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2014-02-26 16:20:40

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The CBRN Defense Market 2013-2023 Synopsis This report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the global CBRN defense industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news....

2014-02-26 16:20:31

Mineta Transportation Institute's new manual includes templates, exercises, policies, and more SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation and transit agency emergency managers now have access to a free research report and training manual for emergency exercise development and implementation. The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) publication, Exercise Handbook: What Transportation Security and Emergency Preparedness Leaders Need to Know to Improve...

2014-02-26 12:20:38

MONTREAL, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is reaching out to municipalities along its North American rail network to review its safety practices, share relevant information on dangerous goods traffic and discuss emergency response planning. Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive, said: "A full 99.998 per cent of CN and rail industry movements of dangerous goods - many of which are essential to the North American economy and communities across the...

2014-02-25 23:04:46

Outcome Engenuity is pleased to announce that its Just Culture Certification Course will be held April 22-24, 2014 in Plano, TX. It will be held at Legacy Town Center and is open to professionals from all industries. Plano, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Just Culture Certification Course is a three-day training program designed to help organizations achieve better outcomes, pursue sustainable and positive culture change through learning and justice, and reduce adverse events. This is...

2014-02-25 16:29:15

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians for Civil Defense in cooperation with the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA) has established a first-of-its-kind, automated NukAlert Fallout Measurement Station in Tucson, Arizona. The station is a rooftop radiation detection system with a measurement range from low-level background to 1,000R/hr. It can capture, hold, and measure fallout from a nuclear power plant failure, nuclear detonation, or...

2014-02-21 23:02:19

Faculty at the School of Systems and Enterprises receives research funding from the city of New York. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 A city’s greatest responsibility is its people. And, in an era of constant natural and man-made disasters, the responsibility has grown immensely with cities from all over the world stepping up their disaster planning and recovery initiatives. With a population of over eight million people within a 300 square mile radius, the city of New York is...

2014-02-21 16:20:42

Best Practices to be Included in Future Emergency Preparedness Plans HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today directed Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn Cannon to lead a thorough After-Action Review (AAR), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, on the state's response to recent winter storms. A storm on Feb. 4 and 5 caused nearly 849,000 power outages across the state, particularly in...

2014-02-19 12:28:49

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of the Kanishka Project Contribution Program, a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused research funded by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) is launching a bilingual website for communities to utilize to help them prepare for and mitigate a terrorist attack or mass victimization event in Canada. TerrorVictimResponse.ca encourages communities to develop a comprehensive response plan which...

2014-02-18 16:27:00

A new settlement has been proposed that could provide relief to thousands of response workers injured by the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to allowing individuals to participate in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), stepped in to ensure that extensive safety measures were put in place for the protection of workers. This was...

2014-02-18 08:56:55

Instead of winging it, planners need to think carefully about costs and benefits The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes game of chance. "We're playing a high-stakes game against nature without thinking about what we're doing," geophysicist Seth Stein of Northwestern University said. "We're mostly...


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