Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Author: Lon H. Ferguson,Christopher A. Dr. Janicak

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace—from the substances required to do business to the building construction itself—and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards.
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Fundamentals of Fire Protection

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0877655952

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 5780

Up-to-date, broad-based training for fire service candidates and in-service professionals! Comprehensive coverage--from fire basics to fire department operations- and based on objectives established by the National Fire Academy. Written by experienced fire service faculty from colleges and fire departments, Fundamentals of Fire Protection provides a solid introduction to the full range of fire protection topics. Designed for classroom instruction or self-study, this authoritative resource is a suggested text for the model FESHE curriculum course Principles of Emergency Services (formerly Fundamentals of Fire Protection). It is i deal for students preparing to enter the field or fire protection professionals who want to advance their career. Fundamentals is the only text organized around the Principles of Emergency Services course developed by the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Conference. Comprised of faculty from over 100 institutions of higher learning with a fire science curriculum, FESHE's model curriculum sets uniform objectives for quality fire and emergency services education. Fundamentals of Fire Protection's 12 chapters are designed for a 12- or 13-week semester of study. Each chapter features measurable educational objectives based on those developed by FESHE, review questions with answer key, and student activities. Easy for instructors to use and for students to understand.
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Safety Metrics

Tools and Techniques for Measuring Safety Performance

Author: Christopher A. Janicak

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887556

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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This practical guide—and popular reference—helps you evaluate the efficiency of your company's current safety and health processes and make fact-based decisions that continually improve overall performance. Newly updated, this edition now also shows you how to incorporate safety management system components into your safety performance program and provides you with additional techniques for analyzing safety performance data. Written for safety professionals with limited exposure to statistics and safety-performance-measurement strategies, this comprehensive book shows you how to assess trends, inconsistencies, data, safety climates, and training in your workplace so you can identify areas that need corrective actions before an accident or injury occurs. To help you develop an effective safety metrics program, the author includes both an overview of safety metrics, data collection, and analysis and a set of detailed procedures for collecting data, analyzing it, and presenting it. You'll examine a comprehensive collection of tools and techniques that includes run charts and control charts, trending and forecasting, benchmarking, insurance rating systems, performance indices, the Baldrige Model, and six sigma. In addition, you'll find exercises and questions in each chapter that allow you to practice and review what you've learned. All answers are provided in an appendix. Techniques and tools discussed in this book include descriptive and inferential statistics, cause and effect analyses, measures of variability, and probability. Safety metric program development, implementation, and evaluation techniques are presented as well.
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Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend,James P. Kohn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1598889834

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

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The seventh edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner.
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Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection

Author: Charles A. Harper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071433309

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

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The first handbook devoted to the coverage of materials in the field of fire engineering. Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook walks you through the challenging maze of choosing form the hundreds of commercially available materials used in buildings today and tells you which burn and /or are weakened during exposure to fire. It is the burning characteristics of materials, which usually allow fires to begin and propagate, and the degradation of materials that cause the most damage. Providing expert guidance every step of the way, Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook helps the architect, designers and fire protection engineers to design and maintain safer buildings while complying with international codes.
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PRINCIPLES OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING

UNDERSTANDING FIRE AND FIRE PROTECTION

Author: AKHIL KUMAR DAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120350383

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Fire Safety is the science of fire and the means of protection against it. Being multidisciplinary in nature, the subject is closely related to chemical engineering, building services, electrical, electronics, structural and civil engineering and industrial engineering. There is a dearth of books on this subject, and therefore, the author aims to provide readers with a lucidly written, comprehensive text explaining the fundamentals of the fire process and means of protection. Comprising eleven chapters, this well-illustrated book with data tables begins with the introduction of the subject and then proceeds to explain fire process, its chemistry, heat and temperature in fire, hydraulics, active and passive fire protection systems, risk management and insurance, and finally investigations and reconstructions of fire incidents. The book appends useful information on fire safety including cases to explain the causes of fire, Indian Standards on fire safety, explosion and properties of some flammable materials. Fire safety engineering students and professionals will find this book of immense use to them.
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System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment

A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Author: Nicholas J. Bahr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466551615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 443

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We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and governments around the world a pragmatic and reasonable approach to system safety and risk assessment techniques. It explains in easy-to-understand language how to design workable safety management systems and implement tested solutions immediately. The book is intended for working engineers who know that they need to build safe systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To make it easy to get started quickly, it includes numerous real-life engineering examples. The book’s many practical tips and best practices explain not only how to prevent accidents, but also how to build safety into systems at a sensible price. The book also includes numerous case studies from real disasters that describe what went wrong and the lessons learned. See What’s New in the Second Edition: New chapter on developing government safety oversight programs and regulations, including designing and setting up a new safety regulatory body, developing safety regulatory oversight functions and governance, developing safety regulations, and how to avoid common mistakes in government oversight Significantly expanded chapter on safety management systems, with many practical applications from around the world and information about designing and building robust safety management systems, auditing them, gaining internal support, and creating a safety culture New and expanded case studies and "Notes from Nick’s Files" (examples of practical applications from the author’s extensive experience) Increased international focus on world-leading practices from multiple industries with practical examples, common mistakes to avoid, and new thinking about how to build sustainable safety management systems New material on safety culture, developing leading safety performance indicators, safety maturity model, auditing safety management systems, and setting up a safety knowledge management system
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"So You're the Safety Director!"

