Following the safety issues that have been plaguing Toyota vehicles, it was time to take a closer look at Toyota the company and not the car to determine whether some causal factors would surface behind the safety issues plaguing the automaker. Our investigative review looked at a number of federal safety reports as well as over 35 articles published in national and international newspapers since early 2010 and compared this information with Toyota's own environmental and sustainability report to get to the bottom of the causal issues.
- Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
- A Closer Look Under the Hood at Toyota - What Went Wrong
PeCOD® Case Study #13 Airport De-Icing
De-icing of aircrafts and airfield pavement is important to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo operators. These operations can have negative environmental impacts, due to the presence of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which contribute to high levels of BOD in surface water. Regulations are in place to ensure that waste from de-icing operations are properly collected and treated. The PeCOD® method for COD analysis is ideally suited for monitoring discharges from airport de-icing operations as...
Safety vs. Environment Protection: Study Discovers Increasing Salt Levels in Lakes
A recent study published by the US-American National Academy of Sciences revealed an increasing salt amount in form of chloride in rural and urban freshwater lakes around the American continent. The scientists believe, that mainly road salt distributed on icy roadways is to blame. Increasing salt levels threaten eco systems Road de-icing salt is blamed for rising salt levels in freshwater lakes. This was uncovered by a study of the National Academy of Sciences carried out for the last one and a half year. In...
E/EL Pulverizer bottom ring lifting clamp - Case study
PurposeAlert customers on safety procedures when using the Babcock & Wilcox bottom grinding ring lifting clamp. ProblemThe Babcock&Wilcox lifting clamp is designed only to lift the bottom ring off the ring seating surface of the yoke and to position the ring back on top of the ring seating surface of the yoke, when the bottom ring is completely inside the pulverizer housing (see Figure 1).We have found that many customers use the lifting clamp to transport the used bottom grinding rings out of the...
Measuring sporadic gastrointestinal illness associated with drinking water – an overview of ...
There is an increasing awareness that drinking water contributes to sporadic gastrointestinal illness (GI) in high income countries of the northern hemisphere. A literature search was conducted in order to review: (1) methods used for investigating the effects of public drinking water on GI; (2) evidence of possible dose–response relationship between sporadic GI and drinking water consumption; and (3) association between sporadic GI and factors affecting drinking water quality. Seventy-four articles were selected,...
Construction site health and safety failures
As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing HSE failures and implementing measures to reduce risks and control common hazards. In line with this thinking, in an effort to help...