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June 2015

building construction - safety measures

REFERENCE GUIDE: MID-RISE WOOD CONSTRUCTION IN THE ONTARIO BUILDING CODE

KEO 764 .MOR 2015

Morrison Hershfield

Toronto, ON : Wood Works! Canadian Wood Council, 2015.

Reading/Viewing Length: 37 pages

This reference guide is based on a detailed code analysis and report completed by Morrison Hershfield for Wood WORKS! This new reference tool goes through the new Ontario Building Code provisions related to mid-rise and combustible construction. The intent of the tool is to help explain the provisions and provide the user with a better understanding of what is acceptable in Ontario.

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chartered professional accountants of canada

CPA CANADA HANDBOOK - ASSURANCE

HF 5667 .CAN 2015

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada

Toronto, ON : Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, 2014.

Reading/Viewing Length: book ca.: 1611 p.

This handbook consists of (a) the Preface to the CPA Canada Handbook - Assurance, which facilitates an understanding of the scope and authority of the pronouncements the Auditing and Assurance Standards Boards issues (b) Canadian Standard on Quality Control, CSQC 1, Quality Control for Firms That Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Statements, and other Assurance Engagements (c) Canadian Auditing Standards which are based on International Standards on Auditing issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board; (d) Other Canadian standards (applicable to engagements other than audits of financial statements; and (e) assurance and related services guidelines.

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computer files - auditing

ELECTRONIC AUDIT EVIDENCE RESEARCH REPORT

HF 5667 .CAN 2003

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Toronto, ON : Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2003.

Reading/Viewing Length: book ca.: 177 p.

Auditors are working in an increasingly digital environment. Since audit work essentially consists of gathering audit evidence to support the content of the audit report, the fact that documentary and other evidence used as competent evidential matter for the audit is in electronic format impacts on the nature, format, reliability, accessibility and source of such evidence, that is, on the entire audit process. Electronic Audit Evidence addresses the numerous issues auditors face in this environment.

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disaster - management

OPERATIONAL LESSONS LEARNED IN DISASTER RESPONSE

HV 551 .U6 2015

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

[Washington, DC] : United States Fire Administration (USFA) 2015.

Reading/Viewing Length: 72 p.

This report identifies gaps and needs in first responder training and resources and presents solutions that serve to better prepare local-level fire services for all-hazard events and to interact with federal resources. The disasters studied were weather-related events that required responding firefighters to assume duties for which they were unprepared or for situations they never anticipated. Topics covered; resource and logistics management, training, testing and exercising, warning and notification, assessing staffing requirements, mutual aid, large-scale event incident command issues and critique and evaluation methods for organizational learning.

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diversity in the workplace

RIDING THE WAVES OF CULTURE: UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY IN GLOBAL BUSINESS

HF 5549.5 TRO 1998

Trompenaars, Alfons

Hampden-Turner, Charles

2nd edition. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, 1998.

Reading/Viewing Length: book ca.: 274 p.

Shows international managers how to build the skills, sensitivity, and cultural awareness needed to establish and sustain management effectiveness across cultural borders. This revised edition is updated with new research and statistics. Describes successful and failed cross-cultural business transactions of multi-national organizations such as AT&T, Heineken, Motorola and Volvo. Offers techniques managers can use to anticipate and mediate some of the difficult dilemmas of international management. Uses country-by-country graphs, examples, and other comparisons to illustrate how different cultures regard and respond to various management approaches.

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emergency preparedness - Ontario

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE

HV 551.8 .YOR 2013

Regional Municipality of York (ON)

Regional Municipality of York (ON) : Regional Municipality of York (ON) 2013.

Reading/Viewing Length: 98 p.

Guide offers practical suggestions for families to prepare for most emergencies and disasters, including hazardous materials incidents, severe weather, power outage, floods, pandemics. A list of additional resources is included.

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EVALUATING TRAINING PROGRAMS : the four levels

HF 5549.5 .T77 .KIR 2006

Kirkpatrick, Donald L.; Kirkpatrick, James D.

3rd ed. San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006.

Reading/Viewing Length: xvii, 380 p. : ill.

Covers concepts, principles, guidelines and techniques in evaluating training. Includes ten-step evaluation process and discusses evaluation of reaction, learning, behaviour and results. Provides series of case studies in program evaluation with surveys, questionnaires and graphs. This updated edition includes new case studies of how the model is being used successfully in a wide range of programs and organizations. It also includes new chapters on e-learning and the "Balanced Scorecard" to increase the chances of learning being translated into behaviour.

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live fire training

LIVE FIRE TRAINING : principles and practice

TH 9132 .INT 2012

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett, 2012.

Reading/Viewing Length: xvi, 250 p. : col. ill.

