Emergency Management Articles

  • Cashman Equipment Barges Support Emergency Salvage efforts in Cuba - Case Study

    Location: Cuba Client: Titan Salvage In September 2012, Cashman Equipment supported TITAN Salvage’s emergency response to a container ship grounded in Cuba. The containership was en route from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, Cuba, when it came ashore after losing power during Tropical Storm Isaac in late August. Following the grounding, TITAN contracted with ...

  • EPA Eyes Nonylphenol Ethoxylates

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded on June 12, 2018, the list of chemicals subject to reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The list now includes a category containing 13 nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE). NPEs are nonionic surfactants used in a variety of industrial applications and consumer products ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    A fire crew respond to an incident at a chemicals factory. Many hazardous substances are on site and the incident has resulted in injuries. The crew assess the situation, establish the danger zone and don their protective hazmat suits. These emergency responders risk their own lives to rescue injured workers and contain the situation. ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients

    On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Emergency Planning & ADA

    A year ago, Laura, an SCM Team member, fell and fractured her knee cap.  Following surgery, for the next few months, she was non-ambulatory.  She could not walk with that knee.  She became very aware of the difficulties faced by people with special challenges and impairments.  Her experiences bring to mind that whether permanent or temporary, there are times where additional ...

  • Enhancements to TargetSolutions’ infrastructure will require action for some customers

    TargetSolutions is taking steps to modernize its platform and strengthen its overall infrastructure. As part of these enhancements, it is necessary to change Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. If your organization has whitelisted sites associated with TargetSolutions by IP, you will need to alert your IT department about these important changes. ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Emergency scenarios in the Banger polder, Semarang City: a case study to identify different emergency scenarios

    In Semarang urban coastal areas experience daily flooding from the sea during high tide (tidal flooding). Flourishing residential areas have changed into unhealthy slums with the nuisance of daily flooding in parts of the city. To overcome these problems a polder system was implemented to address the tidal flooding. The Semarang polder system is the first fully operational polder system in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ALPDIRIS: a new project for IES Solutions

    A new project for IES Solutions: ALPDIRIS The participation of IES Solutions to EU-funded projects goes bigger: a new one, called ALPDIRIS (Alpine Disaster Relieve for Italy and Slovenia), has just started. ALPDIRIS is a project funded by DG-HOME, the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs. The project aims at enhancing the cooperation between ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • How One EMS Agency in Pennsylvania Has Taken Its Training Program to a New Level

    By Utilizing TargetSolutions, Holy Spirit EMS Is Able to Save Money, Streamline Training Efficiencies Emergency responders and the organizations they work for in the state of Pennsylvania are facing new challenges in how to meet EMS continuing education requirements. The previously utilized PA Prepared Online Learning System is no longer available. The ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Worst? Emergency Management

    Disaster and Emergency Management Systems (DEMS) I have just returned from a week studying Disaster and Emergency Management Systems. It has been a real eye opener. Many of us regard disasters or an emergency as something that happens to someone else. Trust me, the day may come when it will be your organisation and unfortunately, there is often little or no ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • The Importance of Deployable Morgues for Disaster Sites

    Natural disasters of all types and intensity carry risk of fatalities. Even minor inclement weather scenarios can have tragic effects and loss of life. Deployable morgues fill a critical need within effective medical care operations at disaster sites. Disaster response planning should always include these systems in order to manage deceased victims respectfully, efficiently, and without putting ...


    By Blu-Med Response Systems

  • Diver versus Deep Trekker: A Cost /Benefit Analysis

    As underwater ROV technology continues to evolve and transform, industry professionals are faced with a simple question: diver or drone? While the question may be simple, often the answer is not and depends on a multitude of factors such as the scope of a task, operating environment/conditions and project complexity to name a few. Ultimately everything boils down to two factors: safety and cost. ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Paris Attacks: Is Your Workplace Prepared for an Act of Terrorism?

    The risk of terrorist attacks is something that every employer—at a minimum—should consider and, if necessary, prepare for in its emergency response planning. The recent attacks at the soccer stadium and concert hall in Paris, France, while shocking in their brutality, were not inconceivable, given that public venues where large groups gather are logical targets. ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 2016 Chemical data reporting: What do you need to know.

    The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq.) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate and enforce rules on chemical substances in commerce. Section 8 (a) of the law requires the EPA to collect basic exposure-related information on the types, quantities and uses of chemical substances produced domestically and imported into the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Consistency in terminal care?

    A research study has been published by the Primary palliative care research group in Scotland, jointly carried out between Lothian NHS, the University of Edinburgh, and the Marie Curie charity. It found the need for more consistency in care and treatment at an earlier stage in terminal illness. Improvement in service has occurred, and the Scottish Government is funding further improvement under ...

  • Fast Pace Turnkey Solution for Nordana

    DESMI Ocean Guard demonstrated great agility and pace as a loose component project with the Shipowner, Nordana evolved in to a full turnkey solution delivered and commissioned in just four months - from first inspection to final commissioning. From September 2015 to January 2016, DESMI Ocean Guard prepared and installed a ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • The Maine Municipal Association (MMA) - Case Study

    THE MAINE MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION (MMA) is a voluntary membership organization of the State's cities, towns, plantations and organized townships to provide a unified voice for Maine's municipalities to promote and strengthen local government. Training is at the forefront of MMA’s efforts to provide its clients with tools that improve health and safety records while reducing costs. FirstNet ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies

    Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) is an online collection of peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets. Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal. EEMCS addresses the increasing demand from business educators ...

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