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Friedman, Sharon M.; And Others – Journal of Communication, 1987
Evaluates how well the media guided readers and viewers through the Chernobyl disaster. Concludes that the press and television did not provide enough radiation and risk information in their coverage of the Chernobyl accident, but what was provided was appropriate, even-handed, and conservative. (NKA)
Descriptors: Accidents, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries, Information Sources
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Ford, Daniel F.; Kendall, Henry W. – Environment, 1975
Many scientists feel that research into nuclear safety has been diverted or distorted, and the results of the research concealed or inaccurately reported on a large number of occasions. Of particular concern have been the emergency cooling systems which have not, as yet, been adequately tested. (Author/MA)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Energy, Environmental Education, Federal Government
Fillo, J. A. – 1981
This three-part module focuses on the principles of nuclear fusion and on the likely nature and components of a controlled-fusion power reactor. The physical conditions for a net energy release from fusion and two approaches (magnetic and inertial confinement) which are being developed to achieve this goal are described. Safety issues associated…
Descriptors: Accidents, College Science, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy
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Roth, Gene L.; Widen, W. C. – Technology Teacher, 1991
Focuses on an innovative approach to instill professionalism in workers such as reactor operators and other nuclear power workers. It may be used by technology instructors to send a message to their students: regardless of the advanced state of technology, the human element provides the key to desirable outcomes. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Accidents, Job Performance, Nuclear Power Plant Technicians, Secondary Education
Schaefer, Charles E. – 1984
The purpose of this book is to help parents and surrogate parents think about what they want to say to their children about important life issues, especially at times of stress or when significant events are taking place in children's lives. The advice offered is directed to parents of children between the approximate ages of 5 and 12 years. Part…
Descriptors: Accidents, Birth, Childhood Needs, Coping
Cantor, Jeffrey A. – 1990
This paper describes a formative/summative process for educational program evaluation, which is appropriate for higher education programs and is based on M. Provus' Discrepancy Evaluation Model and the principles of instructional design. The Discrepancy Based Methodology for Educational Program Evaluation facilitates systematic and detailed…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods
Clamp, Alice – Nuclear Industry, 1991
This article chronicles the international collaboration behind the technological review and the subsequent upgrading of operational safety procedures at Soviet-designed nuclear power plants within the Soviet Union and various Eastern European countries in the aftermath of the tragedy at Chernobyl. (JJK)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
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von Hippel, Frank – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1975
None of society's current sources of electricity are risk free. Fission, oil, and coal power all have the potential for triggering major social or environmental instabilities. The risks associated with nuclear-electric energy must be weighed against those of the alternatives. Suggestions for improving reactor safety are discussed. (BT)
Descriptors: Accidents, Electricity, Energy, Environment
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Roberts, Karlene H. – Organization Science, 1990
Attempts to define organizational processes necessary to operate safely technologically complex organizations. Identifies nuclear powered aircraft carriers as examples of potentially hazardous organizations with histories of excellent operations. Discusses how carriers deal with components of risk and antecedents to catastrophe cited by Perrow and…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accountability, Crisis Intervention, Organization
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources. – 1987
This report provides an assessment of safety management, safety review, and safety methodology employed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and private contractors. Chapter 1, "The DOE Safety Framework," examines safety objectives for production reactors and processes to implement the objectives. Chapter 2, "Technical Issues,"…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Engineering, Mechanics (Process), Nuclear Energy
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Nuclear Energy Office. – 1986
Powerplant systems and procedures that ensure the day-to-day health and safety of people in and around the plant is referred to as operational safety. This safety is the result of careful planning, good engineering and design, strict licensing and regulation, and environmental monitoring. Procedures that assure operational safety at nuclear…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, College Science, Energy, Engineering Technicians
Gust, Steven W., Ed.; And Others – 1990
This monograph presents 14 articles on the topics of the nature and extent of drug use by the workforce; drug use and job performance indicators; and drug free workplace program research. These articles are included: (1) Research on Drugs and the Workplace: Introduction and Summary (Steven Gust, Dennis Crouch, J. Michael Walsh); (2) Drug Use…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Employees, Employment
Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education. – 1974
The handbook is intended to be utilized by health occupations teachers as supplementary instructional materials for a unit on safety. The document contains general safety rules applicable to hospitals and other health care institutions. Outlined are general rules for fire safety and office and clerical safety and more specific rules for the…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Fire Protection, Guides, Health Facilities
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. – 1972
Disaster is a fact of life. More than 68 disasters occur every day in the United States. These catastrophes range from hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes to train wrecks and neighborhood fires. All people face these and many other kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made. Air and water pollution, industrial accidents, and the possibility…
Descriptors: Civil Defense, Community Action, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. – 1975
Volume 16 of the 19-volume Highway Safety Program Manual (which provides guidance to State and local governments on preferred highway safety practices) concentrates on debris hazard control and cleanup. The purpose and objectives of such a program are outlined. Federal authority in the area of highway safety and policies regarding a debris control…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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