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Author: American Earthquake Engineering and Hazards Reduct
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: earthquake, reduction, china, engineering, hazards, scholarly, communication, people, committee, republic, american, trip, report, delegation, submitted
Number of Pages: 200
Published: 1980-01
eBookDB-ID: NAP:14720

Author: Thaddeus W. Fowler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: electrical, safety, manual, rev, trades, health, student
Number of Pages: 87
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437920276
ISBN-13: 9781437920277

This student manual, developed by NIOSH, is part of a safety and health curriculum for secondary and post-secondary electrical trades courses. It is designed to engage the learner in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards associated with electrical work. It was developed through extensive research with vocational instructors. Chapters: Electricity is Dangerous; Dangers of Electrical Shock; Burns Caused by Electricity (includes First Aid Fact Sheet); Overview of the Safety Model; Recognizing Hazards; Evaluating Hazards; Controlling Hazards: Safe Work Environment; and Controlling Hazar

Author: David E. Jacobs
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: paint, hazards, housing, based, lead, evaluation, control, guidelines
Number of Pages: 773
Published: 1996-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788126296
ISBN-13: 9780788126291

Provides detailed, comprehensive, & technical information on how to identify lead-based paint hazards in housing & how to control such hazards safely & efficiently. Covers: where to go for help, risk assessment, ongoing monitoring, inspections, worksite preparation, worker protection, hazardous waste, abatement, encapsulation, cleaning, clearance, routine building maintenance, historic preservation, & more. References & glossary. Will sharply reduce children's exposure to lead without unnecessarily increasing the cost of housing. Photos. Also includes a 23-page EPA report, Reducing Lead Hazard

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hazards, chemical, guide, pocket, niosh
Number of Pages: 484
Published: 1997-11
ISBN-10: 0788149237
ISBN-13: 9780788149238

Gives you quick access to the information you need to recognize & deal with chemical hazards in the workplace. It recommends appropriate actions to take when encountering a potentially hazardous substance, including the latest data on: chemical types & descriptions, health hazards, exposure signs & symptoms, emergency treatment, personal protection, cleanup precautions & much more. Provides key information & data on 677 hazardous chemicals or substances that you may encounter in the work environment. Spiral bound.

Author: Maxx Dilley
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: risk, analysis, global, hotspots, disaster, natural
Number of Pages: 149
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0821359304
ISBN-13: 9780821359303

Earthquakes, floods, drought, and other natural hazards cause tens of thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in economic losses each year around the world. Many billions of dollars in humanitarian assistance, emergency loans, and development aid are expended annually. Yet efforts to reduce the risks of natural hazards remain largely uncoordinated across different hazard types and do not necessarily focus on areas at highest risk of disaster.'Natural Disaster Hotspots' presents a global view of major natural disaster risk hotspots-areas at relatively hig

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: tourism, natural, hazards, management, winter, adapting, change, european, alps, climate
Number of Pages: 132
Published: 2007-01-18
ISBN-10: 9264031693
ISBN-13: 9789264031692

This report assesses the implications of climate change on winter tourism and natural hazards management in the European Alps, with a particular focus on how these activities can adapt to climate change. The report presents the first systematic cross-country analysis of the effects of climate change on snow-reliability in the European Alps. It also examines the implications of climate change for a range of natural hazards prevalent in the Alps, with a particular focus on frameworks and financial mechanisms to manage natural hazards in three countries: France, Switzerland and Austria. Technolog

Author: Orice M. Williams
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: natural, insurance, mitigation, different, approacheshazard, policies, selected, hazard, countries, similar
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437912915
ISBN-13: 9781437912913

Natural hazards adversely affect hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year and cause extensive property damage. In 2007, natural hazards caused an estimated 14,600 deaths and $70 billion in property losses, and the insurance industry covered $23.3 billion in losses. In catastrophic loss years, such as 2005 -- the year that saw Hurricane Katrina -- losses can be far greater. This report: (1) identifies policies used by other countries to reduce losses caused by natural hazards; (2) examines the extent of international cooperation among selected countries, including the U.S., to mitiga
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