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  • Alexander Chemical partners with local agencies for crisis drill

    Emergency responders recently partnered with Alexander Chemical Corporation, located in Kingsbury, IN for a crisis training event involving four agencies and La Porte Hospital.   A simulated active shooter scenario staged at Alexander’s manufacturing facility provided a training opportunity for the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Hazardous Material team, the Kingsbury ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • TacticID-GP Used for Department of Defense Simulations

    B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is pleased to announce that the TaciticID-GP handheld Raman spectrometer has been very well received thus far with military users. In early November, the TacticID-GP was integrated into a 3 day Department of Defense explosive disposal simulation ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Advanced marine spill simulation software is key to coastal environmental protection

    NCEC, part of the AEA Technology group, in partnership with BMT Argoss, a global specialist provider of marine environmental information, has co-developed a unique and sophisticated marine spill simulation tool to support primarily the Emergency and Rescue Services in the event of chemical incidents at sea or in port. The application has been independently validated in controlled sea trials, ...

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Hearing loss hazard for call center workers

    Loud machinery, equipment or vehicles have always been considered the main culprits for noise-induced hearing loss, but these are - to a great extent - controlled by rules, regulations and careful monitoring. For years it was believed that being a call centre operator was a low-risk occupation, but personal injury claims by call centre workers are increasing. These include repetitive ...

  • Eaton Boosts Power Xpert Insight Software with Electrical Capacity Management and Load Simulation

    Power management company Eaton today announced the release of the latest version of its Power Xpert Insight software. The power and energy monitoring platform provides a dashboard view into real-time energy usage, efficiency and power quality for facility, energy, ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Plastics in oceans decompose, release hazardous chemicals, surprising new study says

    In the first study to look at what happens over the years to the billions of pounds of plastic waste floating in the world’s oceans, scientists are reporting that plastics — reputed to be virtually indestructible — decompose with surprising speed and release potentially toxic substances into the water. Reporting here today at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the ...


    By American Chemical Society

  • Shipping oil pollution: new hazard mapping method developed

    A new method for mapping the spread of oil released by ships is presented in a recent study, where it is applied to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas of the Mediterranean. The method pulls together a range of data, including information on shipping routes, oil particle behaviour, currents and climate. In this case study, it reveals pollution hotspots in the south-western Adriatic Sea and north-eastern ...

  • PHMSA Grants Announced

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing $20.4 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants to states, ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • CHEMTREC TO BE A HAZMAT RESPONSE RESOURCE IN FEMA’S NATIONAL LEVEL EXERCISE 2011 (NLE2011)

    FEMA’s National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE 2011) is scheduled for May 2011. The purpose of the exercise is to prepare and coordinate a multiple-jurisdictional integrated response to a national catastrophic event.  It is part of the National Exercise Program which provides the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism ...


    By CHEMTREC

  • River and drainage modelling seminars

    The River and Drainage Modelling Seminar Series MWH Soft co-presented in Malaysia have been successfully completed. The seminars were co-organised by Jabatan Pengairan Dan Saliran (JPS), the Malaysian Government's Department of Irrigation and Drainage and held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang on 1st and 2nd December. JPS are responsible for flood management and main river water quality throughout ...

  • Hazmat award CPD hours by the IFE

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and Tactical Hazmat have announced that Hazmat 2015 has been awarded 11.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD), by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). The event has been awarded an additional 1.5 hours of CPD on the previous year as a result of the extensive programme of keynote presentations and ‘hands-on’ workshops. ...

  • The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

    The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The wrong handling of ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • NCEC help emergency services with large scale incident excercise

    Two of NCEC’s Emergency Responders, John Wilkinson and Tom Baker, attended Operation Rosedale, a major, multi-agency exercise simulating the derailment of a passenger rail carriage and a dangerous goods train carrying molten phenol. The excercise was organised by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and also involved the NCEC, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Nottinghamshire ...

  • Crowcon’s CellarSafe Gas Detector Helps Athletes Train Safely in ‘Artificial Mountains’

    -Gas detector ensures constant O2 and CO2 levels in enclosed chambers-Crowcon’s CellarSafe O2/CO2 gas detector and control system is being used to monitor the level of the two gases in unique ‘artificial mountains’ – enclosed endurance training chambers designed to simulate depleted oxygen levels at high altitudes. The chambers are manufactured by German company Höhenbalance AG.Generators filter ...

  • Could 135,000 laptops help solve the energy challenge?

    U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the largest ever awards of the Department's supercomputing time to 57 innovative research projects - using computer simulations to perform virtual experiments that in most cases would be impossible or impractical in the natural world. Utilizing two world-leading supercomputers with a computational capacity roughly equal to 135,000 quad-core laptops, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Zinc Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Earlier this year, a team of doctors and nurses from the United States traveled to Bolivia to take part in an emergency drill at a zinc mining facility.  The exercise involved a simulated explosion at the plant. Zinc is a metallic chemical element represent by the symbol Zn.  It is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.  Zinc is used in many alloys, including ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Predicting the radiation risk to European Space Agency astronauts

    European scientists have developed the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses of radiation that astronauts will receive aboard the orbiting European laboratory module, Columbus, attached to the ISS this week.  The new software package accurately simulates the physics of radiation particles passing through spacecraft walls and human bodies. Such techniques will be essential to use for ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Climate change killed Europeans in 2003 heat

    British researchers say climate change was responsible for the deaths of more than 60 people in London in 2003, and over 500 in Paris. In a rare instance of direct attribution of human mortality to warming temperatures, they say that year’s European heatwave raised the risk of heat-related death by 20% in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • pH neutralization system daily

    As discussed in the August Newsletter, a Fully Automated Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment System will shutdown and temporarily holds wastewater for proper treatment if an out-of-spec condition, an excursion, is detected. These systems require checks only twice a week and an operator on-call. All other systems require a daily operator inspection. Fortunately, a well designed system requires ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

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