An Introduction to Loss Control and Safety Management

Author: Michael V. Manning

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0865878153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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This introduction explains the safety director's responsibilities concerning the evaluation, management, and control of a company's losses and the OSHA compliance process. It details the process of creating a safety program, from the creation of safety committees to the investigation of accidents.
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Legal Liabilities in Safety and Loss Prevention

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449665454

Category: Medical

Page: 466

View: 9704

The goal of every safety professional and safety programs is to be proactive and to identify problems while complying within safety guidelines. This text clarifies basic questions about legal liability, how to minimize, prevent and identify legal risks. Appendices, case studies and sample forms are also included in this helpful resource.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

Author: International Association of Fire Chiefs

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763753429

Category: Education

Page: 1068

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With the release of the Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, the National Fire Protection Association®, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have joined forces to raise the bar for the fire service once again.Safety Is Fundamentals!The Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter injury prevention, including a dedicated chapter on safety. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, of every fire department, and of the entire fire community working together. It is with this goal in mind that we have integrated the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation into Chapter 2, Fire Fighter Safety. In most of the chapters, actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed to drive home important points about safety and the lessons learned from those real-life incidents. It is our profound hope that this textbook will contribute to the goal of reducing line-of-duty deaths by 25 percent in the next 5 years.Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition thoroughly supports instructors and prepares students for the job. This one-volume text meets and exceeds the Fire Fighter I and II professional qualifications levels as outlined in the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. It also covers all of the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) listed in the 2008 edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, at the awareness and operations levels, including Section 6.2, Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment and Section 6.6, Mission-Specific Competencies: Product Control.Click here to view a sample chapter from Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition.
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Workplace Safety and Health

Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439874115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Are the tried and true safety practices still effective in the changing workplace? Is there a better way of safeguarding employees from accidents and injuries? In short, why do you perform the safety activities that you do on a daily basis and do they produce the results necessary to keep your safety program and your company competitive in the global market? Answering these questions and more, Workplace Safety and Health: Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession analyzes the current practices and identifies emerging issues and challenges in the safety and health profession. We Need a Game Changer ... A New Way of Achieving a Safe and Healthful Workplace Safety pioneer and educator Thomas Schneid makes a strong case that mandatory compliance with OSHA regulations is only the first step in a safety program. And that, due to globalization and the current emphasis on sustainability, the requirements of the safety profession have changed. He explores new sources of information and guidance for addressing the new and emerging issues created by the current economic situation, globalization, and the changing workplace. He also identifies and analyzes emerging ethical issues within the safety and health profession, then suggests potential solutions. Schneid then examines the basic assumptions and challenges you to assess and evaluate your activities in search of a better and more effective way of achieving the results necessary to be competitive in today’s workplace. Taking a provocative look at the current issues facing the safety profession, he shows you how to view safety activities and actions from a different perspective and see the real impact they have on the lives of others. He gives you the tools you need to go beyond OSHA compliance and develop safety programs that will be effective in the global workplace and create and maintain a safe workplace that eliminates all injuries and illnesses.
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Structural Design for Fire Safety

Author: Andrew H. Buchanan,Anthony Kwabena Abu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470972890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

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Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.
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Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review

Author: Mohammad Nabeel Waseem

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498741797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 103

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The outcome of a fire review can greatly impact the internal fire and life safety features, as well as the architectural design of a building. An insider’s guide for both novice and expert, Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review provides the framework needed to design and evaluate a successful site plan for review. This book outlines the components of a fire review, provides fundamental knowledge of fire principles related to a review, and introduces concepts for site plan development that can reduce or eliminate the problems that take place during the review process and during fire emergencies. In addition to providing an overview of site plans, the author explains the items required for fire analysis, the kind of information that will be evaluated, and the items with which a reviewer should be familiar to begin a review. He also implements best practices, internationally recognized codes and standards, and applies real-life examples illustrating relevant ideas and concepts. A technical examination that considers an engineering approach to fire emergency service, codes and standards, this book: Establishes the importance of the roads used by fire emergency personnel to get to a site Explains the water requirements for a fully-engulfed building Discusses the strategic positioning of fire hydrants Examines underground fire service lines that supply water to the active fire protection systems of the building Highlights Siamese connections, also known as Fire Department Connections (FDCs) Looks at location and positioning of FDCs, clearance from obstructions, size, and labeling Covers access for emergency vehicles from the fire station and to the building Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review describes the basics of fire protection as they relate to site planning and explains the importance of proper site plan review. This book serves as a handy guide for owners seeking to protect their buildings, architects and engineers needing to implement a cost-effective code-compliant design, and plan examiners and inspectors looking to effectively evaluate and review site plans.
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Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Second Edition

