chemical accident Articles

  • US Chemical Accident and Brazilian Spill Updates

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Large Chemical Explosion in Massachusetts Brazilian Tailing Ponds Measurement Errors Remember to write ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Effect of iodine chemical form on thyroid doses during a severe accident

    In most of the accidents that may occur in nuclear reactors, the short-term radiological consequences are expected to be dominated by isotopes of iodine. The assessment of doses resulting from iodine release during a severe reactor accident requires knowledge of the iodine chemical forms and removal mechanisms prior to the release to the environment. In this paper, the arguments concerning iodine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Washington Watch -- The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: Thinking Strategically in Investigating (and Preventing) Chemical Accidents

    (From the Winter 2006 issue of Environmental Quality Management) Chemical accidents are always unwanted, and almost always the subject of considerable media attention and public scrutiny. Investigating the causes of chemical accidents is not an easy task, nor is the job of communicating the results of such investigations. Given the significant importance of the mission and day-to-day work of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Rapid analysis of risk assessment using developed simulation of chemical industrial accidents software package

    The environmental consequences are defined as consequences of accidental release of hazardous substances to the natural environment. This release can lead to many hazards depending on the material stored. The consequences of these hazards to the environment are widespread and have significant importance to human communities living in the surroundings. The mathematical models are extremely useful ...

  • Reduce accident and fire risk with flammable storage safety cans

    Flammable or combustible liquids are used in almost every industry and place of business. Gasoline, chemicals, solvents and a variety of other hazardous liquids are found in varying amounts and locations in industrial, commercial and residential settings. Since many of these liquids are relatively common, it is important to understand the dangers they present and the special storage and handling ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Chemical Corner

    So, you’re well aware of all REACH and CLP regulations and you’ve gone to great lengths to ensure your operations and products are compliant with EU regulation. That’s great news. But in the case of Europe, that’s not where the regulations end. Beyond these requirements, you often have to comply with additional, country-specific rules to import, manufacture or sell ...

  • The Volatile Issue of Reactive Chemicals

    Regulation of “reactive” chemicals -- chemicals that become unstable under certain conditions -- has been the subject of debate for years. Underlying the debate, and perhaps fueling it, is the fact that reactive chemicals are involved in many accidents. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB’s) 2002 report addressing reactive chemicals, entitled “Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 ...

  • Characterization of Accidental Chemical Releases

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment (CAAA) section 112 (r) Prevention of Accidental Releases requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish measures for owners and operators of facilities processing or handling hazardous materials to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and other extremely hazardous materials to the air. Additionally, it requires the ...

  • Chemical Storage Practices

    ScienceLab offers a full line of Chemical Storage Practices, Laboratory Equipment and Chemicals for any application from clinical to research. We also carry a wide range Educational Products, pH meters, microscopes, thermometers and digital scales. Look around you in the laboratory. Take note of the system used to store the chemicals and the conditions and environment they are stored in. More ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington

    Regulation of reactive chemicals has been debated for years. According to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) 2002 report, there have been 167 serious reactive chemical accidents during the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents. Despite the debate, neither legislative nor regulatory action is expected any time soon. The Occupational Safety and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Reactive Chemicals Get More Scrutiny

    Untitled Document In the wake of several high-profile industrial explosions, government bodies are showing renewed interest in regulating reactive chemicals. These are chemicals that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical kinetics parameters of nuclear graphite gasification

    This paper provides chemical kinetics parameters for the gasification of nuclear graphite grades of IG–110, IG–430, NBG–18 and NBG–25 and presents empirical correlations for their surface areas of free active sites as a function of mass. The kinetics parameters for the four elementary chemical reactions of gasification of these grades of nuclear graphite include the values ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • The Volatile Debate Over Regulation of Reactive Chemicals

    Untitled Document The regulation of chemicals believed to be “reactive” has been hotly debated for many years. According to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Characteristics of urban chemical spills in Southern Ontario

    Thousands of chemical spills occur as a result of accidents or natural disasters each year worldwide and have the potential to harm human health and the environment. More than 700 recorded chemical spills involving more than 1,000 types of chemical occur every year in Southern Ontario, resulting in multiple environmental impacts. This paper presents characteristics of urban chemical spills ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Springtown, Texas - excavation; open-hole chemical oxidation case study

    When a tanker truck overturned on this road near Springtown, Texas, approximately 8,000 gallons of gasoline was spilled. Some of the fuel burned, discoloring the pavement, but a large portion of the fuel seeped into the sandy soils. Immediately after the accident, local responders excavated some of the most severely contaminated soil, but excavation was discontinued when groundwater was ...

  • Rational application of chemicals in response to oil spills may reduce environmental damage

    Oil spills, for example those due to tanker collisions and groundings or platform accidents, can have huge adverse impacts on marine systems. The impact of an oil spill at sea depends on a number of factors, such as spill volume, type of oil spilled, weather conditions, and proximity to environmentally, economically, or socially sensitive areas. Oil spilled at sea threatens marine organisms, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • EPA uses Actio software to inform workers about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. ...


    By Actio Corporation

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