Vulnerability in Bah ía Blanca. Estimating technology-related risks - Gentili JO, Fernández ME, Campo AM.
Since the 1980 ´s Bahía Blanca has become a center for important agro-industrial and petrochemical companies. Toxic leaks or spills, fires and explosions are the main threats related to the industrial activities. Due to its closeness to populated areas, r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hospital-based emergency department visits with pediatric burns: characteristics and outcomes - Abramowicz S, Allareddy V, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Rampa S, Allareddy V.
The objective of this study was to examine the characteristics and outcomes in children presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with burn injuries. METHODS: The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) for the years 2008 to 2013 w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bioinspired struvite mineralization for fire resistant wood - Guo H, Lukovi ć M, Mendoza M, Schlepütz C, Griffa M, Xu B, Gaan S, Herrmann H, Burgert I.
High-performance wood materials have attracted significant attention in recent years due to excellent property profiles achieved by relatively easy top-down processing of a renewable resource. A crucial flaw of the renewable wood scaffolds is the low flame... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn Percentage in Adults: Rule of Nines
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft orbits asteroid Bennu
The craft is to collect samples of material that reflect the solar system ’s earliest stagesNasa ’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft has achieved orbit around asteroid Bennu.The spacecraft eased into orbit with an eight-second burn of its thruster on 31 December at 19.43 GMT.Its mission is to survey the small asteroid and then collect a sample of the surface material to send back to Earth for analysis.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Astronomy Space Nasa Source Type: news

Physician Burnout -- These Characters Are To Blame
Physicians are getting burned out one keystroke at a time. Literally. Physician burnout in the U.S. is reaching epidemic levels, affecting the majority of physicians in some specialties. This burnout is mostly driven by the most mundane part of their jobs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Epidemiology and outcomes of burn injuries at a tertiary burn care center in Bangladesh - Bailey ME, Sagiraju HKR, Mashreky SR, Alamgir H.
This study was conducted at the National Institute of Burn ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"An improvement on burn care" - a full audit cycle on accuracy & appropriateness of burn injury referrals from an emergency department through a burns network - Frost S, Malone P, Porter C, Agarwal R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A novel in vitro model of blast traumatic brain injury - Campos-Pires R, Yonis A, Macdonald W, Harris K, Edge CJ, Mahoney PF, Dickinson R.
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in military and civilian populations. Blast traumatic brain injury results from the detonation of explosive devices, however, the mechanisms that underlie the brain damage resulting from bla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Is the burns research community committed to filling in the gaps in the evidence? An analysis of the burns section of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Berner JE, Booth S, Dheansa B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The downed and dead wood inventory of forests in the United States - Woodall CW, Monleon VJ, Fraver S, Russell MB, Hatfield MH, Campbell JL, Domke GM.
The quantity and condition of downed dead wood (DDW) is emerging as a major factor governing forest ecosystem processes such as carbon cycling, fire behavior, and tree regeneration. Despite this, systematic inventories of DDW are sparse if not absent acros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Glaukos Keeps Its Eye on the Prize at J.P. Morgan
Glaukos is probably at the top of its game when it comes down to maintaining a presence in the micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) market. The San Clemente, CA-based company reaffirmed its laser-like focus on the market during a presentation at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference earlier on Wednesday. Glaukos’ CEO Thomas Burns began his presentation speaking on the strengths of the firm and its goals going forward. “Our mission is aspirational,” Burns said. “As a company we are seeking to transform glaucoma therapy, and in doing so we ...
Source: MDDI - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Common Food Additive Could Impact Ability To Exercise
BOSTON (CBS) — Most Americans don’t get enough exercise but new research finds a food additive common in the Western diet could be to blame. Inorganic phosphate is used to keep foods fresh longer and enhance flavor. It’s found in foods like processed meats, canned fish, baked goods, and sodas. Up to a quarter of U.S. adults consume three to four times more phosphate than what is recommended. In one study, researchers at the University of Texas found that mice fed extra phosphate spent less time on the treadmill and had a lower ability to burn fat. In another study, they looked at ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local diet and exercise Dr. Mallika Marshall exercising Local TV Source Type: news

Scanner Helps Find Areas Most at Risk to Develop Pressure Ulcers
Bruin Biometrics (BBI) is looking to shake up the way patients are assessed for pressure ulcers with its SEM scanner. FDA granted de novo marketing authorization for the device which can help uncover a patient’s risk for bedsores and gauge whether there is tissue damage. The current standard for assessing pressure ulcers requires clinicians or healthcare givers to visually inspect patients' skin and remember to turn them over in their beds every few hours. The current standard also relies on risk assessment scales that judge which patients are most at risk for developing pressure ulcers and monitor them. ...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Sterilization Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods help burn fat?
