accident reporting Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • A comparative study of coal mine safety performance indicators in China and the USA

    Safety performance indicators are the basis for effective accident statistics, playing a crucial role in accident analysis and prevention. To better understand China's safety performance indicators system, a comparative analysis of the coal mine safety performance indicators used in China and USA is introduced. The number of fatalities, the number of accidents and the fatality rate per million ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Why are we so afraid of nuclear radiation?

    The origin of the LNT model of radiation carcinogenesis is outlined. The A-bomb survivor cancer mortality data are shown to not support this model at all. The nature of cancer and the role of the body's natural defence mechanisms are discussed. A simple biological model of the effect of radiation is shown to be more credible and consistent with the observed beneficial health effects at low doses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forklift Safety Zone

    Forklift Safety Zone Advances in Forklift and Pedestrian Safety Alert Technologies. Forklift trucks are an essential part of most industrial and supply chains around the world. However, statistics indicate that they also present a very significant hazard to people occupying the same workspace. Forklift induced injuries can be severe or fatal as the trucks are heavy and powerful vehicles. Twenty ...


    By Sky-Trax, Inc.

  • 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

  • Media reporting and changes in public opinion after Fukushima nuclear accident: Belgium as case study

    This study examines the Belgian press coverage related to the Fukushima nuclear accident and investigates the changes in the public opinion related to nuclear energy. Two research methodologies were applied. The first method conducted was a content analysis of two quality newspapers in Belgium, covering the first two months after the accident. The second method was a public opinion survey, based ...


    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

  • Study on Behavior of Sludge-derived Combustible Gases and its Safety Control on Utilizing Bio-solids

    ABSTRACTA questionnaire inquiry on prior accidents was conducted among local government operating sludge drying and incinerating facilities and cooperating research companies that are constructing such facilities. The 88 accidents reported by the respondents were investigated and the causal mechanisms associated with each typical accident pattern (by type and ...

  • 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 ...

  • De Beers - Case Study

    De Beers is running their entire Canadian operations, including several remote locations in Northern Canada from their head office in Toronto, Canada. They are using Intelex's fully integrated Environmental, Quality and Health & Safety Management System.  Challenge Required a robust management system to maintain ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO 17025 ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Risk analysis of thyroid cancer incidence after exposure in childhood in the most contaminated areas of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia in comparison with other studies

    The current knowledge about thyroid cancer induction due to 131I exposures during childhood is limited. Due to the low incidences observed, it was assumed that 131I is less effective in cancer induction by a factor of 3, if compared to external exposures. An increase of the thyroid cancer incidence among children and adolescents from the south-eastern Belorussian, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Friday the 13th: A Rational Fear for Business?

    Ah, once again, the 13th of the month has fallen on a Friday, making it…dun dun dunnnn…Friday the 13th. This unlucky pairing is going to happen twice in 2017, once in January and again in October. ...

  • 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

  • Linking OII and RMP data: does everyday safety prevent catastrophic loss?

    We link the risk management programme (RMP) database of accident histories collected by the US Environmental Protection Agency for the period 1996-2000 under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments and OSHA reported occupational illnesses and injuries (OII) for the same period. We explore various statistical associations between OIIs and RMP-reported accidents. If we think of OIIs as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cities Safer by Design - Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalities

    Cities Safer by Design is a global reference guide to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved street design and smart urban development. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes globally, mostly pedestrians, and that number is growing every year. This hands-on guide taps examples from cities worldwide and includes 34 different design elements to improve safety and ...

  • Real-time tracking of accidental atmospheric releases: LOSTRAC software

    The LOSTRAC software is devoted to real-time tracking of accidental atmospheric releases. It allows one to calculate, within a few minutes from the moment when the accident is reported and localised, displacement and diffusion of atmospheric pollution. It also provides short-term evolution forecasting. It should become one of the tools for assisting the authorities in charge of safety operations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Human Error Is Not the Real Cause of Accidents

    As human beings, we are all prone to making mistakes. But some mistakes can be made inevitable through poor process flow design, poor plant layout, little or no training, ignorance of proper procedures or deliberate “short cutting”, or by assigning a worker to a task for which they are either physically or mentally unsuited. Critical process controls that are unlabeled and clustered ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Can You Avoid Workplace Injuries? What You Need to Know.

    Perfection is an admirable goal but an unattainable standard. While you can’t completely eliminate workplace injuries, you can effectively reduce risk by following these safety tips that apply to any business or industry. 1. Maintain a Clean Workplace ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

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