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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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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Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

Author: NFPA (National Fire Prevention Associati,Iafc

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763771457

Category: Medical

Page: 1068

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No other training program has had as great an impact on the fire service as the First Edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills. In addition to the innovative features found within the text, fire fighter students and instructors were introduced to a wealth of superior teaching and learning tools along with cutting edge technological resources. Now, with the release of the Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Fire Protection Association have joined forces to raise the bar for the fire service once again. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter safety with a dedicated chapter on safety built on the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives and coverage of the Near-Miss Reporting System throughout the text; updated coverage of the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications; expanded skills coverage, including over 70 new skills drills and the inclusion of a free Skills and Drills CD-ROM packaged with each text; and free access to an online course management system, JB Course Manager, for adopters of the Second Edition. Listen to a Podcast with Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition editor Dave Schottke to learn more about this training program! Dave discusses fire fighter safety, the dangers of lightweight building construction materials, fire scene rehab, and other areas of emphasis within the Second Edition. To listen now, visit: http://d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.multimedia/audio/Shottkey_Fundamentals.mp3.
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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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Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark Friend,James Kohn

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 086587171X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

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The fourth 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. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, this comprehensive book provides practical information regarding technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating the system. This book also covers the required written programs for general industry, identifying when they are needed and which major points must be addressed for each. All major topics are addressed in this comprehensive volume, from safety-related laws and regulations to hazardous materials and workplace violence. Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health includes a chapter covering the issues and concerns raised by the threat of terrorism. This Fourth Edition also examines OSHA's recordkeeping standard so readers will know which industries are covered and what they must do to comply. It also covers the required written programs for general industry, identifying when they are needed and which major points must be addressed for each. A handy directory of resources including safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, as well as state and federal agencies, puts a wealth of information at the readers' fingertips.
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Introduction to Fire Protection

Author: Robert W. Klinoff

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827372528

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 463

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This book offers a complete introduction to the field of fire protection, technology and the wide range of services provided by both public and private fire departments of today. It covers fighting fires and the provisions of other emergency services, hazardous materials control, fire prevention and public education. Fire chemistry, physics, fire fighting history, resources, training, equipment, systems and management as well as helpful hints for preparing for the fire fighter civil service exam are discussed.(Keywords: Firefighting)ALSO AVAILABLEWorkbook, ISBN: 0-8273-8229-4INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-7253-1Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-7668-0887-4
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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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Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass

Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118870344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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Complemented by an estimating tool spreadsheet based on a fixed set of chemicals to assist in risk estimations, Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass converts a "best guess" to a calculated value based on available information and current technology. The text documents and explains the science and background of the technology-based approach. The tool, when populated with appropriate data, yields an estimate of the probability that a defined release of a flammable material will ignite if exposed to an ignition source. This information can be used to make risk assessments with a higher degree of confidence than estimates made before and it provides valuable information for use in the development of a facility's Emergency Response Plan.
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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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Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend,James P. Kohn

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781605907079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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The fifth 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. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health provides practical information regarding technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating occupational safety programs and procedures. Author Mark Friend addresses all major occupational safety and health topics in this comprehensive volume, including safety-related laws and regulations, hazardous materials, workplace violence, the threat of terrorism, and OSHA's recordkeeping standard. This new edition has been updated to keep up with new regulations and statistics, and it includes a brand new chapter on transportation safety. Two chapters have also been completely rewritten to reflect current practice-those on Industrial Hygiene and Terrorism Preparedness. The volume includes a handy directory of resources such as safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, and state and federal agencies. This directory, together with the text, gives readers a wealth of occupational safety and health information right at their fingertips.
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Structural Firefighting

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449642403

Category:

Page: 380

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Safe and effective structural firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of how to. Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. The third edition of Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics leads readers through all phases of planning, evaluation and implementation to enable them to effectively manage structure fire incidents safe and effective manner, regardless of size or complexity. The third edition has been revised to thoroughly cover the practical applications and limitations of the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."
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Safety and Health for Engineers

Author: Roger L. Brauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118959450

