accident reporting 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

  • The role of distributed cognition in the causation of accidents

    The notion that, in many situations, cognition is distributed provides a significantly different perspective for understanding past failures in sociotechnical systems, and for reasoning about future risks. In this study, a set of reports of accidents on offshore installations was analysed in an attempt to discover how the distribution of cognition contributed to accident causation. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of complexity in accident investigation practice

    This paper explores accident investigation by using a system theoretical view to study the role of complexity in accident investigation practices within the aviation industry. In recent years, the aviation transport system has become increasingly complex due to increased air traffic, deregulation, globalisation of markets and the introduction of supranational rules and regulations. Furthermore, ...


    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

  • Mapping the impacts of natural hazards and technological accidents in Europe

     Europe is experiencing an increasing number and impact of disasters due to natural hazards and technological accidents caused by a combination of changes in its physical, technological and human/ social systems. This report discusses the occurrence and impacts of disasters and the underlying hazards in Europe for the period 1998–2009. It is an update on and extension of the 2004 EEA ...

  • Health effects 20 years after the Chernobyl accident

    The Chernobyl accident was the worst catastrophe involving radiation to humans. Since then, it has unfortunately been providing a main cause of radio-anxiety. WHO suggested 4000 people could have died or could die in the future of emergency workers and residents of most contaminated areas while Greenpeace insisted that there would be 93,080 people in the world. Though the incidence of thyroid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation of an LPG accident with different mathematical model applications

    An LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) storage accident was reconstructed through several simulation models, with the aims of the reported and filmed effects and damage. The accident happened in Paese, near Treviso (Italy) in March 1996 and was characterised by complex phenomena due to a choked release of LPG from a tanker. There was a dispersion of light winds and, after about 40 minutes, a flash-fire ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mapping the impacts of recent natural disasters and technological accidents in Europe

    This is the first EEA publication to address the impacts of natural disasters and technological accidents across Europe. Focusing on major events between 1998 and 2002, the report adds value to existing studies by bringing together available information on their human and economic costs and adding the ...

  • Contamination accidents in China's drinking water distribution networks: status and countermeasures

    In recent years, frequent urban drinking water contamination accidents have caused significant impacts on society in China. However, emergency measures are primarily realized as management policies lack systematic technologies especially for those within-network contamination accidents. The aim of this paper is to perform analysis on cases of contaminant accidents that occurred in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accidents, deaths and health problems at work: data sources of the costs for Europe

    Each year, work-related accidents result in long periods of absence from work, and even death. Furthermore, a significant proportion of Europe’s working population suffers from one or more work-related health problems. As a first step towards estimating the Europe-wide costs of work-related health problems, accidents and deaths, EU-OSHA has produced a new report evaluating the quality and ...

  • Thermal–hydraulic modelling of LOCA accident using CONTAIN 2.0 code

    This paper has modelled one of the accidents in the Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) reactor containment that is known as Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) in its worst condition that is called Large Break LOCA (LB LOCA) with the CONTAIN 2.0 code. Specific type of the LB LOCA is Double–Ended Cold Leg (DECL) break that means guillotine break in the cold leg pipe. The coolant is lost when a LOCA ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Locating causes of accidents in the social organisation of building workers and some wider implications: an approach from Cultural Theory

    This paper overviews and re-interprets accident causation in the British Building and Construction Industry (BCI), chosen because its accident rate is high. The paper, a preliminary report of ongoing work, suggests why incidences vary widely between different sites and workgroups. Explanation appears to lie not in variant technical complexity but variant social organisation. Four archetypal forms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can sustainability reporting be used as a predictor of industrial disasters?

    Sustainability reporting is a newer type of reporting for businesses world-wide. The reporting is a formalised means of assessing the status of economic, social and environmental factors involved in a business entity. Data included within the reports varies because of the lack of a uniform reporting standard. Even with these conditions, sustainability data can be used to predict the risk of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does Your Corporate Injury Reporting Add Value?

    One of the oldest metrics used in the EHS field is corporate injury and accident reporting.  It is one of the few times when EHS data will often contribute directly to Corporate Annual Reports.  But is your reporting system state of the art or a relic from the past?  Whatever the number may be, you are either adding value or showing corporate weakness.  As part of the ...

  • Report on Environmental Radioactivity in the European Community 1996-2000

    The Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring (REM) group of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES*) of DG Joint Research Centre (JRC*) provides institutional support in its REM programme to DG TREN H.4. The REM project was started shortly after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident (26 April 1986) with the aim to improve the exchange of information between the European Union ...


  • Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare - Assessment Mission Report UNEP/OCHA

    Introduction On 30 January 2000, following a breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Company, a major spill of cyanide-rich tailings waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in north west Romania. The contaminant travelled via tributaries into the river Somes, Tisza and finally into the Danube before reaching the Black Sea. A team of international ...

  • US forest service tracks motor vehicle incidents nationwide and reduces reporting time by 50%

    The United States Forest Service (USFS) is responsible for administering 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. Established in 1905, the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, summed up the service’s dedication to enhancing, restoring and protecting America’s landscapes and water resources by stating the purpose of the Service is “To provide the greatest good ...


    By IHS

  • EU-OSHA Annual report 2007: bringing safety & health closer to European workers

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA, the Agency) was involved in many different areas of occupational safety and health (OSH) in 2007. The Agency’s role is to collect, analyse and disseminate information on safety and health at work, and to promote a culture of prevention of accidents and ill health. Of great importance was the new Community Strategy for Health and Safety ...

  • Koppers enhances global SH&E compliance capability, reduces incident reporting time by 50%

    Koppers Inc. – producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products for the aluminum, steel, chemical, plastics, railroad and utility industries – backs its products with a strong global commitment to customers, employees, safety, health and the environment. So when the team at Koppers' Pittsburgh headquarters set out to improve environmental and safety reporting and compliance for business ...


    By IHS

  • New report connects 2012 extreme weather events to human-caused climate change

    As extreme weather events like wildfires, heat waves, downpours, and droughts continue to make headlines in the United States and around the world, many have wondered what their connection is to climate change. A new report sheds some light, firmly drawing correlations between several extreme weather events in ...

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