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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 Verisk 3E

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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. ...

  • 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.

  • Pedestrian safety in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? We are constantly reminding our children about pedestrian safety.  We tell them to cross only at designated crosswalks and to look both ways before crossing the street, but often times to forget these safety basics in the workplace. Workplace traffic can be every bit as dangerous as that found on the city streets. In a collision between a 2000-pound ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and ...

  • Workplace safety in the economic slump

    As we progress through the current downturn in our economy companies are finding ways to cope with such effects as declining revenues, reduced workforces and tight-to-non-existent credit. With organizations facing new challenges in order to remain afloat and sustainable, many areas of operation have begun to experience some effects. One such area that is critical to an organization’s success but ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • Safety: mischief, mishap or mayhem

    Over the past decade there have been numerous organisational disasters that have caught the attention of the public, no more so than the recent disaster involving the Russian Submarine Nerpa in which 20 people died as result of a Freon gas release. This raises the question: are such incidents the result of freak mishaps and individual mischief or does safety culture offer an explanation as to why ...

  • H2S Safety in Sour Gas Operations

    How GasFinder works Boreal Laser’s GasFinder & GasFinder MC are open-path gas detectors that use an integrated transmitter/receiver unit and a remote, passive retro-reflector. In GasFinder (see below) the transceiver als o houses the laser diode, drive electronics, detector module and micro-computer subsystems. The transceiver unit is contained in an IP65 enclosure and has connectors for ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Safety Monitoring in HF Alkylation Units

    How GasFinder works Boreal Laser’s GasFinder & GasFinder MC are open-path gas detectors that use an integrated transmitter/receiver unit and a remote, passive retro-reflector. In GasFinder (see below) the transceiver also houses the laser diode, drive electronics, detector module and micro-computer subsystems. The transceiver unit is contained in an IP65 enclosure and has connectors for power ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

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