Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition

Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition

Author: R. Craig Schroll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420031751

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 890

Fundamentally, fire prevention and control refer to systems and practices that increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and rapidly and effectively control fires. Changing safety codes and regulations along with recent technological advances have rendered the first edition of this popular handbook somewhat out of date and left fire safety professionals without a current, reliable reference devoted to their needs. Comprehensive, uniquely focused, and completely up to date, the Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Edition provides a practical guide for improving fire prevention and protection within a work environment. The author has made extensive revisions, significantly expanded his discussions in key areas, and added numerous examples and illustrations to provide a better-than-ever overview of all essential areas of fire protection, including loss control programs, fire behavior, life safety, hazard control, and emergency planning. New in the Second Edition: Discussions of new extinguishing agents, including wet chemical and clean agents designed to replace halon Significantly expanded coverage of general loss control programs More in-depth treatment of hazard control and life safety issues Broader coverage of installed fire protection systems More examples covering selection, placement, and maintenance of fire extinguishers

Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbook

Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbook

Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118773789

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 268

This handy volume is a ready “go to” reference forthe chemical engineer, plant manager, process engineer, or chemistworking in industrial settings where dust explosions could be aconcern, such as the process industries, coal industry, metalindustry, and others. Though dust explosions have been aroundsince the Earth first formed, and they have been studied andwritten about since the 1500s, they are still an ongoing concernand occur almost daily somewhere in the world, from bakeries tofertilizer plants. Dust explosions can have devastating consequences, and,recently, there have been new industrial standards and guidelinesthat reflect safer, more reasonable methods for dealing withmaterials to prevent dust explosions and resultant fires. This book not only presents these new developments for engineersand managers, but it offers a thorough and deep coverage of thesubject, starting with a complete overview of dust, how it forms,when it is in danger of exploding, and how this risk can bemitigated. There is also a general coverage of explosions andthe environments that foster them. Further chapters cover individual industries, such as metal andcoal, and there is an appendix that outlines best practices forpreventing dust explosions and fire and how these risks can besystematically mitigated by these implementations. There isalso a handy glossary of terms for easy access, not only for theveteran engineer or chemist, but for the student or newhire. This ready reference is one of the most useful texts that anengineer or chemist could have at their side. With so manyaccidents still occurring in industry today and so many hazards,this volume pinpoints the most common and easiest ways for theengineer to go about his daily business safely, efficiently, andprofitably, with no extraneous tables or theoreticaltreatises. A must have for any engineer, scientist, orchemist working with materials that could result in dust explosionsor fire.

Complete Confined Spaces Handbook

Complete Confined Spaces Handbook

Author: John F. Rekus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0873714873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 814

This book provides plant managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists with recommended procedures and guidance for safe entry into confined spaces. It reviews selected case histories of confined space accidents, including multiple fatalities, and discusses how a confined space entry program could have prevented them. It outlines the requirements of the OSHA permit-entry confined space standard and provides detailed explanations of requirements for lockout/tagout, air sampling, ventilation, emergency planning, and employee training. The book is filled with more than 100 line drawings and more than 150 photographs.

Principles of Fire Protection

Principles of Fire Protection

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0877653453

Category: Fire prevention.

Page: 357

View: 402

This thorough introduction to fire safety basics covers everything from fire codes to construction! Written by experts, Principles of Fire Protection presents fire science students and new fire protection personnel with the fundamental methods of fire protection, prevention, and suppression. Twelve clear, concise chapters bring students the basics on fire hazards of materials, extinguishing agents, fire codes and standards, loss investigation and analysis, fire department organization, and much more! Each chapter includes a summary of key points and a complete reference listing. This Second Edition text is an ideal learning tool for introductory college courses, self-study, and in-service programs.

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

Author: E. Scott Dunlap

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439874080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 218

In most schools you will probably see one, if not all of the following: Metal detectors to prevent handguns and other weapons from being brought onto school property Students in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliations Police officers patrolling the property to deter violent activity as well as respond to incidents Such evolutions have forever changed how we view the safety of our students. However, the phrase "school safety" goes beyond these issues of security put in place to protect students, faculty, and staff. Environmental factors also play a role. The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety expands the dialogue on school safety to comprehensively address the spectrum of safety risks such as bullying, fire safety, playground and transportation safety, and more. Based on research and practical experience, it helps school administrators develop appropriate programs that protect all individuals from harm. Author E. Scott Dunlap brings his experience in OSHA and DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture to bear on the issue of school safety. He presents school safety from a holistic perspective and details vulnerability assessment tools and incident investigation forms to help schools develop a comprehensive safety program. By focusing on this range of issues, the book’s dynamic perspective puts the keys to achieving an effective safety program within easy reach.

Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0877655774

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 561

Apply the experience of dozens of leading authorities with the new Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services. This special fire service edition of NFPA's Fire Protection Handbook is comprised of 35 informative chapters that present the big picture in a single volume. All the topics fire service managers and fire and life safety educators need to know about are here including: Fire and fire science basics including fire data collection and databases, and use of incident data and statistics Information on fire and life safety education including how to reach high-risk groups, understanding media, and evaluation techniques Guidance on fire department administration and operations, pre-incident planning, EMS, training, apparatus and equipment, PPE, managing response to haz-mat incidents, rescue operations, fireground operations, and more! Order your copy today and put time-tested knowledge to work for you!