Text offers information and resources to assist instructors and students with safe live fire training in acquired structures and at training facilities. Topics include critical incident planning; preparation and training of instructors; firefighter physiology; planning for live fire training; acquired structures; gas-fired and non-gas-fired structures; non-structural training props; and live fire training evolutions. Near-Miss Reporting System cases and incident reports discuss live fire training injuries and fatalities with an emphasis on safety and lessons learned. Appendices include extract and correlation guide for NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, 2007 edition, sample standard operating procedure, sample live burn forms, checklists and preburn plan.

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nuclear facilities - accidents

THE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL

HV 623 .MED 1990

Medvedev, Zhores A.

New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 1990.

Reading/Viewing Length: book ca.: 352 p.

An analysis of the long-term global effects of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.

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nuclear reactors- safety measures

THE SCIENCE OF RESPONDING TO A NUCLEAR REACTOR ACCIDENT : summary of a symposium

HV 551 .KOS 2014

Kosti, Ourania

: National Academy Press, 2014.

Reading/Viewing Length: 1 book ca: 38 pg.

"The Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident summarizes the presentations and discussions of the May 2014 Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium titled "The Science and Response to a Nuclear Reactor Accident". The symposium, dedicated in honor of the distinguished National Cancer Institute radiation epidemiologist who died in 2003, was co-hosted by the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. The symposium topic was prompted by the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was initiated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan. This year's symposium promoted discussions among federal, state, academic, research institute, and news media representatives on current scientific knowledge and response plans for nuclear reactor accidents. The Beebe symposium explored how experiences from past nuclear plant accidents can be used to mitigate the consequences of future accidents, if they occur. The Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident addresses off-site emergency response and long-term management of the accident consequences; estimating radiation exposures of affected populations; health effects and population monitoring; other radiological consequences; and communication among plant officials, government officials, and the public and the role of the media."

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nuclear submarines - United States - history

THE RICKOVER EFFECT: HOW ONE MAN MADE A DIFFERENCE

HV 622 .ROC 1992

Rockwell, Theodore

Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, 1992.

Reading/Viewing Length: book ca.: 411 p.

A candid and incisive portrait of Admiral Hyman Rickover which takes the reader behind the zirconium curtain that protected Rickover's nuclear program from outside interference.

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organizational behaviour

NATIONAL SAFETY CULTURE CHANGE INITATIVE

TH 9182 .NAT 2015

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

: U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) 2015.

Reading/Viewing Length: 27 p.

This report looks at fire and emergency service cultural aspects that contribute to occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities. It provides a basic understanding of the fire and emergency service culture, identifies individual and organizational behaviors that positively and negatively impact health and safety, and highlights focus areas for change by raising awareness about unsafe practices.

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public administration

THE THREE PILLARS OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: SECRETS OF SUSTAINED SUCCESS

HD 62.6 .ING 1998

Ingstrup, Ole

Montreal, QC : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.

Reading/Viewing Length: 246 p.

Written especially for the public sector, but applicable beyond it, this book offers government managers insights that directly address public management. It offers tangible suggestions to improve public sector service agencies or individual work sites.

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risk assessment - government policy - United States

RISKS, COSTS AND LIVES SAVED: GETTING BETTER RESULTS FROM REGULATIONS

HD 61 .HAH 1996

Hahn, Robert W. (editor)

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Washington, DC : American Enterprise Institute, 1996.

Reading/Viewing Length: 1 book ca.: 267 p.

The studies in this edited volume will use economic analysis of key issues of health and environmental risk management, showing how the policy process can be improved through the application of sound principles from economics and the natural sciences.

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structural collapse

REPORT OF THE ELLIOT LAKE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

TH 9402 .57 BEL 2014

Belanger, Paul (Hon.)

Toronto, ON : Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014.

Reading/Viewing Length: 3 volumes; 1459 pgs.

Volume one of the report examines the events leading to the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall. Volume two looks at the emergency response and inquiry process. Volume three is the executive summary.

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terrorism

SURVIVING TERRORISM: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH, WEALTH AND SAFETY

HV 6431 .MAC 2002

MacInnis, Joe

Toronto, ON : Deep Anchor Press, 2002.

Reading/Viewing Length: 1 book ca.: 131 p.

This book aims to explain who the terrorists are, what weapons they use and their potential targets. Its carefully researched text also provides reliable advice on simple and effective ways to protect the health, wealth and safety of those we love. Each of its 44 topics has print or website references to encourage further reading and action.

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wildfires - prevention and control

PLANNING FOR WILDFIRES

SD 421 SCH 2005

Schwab, James; Meck, Steward

Chicago, IL : American Planning Association, 2005.

Reading/Viewing Length: 124 p.: ill (some col.) maps (some col.)

Wildfires are both dangerous and costly, yet people continue to build in wildfire-prone areas. This poses challenges for governments and planners, who must decide whether to permit development in such areas and how best to design developments that are allowed. This report explores both issues, outlining how knowledge of wildfire risks can be incorporated into comprehensive planning and identifying best practices for development in at-risk areas.

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