Foods that help people burn fat include split peas, chili peppers, coconut oil, and oily fish. Learn more about the best foods for burning fat, and how to add them to the diet, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Use of the burn intervention score to calculate the charges of the care of burns - Abdelrahman I, Steinvall I, Fredrikson M, Sj öberg F, Elmasry M.
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge this is the first published estimate of the charges of the care of burns in Sweden. The Link öping Burn Interventional Score has been used to calculate the charges for each burned patient since 1993. The treatment of burns is v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Time for a new Paradigm
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 8 2019 (IPS)The person most qualified to write the foreword for this latest work by Riccardo Petrella, In the Name of Humanity, would actually be Pope Francis, who, using other words but speaking of values and making denouncements, has often argued what the reader will find in the following pages. I quote him, because words like “solidarity”, “equality”, “social justice” or “participation” – now used only by Pope Francis I – have now disappeared from today’s p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Impact of parental acute psychological distress on young child pain-related behavior through differences in parenting behavior during pediatric burn wound care - Brown EA, De Young A, Kimble R, Kenardy J.
This study tested parenting behavior as a mediator for the relationship between parental acute psychological distress and child behavior during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A retrospective review of fatal electrocution cases at Tygerberg Forensic Pathology Services, Cape Town, South Africa, over the 5-year period 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2012 - Von Caues S, Herbst CI, Wadee SA.
BACKGROUND: Electrocution as a cause of death has been discussed extensively in the international literature. However, research on this topic in South Africa (SA) is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To address the need for further research in this field and emp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A value-added forest management policy reduces the impact of fire on timber production in Canadian boreal forests - Rijal B, Raulier F, Martell DL.
When fire rates are sufficiently high, fire disturbances can have negative impacts on industrial timber supplies. One can mitigate such problems at the strategic level by accounting for potential fire losses in the timber supply planning process by reducin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An analysis of tunnel fire characteristics under the effects of vehicular blockage and tunnel inclination - Shafee S, Yozgatligil A.
It is known that the blockage and inclination conditions of tunnels are among the important factors affecting fire safety considerations, as these factors could change the characteristics of possible fire incidents as well as smoke movement in tunnels. In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An emergency response decision matrix against terrorist attacks with improvised device in chemical clusters - Hosseinnia B, Khakzad N, Reniers G.
Chemical industrial areas may constitute potential targets for deliberate actions by terrorists. Terrorists having sufficient knowledge of chemical process operations or plant layout may take advantage of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to cause major ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An experimental study on self-extinction of tunnel fire under natural ventilation condition - Wang KH, Chen JM, Wang ZK, Gao DL, Wang GY, Lin P.
Fire tests with both methanol and propane fires ranging from 5.6 to 16.8  kW were conducted in two 1:20 reduced-scale tunnels with identical cross-section size of 0.45 m wide × 0.23 m high but different lengths, i.e., 20.8 m and 10 m long res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Analysis of smoke movement in the Hsuehshan tunnel fire - Chen YJ, Shu CM, Ho SP, Kung HC, Chien SW, Ho HH, Hsu WS.
In 2012, a serious fire accident occurred in the Hsuehshan southbound road tunnel, which resulted in two fire fatalities and 34 injuries. A pickup truck was hit by a bus from behind; gasoline leaked from the bus and started the fire. Smoke was diverted fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Analysis of the frequency and mechanism of injury to warfighters in the under-body blast environment - Danelson K, Watkins L, Hendricks J, Frounfelker P, Pizzolato-Heine K, Valentine R, Loftis K.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, improvised explosive devices were used strategically and with increasing frequency. To effectively design countermeasures for this environment, the Department of Defense identified the need for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Applying a stochastic-based approach for developing a quantitative risk assessment method on the fire safety of underground road tunnels - Ntzeremes P, Kirytopoulos K.
