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Lessons Learned From Major Events Towards Improving Hydraulic Safety

Lessons learned from major events towards improving hydraulic safety

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Since 2010, information collected on dam-related events has been recorded in the ARIA base. By the end of 2015, a[...]
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Power Outages During Periods Of Cold Weather

Power outages during periods of cold weather

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Periods of cold weather are characterised by low temperatures, sometimes combined with snowfall and/or wind. Synonymous with high electricity consumption,[...]
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The End Of The Switched Telephone Network

The end of the switched telephone network

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In an emergency situation and primarily in the event of a power outage, only switched telephone networks (PSTN) are operational.[...]
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Overview Of Accident Statistics On Waste Management Facilities

Overview of accident statistics on waste management facilities

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Waste management activities are not only a potential source of chronic risks (atmospheric pollution, olfactory or noise nuisances, etc.), they[...]
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Explosion of a Vacuum Arc Remelting furnace

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In a metallurgical plant, 2 explosions occurred at 9:30 p.m. followed by a fire in a melting furnace containing 5 t of[...]
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Cooling Towers: Legionnaire’s Disease Still Running Rampant!

Cooling towers: Legionnaire’s Disease still running rampant!

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The group outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in the Lisbon suburbs in 2014 has provided a sad reminder: the propagation of[...]
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Fireworks Shows: Vigilance Required Before, During And After!

Fireworks shows: Vigilance required before, during and after!

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Every year, accidents occur during the July 14 and August 15 French holiday festivities. In 2015 unfortunately, reports came in[...]
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ELV And WEEE : Combating Illegal Treatment Facilities, A Challenge Aimed At Reducing Accidental Risks!

ELV and WEEE : Combating illegal treatment facilities, a challenge aimed at reducing accidental risks!

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While the fight against illegal sites in the waste sector constitutes both an environmental challenge (non-compliance with discharge standards and[...]
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Accident Study Findings On Household Uses  Of Gas

Accident study findings on household uses of gas

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Every year in France, many deaths and injuries result from accidents involving household uses of gas. These events, which occur[...]
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Analysis Of Pressure Equipments Related Accidents

Analysis of pressure equipments related accidents

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Pressure equipments are everywhere in our daily life: fire extinguishers, LPG tanks, compressors, oxygen bottles are just examples. The knowledge[...]
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