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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"Safety and Health for Engineers provides an overview of the primary knowledge safety and health professionals engineers and others needs to know to be effective. Each chapter provides a different segment of knowledge that helps safety professionals and engineers in their goal to protect workers and property. The encyclopedic coverage of Safety and Health for Engineers addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, the human element and techniques for managing safety decisions. The book covers fundamental of safety practice that are primary topics included in certification examinations for practitioners. The primary goal for the third edition is to provide updates to the broad range of chapters found in the 2nd edition, and to expand on real-world applications. The updates incorporate changes in practices and elements surrounding practices. New and important topics covered include: Ethics, Sustainability, Cost of Safety, Health and Environmental Practice, International Practice, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Nursing, Accident Causes and Circumstances, Consequence of Accidents, Preventive Strategies, Changes in Domestic Laws and Regulations, addition of Foreign and International Laws and Regulations, and nano-technology"--
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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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SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

Author: Morgan J. Hurley,Daniel T. Gottuk,John R. Hall Jr.,Kazunori Harada,Erica D. Kuligowski,Milosh Puchovsky,Jose ́ L. Torero,John M. Watts Jr.,CHRISTOPHER J. WIECZOREK

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493925652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3493

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Revised and significantly expanded, the fifth edition of this classic work offers both new and substantially updated information. As the definitive reference on fire protection engineering, this book provides thorough treatment of the current best practices in fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Over 130 eminent fire engineers and researchers contributed chapters to the book, representing universities and professional organizations around the world. It remains the indispensible source for reliable coverage of fire safety engineering fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling and more. With seventeen new chapters and over 1,800 figures, the this new edition contains: Step-by-step equations that explain engineering calculations Comprehensive revision of the coverage of human behavior in fire, including several new chapters on egress system design, occupant evacuation scenarios, combustion toxicity and data for human behavior analysis Revised fundamental chapters for a stronger sense of context Added chapters on fire protection system selection and design, including selection of fire safety systems, system activation and controls and CO2 extinguishing systems Recent advances in fire resistance design Addition of new chapters on industrial fire protection, including vapor clouds, effects of thermal radiation on people, BLEVEs, dust explosions and gas and vapor explosions New chapters on fire load density, curtain walls, wildland fires and vehicle tunnels Essential reference appendices on conversion factors, thermophysical property data, fuel properties and combustion data, configuration factors and piping properties “Three-volume set; not available separately”
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Fundamentals of Performance Improvement

Optimizing Results through People, Process, and Organizations

Author: Darlene Van Tiem,James L. Moseley,Joan C. Dessinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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Fundamentals of Performance Improvement is a substantially newversion of the down-to-earth, how-to guide designed to helpbusiness leaders, practitioners, and students understand thescience and art of performance technology and successfullyimplement organizational and societal change. Using the PerformanceImprovement / Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, the expertauthors explain step-by-step how to spot performance indicators,analyze problems, identify underlying causes, describe desiredresults, and create workable solutions. "It does not matter what function you align yourself to in yourorganization, this book allows you to tap into the secrets thatdrive organizational success. Several books work to define what isperformance improvement and performance technology. This one alsoprovides insights into the Why? And How?" —Cedric T. Coco, CPT, SVP, Learning and OrganizationalEffectiveness, Lowe's Companies "Fundamentals of Performance Improvement is full of practicalmodels and tools for improving the world by partnering withcustomers, clients, constituents, and colleagues. It provides apath forward for successful transformation and performanceimprovement at personal, group and collective levels. It is a mustread for leaders and consultants seeking to advance opportunitiesin new and emerging situations." —Diana Whitney, PhD, president, Corporation for PositiveChange "If you have an interest in performance improvement, this issimply the best available book on the topic. It addresses thescience and craft as well as the intricacies of how to improveworkplace performance. Van Tiem, Moseley, and Dessinger haveincorporated into this work the best available research on theCertified Performance Technology (CPT) standards andprocess." —James A. Pershing, Ph.D., CPT, professor emeritus, WorkplaceLearning and Performance Improvement, Indiana University "Its international flavor, with practitioner comments andexamples drawn from across the world, enhances its appeal as moreand more professionals operate in an increasingly globalcontext." —Daljit Singh, Asia Pacific Director of Talent Management,Baker & McKenzie, Sydney, Australia This book includes premium content that can beaccessed from ourWeb site when you register at www.pfeiffer.com/go/vantiem using thepassword professional.
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Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

Author: David Schottke,International Association of Fire Chiefs

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449641520

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1103

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the third edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, the next step in the evolution of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training. The third edition covers the entire spectrum of the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as the requirements for Operations level responders in the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. From fire suppression to hazardous materials to emergency medical care, this one volume covers all of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training requirements. 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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