Fire Behavior of Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses

Author: John Krasny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780080946870
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the United States alone, deaths due to furniture and bed fires still rank as the top-most category of fire losses. The flammability of upholstered furniture is a major concern of engineers and others across a wide swath of organizations. This book was written to provide its audience with the science and engineering need to better understand the combustibility of the products they manufacture, purchase, and try to extinguish. Beginning with a brief overview of materials, safety design and standards, the text covers topics such as flame ignition, spread, toxic gases, heat release rate (HRR), test methods, fire hazard analysis, and selected regulations in the US, UK, and EU.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Ignition Handbook

Author: Vytenis Babrauskas
Publisher: Fire Science Pub
ISBN: 9780972811132
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the publisher's website: "The Handbook is a massive resource, consisting of 1116 pages, tightly set in a 2-column, 8.5" x 11" (215 x 280 mm) format. The book includes 627 black-and-white figures, 447 tables, and 140 color plates. The Handbook is divided into two main sections: Chapters 1 through 13 include presentations of the fundamental principles of ignition sources and of the response of ignitable materials to heat or energy in various forms. Chapters 14 and 15 constitute an "encyclopedia of ignition," containing extensive information on individual materials, devices, and products. Chapter 14 comprises alphabetically-arranged narrative descriptions of ignition properties and hazards for substances ranging from "Accelerants in incendiary fires" to "Zirconium." Chapter 15 contains database tables giving information on 473 pure chemical compounds and over 500 commercial or natural products, including such substances as dusts, fuels, lubricants, plastics, and woods."

Your Body

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596801742
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents an easy-to-read guide on the human body, its major organs and their functions, and common illnesses and diseases.

The Dose Makes the Poison

Author: Patricia Frank
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470381124
Format: PDF, Docs
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Prev. ed., ppublished in 1991, entered under M. Alice Ottoboni.

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241597906
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The WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in health care and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and HCWs. The present Guidelines are intended to be implemented in any situation in which health care is delivered either to a patient or to a specific group in a population. Therefore, this concept applies to all settings where health care is permanently or occasionally performed, such as home care by birth attendants. Definitions of health-care settings are proposed in Appendix 1. These Guidelines and the associated WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy and an Implementation Toolkit ( are designed to offer health-care facilities in Member States a conceptual framework and practical tools for the application of recommendations in practice at the bedside. While ensuring consistency with the Guidelines recommendations, individual adaptation according to local regulations, settings, needs, and resources is desirable. This extensive review includes in one document sufficient technical information to support training materials and help plan implementation strategies. The document comprises six parts.

Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene

Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Publisher: Teach Services
ISBN: 9781572583061
Format: PDF
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Elder James White and his wife, Mrs. E. G. White, enjoyed speaking and writing about how true science and the Scriptures are related to one another. Various experiences motivated them to consider questions about health and ultimately share their knowledge with others. Written in a time when the subject of health was almost wholly ignored, the articles they wrote led thousands of people to change life-long habits. They were also among the first to present the subject of hygiene in consistency with the Bible and Christian beliefs. The priciples presented in this book have not only stood the test of time, but have been proven to be even more accurate over the past several years by scientific evidence. Mrs. E. G. White shared her thoughts on Christian temperance, while Elder James White wrote on the subject of Bible hygiene. This collection of their more important writings will both inspire and instruct you in temperance and hygiene from a Biblical point of view.

Flame Retardants for Plastics and Textiles

Author: Edward D. Weil
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 1569905797
Format: PDF, Docs
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This updated edition provides an overview of flame retardants that are in commercial use, were recently used, or are in development. The book is organized polymer-by-polymer and provides a guide to advantages, limitations, and patented and patent-free formulations, with insight into favorable and unfavorable combinations. The targeted readership is the plastics or textile finish compounder and the plastic additives R&D worker, as well as market development and sales. This edition contains, besides a compendium of current flame retardants, updated information relevant to performance testing, mode of action, and safety and regulatory aspects. Industrial or academic researchers will find useful a discussion of unsolved problems with possible new approaches. Both authors have extended, productive experience in both basic and applied research on a wide range of flame retardancy topics.