Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

SUM 2016

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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Page 23 of 35 22 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE l Summer 2016 Edgewood Chem-Bio Threat Risk Reduction of the Army as well as regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and we meet all applicable state environmental safety regulations for each site. Those are translated into our standard operating procedures in conjunction with a Health and Safety Plan and an Emergency Response Plan that all personnel for a mission are immersed in before work begins. Implementation of day-to-day best safety practices is an integral part of each project and as a result, we have an outstanding safety record. For example, over the duration of the PCAPP EDS mission, CBARR personnel logged approximately 68,000 man-work hours with only one recordable accident, that being a twisted ankle, speaking again to our pervasive safety culture. CST & CBRNE: What does the future look like for CBARR? Mr. Blades: We are supporting the development of new explosive destruction technology by conducting the testing at our facility on behalf of the manufacturers and sponsors of the P2R, P2A and Davinch explosive destruction systems. CBARR is building collaborative relationships with industry partners as well through partnership vehicles we have available, such as the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) we have with Kobe Steel in Japan for the testing of Davinch, which is their product; and the interagency agreement we have with the Environmental Protection Agency to train first and secondary responders from their Environmental Response Teams. The results of these partnerships will lead to overall improvements in technology, decontamination methods and operations. SEPTEMBER 20–21 , 2016 Arlington, VA Learn more at: htp:// 5th MILITARY TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT L e a r n m o r e a t : C O M M U N I C A T I O N S S U M M I T FREE FOR GOVT Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, dressed in personal protective equipment, work on sealing a simulated chemical agent lab inside of a house set up at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). The site recovery exercises were hosted through an interagency agreement between the Chemical Biological and Risk Reduction (CBARR) business unit at ECBC and the EPA. (ECBC)

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