In this 2014 WorkSafeBC video, a crane truck operator contacts a high-voltage power line while delivering materials to a construction site.
Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) containing combustible or flammable fluids can cause dangerous fires when improperly stored in warehouses and chemical facilities. Industry and public safety officials are currently working together to help reduce this risk. Visit the Fire Protection Research Foundation web site for more information or http://www.nfpa.org/ibc.
EPA's Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT) provides infrared and photographic images with geospatial, chemical, and radiological information within minutes to the first responder. The speed of transmitting this information permits a more efficient assessment of the extent and severity of damages to critical infrastructure during emergencies to minimize impacts to the American people, the environment, and the economy.
ASPECT is a screening tool that uses multiple sensors to support emergency responses, homeland security missions, environmental surveys, and climate monitoring missions. Data generated from these missions produce scientifically valid products in a variety of formats to support the local, state, and federal operation centers. The ASPECT Team encompasses scientists, engineers, and public health experts with advanced degrees and more than 75 years of collective experience in airborne remote chemical or radiological detection and emergency response operations.
ASPECT is a 24/7/365 response-ready asset that can be wheels up within an hour of activation and be on station, collecting data, anywhere in continental United States within nine hours from its home base near Dallas.