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  • U.S. Army Battling To Save Equipment

    By Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, December 5, 2006 ANNISTON, Ala. — Field upon field of more than 1,000 battered M1 tanks, howitzers and other armored vehicles sit amid weeds here at the 15,000-acre Anniston Army Depot — the idle, hulking formations [continued]

    6 Steps for Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

    Before the early 1990s, evaluating water-damaged electrical equipment was mostly left to municipal inspectors who had little expertise in making such evaluations. The Mississippi River Flood of 1993, one of the most significant natural disasters ever to hit the United States, cost the American public [continued]

    Download: UAW Presentation Electrical Safety in the Work Place

    We thought it might benefit our readers to review the information available from the UAW on electrical safety.  This comprehensive guide can help ensure that we all stay safe around electrical components. Course Goal – The aim of this program is to provide comprehensive on-site [continued]

    2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Expect It to Be Busier Than Usual

    The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more active than historical averages with regard to the number of named storms, according to the latest forecasts released by Colorado State University, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and The Weather Company, an IBM Business. The Colorado State University (CSU) [continued]

    Similar, yet Different – Backup, replication, DR and Business Continuity

    By Richard McElroy (www.genusys.com) and Morten K. Mikkelsen (www.windstreambusiness.com)  Backups Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; the words are bandied about with regularity but, as many business owners know, the definition of the terms can vary from publication to publication and IT Service Provider to IT Service Provider.  [continued]

    Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration Following Homeland Security Events REVISION 5.0

    After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001, federal and state personnel provided response, recovery, and remediation under trying circumstances, including unprecedented demand on their capabilities to analyze environmental samples. In reviewing these events, the Environmental [continued]

    Electro-Mechanical Recertifiers, LLC. (ER LLC.) premier provider of electronics restoration and equipment recovery is proud to announce that staff members have completed recent OSHA required training:

    Bishnu Pokhrel, Material Science Expert; Frank Taveras, Network Engineer; Ed McCarty, Sr. Electrical Consultant and Mark Schafer, Sr. Project Manager have each complied with and successfully completed training to comply with both 29CFR1910.120 – 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and 29CFR1910.120 (e) (4) – 8 [continued]

    Your emergency service and repair lifeline – brochure

    Commercial buildings, private and public facilities, processing plants and industrial sites affected by disasters have a need to out-source the technical components of their loss. Machinery, electrical equipment and computers that are adversely affected need a fast track recovery plan. In an effort to limit [continued]

    EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE PROTOCOL FOR RECOVERY OF WATER DAMAGED CRITICAL ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    HANDLING DIRECT WET, FLOODED OR INDIRECT (SECONDARY) MOISTURE CONDITIONS AFFECTING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT – GEAR AND POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: Electrical Equipment Protocol Covering: Main Switch Gear Main Distribution Sub Distribution Panels Lighting Panels Equipment Power Control Panels –Relay Logic or PLC Disconnects- Fused and Non Fused [continued]

    iOS 7 Is Here

    Author: John Paczkowski The latest iteration Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, debuted on Wednesday morning as promised, bringing with it what CEO Tim Cook has described as “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone.” A complete reimagining of the operating system on which the [continued]

    Backups, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

    “Backups, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; the words are bandied about with regularity but, as many business owners know, the definition of the terms can vary from publication to publication” It is true that many people tend to use these phrases in conjunction to an [continued]

    Handling Flood Damaged Electronics and Equipment Mitigation Checklist

    Storm surge, flash flooding and river flooding is the enemy of any business or home. The toll on electronics and equipment continues even after the water recedes. If energized during the event the affected equipment and machinery may have sustained damage to the circuit breakers, in-line fuses, motors and main [continued]

    Replacing or Upgrading Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

    NEMA’s Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment, first published in 2004, contains excellent reference material to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to water through flooding, firefighting activities, hurricanes, and other circumstances. The document provides a table summarizing recommended actions for various types of electrical equipment to determine [continued]

    BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING IN THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

    Practical Guidelines By Paul Coleman For the first time in the healthcare industry in the United States, business continuity planning and disaster recovery capability will become mandatory for all healthcare organizations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), passed by the US Congress in [continued]

    Business Continuity for the Healthcare Field

    ARE YOU AS PREPARED AS YOU THINK? The intensity and frequency of major natural disasters is increasing, from 100 per year in the 1970s to more than 500 per year today, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. From hurricanes to fires and floods, ice [continued]

    Health Care Staffing Certification

    Certification Review Process: Documentation Requirements This table is provided as a reference that can be used by both the health care staffing services (HCSS) firm and the reviewer. In some instances, documentation is required to demonstrate compliance with standards and elements of performance (EPs). In other situations, [continued]

    Disaster Restoration Services of Greater Pittsburgh (DRS)

    Contractor:  Disaster Restoration Services of Greater Pittsburgh (DRS) Project: Sarris candies Loss date: February 3, 2012 Completion Date: June 1, 2012 Dollar Value of Loss: $2.07 Million Synopsis: Eleven days before Valentine’s Day 2012, one of the biggest candy and confectionery holiday seasons of the year [continued]

    Next Phase of Cleanup

    Floors, walls, ceilings, books, tables, desks… check. Next up, electronics. The cleaning process at Youngsville High School has moved to the next phase. Times Observer photo by Brian FerryElectronic recertificationDipesh Pokhrel of Electro-Mechanical Recertifiers uses compressed air and a vacuum to clean ammonium phosphate dust [continued]

    NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

    In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Centeris forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named [continued]

    Fire Extinguisher and Dry Chemical Fire Cleanup Process

    Fire Extinguisher Residue Cleanup Identification of Common Fire Extinguishers Water – Requires dry down and dehumidification. Water can be dirty and/or acid if it contains chlorine and will damage substrates if not properly cleaned. Carbon Dioxide – Carbon Dioxide depletes oxygen in the area to suffocate [continued]