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New Way to Test Nuclear Detectors Urged

The government needs to develop a better way to evaluate the effectiveness of technology to detect nuclear and radiological material at U.S. ports, according to a report commissioned by the Homeland Security Department.

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Tornadoes Expose Lack of Alert System

Neal Glover died just 100 yards shy of the safety of his home, thrashed to death inside his pickup truck by a monster tornado that descended from the storm-blackened skies as he returned from a routine trip to buy groceries.

 

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Protecting Employees Who Work in High-Risk Countries

It is one of the great ironies of international business that so many of the regions with the most development potential are also sometimes plagued by endemic economic and political turmoil. Regional conflicts, terrorist attack and difficult social and medical conditions are common problems for employees in these high-risk areas. But what responsibilities do their employers have and how can they ensure they fulfill their duty of care to staff?

 

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Disaster Preparedness Through IP Communications

Did you know that Unified Communications (UC) helps protect you from disaster? For most businesses, disaster preparedness is expensive and complicated. Business owners often purchase backup generators, extra trunk lines from their telephone company and develop emergency procedures. Then they assign task forces, hold strategy sessions, conduct studies and propose safeguards and processes that ultimately just sit on the shelf. The effort spent to prepare for disasters is costly, requiring expertise and labor that many companies simply cannot afford. Therefore, sometimes they just take their chances and hope for the best.

 

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Series of Disaster Relief Measures Approved by Senate

Legislators passed a series of bills on the floor today that address disaster relief for Oregonians. Partly inspired by the devastating coastal storms of December 2007, HB 3605 and HB 3606 will give relief to Oregonians in a declared emergency.

 

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Incident Gives Preparedness Teams Chance to Practice

By midmorning on Thursday, dozens of Utah's emergency response leaders were hunkered down in a basement north of the state Capital. Soon after, maps were hung, computers were fired up and the state's Emergency Operations Center sprung to life. The task at hand for the transportation, health and National Guard officials gathered inside was to direct the response to a large-scale, catastrophic earthquake.

 

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Bioscience Purification Kills MRSA in One Hour, reports Tri-Air Developments

A bioscience medical device invented in Britain can eradicate the MRSA 'superbug' and other bacteria and viruses on surfaces in just one hour by purifying the air within any enclosed living area, according to a new report by scientists at independent testing laboratories(UK HPA Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, 200 Keep Reading

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