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Document ID (ISN)109671
CIS number 09-676
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Larcher C., Ravallec C., Richez J.P.
Title Weather-related hazards - Good forecasting for improved safety
Original title Risques climatiques - Une bonne prévision pour une meilleure prévention [in French]
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, No.691, p.16-29. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Wind, rain, floods, lightning, frost or heat waves can affect operations, particularly in the construction sector and in the transport of goods and persons. Whenever they occur, these weather-related events can cause severe damage. This collection of articles is devoted to the topic of protection against the effects of these occurrences, based on forecasts, vigilance and the organization of services responsible for ensuring the safety of persons and work equipment. Contents: description of the forecasting service of the French national weather service (Météo France) for various sectors (agriculture, transport); vigilance service of Météo France; wind-related risks for tower cranes; flood plan of a major manufacturing site situated on the banks for the Seine river; clearing post-disaster damage taking hazards into account (collapse, falls from heights, asbestos); case of damage caused by exceptional rains to a manufacturer of trailers and campers.
Descriptors (primary) weather; weather services; emergency organization; France
Descriptors (secondary) wind; wind load; lightning; rain; falls from heights; asbestos; tower cranes; collapse; flooding
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena