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.
A blast-resistant building (BRB) is a reinforced structure designed to reduce harm to personnel and equipment in an accidental or deliberate explosion.
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.
Monitoring gas levels in tunnelling and underground construction is crucial to providing a safe work environment. How can this be done safely and effectively?
Monitoring gas levels in mines and underground is crucial to providing a safe work environment. How can this be done safely and effectively?
If Methane levels rise, the risk also increases. The potential for ignition and explosion of methane is one of the most severe natural hazards.
Hydrogen sulfide is exceptionally hazardous, due to its high levels of flammability and toxicity. Personnel should be aware of the potential risks.
What is Carbon Monoxide? Also known as the ‘silent killer’ it is highly toxic. It is present underground, at chemical facilities and can build up within a refuge chamber.