accident record Articles

  • RIDDOR Accident Reporting

    In 2014-2015, about 27.3 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illnesses and workplace injuries. Employers located in the UK are required by law to report all workplace accidents under RIDDOR regulations. For organizations located in the UK, with satellite offices or facilities located there, it is important to be familiar with these ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Safety Pays with a Zero-Accident Culture

    Construction companies typically view sales, quality and profitability by cultural imperatives – but what about safety? Almost all accidents at construction sites can be prevented with zero-accident culture. Some large construction companies operate for millions of manhours without a lost-time accident. Small and medium-sized contractors also can achieve unblemished records through ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • A simulation study of the accident risk in the Istanbul Channel

    The Istanbul Channel has a considerable amount of maritime traffic and is one of the most difficult-to-navigate waterways in the world. Ships are consequently prone to accidents. These accidents impose risks on the nearby population, property and the environment. Naturally, besides any adverse meteorological and geographical conditions, the increase in the volume of transit and local maritime ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accounting for accidents in the measurement of transport inefficiency: a case of Taiwanese bus transit

    Conventional data envelopment analysis (DEA) measuring transport efficiency (or inefficiency) has impractically assumed that accidents are freely disposable. The present paper attempts to rectify this impractical assumption by proposing directional output distance function models into which different types of casualties are factored. The core logic is to convert different types of casualties – ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. Forest Service assures safety compliance nationwide and streamlines accident reporting

    The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USDA-FS) is responsible for managing 193 million acres of America's national forests and grasslands across the United States. The agency has more than 30,000 full-time employees and a large temporary workforce. Many of the agency's employees work hazardous jobs such as fire fighting, forestry, managing avalanches and securing abandoned ...


    By IHS Markit

  • A Record Year for EHS Non-Compliance fines in the UK

    The sentencing landscape for Environmental, Health and Safety offences in the UK (England & Wales specifically) has undergone significant change over the last 18 months. In England and Wales, companies have been handed record fines in these fields. So what does this mean for businesses? ...

  • Inno-badge – an electronic dosimeter badge for continuous recording of a worker`s exposure to Phosgene gas

    Untitled Document Phosgene, also known as Carbonyl Chloride, is a widely used but highly toxic substance. At room temperature Phosgene gas is nearly colourless, and at low concentrations ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Patterns of gob-water inrush in Chinese coalmines

    Gob-water is a serious hazard in Chinese coalmines. Such inrushes have caused more than 80% of the coalmine water accidents recorded in recent years. This study is based on reviews of past gob-water hazard cases in China. Six inrush patterns are suggested, caused by gobs exposed by tunneling, channeled by faults, or fissure or caving zone channeling, damage to or collapse of water-resistant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are mining waste disasters inevitable?

    On 5 November 2015 the dam of an iron ore tailings management facility in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the area. The immediate consequences were dire: the accident killed at least 11 people, injured over a dozen more and left more than 500 people homeless. However, this is just the start: the environmental impact of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, with ...

  • Insurer Uses Telematics to Defend Policyholder Liability Claim in UK First

    A UK court has used telematics data in a landmark case, ruling that a driver should not be held liable for a car accident. The case concerned a collision, for which the third party claimed fault lay with the Insure The Box customer. During the trial at ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Intelex Blog: U.S. Mine Fatality Trends Prompt 2015 Updates to Outreach and Enforcement

    In 2014, the U.S. coal mining industry reported the lowest number of coal mining deaths in recorded history; this follows a steady decline in coal fatalities over recent years. Yet the overall fatality count for the U.S. mining industry in 2014 was just the fourth-lowest annual total on record. The explanation? A spike in fatalities in the metal/nonmetal (MNM) mining sector. This sector reported ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

    Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Oxford instruments case study

    Delivering operational efficiency Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, space, energy, defence and healthcare. Business needs Oxford Instruments needed to improve the management of Health & Safety acrossall locations. A gap analysis identified a number of key ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • BP, affiliates sue EPA for suspending contracting privileges following spill

    BP Exploration & Production Co. Inc. and several other affiliates, along with BP plc, sued the Environmental Protection Agency Aug. 12, challenging the agency's decision to suspend the company from federal contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Characteristics of urban chemical spills in Southern Ontario

    Thousands of chemical spills occur as a result of accidents or natural disasters each year worldwide and have the potential to harm human health and the environment. More than 700 recorded chemical spills involving more than 1,000 types of chemical occur every year in Southern Ontario, resulting in multiple environmental impacts. This paper presents characteristics of urban chemical spills ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Software Solutions for Effective Management Systems

    There should be zero tolerance within the workplace for poor risk management, the result of which is unnecessary fatalities, ill health, accidents and ultimately high costs. Financial personnel have long recognised that poor financial management can lead to critical business problems, and as a result international standards are commonplace for recording, managing and reporting of financial data. ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • Maryland State Highway Administration accelerates on road to safety with 65% decrease in lost work days

    The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) ensures safe and efficient travel for the state's 4 million motorists by maintaining more than 16,000 lane miles of dedicated roadways. MSHA employs 3,200 persons, most of whom perform tasks that support the agency's traffic safety programs or highway operations. MSHA uses Compliance Suite Safety Management Software by ESS to enable safety ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Pipeline safety action plan

    According to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines are responsible for delivering oil and gas to communities and businesses across the United States. Much of the pipeline network is old and in a state of disrepair. The Obama Administration launched on April 4, 2011, a national pipeline safety initiative to repair and replace aging pipelines to prevent ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ABC Tree commits to safety, curbs fines with Intelex software

    TORONTO—Courtesy of Intelex Technologies Inc.’s proven Safety Management Solutions, U.S. vegetation and utility management provider ABC Tree has been able to build a safer work environment and mitigate the impact of fines imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ABC Tree, one of America’s largest and fastest-growing vegetation management and electric ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • BP Greater Plutonio FPSO case study

    MICROPACK'S experience extends to supplying Fire and Gas Engineers to the worlds largest oil and gas operators, who then provide 24 hour on-site support on these safety critical F&G systems. One such site where MICROPACK's expertise is utilised, is the BP Greater Plutonio FPSO, sited in block 18, offshore Angola. MICROPACK have two Fire and Gas Engineers, IRATA trained (Rope Access) ...


    By Micropack Detection

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