Fire safety is an important aspect of underground road tunnels' operation. Undertaking high traffic volumes, they are one of the most critical infrastructure for the daily operation of modern urban networks. Aiming to guarantee their safety, risk assessmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Critical velocity and backlayering distance in tunnel fires with longitudinal ventilation taking thermal properties of wall materials into consideration - Tanaka F, Takezawa K, Hashimoto Y, Moinuddin KAM.
A set of tunnel fire experiments using a 1:20 scale model tunnel was conducted taking into account the scaling of heat conduction through the tunnel walls. The critical velocity and backlayering distance measured in the tunnel fire experiments were compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Driving force for preventing smoke backlayering in downhill tunnel fires using forced longitudinal ventilation - Du T, Yang D, Ding Y.
The critical ventilation velocity plays an important role in smoke control in longitudinally ventilated tunnel fires. The magnitude of the critical velocity has been widely studied. In the present study, we carried out theoretical analyses and numerical si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effect of blockage ratio on critical velocity in tunnel model fire tests - Jiang X, Zhang H, Jing A.
Experiments are conducted in a model tunnel of (1:20 of a tunnel section) to study the effect of blockage ratio on critical velocity. The vehicle blockage of the model tunnel is varied at 11 different blockage ratios, 9.4%, 15.6%, 21.9%, 25.0%, 31.3%, 34.4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of ambient pressure on smoke back-layering in subway tunnel fires - Wu F, Zhou R, Shen G, Jiang J, Li K.
This paper investigates the effects of ambient pressure on smoke back-layering in subway tunnel fires with and without train blockage. A series of numerical simulations were conducted in a 1/4 small-scale tunnel with different heat release rates (40-160  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of scale ratio and aspect ratio in predicting the longitudinal smoke-temperature distribution during a fire in a road tunnel with vertical shafts - Takeuchi S, Tanaka F, Yoshida K, Moinuddin KAM.
A series of fire experiments using 1:10 and 1:20 scale model tunnels with a number of vertical shafts was conducted to investigate the effects of the scale ratio and the aspect ratio of the model tunnels on the longitudinal smoke-temperature distribution a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental scale model study on explosion of clean refrigerant leaked in an underground plant room - Gao ZM, Gao Y, Chow WK, Wan Y, Chow CL.
Several clean refrigerants widely used in new air-conditioning systems are composed of flammable propane. Leakage of the flammable refrigerant from the air-conditioning systems housed in a basement plant room would pose fire and explosion hazards. However,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study on characteristics of flame spread over diesel and n-butanol pool fires in tunnel - Xie W, Zhang Y, Li J, Mao P, Chen L.
Comparative tests were conducted to investigate the flame spread characteristics of a typical hydrocarbon fuel mixture (0# diesel) and a typical pure alcohol fuel (n-butanol) in a reduced-scale (1:10) tunnel model. Experimental data with regard to flame sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire simulation in a full-scale bilevel rail car: experimental analysis to assess passenger safety - Trulli E, Rada EC, Conti F, Ferronato N, Raboni M, Talamona L, Torretta V.
The increasingly occurrence of fires risk within public transport facilities prompted many countries to improve public vehicle security implementing specific researches. The provision of a useful reference point for the compatibility of passengers and good... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fires in ducts: a review of the early research which underpins modern tunnel fire safety engineering - Byrne E, Georgieva K, Carvel R.
Much of the early research which now underpins tunnel fire safety design was carried out experimentally, using small scale ducts. This paper reviews such experiments, mostly carried out in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, highlighting the assumptions and limit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Forest fire characteristics in China: spatial patterns and determinants with thresholds - Ying L, Han J, Du Y, Shen Z.
Forest fire characteristics and their determinants are important considerations for forest management. However, the interaction among natural and anthropogenic factors and their impacts on the occurrence and distribution of forest fires in China, a vast co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Full-scale immersed tunnel fire experimental research on smoke flow patterns - Xu P, Jiang SP, Xing RJ, Tan JQ.
To research the smoke flow patterns and their effects on personnel evacuation during a tunnel fire, a full-scale model of an immersed 150  m tunnel was constructed, taking the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge immersed tunnel in China as the prototype. A seri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Improving the dynamic performance of multi- storey buildings via protective glazing curtain walls - Bedon C, Amadio C.
Glazing facades are widely used in building structures, due to a series of aesthetic, thermal, lightening aspects. From a structural point of view, under the action of exceptional loads as impacts, explosions, seismic events or hazards in general, the glaz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Influence of train speed and blockage ratio on the smoke characteristics in a subway tunnel - Zhang N, Lu Z, Zhou D.
