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  • Recently enhanced NFPA 1001 Training Course covers essentials of self-contained breathing apparatus

    The average firefighter is no stranger to danger. In fact, they’re well acquainted. When risking everything to enter a fire zone or similar environment, it’s of the utmost importance that firefighters are also acquainted with the life-saving self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1001-level online training course, Self-Contained Breathing ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • MSA Pulls Back Curtain on Breakthrough Innovations for Firefighter Protection

    Less than one year after global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) established a new standard in firefighter respiratory protection with its revolutionary G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), the company is once again turning heads at the fire service industry’s largest trade conference with new SCBA features that further enhance firefighter ...


  • TargetSolutions Makes Key Updates to Two NFPA 1001 Training Courses

    TargetSolutions has recently updated the content and multimedia of two NFPA 1001 training courses that cover various aspects of fire safety. In an ongoing effort to provide the most engaging online training experience possible, TargetSolutions has completed major revisions to a pair of NFPA 1001 training courses: Fire Behavior and Firefighter ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • ENSR`s pollutant testing procedure receives ASTM approval

    A new provisional analytical method co-developed by an ENSR toxicologist for assessing organic pollutants in sediments has been adopted by ASTM International (ASTM). The method measures the concentration of contaminants in sediment porewater - the water filling the spaces between grains of sediment - to which aquatic organisms become exposed. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a global environmental ...


    By AECOM

  • 2016 Virginia HazMat Conference & Expo – HazSim

    Join us at the Virginia HazMat Conference 2016 The Virginia Association of Hazardous Materials Response Specialists (VAHMRS) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), announce the 33rd annual Virginia Hazardous Materials Conference and Expo to be held September 13-16, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ...


    By HazSim

  • US firefighters pay a heavy price for contaminated breathing air

    A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks in their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The problem was traced to an air compressor which is believed to have introduced contaminants into the system. The compressor has now been replaced, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Identifying Respirable Hazards to Protect Workers in Puerto Rico

    Once each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The list is compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff. Year after year, 1 of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory protection. OSHA reports that an estimated 5 ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • State FIFRA Issues Research & Evaluation Group Meeting

    On September 19-20, 2011, the Pesticide Operations Management (POM) Working Committee (WC) of the State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research & Evaluation Group (SFIREG) met in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia. Through a cooperative agreement in 1978, EPA and the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • State FIFRA issues research & evaluation group meeting

    On September 19-20, 2011, the Pesticide Operations Management (POM) Working Committee (WC) of the State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research & Evaluation Group (SFIREG) met in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia. Through a cooperative agreement in 1978, EPA and the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials ...


    By Acta Group

  • Protecting New York and Tri-state Area Workers from Airborne Hazards

    Several months ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The annual list is compiled each year from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by the agency.   For numerous years in a row, one of top 10 cited violations once ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • When It Comes to Tracking Firefighter Training for the NFPA 1401 Standard, TargetSolutions Is ‘Light Years Ahead’

    Not every fire department incorporates the NFPA’s 1401 standard into its training program. Many agencies, in fact, might not understand or even know about the NFPA’s recommended practice for documenting fire service training records. ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • RAE Systems and Fire Smoke Coalition to Provide LA-Based Training on the

    RAE Systems Inc. will collaborate with the non-profit Fire Smoke Coalition to deliver the "Know Your Smoke" Symposium for firefighters and first responders this week, January 27-28, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Los Angeles. This important seminar provides free training for firefighters ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • The hazmat suicides

    No, this isn"t the name of the new Agatha Christie murder mystery. It"s the phenomenon that has firefighters, police departments, and paramedics all on their toes. The culprits? Common bath chemicals and salts that can be found in any hardware store. The murder weapon? Hydrogen sulfide. All over the country, hydrogen sulfide is replacing carbon monoxide as the silent killer of choice in suicide. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group Meeting

    On December 5-6, 2011, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) held its semi-annual full committee meeting in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia. Through a cooperative agreement in 1978, EPA and AAPCO created ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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