to Align with Business Continuity Planning

    Utilities need to ensure that critical systems and processes can be restored in a timely manner during a crisis, with reduced negative operational and financial impacts. The marcus evans Business Continuity & Organizational Resilience for Utilities Conference will address major topics such as preparing for major storms and natural disasters, business continuity planning, critical ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Enhancing Your Role as a Standards Professional - Part 1: The Elevator Speech

    You know your participation in standards development is critical to your company, but does your company recognize this? Do you have the support and resources you need? Here’s how to develop a quick summary of what you do and what you need that top-level executives will hear and understand. For years, standards professionals and organizations have extolled the benefits of standards and the ...


    By ASTM International

  • An examination of interdependencies among major barriers to coordination in disaster response

    This paper reports two exploratory research studies conducted to identify major barriers to coordination in disaster response and to understand causal relationships among those barriers. In the first study, two expert panels (emergency operations centre directors and firefighters) participated in a Delphi survey to identify and prioritise major barriers. In the second study, five focus group ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flint Must Make Us Ask: Is Our Water Ready for an Emergency?

    In emergency situations, providing access to and cleansing water is as important as the availability of the water itself. Even when available, non-potable is a significant danger. The United Nations says diarrhea caused by consuming unsafe water is a top cause of morbidity due to malnutrition, contributing to roughly 60% of deaths of children under five years olds in developing countries and ...

  • Emergency Relief Work, Aceh Experience, Indonesia - 2004 Tsunami

    ABSTRACTThis paper reflects on the experiences of the author assisting in the international efforts in providing for the survivors of the 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami, in Aceh Province, Indonesia. It describes that event and the challenges faced after such a devastating event in a country already suffering due to a civil war. The paper highlights the success of prioritising the sourcing ...

  • Social research analysts and the new significance of socially responsible investing

    Paul Hilton explains how social investing research has the potential to provide greater insight into a company's ability to create superior financial value — but it depends on improving the quality and accessibility of non-financial data through a standardized approach. MOVING FROM VALUES TO VALUE Socially responsible investing (SRI) in the United States emerged out of a call from investment ...


    By AHC Group

  • The Importance of Local Knowledge When Preparing an Oil Spill Response Plan

    What to Know About New OSRP Regulations What is an OSRP? Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs) have been required for many years for containers with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The goal of these comprehensive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Emergency online schools as a means of providing schooling and crisis support after school closings due to catastrophic disasters

    Children are particularly vulnerable to disasters. As schools are an integral part of most communities, continuance of a school routine after a disaster is perceived by children as a sign of resiliency. Furthermore, schools also provide an avenue to supply recovery related support to children. However, contemporary crisis preparation models do not adequately address how children will continue ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What`s the Plan? - Designing, analyzing and updating your company`s emergency management procedures

    Emergency management is the practice of driving the risk of doing business as close to zero as possible. An emergency can strike any time, without warning. The best way to manage an emergency is to plan for it, practice response procedures and take precautions to avoid dangerous situations. When incidents occur, respond to that emergency efficiently and effectively, perform root cause analysis ...


  • IHS is Ready to Help Companies Address Emerging EPA Regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    IHS software, content is foundation for successful carbon management program ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  (December, 8, 2009) – IHS Inc., (NYSE: IHS) a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that it is fully prepared to assist companies with the development and implementation of ...


    By IHS

  • Devolution as a barrier to Environmental Reform: assessing the response to the review of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland

    Keywords: Sustainable development, environmental NGOs (ENGOs), environmental regulation, environmental governance, DOE(NI), devolution When devolution was restored in Northern Ireland in 1998 there was finally hope that after decades of unresponsive government by Direct Rule a new era of political accountability was beginning. The Good Friday Agreement was first and foremost a peace ...


  • Disaster management: an ethical review and approach

    There has been a great deal of research devoted to the general topic of disaster response. Not surprisingly, the bulk of this research has been conducted by researchers in the fields of emergency medicine, emergency response, and public policy. While a great deal of useful clinical and applied knowledge has been obtained from these studies, this paper is focused more narrowly on the ethics of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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