This paper focuses on the smoke characteristics in a subway tunnel when a subway train travels between two consecutive stations at different speeds and at different tunnel blockage ratios. The piston effect caused by the train movement significantly influe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Interpretation of flow fields induced by water spray systems in reduced-scale tunnel fire experiments by means of CFD simulations - Sun J, Fang Z, Beji T, Merci B.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation results, obtained with FDS 6.0.1 (McGrattan et al., 2013), are presented of reduced-scale tunnel fire tests. In (Sun et al., 2016), an extensive data set has been discussed in terms of temperature measurements ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Investigations on the Staudinger explosion and its prevention - Schaberg A, Goertz R, Br äse S.
About 100 years ago, Hermann Staudinger discovered a series of "strange explosions" involving alkali metals and halocarbons, which were not only very violent, but they were also initiated by mechanical shocks. Later these explosions were referred to as "St... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Multiple patients with burn injury induced by a chemical explosion managed by physician-staffed helicopters - Kondo A, Jitsuiki K, Osaka H, Takeuchi I, Ishikawa K, Omori K, Yanagawa Y.
ABSTRACTOn December 1, 2017, the Fuji factory of Arakawa Chemical Industries exploded. Dust that formed as a byproduct from the crushing and packing process of the resin for ink exploded at the facility. The Fuji City Fire Department requested the dispatch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Numerical simulation of fire smoke in extra-long river-crossing subway tunnels - Guo X, Pan X, Wang Z, Yang J, Hua M, Jiang J.
With the gradually increasing number of river-crossing tunnels in recent years, the risk of tunnel fires continues to rise. Therefore, the fire-smoke control effects of different tunnel structures and ventilation and smoke exhaust systems should be studied... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Optimal tradeoffs between the security and cost of critical buildings and infrastructure systems - Schuldt S, El-Rayes K.
Explosive terrorist attacks targeting critical buildings and infrastructure systems pose a formidable threat worldwide, having caused 12,425 casualties and $20 billion in direct economic losses in 2015 alone. Designers of these critical buildings attempt t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Optimization of switch modes of fully enclosed platform screen doors during emergency platform fires in underground metro station - Wang W, He T, Huang W, Shen R, Wang Q.
Fire is a major hazard in an underground metro station. Faced with challenges from fires in metro stations, platform screen doors (PSDs) are usually installed on the ground, which are critical to passengers' life safety. In case of a platform fire, in orde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Performance evaluation on fixed water-based firefighting system in suppressing large fire in urban tunnels - Li J, Li YF, Bi Q, Li Y, Chow WK, Cheng CH, To CW, Chow CL.
Operating fixed water-based firefighting systems (FFFS) might affect the performance of other parts of an integrated tunnel safety system, particularly the longitudinal ventilation system. The interaction of the water spray discharged from two FFFS (with a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Reducing forest and land fires through good palm oil value chain governance - Purnomo H, Okarda B, Dewayani AA, Ali M, Achdiawan R, Kartodihardjo H, Pacheco P, Juniwaty KS.
United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to protect the planet and ensure prosperity. In reaching SDGs, Indonesia's palm oil industry represents a solution for the economy but a problem for environment-related goals. Palm oil is a tremendou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Regional and local controls on historical fire regimes of dry forests and woodlands in the Rogue River Basin, Oregon, USA - Metlen KL, Skinner CN, Olson DR, Nichols C, Borgias D.
Fire regimes structure plant communities worldwide with regional and local factors, including anthropogenic fire management, influencing fire frequency and severity. Forests of the Rogue River Basin in Oregon, USA, are both productive and fire-prone due to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Smoke spread characteristics inside a tunnel with natural ventilation under a strong environmental wind - Fan C, Zhang L, Jiao S, Yang Z, Li M, Liu X.
In order to investigate the effect of strong environmental wind on a tunnel fire under natural ventilation, a series of numerical simulations were conducted using large eddy simulation method in this study. A tunnel model was established by a numerical sim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of fire accidents in Chinese highway tunnels 2000-2016 - Ren R, Zhou H, Hu Z, He S, Wang X.
Statistical analysis of tunnel fire accidents (TFAs) in China 2000-2016 as related to causes, characteristics, and consequences are discussed in this study with average frequency, time and locations, vehicle types, and regional distribution features reveal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news