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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.
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.
Dog bite attacks occur each year in the U.S., which require medical treatment. Field employees
account for many of these dog bite victims. Each year, thousands are seriously injured by dog
bites. Medical bills for treatment of these dog bites are astronomical. Regrettably, the emotional
damage to the victims is even higher. When a dog bites once, odds are, the dog will bite again.
Knowing what to expect and how to ward off an attack are key factors in minimizing the injuries
and potentially saving a life.
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.
This paper provides guidance for safety managers charged with protecting their employees against flash fire hazards. This paper will examine the role of FR clothing as part of a comprehensive safety program, and highlight the consequences of flash fire, with an emphasis on the importance of using garments certified for the hazard. You will understand why specifying National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 compliant garments are important to you as a safety professional, even beyond compliance with OSHA.
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.
In an effort by the upstream oil & gas industry to develop a “robust and comprehensive” Hazard
Assessment as required by OSHA, API Recommended Practice 99 - Flash Fire Risk Assessment
for the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry” was developed using already accepted, yet somewhat
unknown by many, practices. This paper will review this tool developed by the industry to assess
for flash fire hazards, determine mitigation & controls, and to determine if and when FRC is to be
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?
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.
This manual establishes the minimum water supply requirements for fire protection at U .S Army mobilization facilities .
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