Disaster Preparedness

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  • HHS Plans to Develop Nose Spray Treatment for Cyanide Poisoning

    The agency announced a 17-month, $12.7 million agreement under which Emergent BioSolutions will develop an intranasal, stabilized form of isoamyl nitrite.

  • PAHO Deployed Experts Ahead of Irma

    Pan American Health Organization country offices in the Caribbean took preventive measures to provide the necessary support to authorities and a team of infrastructure, engineering, and administrative specialists was prepared to support the immediate assessment and response to the impact on people located in the path of hurricane Irma.

  • SAMHSA's Disaster Stress Hotline Ready to Assist

    The toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories, and they can also reach it by text -- text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

  • Florida National Guard to Be Ready for Hurricane Irma

    The National Hurricane Center said Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.

  • National Preparedness Month Guidance Sorely Needed This Year

    With residents in much of southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana and other states working to recover from Harvey's destructive rains and wind, and a stronger hurricane churning westward toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida, the overall theme and the four weekly themes are right on target.

  • New Orleans Sewer & Water Agency Gets Interim Emergency Management Team

    The team is in place to provide administrative, financial, and technical guidance to the Sewerage & Water Board through Nov. 30 -- the end of the Atlantic hurricane season.



  • Innovations in Chemical Protection

    The chemical protection market has remained unchanged in the last thirty years despite industry advancements and changes. Consequently, workers and purchasing agents have experienced serious gaps in their wants and needs for chemical protection with the products currently available.

  • Predictive Analysis in Workplace Safety: Four 'Safety Truths' that Reduce Workplace Injuries

    This new white paper describes how predictive analytics, which has already optimized several other industries, is now being used by safety professionals to predict and prevent workplace injuries. Readers will learn the four safety truths about safety observation and inspection data.

  • Leading Refinery Optimizes its Gas Detection Program

    iNet, Industrial Scientific’s Gas Detection as a Service solution, has alleviated the maintenance challenges previously faced by a crew at a leading U.S. refinery. Additionally, iNet has provided visibility into their gas detection program that keeps workers safer.


  • Studies of Panicking Crowds Help Shape Building Evacuations

    How can you survive the crush of a crowd? Imagine you're stuck in a crowd. Suddenly it panics - you have to think quickly to avoid the crush. What's your best strategy for survival? In this episode of the AXA Research Files, Science Presenter Greg Foot learns about Mathematical Engineer Nikolai Bode's groundbreaking research into crowd behavior in states of panic and sudden evacuation. Watch it now for some surprising advice that could save your life!

  • Business Continuity: An Ever-Evolving Profession

    From new security concerns to climate change issues and beyond, business continuity is a constantly-evolving field – and professionals like the ones shown in this Disaster Recovery Institute video are always learning to stay on top of the latest issues.

  • Cloud of Smoke

    This FEMA "Cloud of Smoke" video highlights wildfire hazards and was posted in September 2015 as part of America's PrepareAthon!

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