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Topic: Fire Protection - Benchmarking and Performance Criteria

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SH&E Industry 2015 Salary Survey, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The purpose of this research project was to better understand compensation trends among Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) professionals. Since 2008, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has measured and reported salary and employment trend data as a service to its certificants and SH&E professionals. In 2015, BCSP hoped to develop a more complete SH&E employment trend and salary picture by inviting five partners to participate in the data collection process. Partners: ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers; ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene; AHMP - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals; AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association; and IHMM - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.


ASSE Safety Salary Survey - 2015, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago. The ASSE survey results are part of an expansive collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). A summary is provided and includes a link to download the full report.


Fires, Fact & Fiction, Scott M. Margolin

Over the past 2 decades, there have been reasonable debates and less reasonable marketing regarding the duration and energy of hydrocarbon flash fires, despite the fact that existing North American standards are quite clear on the subject. NFPA and CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) both define flash fire with identical technical language: the main factors being diffuse fuel in air, an ignition source, a rapidly moving flame front, and a consequent duration of 3 seconds or less.


Fire Water StorageTanks, Walter S. Beattie

The third installment of this series focuses on fire water tanks and provides a review of what should be included in a typical self-inspection program as it relates to tanks. Inspection, testing and maintenance of fire water storage tanks are critical to fire safety. Water tanks provide stored water for fire pumps and fire protection systems. The primary standard in use in most companies and municipalities is NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. NFPA 25 establishes minimum requirements for the periodic inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems.


Fire Safety for the Golf and the Beetle, Peter Thomas

The Fire Department at the VOLKSWAGEN PLANT IN WOLFSBURG is ready for use around the clock. Its technical equipment corresponds to the special conditions of the site. The smallest emergency vehicles are most commonly in use.


State of Safety: 2013, Kyle W. Morrison

Injury, illness and fatality figures have plateaued for the second year in a row as the economy continues its slow recovery. How will workplace safety be affected if the economy continues to improve?


From the Beginning to the End of the Omega Sprinklers, Richard Beohm

There are reports of Omega sprinklers not operating in 17 fires, and at least four persons suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. The Omega sprinkler problem should be kept in perspective, as this is just one manufacturer’s problem with one model of sprinklers, which affects only a small number of installed sprinklers.


Salary Survey 2012, Ashley Johnson

The National Safety Council sent the 2012 salary survey to 13,410 Safety+Health subscribers and received nearly a ten percent response rate. The survey data shows that safety professionals made gains similar to that in 2011. Major areas of comparison include industry, education, age, number of employees, job title, experience, safety performance, raises/bonuses and region of the country.


Emergency Response Training - How to Plan, Conduct & Evaluate for Success, R. Craig Schroll

When an emergency occurs, will your employees be ready to respond? That's a question facing most companies today-and without effective emergency response training, the answer will likely be no. This article examines important issues related to preparing, conducting and evaluating emergency response training. It details key steps in the process, from evaluating needs and developing objectives, to preparing, revising and conducting training, to evaluating its effectiveness.


Video: Dangers of Propylene Cylinders, US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

On June 24, 2005, fire swept through thousands of flammable gas cylinders at the Praxair gas repackaging plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Dozens of exploding cylinders were launched into the surrounding community and struck nearby homes, buildings, and cars, causing extensive damage and several small fires. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board provides this video to highlight the dangers of propylene cylinders.


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