accidental safety incident Articles

  • The Accidental Incident: Are you prepared in the event your company has a hazardous materials spill?

    Untitled Document Whenever a company stores hazardous substances and materials, there is always the potential for a spill. Taking precautions ...


    By 3E Company

  • Tragic accidental deaths on board the Suntis – what was to blame?

    On Monday 26 May 2014, three men who were working on board the Suntis, a German cargo ship which was berthed at West Dock in Goole, were found unconscious in the main cargo hold of the ship. The men were rescued from the hold and taken to a nearby hospital but tragically died later that day. The surviving crew members said that one of the deceased men had entered the hold to rescue the other crew ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

  • The Safety of Genetically Modified Foods Produced through Biotechnology

    Executive Summary The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is committed to protecting and enhancing human, animal, and environmental health through the sound application of the fundamental principles of the science of toxicology. It is with this goal in mind that the SOT defines here its current consensus position on the safety of foods produced through biotechnology ...


    By Oxford University Press

  • If the fire doesn’t kill you, the CO2 might – carbon dioxide and fire suppression

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for more than a hundred years. In high concentrations it dilutes oxygen, thus removing one of the three elements of the combustion triangle (the other two being heat and fuel). It is also cheap, widely available, odourless, colourless, electrically non-conductive, chemically inert and it leaves no residue. It is ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • 5 Reasons to Perform a Consequence Modeling Analysis for Your Facility

    The potential for accidental release of toxic chemicals to the environment is a daily threat for many industrial facilities and plants. These releases can occur very suddenly and unexpectedly, putting employees and the public at risk of injury or death, and the surrounding environment at risk of damage or destruction. A consequence modeling analysis is a powerful tool (and sometimes a regulatory ...

  • Proposed Risk Management Program Regulations on the Way

    How Might Your Business be Impacted? Prompted by, among other incidents, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant located north of Waco, Texas on April 17, 2013, President Obama has issued Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Dynamic Simulation of Volatile Compound Transient Events at WWTPS

    ABSTRACTTransient or intermittent releases of specific volatile or semi-volatile organic compounds are not managed well by existing predictive fate models such as TOXCHEM+ or Water9 because they are based on steady-state conditions. In this paper, two scenarios for treatment of transient organic compound concentrations are studied using dynamic simulation: ...

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Leak in Soda Machines

    Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is a very well known gas type but not everyone knows how deadly it is. Most people know it as a gas that humans exhale but commercially, it is manufactured and shipped as a liquefied compressed gas or is used as dry ice in its solid form. A common use of CO2 gas is in soda fountain machines to carbonate soft drinks by pressurizing the CO2 ...

  • No Fishing and Hunting for MSDSs at Cabela`s When 3E Provides the Gear

    Background Cabela's is the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.  Cabela's retail division operates a chain of innovative and popular stores throughout the U.S. As much wildlife museums and education centers as retail stores, Cabela's showrooms provide a truly unique shopping experience. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Cleaning & maintenance management

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature and exposed, it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can have damaging affects on both the central nervous system and renal system of humans. Exposure to mercury can cause serious developmental delays in children, and high level exposure is life threatening. When exposed to air, mercury vaporizes, readily becoming a dangerous aerosol that can be absorbed into the lungs and spread throughout the body. This is ...


  • Mercury spill control procedures - industrial hygiene news

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury"s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once ...


  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

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