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man-made disaster

Technological disaster Public health An event in which a significant number of people are injured or die as a result of human devices or activities, unrelated to conflicts, and attributed to operator error–eg, Exxon Valdez and/or equipment failure–eg, NASA's Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl Cf Natural disaster.
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For example, a risk manager can view the locations of all insured properties, their proximity to natural and man-made hazards, and conduct "what-if" assessments of total potential liability.
The wellsite survey, which included a review of historical geophysical and geotechnical data for the area, mobilization of a geophysical survey vessel and survey equipment, a detailed bathometric survey of the area, identification of any geophysical hazards that may affect the drilling operation, mapping of seafloor features and any hazards, determination of geological composition and identification of any man-made hazards, identification of any possible shallow gas areas, locating communication cable lines, photography of the seabed and environmental sampling and analysis, was recently completed for Canadian Superior by Fugro Jacques GeoSurvey's Inc.
Gossett has extensive experience and education in the fields of Emergency Management and Emergency Response Planning for natural and man-made hazards and incidents.
EQE -- a consulting firm specializing in structural and seismic engineering -- provides quantitative assessment of natural and man-made hazards, such as earthquakes, windstorms, floods, explosions, fires, and the release of toxic substances.
Johnson has 30 years experience in risk analysis for natural and man-made hazards and has lead EQECAT's innovative approaches to catastrophe risk securitization.
For example, property and casualty insurers rely on MapInfo to view the locations of all insured properties, their proximity to natural and man-made hazards and conduct "what-if" assessments of total potential liability.
Property and casualty insurers rely on MapInfo to view the locations of all insured properties, their proximity to natural and man-made hazards and conduct "what-if" assessments of total potential liability.
A geophysical survey vessel (the M/V Anticosti) has been mobilized to the drill site to survey the "Mariner" well site and conduct a detailed review of the area including a detailed bathometric survey of the area, identification of any geophysical hazards that may affect the drilling operation, mapping of seafloor features and any hazards, determination of geological composition and identification of any man-made hazards, identification of any possible shallow gas areas, locating communication cable lines, photography of the seabed and environmental sampling and analysis.
The firm uses cutting edge science and engineering to analyze business, operational, environmental, and safety risks caused by natural and man-made hazards.
The survey work in the area on both these locations includes a detailed bathometric survey of each area, identification of any geophysical hazards that may affect the drilling operation, mapping of seafloor features and any hazards, determination of geological composition and identification of any man-made hazards, identification of any possible shallow gas areas, locating communication cable lines, photography of the seabed and environmental sampling and analysis.
In Florida, manatees are often in need of help because they are frequently injured by boats and other man-made hazards.
The company specializes in modeling extreme physical asset risks, pandemic situations, liability/casualty, and franchise threatening risks in the form of natural and man-made hazards, including terrorism.