How long should a petrochemical shelter run for in stand-alone mode? Safe haven or refuge chamber duration should be determined on a risk-based approach.
The purpose of a safe haven, blast-resistant-building, or shelter-in-place is to keep you safe. At a facility, such as a processing plant, a chemical release or blast can cause severe health effects.
A safe haven or refuge chamber is a sealed environment, in which you can take shelter during a hazardous event when evacuation is not possible.
Shelter-in-Place (SIP) is used in emergency response actions plans and refers to the process of taking refuge by staying indoors and sealing your environment.
The influence of the olfactory system to warn us of possible danger is more powerful than we think. This trigger is why stench gas and wintergreen are commonly deployed in high-risk areas where multiple alerts are necessary.
Health and safety risks of chlorine gas can occur during professional or personal use. Widely used in manufacturing and industrial applications, chlorine gas can become a severe hazard if accidental release, leaks, or transportation incidents occur. Knowing what chlorine is, as well as its health and safety risks is critical.
ERT has taken Erica A. Gallegos Arias all over the world; she shares her progression, from trainee to international judge of mine rescue events.
Competition-winning medic, Sandra Wagner shares the reality of ERTs and the connections which stem from such teams.
MineARC Systems America is excited to announce the annual recipient of the Mine Rescue Team Scholarship, Jacob Collier. Jacob Collier, a junior mining engineering major at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), has been selected for the 2020 scholarship. “I knew that I wanted to go into some form of engineering, but I […]
Indonesia’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) participate in their first international mines rescue competition in Perth, Western Australia.