Oil. That three letter word invites a flood of ethical and environmental debates. Behind all these conversations, the oil industry is working in the background to ensure the safety of its facilities, workers and the planet. Mutual aid is an agreement among emergency services to lend assistance across organizations.
A public safety official is most often the first on the scene when utilities are damaged, whether in response to a downed power line due to a collision or a ruptured natural gas pipeline caused by excavation works. Utility providers should also have experienced resources, capabilities, and products to provide a total response when disasters or emergencies strike.
Things change. It is a fact of life that the luster of new equipment is sure to fade over time. The purpose of inspection and maintenance is to identify whether response equipment can be operated, adjusted and maintained safely with any deterioration detected and remedied before it results in a health and safety risk.
Healthcare workers are among those most at risk of catching Ebola. Many healthcare professionals have knowledge of the virus, but very few have had to treat an infected patient. This has led to a knowledge gap on how to manage Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) when dealing with expected Ebola cases.
The exploration of the earths natural resources is a dangerous undertaking. Mining laws in developed countries require trained and equipped mine rescue personnel to be available on mine sites. Mine rescue competitions provide an invaluable opportunity for these teams to test their skills against industry standards.
More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the Federal Government began collecting data on such spills. The U.S federal data does not include incidents in Canada where oil spilled from trains. Canadian authorities estimate that more than 1.5 million gallons of crude oil spilled last year.
We've just done a large upgrade to Equipment Inspections for all accounts on the [D4H]™ Equipment Manager module of Decisions... New Inspection Workflow... Allows More Flexible Inspections... Automatic Inspections... New Notification System... Upload Inspection Certificates and Documents... View Inspection History.
For many years spreadsheets have been used as an aid for compiling emergency response activities. However, the evolution of technology has allowed public and private sector organizations to capture, store, and analyze incident response data in a structured way, adding real value to compiled information.
The arrival of high-altitude helicopters in the Himalayan peaks has transformed search-and-rescue and saved lives. Rescue teams are setting new standards by performing some of the highest altitude longline rescues ever completed.
Visit [D4H]™ Technologies in the United Kingdom at The Emergency Services Show (ESS) 2014. We're attending September 24th and 25th. This is our sixth year at the conference and we look forward to seeing you all there.