first response team Articles

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Training of medical teams on-site for individual and coordinated response in emergency management

    A system for training of coordination and cooperation of decision makers in emergency management has been under construction for some time. A first prototype of the system was developed in the MUSTER system. The system is being developed modularly with one module for each of the suborganisations involved in the complete preparedness: fire brigade, police, medical team, civil defence, etc. All ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using network methodology to define emergency response team location: The Brazilian refinery case study

    The main objective of this study is to define an emergency response team's location in a specific area based on the risk of refinery's plants. The Centre of Gravity and Hakini network methodologies are both used to define the team's location in a network based on index values and distance between locations. These methodologies are different with respect to one basic concept concerning the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Year's Resolutions for Your EHS Team

    A new year often brings with it new challenges and new goals. Coming back to work from our holidays with a fresh perspective, many of us get a surge of motivation in the month of January to do better ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures

    The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of challenges and onsite dangers. With a chemical release, the ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Puyallup fire & rescue expands scope and effectiveness of emergency operations center team

    When the City of Puyallup (Washington) Fire & Rescue Department responds to emergency events, its first responders depend on timely coordination and efficient communication support from their colleagues at the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC team, in turn, depends on Essential Incident Master™ software from ESS to keep operations running smoothly. Essential Incident Master ...


    By IHS

  • L.A. recycling program benefits from planning, team work, equipment choices

    Few major metropolitan areas generate and recycle the volumes of yard trimmings as the City of Los Angeles. On any given day, an average of 1500 tons of yard trimmings are collected and - as a result of a comprehensive program, a commitment by those involved in the program and solid equipment choices made to carry it out - more than 300 tons of that daily total are diverted and processed for use ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Decision support for improvisation during emergency response operations

    Emergency response organisations are faced with complex, unpredictable events with the risk of catastrophic losses. To assist emergency response organisations in responding to these events, new models must be developed and the traditional command and control structure of decision-making must be revised to accommodate greater flexibility and creativity by teams. In this paper, we propose the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Supporting the 'chain of survival': how ICT can facilitate rapid response for out–of–hospital cardiac emergencies

    Sudden cardiac death is a serious public health issue throughout the Western world, especially within rural communities that cannot be quickly reached by emergency ambulance services. When a person suffers a cardiac arrest, it is vital to invoke the 'chain of survival' process, involving early access to the emergency services hotline, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced paramedic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New brunswick emergency communications network improves interagency response, enhances public safety

    For nearly two decades, Ernie MacGillivray, Director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) had a vision of an information management system that could enhance public safety in this Canadian maritime province and surrounding jurisdictions. The goal was to enable agencies to share information across mandates, jurisdictional boundaries and levels of government. MacGillivray's ...


    By IHS

  • Case study - Geotech’s first GA5000 landfill gas analyser takes 100,000 readings for SUEZ environnement

    Geotech’s first GA5000 analyser, manufactured three years ago, was recently spotted in the company’s calibration rig.  This portable landfill gas monitor was the first production unit of the newly launched GA5000 gas analyser range and has prompted Geotech to look into the analyser’s life since then. The analyser was on its sixth service since manufacture, under ...


    By Geotech

  • Identification of Emergency Situations

    With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it comes to establishing precautionary measures.   ...


    By Bryan & Armstrong Ltd

  • Preparing your company for a hazardous spill

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    By 3E Company

  • Development and evolution of a crisis support service at an international airport

    In response to increasing concerns about the impact of disaster recovery work on responders, Pearson International Airport (PIA) in Toronto established Canada's first airport based 'critical incident stress team' in the fall of 1989. The original aim was to support the local airport community particularly in the event of an air disaster. Over the 17 years of operation, the goals and services of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By 3E Company

  • Hope Racing Le Mans 2011

    In June 2011, Hope Racing partnered with AGT to become the world’s first carbon neutral race team at Le Mans 24 Hour. Hope Racing concluded a deal with carbon trading specialists, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), to ensure their innovative team completed the race with no adverse effect on the environment, sending ripples across all classes of professional motorsport. Hope Racing became the ...

  • Following deepwater horizon spill, are we really prepared to avert / respond effectively to such an incident?

    With recent oil spill incidents taking toll on environment, we as industry professionals should be more proactive than reactive towards such incident – the industry does not need a spill to happen to learn lessons from it. Creating a culture of preparedness/ prevention and learning from past incidents to gain a foothold in the future is what the industry should be striving for. At 6th ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Tracking disease clusters and environmental health

    On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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