Emergency Management Articles

  • Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies

    Introduction RBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States. For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers. Situation Prior to becoming a msdsBinders ...

  • At what Speed is Greenland’s Ice Sheet Melting?

    Greenland – Overview Greenland is an island and autonomous Danish territory located between the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. Most of the land is covered by a massive ice sheet. In fact, this ice sheet is one of the only two existing on this Earth. The other ice sheet covers Antarctica. The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) covers approximately 81 percent of Greenland. This ice sheet is ...


    By Climate Institute

  • 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 ...

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Commercial Pit Lighting recommendations, layouts and best practices

    Commercial Pit Lighting Recommendations, Layouts and Best Practices According to an article archived by Commercial Motor (published on May 25, 1973), inspection pits typically found in commercial repair garages are filled with dangerous hazards that could cause fatal accidents. The publication was one of the first organizations to acknowledge explosive hazards ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Solar Light Towers for Remote Security

    Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?

    The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing. In 1932, New York gastroenterologist Burrill Crohn described an unusual disease in 14 adults. The patients had bouts of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and lesions and scars on the bowel wall. Doctors in other parts of North America ...


    By Ensia

  • Tower rescue: first-in operations and the IAP

    Across the country “tower” type rescues are becoming more and more common.  Accordingly, there is a growing need for local rescuers to be aware of these sites in their response areas, pre-plan for different rescue scenarios, and train their specialized rescue personnel to the appropriate level in order to facilitate the rescue in a safe manner.  Tower rescues have become so ...


    By Elevated Safety, LLC

  • Geli Enables BMW EV Demand Response Program - Case Study

    Challenge BMW Technology Group planned to launch a ground-breaking electric vehicle (EV) program called i ChargeForward that would allow individual BMW i3 owners to earn money by participating in demand response (DR) events. However, in order for BMW to participate in Pacific Gas & Electric’s day-ahead and real-time DR markets, it needed to guarantee 100 kilowatts (kW) of demand ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Mosul battle brings environmental damage, with serious impacts on health, prospects of recovery

    Civilians in Northern Iraq are falling victim to additional suffering - including near suffocation and respiratory illnesses - due to what appears to be a scorched-earth policy employed by retreating ISIL militants following the launch of a major military offensive to retake the city of Mosul. Nineteen oil wells have been set ablaze by armed groups near Al Qayyarah, located south-east of Mosul, ...

  • 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

  • 10 Emergency Eyewash Best Practices

    A chemical eye injury is something to avoid at all costs; it’s a painful and frightening experience and one that may leave a person blinded for life. So if your workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals and other substances, it’s imperative that you do everything you can to ensure that your ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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

  • Anti-fungal compounds: emerging environmental contaminants

    Azole fungicides are active ingredients in a range of pharmaceutical and personal care products, and are also used in agriculture. This study reviewed the sources, presence and risks of these compounds in the environment, finding evidence of toxic effects on aquatic organisms. The researchers provide directions for future research and warn caution should be exercised until more toxicity data ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

    Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led to the death of 29 coal miners during a single incident in 2010; the deadliest mine incident since 1970. Indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury in the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faces a ...


    By SafetySmart

  • What you need to know about Lone Working

    Staying safe and being prepared for the unexpected With lone working on the rise lately a lot of people may be wondering; exactly what constitutes this practice and what are the health & safety requirements? A lone worker is essentially defined as an employee who works by themselves without direct supervision, perhaps on a remote site, in their own home or on the move. It can ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • What should be in your First Aid Kit?

    Basic Essentials for a Low-Hazard Workplace For most it will be obvious that their workplace needs a first aid kit somewhere on site, but when it comes to the exact contents, things become less straightforward. What should they contain? What’s the bare minimum of items they should be stocked with? The simple answer is that there is no standardised list of contents, only ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

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