homeland security service Articles

  • U.S. postal inspection service assures mail security during national party conventions and hurricane gustav

    For more than 200 years, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) has served as the federal law enforcement, security and crime prevention arm of the United States Postal Service. With over 213 billion pieces flowing through the system annually, the USPIS has continually protected the U.S. Postal Service, secured the nation's mail system and ensured the public trust in the mail. In 2008, ...


    By IHS

  • Eclox Rural Water Association Helps Assure Water Security Statewide with Rapid Response Water Test Kit

    The ability to rapidly monitor the quality of U.S. source water for contamination has never been more important than it is in today’s security-sensitive environment. The Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA), located in Milford, Del., is a non-profit trade organization, one of 47 state affiliate members of the National Rural Water Association. The mission of the DRWA is to improve the quality ...


    By De Nora Water Technologies

  • Water infrastructure security against Al Qaeda`s revenge for the death of Bin Laden

    On May 2, 2011, the United States (U.S.) President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden, the world's most dangerous terrorist leader that killed approximately 3000 Americans on September 11, 2011 (9/11) terror attacks. Currently, the U.S. intelligence is in possession of valuable materials of Al Qaeda operations (Thomas, 2011). Terrorist attack plots include water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimal recovery sequencing for enhanced resilience and service restoration in transportation networks

    Critical infrastructure resilience has become a national priority for the US Department of Homeland Security. Rapid and efficient restoration of service in damaged transportation networks is a key area of focus. The intent of this paper is to formulate a bi–level optimisation model for network recovery and to demonstrate a solution approach for that optimisation model. The lower–level problem ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Turning HazMat Headaches into Retail Relief! - The Business Case for Retailers to Outsource EH&S Services

    Untitled Document The Hazardous Material Situation Think about a grocery store that stocks its shelves with an abundance of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Oklahoma Strengthens and Streamlines Crisis Management with ESS

    Year after year, the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (OEM) faces a host of hazards, ranging from seasonal natural disasters to major industrial or transportation accidents, and the list of potential threats continues to grow. Most notably, OEM was on the front lines during America’s response to the terrorist bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in ...


    By IHS

  • Status of EMT Preparedness for Terrorist Attack

    New York University’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response released a report today titled Emer-gency Medical Services: The Forgotten First Responder, that highlights the deficiencies in funding, training, and equipment that could prohibit emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from responding to a major terrorist attack. EMS providers, such as fire departments and ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Biosecurity, international trade and invasive species: improving US capacity to assess risk

    Well-informed policy decisions are based upon high-quality data. In September 2005, the US Environmental Protection Agency engaged the International Union for Conservation of Nature to evaluate opportunities for routine evaluation of the linkages between the US market access agreements and invasive species. This study, led by the authors of this article, assessed the ability of US commodity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Protecting America with Specialty Gases

      Prior to 9/11, environmental concerns largely focused on monitoring, controlling and reducing the pollution the industrial revolution had set in motion. From a specialty gas point of view, our efforts at Scott ...

  • The Wercs added to FedResults GSA IT 70 schedule contract

    FedResults, Inc., the premier provider of Government business development services, and The Wercs, Ltd., experts in Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) software, green chemistry analysis and hazard communications documents, today announced that The Wercs MSDS software solutions are now accessible for government procurement under the FedResults' IT 70 GSA schedule. The Wercs provides automated ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • OH&S salutes 2010 product of the year award winners

    Editor Jerry Laws and other staff members from Occupational Health & Safety  presented trophies and gold ribbons Tuesday to representatives of the 16 companies that won the magazine's 2010 New Product of the Year Awards. This second annual contest attracted a new high of 42 products in 17 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Post-catastrophe business resumption and Community safety tips to consider

    The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) (Des Plaines, IL) urges workplaces and communities to be prepared for the before and after of a catastrophic incident such as a tornado. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for business preparedness, but the ASSE, representing more than 33,000 occupational safety and health professionals from around the globe, offers the following safety ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Tenet Health`s Western Medical Center Calls for 3E`s MSDS Compliance Program-- Stat!

    Background Western Medical Center of Santa Ana, Calif., distinguishes itself as a leader in redefining health care delivery. As a member of the Tenet Health System, a national provider of health care services, WMC is recognized for providing an “environment of care” that is innovative to patients. WMC has served Orange County residents since 1902 and now, more than a ...


    By 3E Company

  • Public Safety Innovation Fund: Research to Revolutionize Public Safety Communications

    Today, nearly a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and more than five years after the devastation inflicted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the United States still lacks a wireless interoperable network capable of linking public safety organizations and workers; public responders alone number about 4 million nationwide. The President's Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure ...

  • Learn from Southern Company’s corporate business assurance program

    While electric and gas utility companies have developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans in the past, the challenging economic environment of recent years has caused utilities to both accelerate new plan development and ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By 3E Company

  • Problem Solver for water supply - Pollution incidents

    Pollution in water supplies has always been a concern for water companies and with today’s political climate the issue has never been more important. The threat of terrorism and the requirements of Homeland Security and similar initiatives around the world require that water companies maintain detailed plans for how to ...


    By Innovyze

  • Southwest Airlines’ Compliance Management Soars with 3E

    Southwest Airlines aims to use its 436 (and growing) colorful planes to safely move over 70 million Customers and 288 million pounds of cargo annually. That cargo and Customer baggage can contain all types of materials in them including clothing, paperwork, birthday presents, food stuffs and many other commercial products. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) are not allowed on Southwest Airlines (with ...


    By 3E Company

  • SAMTEC’s innovative best practices in product stewardship and compliance provide competitive advantage

    From high speed interconnects to flex circuitry to RF components and cables – SAMTEC Inc. manufactures a variety of highly specialized electronic components for sale around the world. After over 30 years of business, this privately-held firm with headquarters in southern Indiana has grown to achieve sales approaching $500 million annually and more than 2,000 employees in the United States, ...


    By IHS

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