The use of fall protection equipment is very common nowadays. Still, however, many users do not know the basics of fall protection or the why and how this equipment function. Safety in general depends a lot on the use of common sense and proper due diligence. Understanding the risk of falling will lead us to be safe. It is a fact that we are all exposed to Gravity at all times 24/7; and we, humans in general, take little or no protection and precaution against gravity. The reality is that falls are never expected.
Translational Corrosion Science, the subject of the SSPC 2015 presentation by the Department of Defense Corrosion (DoD) Prevention and Control Program, is a science-based process to accelerate the development and application of high-quality solutions to difficult material degradation problems, and to do so more economically. DoD has launched the translational corrosion science program, assisted by the National Defense University and Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, to fully develop the process concept and to implement the approach.
At this very moment the equipment, infrastructure and facilities of this nation and of the Department of Defense (DoD) are under attack by a known enemy. This enemy has the ability to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The damage, degradation, and deterioration caused by this enemy doesn’t happen overnight; it usually happens over an extended period of time and is often visible to us during the process. That enemy is corrosion!