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682 Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection, Stephen J. Musur

This presentation covers the fundamentals of fire protection. Included is information on: • Science of Fire, • Fire Controls, • Fire Protection, • Detection / Suppression, • Testing - Maintenance and • Warehousing / Storage.


754 Fire Protection Systems An Important Part of Prevention through Design, Patric E. McCon

Preventing fires from occurring is the best way to minimize the risk of employee injury from fire. When fire prevention fails, though, we still have the opportunity to prevent harm to people, and to reduce property damage. This paper will discuss the role of fire protection systems in minimizing the risk of death and injury from fire.


622 Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection 101C, Stephen J. Musur

PowerPoint presentation covering the fundamentals of fire protection. Topics covered include: - Science of Fire; Fire Controls; Fire Protection; Detection / Suppression; Testing - Maintenance and Warehousing / Storage.


769 Fires & Explosions in the Fracking World--Where, Why, & How to Minimize Risks, John R. Puskar

This paper’s research included an assessment of the incidents by the types of operations involved, (wells/drilling, gathering pipelines, compressor stations, tank batteries and gas plants), the cause (if given), whether or not there was a combustion event, and casualties/injuries. This paper reports key recommendations that can be applied by upstream and midstream producers and contractors to minimize explosions and fire risks to protect workers. NFPA 56 (Standard for Fire & Explosions Prevention during the Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems) is one of the tools that can help control these risks.


734 Hazardous Material Inventory Management in Preparation for a Warehouse Disaster, Peter J Mutschler

Inventory management is a critical to every emergency response situation. In the past 25 years CHS has experienced 4 chemical warehouse fires and two direct hits by tornadoes on chemical storage facilities. In all of these disasters, the knowledge of what the hazardous materials stored in the facility were and what regulations that applied to them, or the lack of that knowledge, has been the determining factor on how successful the response was. We have learned a lot from these events and are willing to share that experience. One critical lesson we learned has been how important inventory information is. It must be available quickly, accurate and available in a manner that can be used by responders quickly.


510-b Advanced Fire Protection Systems in East Africa: A Case Study, Joon W. Yoo

This paper provides the similarities and differences of the fire protection system installation between the United States and Djibouti in East Africa. Topics that will be addressed include: How would you install a sprinkler system without a reliable water source in East Africa? How could you maintain a functional fire alarm system with frequent power loss? Where would you find skillful workers in a third world country like Djibouti? How would you adapt to a culturally different work environment?


506 Fire Protection for Common and Special Hazards, Walter S. Beattie

In the insurance industry, industrial facilities are said to have common hazards and special hazards. Common hazards are those hazards that are found in many facilities regardless of the occupancy or the product being manufactured. Special hazards are primarily associated with specific industries. For instance, conducting a proprietary process, which involves combustible materials with an ignition source nearby, may be a special hazard at your facility. Flammable liquids are considered special hazards because they represent a high hazard and they are usually specific to the occupancy of the facility.


Fire,Water & Books, S.D. Allen Iske Jr. and Linda G. Lengfellner

•Preparing any business for disaster involves identifying possible hazards, mitigating their effects and identifying response measures. •One environment that has received little attention in this area is academic libraries. •By understanding the situations these facilities face, OSH professionals can conduct insightful assessments and recommend proactive solutions.


Prevention and Control of Dust Explosions in Industry, Chet Brandon & Dale Machir

Many modern industrial operations create dust as a by-product. In certain conditions, some of these dusts can release hazardous amounts of energy when ignited. But how do you know which dusts? What can you do to reduce the risk of a dust explosion? Why do they occur? It is the purpose of this presentation to answer these questions. The attainment of this knowledge will allow you to use a systematic method of hazard assessment and mitigation to provide the maximum protection of the employees and assets of your organization.


Preventing Chemical Disasters by Improving Software Tools, American Society of Safety Engineers

One of the challenges in preventing disasters such as these is to ensure that critical information gets into the planning cycle, and into the hands of the local emergency planning and responder community. To reduce the likelihood of chemical disasters in the U.S., Congress has imposed requirements for governments, tribes and industry.


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