accident regulation Articles

  • Seveso: from pollution to regulation

    The first part of the paper analyses the Seveso accident, which occurred in 1976 in northern Italy. It focuses mainly on sociological and organisational aspects, pointing to the lack of preparation and the improvisation in response from the company and the public authorities. Despite such inadequacies and despite all suffering, community recovery was finally accomplished. Yet, to some extent, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reactive Chemicals Get More Scrutiny

    Untitled Document In the wake of several high-profile industrial explosions, government bodies are showing renewed interest in regulating reactive chemicals. These are chemicals that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Low–dose ionising radiation: scientific controversy, moral-ethical aspects and public choice

    The ethical issues of radiation protection are dealt with on a systematic basis. It is shown that the Linear No–Threshold (LNT) model of low–dose ionising radiation damage, being widely accepted, is still ill–founded. In everyday routine, the present regulation imposes excessive cost on society, effectively leading to loss, rather than to saving, of life. In nuclear emergency, compulsory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A code comparison exercise within the European project RODOS: harmonising domestic and reference tools

    One term of reference for validly teaming up with Real Time Online Decision Support System for Off-Site Nuclear Emergencies in Europe (RODOS) is to contribute research initiatives geared towards emulating the RODOS functions on novel conceptual pathways; expand the system's coverage of issues that are relevant in nuclear crisis management and bring in domestic perspectives on how the system may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MSHA Update: June Impact Inspection Results and More

    The summer is often a slow time for industry updates. Not so for the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) this year. From the results of their June impact inspections and the legacy of the Upper Big Branch explosion, to the discussions around a new proposed rule and their upcoming 40th anniversary, MSHA’s been keeping busy. Here are the highlights. The ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • the produced alluring acreage and micro force sensor

     After speaking with my locations distributor, I activate the best band-aid for this botheration is an bargain "sensor cover." This awning is a baby section of blur with a blanket that looks to be the aforementioned red polarized blanket on some sunglasses. This baby section of ...

  • The transport of radioactive material

    The first part of this study is devoted to the regulations on the safe transport of radioactive material. The rules applicable to the transport of radioactive material are analysed, along with their elaboration at the international, Community and French levels. The second part will describe the system of civil liability for nuclear damage and the rules applicable to the compensation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using risk-based process safety in contractor selection

    As companies continue to leverage their resources on an ever-wider range of products and services, the number of projects (and contractors) managed will drive the need for a standard approach to contractor selection. Although time is often spent reviewing contractor qualifications for accomplishing the job scope, employers sometimes pay little or no attention to the overall safety record of the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Washington Watch -- The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: Thinking Strategically in Investigating (and Preventing) Chemical Accidents

    (From the Winter 2006 issue of Environmental Quality Management) Chemical accidents are always unwanted, and almost always the subject of considerable media attention and public scrutiny. Investigating the causes of chemical accidents is not an easy task, nor is the job of communicating the results of such investigations. Given the significant importance of the mission and day-to-day work of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Which risk approach to protect occupational health and safety? Evidence from Italian regulations

    Occupational accidents are one of the greatest causes of death and injury. Each year, more than 2.3 million people die from accidents at work and approximately 317 million people are victims of non–fatal occupational diseases. The magnitude of the problem has inspired the introduction, at both international and national level, of legal rules to protect health and safety at work. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tennessee`s sumner county saves taxpayers millions by self administering insurance claims

    Sumner County is a testament to the beauty of Tennessee. The county surrounds scenic Old Hickory Lake and rests just north of Nashville. It has been home to music legends such as Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. The population has grown rapidly over the past decade and a half, bringing new challenges to the county government's Risk Management office. 'When I came to work for the county 14 years ago, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Basic Principle of Safety

    A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or ...

  • Implementation of radiological emergency monitoring systems post-fukushima

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident in 2011 strongly highlighted the need to further strengthen effective regulatory control and oversight around Nuclear Power Plants. It also showed the need for renewed national safety and security regulations, in compliance with global safety standards and guidelines. All over the world, national and international agencies upgraded their safety plans, ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Implementation of radiological emergency monitoring solutions post-Fukushima

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident in 2011 strongly highlighted the need to further strengthen effective regulatory control and oversight around Nuclear Power Plants. It also showed the need for renewed national safety and security regulations, in compliance with global safety standards and guidelines. All over the world, national and international agencies upgraded their safety plans, ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Characterization of Accidental Chemical Releases

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment (CAAA) section 112 (r) Prevention of Accidental Releases requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish measures for owners and operators of facilities processing or handling hazardous materials to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and other extremely hazardous materials to the air. Additionally, it requires the ...

  • February 2006 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Ask Enhesa Vol. 9

    Featuring contributions from Sarah Toussaint, Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Jill Bernstein, Dusan Sevic ...

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