Safety and Health -- Emergency Planning
The validity of omitting stability considerations when simulating transport and dispersion in the urban environment is explored using observations from the Joint URBAN 2003 field experiment and...
Urban search-and-rescue (US&R) involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces. Structural collapse is most often the cause of...
Accidental or terrorist releases of hazardous materials into the atmosphere can impact large populations and cause significant loss of life or property damage.
Plume predictions have been shown to...
This report describes and recommends ways to improve alert systems in order to reduce loss of lives, property, and economic activity caused by natural and man-made disasters.
The first page of an online step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response, and recovery for companies of all sizes. The PDF version is out-of-date, but the online version is current.
Brief description of Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO). Provides link to the National Safety Council for more information.
Shows various warning labels and placards for different classes and divisions of explosive, flammable, poisonous, radioactive, corrosive and other dangerous materials.
Lists the eight planning environments, the necessity that LEPC plans fit their unique situation, and the need to communicate with other local agencies.
Briefly discusses terrorism threats and the use of biological, nuclear & chemical weapons. Provides a link to the FBI's Awareness of National Security Issues and Response (ANSIR) Program.
Provides information and statistics about effectiveness of Planning Committees and suggestions for improvement. Provides link to LEPC Information Exchange.
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