fire risk assessment Articles

  • Fire risk assessment in buildings using fire protection software

    In this investigation, we developed a methodology for inclusion of fire protection and used a methodological approach for fire risk assessment. Present practice of fire risk assessment and prevention measures in the Republic of Serbia is not systematic. To develop a methodological approach of fire risk assessment, a modified matrix for fire risk factors was set up that combines the implementation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prediction of Fire Growth for Compartments of Office Buildings as Part of a Fire Risk/Cost Assessment Model

    This article presents a zone model for the prediction of fire growth in a commercial compartment of an office building as part of a fire risk and cost assessment software package. The model developed is a combination of a transient, two-zone submodel used for the pre-flashover fire state and a quasi-steady, single-zone submodel for the post-flashover state. In the two-zone submodel, the selected ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment: Focussing on complex chemical risk assessment and the identification of highest risk conditions

    The mission of the Joint Research Centre, which is a Directorate General of the European Commission, is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support to the EU policy making process, ensuring support to the implementation and monitoring of existing policies and responding to new policy demands. The way that the Joint Research Centre accomplishes its customer-driven tasks is mainly ...


  • Air Monitoring Information to Aid in the Assessment of Potential Human Health Risk from an Ongoing Landfill Fire

     Abstract The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) was asked by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Section (OEES) of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide air monitoring information to aid in the assessment of potential human health risk from an ongoing landfill fire in Dare County. The Air Toxics Analytical Support Team (ATAST) arrived ...


  • Risk assessment in safety management of the semiconductor industry in Taiwan

    The high-technology industry has been developing in Taiwan for about 20 years and has become the biggest export industry in Taiwan with the third largest share of the world marked (after the USA and Japan). It not only produces high-tech talents and employment opportunities, but also demonstrates considerable overall growth and is advancing industrial and economic development. However, several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential for integrated risk assessment in a rapidly developing country

    In Kuwait, risk assessment became an issue during the Iraq/lran war when several industrial and other activities became targets for hostile actions. With the torching of the oil-wells in 1991 and the resulting severe air and soil pollution, assessment of the risk was of prime importance. The health impacts and risk assessment were further addressed when the Environmental Protection Council ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

    5 Signs that you are ready for COI risk assessment Conflict of interest (COI) disclosure operates on a trust system. New hire orientation training and occasional refresher training sessions bring up the issue and request the submission of disclosure forms with no real sense of how many of the ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Fire and Gas Protection Systems as Part of Safety Instrumented Systems and Risk Management

    Garth Watkins, Director Europe, Middle East, Africa, Detector Electronics Corporation, Presented at HazardEx International Conference 2008 Process-systems operators today face increasing demands for lower costs and higher safety standards in an increasingly regulated environment. In addition, companies desire to provide a working environment that is as safe as possible. As a result, plant owners ...

  • Assessment of extinguishing waters from intermediate-scale fire tests

    Water is, for several reasons, by far the most widely used agent for extinguishing fires. Large quantities will turn to steam, but much will drain away with more or less ecotoxic effects on the ground and aquatic environments. Although this fire water run-off does not usually present a serious risk to the environment, it is reasonable to take precautions and to have quick in situ measures for ...


    By Springer

  • Global coal risk assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research

    Coal-fired power plants are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions—one that could be increasing significantly globally. This working paper analyzes information about proposed new coal-fired plants and other market trends in order to assess potential future risks to the global climate. Key Findings According to IEA estimates, global coal consumption reached 7,238 million tonnes in ...

  • FTSE4 Good Under Fire

    The choice of constituents for the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes has puzzled many managers of socially responsible investment funds. But an early review of the list and a commitment to refine the selection process may placate some of the critics, says Graham Cooper. The composition of the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes – revealed on 10 July – has run into criticism from many fund ...


  • Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

    Indonesia is a country of multiple disasters. There are around 13 types of disaster that could occur at any time. More than 200 million of Indonesia’s inhabitants are exposed to the possibility of tsunami, with around 5 million living in tsunami-prone areas. Moreover, being located in the “Ring of Fire”, Indonesia also possesses about 400 volcanoes of which 100 are still active. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Evaluation of forest fire risk and fire extinction difficulty at the mountainous park of Vikos-Aoos, Northern Greece: use of remote sensing and GIS techniques

    In this study the potential of satellite remote sensing coupled with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the assessment of fire risk in and around the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, a mountainous area in Northern Greece, is examined. In order for this to be accomplished, recent satellite images of varying spatial resolutions (from 5–30 m) have been selected for processing, whereas satellite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fire systems engineering case study

    General fire safety in England and Wales is delivered through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. By virtue of this Order, the responsible person should carry out a fire risk assessment on their premises, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and maintain a fire management plan. The main purpose of the order is to prevent fire, minimise risk ...


    By Stopford Projects Limited

  • Responding to the 2007 Southern California fires

    California's hope for an uneventful 2007 fire season exploded on October 19th, as Southern California was ignited by massive wildfires. Fanned by Santa Ana winds in excess of 100 mph, thousands of acres of private and public property were soon destroyed. By October 21 damage was so severe and widespread that Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed a State of Emergency in seven Southern California ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Homeland Security: Managing the Risks

    Untitled Document Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

  • Integrated wildfire risk assessment: Framework development and application on the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana, USA

    The financial, socioeconomic, and ecological impacts of wildfire continue to challenge federal land management agencies in the United States. In recent years policymakers and managers have increasingly turned to the field of risk analysis to better manage wildfires, and to mitigate losses to highly valued resources and assets (HVRAs). Assessing wildfire risk entails the interaction of multiple ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Dangers of nanotechnology: potential fire concerns and safety frameworks

    The benefits of engineering of functional systems at the nanometre-scale as one of the key technologies of the 21st century almost always imply grave risks. The increasing speed of nanotechnology commercialisation and development has apparently outstripped the study of health and safety data. A potential hazard of nanopowders that appears to have received little attention so far is their ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

    The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

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