Topic: Technological hazard

Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at UR2018

Are you interested in risk communication? The 2018 Understanding Risk Forum is hosting an intensive event for interdisciplinary teams to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers. The “pressure cooker” is aimed at young professionals and students (under 35) and mentors …

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Safety guidelines and good practices for tailings management facilities

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 …

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Report on Early Warning for Technological Hazards

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 …

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Technological hazard

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] …

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原子力災害における救護活動マニュアル

日本赤十字社(以下、「日赤」)は、「原子力災害における救護活動マニュアル」を作成し、警戒区域外で活動する一般の災害救護に携わる救護班に許容される累積被ばく線量を1ミリシーベルトとした。作成に当たっては、国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)が一般市民に対する1年間の実効線量限度の勧告に準拠することとした。日赤の救護班の活動期間は1週間以内を基本としており、この基準では福島県で「帰還困難区域」に設定されている地域でも、多くの場所で活動できることを意味する。また、救護活動時の行動基準を定めるとともに、救護班要員には研修会等において放射線防護の教育を行うなど、要員の安全を確保する基準についても定めている。 原子力災害における救護活動マニュアル http://ndrc.jrc.or.jp/archive/item/?contentNumber=000001-00

Guidelines for Relief Activities under Nuclear Disasters

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) has published this set of “Guidelines for Relief Activities under Nuclear Disasters”. According to the guidelines, JRCS will conduct relief activities outside of the area restricted by the national/local authorities, as far as cumulative dose of radiation does not exceed 1 mSv during a activity. JRCS conformed the recommendation …

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