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  • Back to Basics

    A refresher on how to properly manage HazMat inventory How are you managing the hazardous materials (HazMat) used, stored, and produced in your facility? That is the question. Unless a facility manager has a multimillion-dollar budget and works in an organization with a cultural commitment to safety and risk management, they're probably managing ever-more-complex rules and requirements with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Watch your back

    Incidents involving material handling and ergonomics are some of the more common types of injuries we see at home and at work. As CH2M focuses our attention on reducing material handling and ergonomics risks and hazards this month, we invite you to join us. Our goal always is to maintain a safe work environment for our employees, clients and partners. To achieve it, we all need to work together. ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Waste Rock Back Analysis

    On October 4, 2004, during field measurements collected in trench LFG-008, a crack developed in the middle of the trench. This occurred during the destruction of the Goat Hill North (GHN) rock pile at the Questa site. The crack varied in width up to a maximum of 100 mm and extended in an arc pattern around the pushed out section of the slope. The slope had been pushed in a convex arc out from the ...


  • Don’t Let Training Hold Your Safety Culture Back

    People are the most important resource for any company, no matter the industry. Because of this, ensuring that people resources are working efficiently and effectively should be a universal executive priority. Sadly one element of that workforce productivity that falls through the cracks is corporate safety culture. Creating a culture of safety requires a deep understanding of the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Turning back the tide - Remaking the EPA

    Stressing the importance of scientific integrity and transparency, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson last month called for key changes to the process for reviewing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect human health and the environment. 'It’s essential that the best science and the greatest transparency inform air quality standards that prevent illness and save lives,' said ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • STOP-FYRE – Saving Your Back

    Jeff Tuma of Montgomery, MN has STOP-FYRE now, which is a good thing. This year at Farmfest, Jeff told us how he used STOP-FYRE to save his backhoe. “If I could tell people anything,” Jeff saif, “it would be to invest in fire protection. It might be more money, but it’s worth ...


    By AKE Companies, LLC

  • REACH Heads Back to the Drawing Board

    The European Commission's proposals for reforming the EU's chemicals policy with its so-called REACH regime have created the biggest storm in over 30 years of EU environmental policy. The internet consultation on its draft legislative proposals attracted some 7,000 responses over the summer - and provoked a high-level political backlash which has thrown them back into the melting-pot. Since the ...

  • Getting back to basics: What is pH?

    Getting back to basics: What is pH? The most used measure in wastewater treatment, and for good reasons The “potential of hydrogen” or “pH” is the measure of free hydrogen activity in water and thereby indicative of the measure of its free acidity or free alkalinity. Gauged on a numeric scale of 0-14, solutions with a pH of less than 7.0 are acids. ...

  • EH&S compliance leading the pack, or sitting back?

    The rule of thumb is to either comply with the myriad laws, rules, and permit conditions, or face the consequences negative public image, hefty fines, or even jail time. The introduction of the Title V federal air permit rules and the Sarbanes–Oxley Act launched U.S. business into a new era of compliance. Today, companies must have capable systems to monitor processes and emissions on a ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Looking back to look forward - Prof Jim Skea

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations, publishing interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, reflecting on how the past can inform the future. This month, Professor Jim Skea CBE FEI. From your own perspective, how would you characterise the key challenges facing the energy industry ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Not in my back yard — international shipments of waste and the environment

    Waste without borders: Zhang Guofu, 35, makes EUR 700 a month, a huge wage in provincial China, sifting through waste that includes shopping bags from a British supermarket chain and English-language DVDs. The truth is that waste placed in a bin in London, can quite easily end up 5 000 miles away in a recycling factory in China's Pearl River delta. Waste of all descriptions is on the move. ...

  • Critical issues with 'minor league' nuclear infrastructures: the back end of the life cycle

    The paper attempts to draw attention to a number of issues that may go underplayed on the agenda of the critical infrastructure analysts concerned with risks: the vulnerabilities induced by nuclear research facilities facing decommissioning. The notion that the 'small nuclear' facility may show, in such circumstances, sizeable risks, even in comparison with the 'big nuclear' facility, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation: “Special Characteristics” Are Back

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. The bill is intended to amend and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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.

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • Weather claims and wind safety

    Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe, particularly for those who work at height and those who ...

  • Compressed Gas Safety Guide

    Use and storage of any compressed gas under high pressure can be extremely dangerous if proper gas handling procedures are not observed. Moreover, chemical characteristics of specialty gases themselves can pose serious health hazards if containment is not tightly controlled. Paying close attention to a compressed gas product’s technical and safety information is invaluable for maintaining a safe, ...

  • Working and Safety with Overhead Powerlines

    Safety considerations for OHPL It’s safe to assume almost everyone is aware of the considerable dangers presented by powerlines, but how well do you understand the attached risks? Would you know what to do in an emergency situation involving downed powerlines or while working close by? Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that work may be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Safety expertise in extreme environments

    Emergency safety showers are the first line of defence in the event of chemical spills and accidents in industry and a wide range of products has evolved to accommodate specific hazards. Meeting the needs of companies operating in extreme environments can be particularly challenging for the specialist suppliers of this vital equipment. Workers in the oil and gas industry frequently face extreme ...

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