Author: W. David Yates

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482256665

Category: Science

Page: 872

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While there are numerous technical resources available, often you have to search through a plethora of them to find the information you use on a daily basis. And maintaining a library suitable for a comprehensive practice can become quite costly. The new edition of a bestseller, Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Second Edition provides a single-source reference that contains all the information required to handle the day-to-day tasks of a practicing industrial hygienist. New Chapters in the Second Edition cover: Behavior-based safety programs Safety auditing procedures and techniques Environmental management Measuring health and safety performance OSHA’s laboratory safety standard Process safety management standard BCSPs Code of Ethics The book provides a quick desk reference as well as a resource for preparations for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and the Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) examinations. A collection of information drawn from textbooks, journals, and the author’s more than 25 years of experience, the reference provides, as the title implies, not just a study guide but a reference that has staying power on your library shelf.
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Performance-Based Fire Safety Design

Author: Morgan J. Hurley,Eric R. Rosenbaum

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482246562

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Master an Approach Based on Fire Safety Goals, Fire Scenarios, and the Assessment of Design Alternatives Performance-Based Fire Safety Design demonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment. It also provides an understanding of the performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based analysis techniques, development of design fire scenarios, trial design development and analysis, and building lifecycle management. Develop a Strategy That Meets the Fire Safety Goals for a Building Topics addressed include designing to protect people from fire, design of detection systems, smoke control systems and structural fire resistance, addressing computational and design uncertainty, and fire testing to support design development or evaluation. Identifies key attributes of performance-based design Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based design over specification-based prescriptive design Provides a series of steps offering a framework/process for performance-based design Performance-Based Fire Safety Design focuses on the development and application of performance-based fire safety design approaches. Written by leading experts in the field, this text addresses the unique features and uses of a building and helps you gain a better understanding of how a building will perform in the event of a fire.
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Safety and Health for Engineers

Author: Roger L. Brauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471750921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 758

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The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-effective methods of ensuring safety in all facets of their work. It addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. Like its successful predecessor, this Second Edition contains a broad range of topics and examples, detailed references to information and standards, real-world application exercises, and a significant bibliography of books for each chapter. Inside this indispensable resource, you'll find: * The duties and legal responsibilities for which engineers are accountable * Updated safety laws and regulations and their enforcement agencies * An in-depth study of hazards and their control * A thorough discussion of human behavior, capabilities, and limitations * Key instruction on managing safety and health through risk management, safety analyses, and safety plans and programs Additionally, Safety and Health for Engineers includes the latest legal considerations, new risk analysis methods, system safety and decision-making tools, and today's concepts and methods in ergonomic design. It also contains revised reference figures and tables, OSHA permissible exposure limits, and updated examples and exercises taken from real cases that challenged engineering designs. Written for engineers, plant managers, safety professionals, and students, Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition provides the information and tools you need to unite health and safety with economical engineering for safer technological solutions.
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Guidelines for Fire Protection in Chemical, Petrochemical, and Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities

Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: Wiley-AIChE

ISBN: 9780816908981

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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While there are many resources available on fire protection andprevention in chemical petrochemical and petroleumplants—this is the first book that pulls them all together inone comprehensive resource. This book provides the tools todevelop, implement, and integrate a fire protection program into acompany or facility’s Risk Management System. This definitivevolume is a must-read for loss prevention managers, site managers,project managers, engineers and EHS professionals. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
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Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design

Author: Jane I. Lataille

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750674973

Category: Architecture

Page: 133

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A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline. Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems. Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems. Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list. * Assure effective fire protection design through engineering * Avoid costly fire protection redesign * Effectively integrate fire protection features into project specifications
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Cumulative Trauma Disorders

Author: Vern Putz-Anderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351456792

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Occupational safety and health professionals have become increasingly concerned with the development of Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs) in workers performing hand-intensive jobs. These disorders, which primarily affect the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, are associated with repeated or sustained exertions in awkward or static postures, or with a high concentration of stress in the upper extremities. Research conducted at various worksites over the last few years confirmed earlier observations that attributed many of the CTDs to improperly designed work surfaces and/or improper selection of tools that place excessive stress on the tendons, muscles and nerves. In an occupational setting, the recommended intervention is to modify or redesign the job or tool to minimise the sources of biomechanical trauma. Based on the theory that work-related trauma is the principle casual factor, such action should result in a reduced incident of occupational musculoskeletal disorders. The information contained within this manual will help health professionals, workers and employers be more cognizant of the types of work patterns that have potential to cause various CTDs and be aware of the ergonomic interventions that can be adopted to reduce these problems in the workplace.
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Guidelines for Fire Protection in Chemical, Petrochemical, and Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities

Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470925035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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While there are many resources available on fire protection and prevention in chemical petrochemical and petroleum plants—this is the first book that pulls them all together in one comprehensive resource. This book provides the tools to develop, implement, and integrate a fire protection program into a company or facility’s Risk Management System. This definitive volume is a must-read for loss prevention managers, site managers, project managers, engineers and EHS professionals. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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