Focus: health and safety

Summary

Presents seven short articles dealing with aspects of health and safety with emphasis on fire hazards - 1) Lambourne J, Examines the European Commission's proposed changes to the directive covering the control of major accident hazards, 2) Jeynes J, Discusses the implications for Britain's small businesses of the impending overhaul of UK fire safety law, 3) Farrell F, Explains the different methods that employers can use when assessing and calculating fire risks in the workplace, 4) Burrup M, Orr T, Outlines the types of gas detection and monitoring systems available to protect workers from exposure to harmful substances, 5) Rosenhan K, Notes health concerns for US firefighters at the collapsed World Trade Center site have prompted changes to firefighter safety in the USA, 6) Pope N, Describes computational fluid dynamics was used to improve a flashover training simulator, 7) Jones B, Fensom I, Notes tougher guidelines issued to protect firefighters at incidents involving acetylene cylinders.

Primary Author(s): Lambourne J, Jeynes J, et al

Source: Fire Prev., Fire Engrs. J., May 2002, 19-39.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103627 Abs 20020661

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