IFRC Tech-Bio Hazards Roadmap – Workplan – Background
This European Standard contains terms and definitions for CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) applications. Common understanding and communication is important in the implementation of an effective CBRNE response and this communication will be most effective if there is common understanding of the terms used. Many of the terms and definitions listed here have been
IFRC provides 2 case studies which address Beirut explosion (Lebanon) and Chemical spill/red sludge (Hungary) topics of technological and biological / CBRN hazards.
IFRC provides a number of awareness material which address the topic of technological and biological hazard / CBRN preparedness to increase knowledge and provides evidence on RCRC activities in this area.
The effective and safe disposal of mining wastes presents technical and environmental challenges. Each facility is unique, so a tailor-made and sound approach is needed to ensure that the TMF is safe, environmentally sound and economical. Although TMFs are operated with increasing care in many ECE countries, the safety of their operations and their afterlife
Technological hazards are an increasing source of risk to people and their environment. This is an effect of the globalization of production, an increase of industrialization and a certain level of risk of accidents connected with production, processes, transportation and waste management. These risks are associated with the release of substances in accident condition or with the production
Hazards originating from technological or industrial accidents, dangerous procedures, infrastructure failures or specific human activities that may cause the loss of life or injury, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation.Examples of technological hazards include industrial pollution, nuclear radiation, toxic wastes, dam failures, transport, industrial or technological accidents (explosions, fires, chemical spills). [Source: UNISDR]
Eric A. Feldman, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School. CJS Winter 2012 Noon Lecture Series.