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ASTM releases Standards for Accident and Disaster Control

January 14, 2013

A new compilation, ASTM Standards for Accident and Disaster Control, is now available on CD-ROM from ASTM International. The compilation includes 185 of the latest ASTM standards for accident and emergency management from ASTM Committees E54 on Homeland Security; F12 on Security Systems; F32 on Search and Rescue; and F30 on Emergency Medical Services.


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Mining exec charged for giving “heads up” on MSHA inspections

November 30, 2012

Federal prosecutors this week filed criminal charges against a Massey Energy executive in connection with illegal practices at mines owned by Massey Energy – the company that operated the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine, site of the worst mining disaster in U.S. history.


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OSHA offers guidance for keeping Hurricane Sandy cleanup workers safe

November 1, 2012

As the disaster recovery response to Hurricane Sandy begins throughout much of the Eastern United States, OSHA says its field staff is working to provide assistance and support to those involved in the recovery effort.


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NTSB to offer courses in disaster response, accident investigation

September 27, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board is offering courses in disaster response, post-accident communications, and accident investigation in the coming months at its training center just outside Washington:


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Upper Big Branch mine owner announces new mine safety foundation

May 15, 2012

A settlement reached with the federal government in the wake of the nation’s worst mine disaster has resulted in the establishment of a foundation aimed at improving mine health and safety.


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First criminal charges filed in connection with BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster

April 25, 2012

Kurt Mix, a former engineer for BP, was arrested yesterday on charges of intentionally destroying evidence requested by federal criminal authorities investigating the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon disaster.


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Record 1,580 exhibitors at A+A 2011

September 20, 2011

One month before the start of A+A 2011, the leading International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety and Health at Work, a record 1,580 exhibitors from 54 nations have booked  617,800 square feet of exhibit space.


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Contagion: Not just a Hollywood movie?

September 8, 2011

Infectious disease and disaster preparedness experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine say the premise of a new Hollywood movie should serve as a reminder that the United States needs to be prepared in case a fast-spreading deadly virus causes a serious national emergency.


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