SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator

first_img View post tag: Simulator SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator Back to overview,Home naval-today SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator View post tag: Diving View post tag: certification View post tag: GL Manufacturer Haux-Life-Support GmbH has gained GL certification for their Diving Simulator for the Royal Swedish Navy. The simulation system has been certified according to the GL Rules for Underwater Technology – Diving Systems and Diving Simulators. Harald Pauli and Dirk Pohlmann from GL’s Department for Pressure Vessels & Underwater Technology presented the certificate to Torsten Haux from Haux-Life-Support at SMM yesterday.Haux-Life-Support is a manufacturer of hyperbaric medical and diving technology as well as hyperbaric construction chambers for tunnel technology based in Karlsbad, Germany. The Diving Simulator System “Haux-Hydra 160” is positioned in a new building for the Swedish Armed Forces Diving and Naval Medicine Centre (FM DNC) in Karlskrona, Sweden.The system enables wet and dry diving, saturation diving, controls and supervision, data handling and processing as well as training procedures.It consists of one Diving Chamber (wet chamber) and one Living Chamber (dry chamber for treatment). Each chamber has a maximum operating pressure of 16 bar; this is equal to 160 meter sea water depth. Further subsystems include breathing gas supply, main and emergency electrical supply, fire fighting system, communication system, control station, chamber monitoring system and others. The Diving Simulator can be used for the performance of dives and tests for civil and military purposes as well as treatments for divers. The facility will be available 24 hours a day and be up-to-date with international achievements of hyperbaric (medical and diving) safety technology.This diving simulator is the about 10th diving simulator with GL certification worldwide.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 6, 2012 View post tag: Haux-Life-Supportcenter_img View post tag: Sweden View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic Share this article September 6, 2012 View post tag: Gainslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Celebrates Drug Take-Back Box Success, Announces Philadelphia Police Naloxone Funding at Visit to Walgreens

first_img Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Results,  Substance Use Disorder Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Wolf was joined by Acting Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jen Smith, Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Gary Tuggle, and executives and staff of Walgreens to celebrate the success of the prescription drug take-back box program and to formally announce additional funding to provide the Philadelphia police with naloxone.“The opioid and heroin abuse crisis has hit Pennsylvania hard and this crisis doesn’t discriminate – it hits every age group, every creed, color, and income level,” Governor Wolf said. “We know that one of the leading causes of opioid availability, which can lead to a crippling and life altering addiction, is over prescription of these powerful drugs.“Leftover opioids can be sold, or abused by family members, leading to even more people affected by their presence. That’s why I am proud to be here to celebrate one of the key steps my administration has taken to combat this crisis.”In collaboration with partners such as Walgreens and local law enforcement, Pennsylvania has created over 580 drug take-back locations in its 67 counties.“By making safe medication disposal kiosks available in select Pennsylvania stores, and offering naloxone without requiring a prescription, Walgreens is taking an important first step to reduce the misuse of medications throughout the country and curb the rise in overdose deaths,” said Kim Treece, Walgreens regional vice president in Pennsylvania. “Everyone has a role to play in minimizing prescription drug abuse, and we are committed to being part of a comprehensive solution to reverse this epidemic.”Addressing prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose is a major component of Governor Wolf’s commitment to fighting the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, has worked to install secure and permanent prescription drug take-back boxes in communities across the state. Walgreens has participated in the drug take-back box program in Pennsylvania since late December.Since 2014, Pennsylvania communities and their partners have properly disposed of and destroyed over 118 tons of prescription drugs.In 2016 across Pennsylvania, 124,335 pounds, or almost 62 tons of unwanted prescription drugs were collected and destroyed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the DEA. Last October, during its fall National Drug Take-Back Day, the DEA and its partners collected more than 893,498 pounds (about 447 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at almost 5,400 collection sites.To find a take-back box location for the disposal of prescription drugs, visit https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/gethelpnow/PillDrop.aspx.While at Walgreens, Governor Wolf also formally announced the award of $200,000 in funding from the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) for approximately 5,000 naloxone kits to be purchased by the Philadelphia and SEPTA police.“In 2016, there were more than 900 overdose deaths in Philadelphia and making naloxone more available to Philadelphia City and SEPTA police is key to reversing overdoses and saving lives,” said Jen Smith, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. “DDAP continues to be proactive in our fight against dangerous opioids and additional funding will help in this proactive initiative and reduce the number of heroin and opioid overdose deaths.”The number of opioid overdose deaths in 2016 is expected to be higher than 2015 when 3,500 people died from overdoses.If you or someone you know is suffering from the disease of addiction, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit www.pa.gov/opioids for treatment options. Governor Wolf Celebrates Drug Take-Back Box Success, Announces Philadelphia Police Naloxone Funding at Visit to Walgreens May 11, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more