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  • Ethanol emergency response training

    Safety is the top priority of the ethanol industry and those who transport and bring ethanol to the marketplace. It is with this commitment in mind that the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) has compiled and released the Complete Training Guide for Ethanol Emergency Response, to help prepare ethanol ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Ethanol and gasoline mixture - classification and emergency response

    Transport Canada advises: shippers and carriers of the shipping names and UN numbers they should use in Canada for fuel mixtures of ethanol (or ethyl alcohol) and gasoline; and emergency responders on how to treat spills and fires involving these mixtures. Section 2.3 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations states that: ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Emergency health response to help flood victims

    Urgent medical attention is needed for the people displaced by the floods on 18 August taking refuge in temporary shelters, including school buildings and tented camps, in Sunsari and Saptari districts, according to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS). Government health officials said more than 11,000 displaced families in Saptari camps needed medical attention. Most suffer from diarrhoea, ...


    By IRIN

  • SEPA deploys latest technology for emergency response service

    Instrumentation specialist Quantitech has supplied the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) with a range of the latest environmental monitoring technologies that will be used by the Airborne Hazards Emergency Response (AHER) service to improve the provision of information about airborne hazards during a significant incident such as an explosion or a major fire. This will allow NHS ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Utilizing Leadership Commitment and Emergency Response Planning

    The unconventional revolution has dramatically transformed the global oil and gas landscape and will continue to do so for the anticipated future, opening a world of new opportunities and associated risk for energy companies striving to increase reserves and shareholder value. Health and safety of workers, as well as environmental concerns, are the most current and prominent challenges ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Bulletin on revised China regulations on emergency response

    On the 11th October 2011, the State Administration for Work Safety (SAWS) in China released two draft new laws for public consultation concerning hazardous chemicals. These laws affect anyone exporting chemicals to China or manufacturing chemicals within China. Responses to the consultation close on 18th November with the new laws effective from 1st December 2011. The first of these laws - the ...

  • 2012 emergency response guidebook input sought

    Preparing for the 2012 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook, an important guide used by emergency responders nationwide, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is asking for comments by Sept. 21 that address 16 detailed questions. PHMSA said it particularly wants input from professionals who have experience using the 2008 guidebook. The book helps emergency personnel ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Indoor Air Quality Emergency Response Services

    Hygieneering, Inc. was called in on Sunday March 7th, 2011 in response to a high rise building fire in the Chicago Loop. Hygieneering, Inc. was called to respond to the indoor air quality concerns due to smoke and water damage that has occurred after an afternoon fire in the first floor of a Chicago Loop high rise building. The building indoor air quality is being tested for carbon dioxide, ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Reduce Your Emergency Flood Response Times!

    When flood events threaten communities, The ability to quickly respond can be the difference between preservation & devastation. Typically, emergency management personnel are tasked with pulling together large quantities of volunteers to fill and place sandbags. With the SandMaster attachment and its ability to fill and place 4,800-6,200 sandbags in 8 hours with only 3 people, the need for ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

    The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office announces the launch of a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders. Developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the resource ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Bulletin on revised China regulations on emergency response

    On the 11th October 2011, the State Administration for Work Safety (SAWS) in China released two draft new laws for public consultation concerning hazardous chemicals. These laws affect anyone exporting chemicals to China or manufacturing chemicals within China. Responses to the consultation close on 18th November with the new laws effective from 1st December 2011. The first of these laws - the ...

  • Company to Purchase Emergency Response Equipment for Fairfield Conn. under EPA Settlement

    A Fairfield, Conn. company that develops and produces specialty metal and chemical products will pay a $13,250 penalty, and in addition will purchase at least $47,900 worth of equipment for the Fairfield fire department to settle EPA claims that it violated environmental right-to-know requirements. According to a recent settlement with EPA, 5N Plus Inc. allegedly violated the federal Emergency ...

  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response training comes to Cary

    Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.Environmental Resource Center, the leading ...

  • EPA Agreement with Citgo Will Improve Safety and Emergency Response in Corpus Christi, TX

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with the Citgo Refining and Chemicals Company for violations at the company’s facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to correcting violations and paying a civil penalty, the company will provide the local fire department with equipment to help improve their response to chemical releases. “Keeping ...

  • NCEC announces new partnership for chemical emergency response service in China

    UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) – part of Ricardo-AEA – announces new partnership agreement with China’s National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) Agreement facilitates collaboration to provide a unique and truly global telephone emergency response service The new service – which goes live on ...

  • NCEC celebrates 40 years at the forefront of chemical safety and emergency response

    The UK National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) – part of Ricardo-AEA – celebrated its 40th year of successful operation yesterday and underscored its position as one of the world’s most experienced chemical emergency response organizations Endorsed by the UK government and supported by industry through bodies such as the Chemical Industries Association, NCEC has provided a ...

  • Mobile lab to support UN environmental emergency response inaugurated

    An innovative mobile laboratory developed by the Netherlands to support international response to environmental emergencies was officially inaugurated by the Ministers of Environment and Development Cooperation in The Hague. The modular unit, known as the Environmental Assessment Module (EAM), can be rapidly deployed for disasters involving hazardous substances, together with the relevant ...

  • U. S., Mexico Conduct Joint Emergency Response Exercise

    Tomorrow, federal, state, and local emergency response agencies from the United States and Mexico will conduct a binational, hazardous substance emergency response exercise as part of the U.S.- Mexico Joint Contingency Plan. The exercise will take place near the Ysleta/Zaragoza Port of Entry, Mexico side, from 10 - 11 a.m. The exercise will enhance response techniques in the event of a spill or ...

  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response training comes to Cary

    Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.Environmental Resource Center, the leading ...

  • Meriden Conn. Company will provide emergency response equipment to settle environmental concerns

    The Miller Company, Inc. of Meriden, Conn. has agreed to spend $25,000 to purchase and provide emergency response equipment for the Meriden Fire Department under a settlement with EPA for claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways. The “supplemental environmental project” will improve the fire ...

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