chemical emergency response Articles

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures

    The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of challenges and onsite dangers. With a chemical release, the ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    A fire crew respond to an incident at a chemicals factory. Many hazardous substances are on site and the incident has resulted in injuries. The crew assess the situation, establish the danger zone and don their protective hazmat suits. These emergency responders risk their own lives to rescue injured workers and contain the situation. ...

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Bulgarian emergency response system for release of hazardous pollutants - brief description and some examples

    The present paper demonstrates some results of the system for modelling of toxic air pollution due to possible accidents in industrial sites. The emergency response system is designed to help the relevant authorities in making important decisions, concerning the evacuation of the population in case of toxic air pollution due to accidents in industrial sites. The system is based on the following ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management for Cost Savings, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

    If you ask industrial and laboratory operations managers about their biggest challenges, the answers you'll hear most often relate to environmental regulations and the management of chemicals. And the concern permeates the whole organization as well -- according to Accenture and the Conference Board, over one third of 500 top US CEO's named chemical-related Environmental Health ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • An adaptive, comprehensive monitoring strategy for chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in California's aquatic ecosystems

    A scientific advisory panel was convened by the State of California to recommend monitoring for chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in aquatic systems that receive discharge of municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent and storm water runoff. The panel developed a risk‐based, screening framework that considered environmental sources and fate of CECs observed in receiving waters ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Multinational Chemical Company

    Critical Issue ERMC worked with a multinational chemical company at one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the world – over 1,200 employees. The company recognized that their Emergency Management System (EMS) was not robust enough, and they were highly vulnerable to an emergency. Solution ERMC conducted an audit and aided them in developing a ...

  • The National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center modelling and decision-support system for radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness and response

    This paper describes the tools and services provided by a national centre for modelling the environmental and health impacts of airborne hazardous materials. This centre can provide emergency decision support information within minutes for a wide range of radiological, nuclear, chemical, and biological hazards from fires, industrial and transportation accidents, radiation dispersal device ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 Emergency Eyewash Best Practices

    A chemical eye injury is something to avoid at all costs; it’s a painful and frightening experience and one that may leave a person blinded for life. So if your workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals and other substances, it’s imperative that you do everything you can to ensure that your ...


    By SafetySmart

  • NOVA Chemicals Case Study

    NOVA Chemicals' Corunna facility in Canada uses SAFER Real-Time for emission monitoring applications. NOVA Chemicals is a worldwide corporation that produces plastics and chemicals with a focus on two product chains: ethylene and polyethylene, and styrene and polystyrene. Its commitment to be a corporate “neighbor of choice” includes providing leadership and resources to support ...


    By SAFER Systems LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cleaning Up With Rent-a-Chemical

    Lease programs are emerging as a safer, more environmentally friendly way to manage chemicals. Imagine if instead of making a list, buying groceries and sometimes running out of milk or ending up with spoiled food in the fridge, you engaged a company that helped analyze exactly how much food your household uses each week based on the meals cooked and eaten. That company would then deliver ...


    By Ensia

  • Reference scenarios and emergency zoning for nuclear facilities in The Netherlands

    This paper discusses the approach used to establish the emergency zones around nuclear facilities in The Netherlands. The policy of using risk analyses in spatial planning, such as the introduction of risk zones around industrial sites, was officially established in 1988. However, there is a long history of risk-based spatial planning in The Netherlands, such as calculation of flooding risks ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to Handle Chemical Spills in Laboratories

    Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Governance of new technologies: recommendations for responsible innovation in nanotechnology

    Effective risk governance is important when developing new technologies. This study assessed the approaches to governance of nanotechnology in Europe, based on a comprehensive review of literature and practices, complemented by discussions with key stakeholders. The study provides a new analytical framework for exploring the strengths and weaknesses of governance strategies and makes ...

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 2012 Olympic Games - terrorist CBRE threat estimate and medical response

    2012 is the year of the Olympic Games that will be held in London, UK. This mega sport event is a terrorist challenge especially now that Osama bin Laden is dead and his successor is struggling to regain 'face' amongst Islamic extremists opposing West. New emerging threats such as CBRE agents' release in urban/megapolis environment must be taken seriously and state response must be fortified ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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