Effective Physical Security

Author: Lawrence Fennelly
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780128044957
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: Social Science

Effective Physical Security, Fifth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements and latest developments in physical security protection. This new edition is completely updated, with new chapters carefully selected from the author’s work that set the standard. This book contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV, the latest ISO standards for risk assessment and risk management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design. Provides detailed coverage of physical security in an easily accessible format Presents information that should be required reading for ASIS International’s Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification Incorporates expert contributors in the field of physical security, while maintaining a consistent flow and style Serves the needs of multiple audiences, as both a textbook and professional desk reference Blends theory and practice, with a specific focus on today’s global business and societal environment, and the associated security, safety, and asset protection challenges Includes useful information on the various and many aids appearing in the book Features terminology, references, websites, appendices to chapters, and checklists

Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Author: Sanjib Chowdhury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119246589
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Delves into the core and functional areas in the upstream oil and gas industry covering a wide range of operations and processes Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities are costly, risky and technology-intensive. With the rise in global demand for oil and fast depletion of easy reserves, the search for oil is directed to more difficult areas – deepwater, arctic region, hostile terrains; and future production is expected to come from increasingly difficult reserves – deeper horizon, low quality crude. All these are making E&P activities even more challenging in terms of operations, technology, cost and risk. Therefore, it is necessary to use scarce resources judiciously and optimize strategies, cost and capital, and improve business performance in all spheres of E&P business. Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry contains eleven real-life optimization and business improvement studies that delve into the core E&P activities and functional areas covering a wide range of operations and processes. It uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques, such as Linear Programing, Queuing theory, Critical Path Analysis, Economic analysis, Best Practices Benchmark, Business Process Simplification etc. to optimize Productivity of drilling operations Controllable rig time loss Deepwater exploration strategy Rig move time and activity schedule Offshore supply vessel fleet size Supply chain management system Strategic workforce and human resource productivity Base oil price for a country Standardize consumption of materials Develop uniform safety standards for offshore installations Improve organizational efficiency through business process simplification The book will be of immense interest to practicing managers, professionals and employees at all levels/ disciplines in oil and gas industry. It will also be useful to academicians, scholars, educational institutes, energy research institutes, and consultants dealing with oil and gas. The work can be used as a practical guide to upstream professionals and students in petroleum engineering programs.

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

Author: E. Scott Dunlap
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439874080
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

In most schools you will probably see one, if not all of the following: Metal detectors to prevent handguns and other weapons from being brought onto school property Students in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliations Police officers patrolling the property to deter violent activity as well as respond to incidents Such evolutions have forever changed how we view the safety of our students. However, the phrase "school safety" goes beyond these issues of security put in place to protect students, faculty, and staff. Environmental factors also play a role. The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety expands the dialogue on school safety to comprehensively address the spectrum of safety risks such as bullying, fire safety, playground and transportation safety, and more. Based on research and practical experience, it helps school administrators develop appropriate programs that protect all individuals from harm. Author E. Scott Dunlap brings his experience in OSHA and DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture to bear on the issue of school safety. He presents school safety from a holistic perspective and details vulnerability assessment tools and incident investigation forms to help schools develop a comprehensive safety program. By focusing on this range of issues, the book’s dynamic perspective puts the keys to achieving an effective safety program within easy reach.

The Event Safety Guide

Author: Event Safety Alliance Event Safety Alliance
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510723344
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Reference

EBOOK ONLY FRENCH EDITION The Event Safety Guide is the United States’ first published safety guidance directed specifically at the live event industry. Culled from existing life safety standards and the insight of top professionals within the event industry, The Event Safety Guide compiles the best operational practices currently available in the live event industry in a single easily referenced manual. The guide is not a “how-to book” or a complicated set of standards. Rather, it is intended to help busy industry professionals know what safe workplace practices might be, heighten their understanding of the importance of safety in everything they do, and apply these best practices in their daily work. Designed for field use, The Event Safety Guide is categorically organized and written in straightforward and easily understood language. Thirty-nine chapters and five appendixes address a broad range of subjects relevant to most events, including emergency planning, weather preparedness, and fire safety, as well as specific technical issues such as pyrotechnics, rigging, and temporary staging. Included appendixes provide additional resources, including helpful planning checklists and information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). All referenced standards are thoroughly cited within the text to ensure readers know precisely where to turn for additional information. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the event industry, you’ll find The Event Safety Guide to be an indispensable reference when planning your next event.

Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities

Author: Mark Bromann
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439827214
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Science

When confronted with a fire protection problem, building management is often desperately short on information and know-how in this critical component of protection for their own facility. It is not that the material is hard to grasp, but that there is so much of it that makes the task seem so daunting. Touching on the many subfields of fire protection engineering, Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities deconstructs the issues of fire prevention and life safety into easily digested information. Written in a conversational tone that makes the concepts easy to understand, this book presents systems and practices that can increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and effectively control fires. It provides guidance for decision making regarding what can be effectively controlled in-house, and what should be contracted out to relieve the workload burden of the in-house staff. The information offered augments a broad range of expertise common to building or plant engineers, keeping them abreast of the divergent subfields of fire prevention. Every facility manager dreams of the day when absolutely nothing goes wrong, the week where no new unforeseen problems occur. A fire protection problem is just one of the many emergencies that might spoil this dream. Delineating current and time-tested fire protection practices, this book explores the wide array of fire protection engineering applications encountered during typical facility operations so that facilities managers can be well-versed, informed, and better able to handle fire-related incidents.

Applying the Building Code

Author: Ronald L. Geren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118920756
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Architecture

"The book provides a 28-step process that is organized according to the three phases of architectural design: schematic design, design development, and construction documents"--

Above Ground Bulk Storage Tank Emergencies

Author: Hildebrand
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284112771
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Medical

Storage Tank Emergencies, Second Edition is designed to provide public safety and industry emergency response personnel with the background information, general procedures and response guidelines to be followed when operating at incident involving bulk storage tanks and facilities.

Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers

Author: Richard Payant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259587191
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Understand, Plan, and Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters Develop and implement effective emergency management plans throughout your organization using the detailed information contained in this practical guide. Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers shows, step-by-step, how to minimize property damage, reduce the risk of personal injury, and ensure business continuity—all while complying with the plethora of laws and regulations. You will get up-to-date coverage of the many types of emergencies, the elements of successful emergency management, and employee and family preparedness. Valuable appendixes contain helpful forms and checklists, facility and property intelligence data, and a complete sample emergency management plan. Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers covers: · Electrical Power Emergencies · Elevators and Escalators · Fire Protection · Hazardous Materials and Spill Emergencies · Indoor Air Quality · Labor Strike Plans · Storms and Weather Preparedness · Natural Disasters · Infectious Disease Emergencies · Physical Security · Control of Hazardous Energy · Water Disruptions · Workplace Violence · Terrorism