dangerous goods incident Articles

  • The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents

    EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can be treated ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Good Advice for Winter Travel

    No Nonsense Safety during the Season of Slip-ups As many will be aware from unfortunate experience and bad news, Winter can be a very dangerous time for roads and footpaths. A multitude of risks threaten life and limb; aside from snow and ice, falling leaves mixed with wet weather are a recipe for slippery surfaces, while damp mud is another serious problem exacerbated by tractor ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Problem Solver for water supply - Pollution incidents

    Pollution in water supplies has always been a concern for water companies and with today’s political climate the issue has never been more important. The threat of terrorism and the requirements of Homeland Security and similar initiatives around the world require that water companies maintain detailed plans for how to ...


    By Innovyze

  • The dangers of setting a bad Health and Safety example

    Inspire safety in the workplace, not carelessness We regularly use the expression “lead from the top” when referring to good practice that should be adopted in the workplace but why is this? There are some managers out there who perhaps feel that they have worked hard to get where they are and surely they are entitled to “bend the rules” a little, or ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Are you aware of these dangerous health & safety myths?

    Risk Ignorance and you risk it all We have all heard the “myths” of health and safety such as children being banned from playing conkers in the playground due to flying debris which could cause an eye injury, trapeze artists requiring hard hats or candyfloss not being available on sticks anymore in case consumers fall and impale themselves.  All of these have been ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Reviewing Near-Miss Safety Incidents Throughout the Hydro Industry

    Bruce Meaker answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming 2nd Annual Hydro Plant Maintenance & Reliability Conference, June 5-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. All responses represent the view of Mr. Meaker and not necessarily those of Snohomish County Public Utility District. Can you explain the ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Beware of Birds - Bill Read looks at the dangers and consequences of birdstrikes and the steps that airports and airside safety providers are taking to reduce the risk

    At 9.15 am on 29 April 2007, a Thomson Fly Boeing 757-200 with 221 passengers on board took off from Manchester airport on a flight to Arrecife, Lanzarote. Seconds after the aircraft had left the ground, two birds were sucked into the aircraft's right engine causing a flameout and black smoke to issue from the Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 power plant. The pilot continued the takeoff on one engine and ...

  • Integrated regional risk assessment: the situation in Switzerland

    In 1991, new regulations and ordinances concerning 'protection against incidents' came into effect in Switzerland. The Federal Office for Environment, Forests and Landscape (BUWAL) published guidance rules (Handbooks I-III) defining the risk methodology to be followed. Recognising the need for an integrated approach to risk management, a joint project, Polyproject on Risk and Safety of Technical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 24 Hour Numbers - Why do you need one?

    Untitled Document Labelling and placarding requirements for chemicals are intended to communicate basic information about the hazards of the ...

  • 2009 amendments to the regulations regarding transport of lithium batteries

    Lithium Batteries are dangerous goods and are generally subject to transport regulations, depending on the mode of transport. However, many Lithium Batteries are exempted from the regulations if certain listed conditions are met. The 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and the ICAO technical instructions make significant changes to the regulations and exemptions regarding the transport of Lithium ...

  • Health & Safety Management at the Olympic Road Race Accidents

    Could the Olympic cycling accidents have been prevented? The Olympics are well under way and athletes are pushing themselves to their absolute limits in pursuit of their dreams however, when limits are challenged then there are always risks and unfortunately we have seen a number of incidents involving athletes. A particularly serious one involved the Dutch cyclist, Annemiek van ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • PureAire Universal Gas Detector Offers Protection Against Toxic Levels of Ammonia

    In March of 2016, an ammonia gas leak at a seafood processing plant in Boston left one worker dead. The fumes at the plant were so powerful that firefighters could not promptly enter the scene to mitigate the gas leak and try to save the staff member until much later. Reports show that 5,300 pounds of ammonia gas leaked out of the plant. If you work with ammonia at your facility, learn ...

  • What`s the Plan? - Designing, analyzing and updating your company`s emergency management procedures

    Emergency management is the practice of driving the risk of doing business as close to zero as possible. An emergency can strike any time, without warning. The best way to manage an emergency is to plan for it, practice response procedures and take precautions to avoid dangerous situations. When incidents occur, respond to that emergency efficiently and effectively, perform root cause analysis ...


  • Things to know about the federal government`s nuke dump

    Valentine's Day 2014 was coming to a close. There were fewer than a dozen workers holding down the night shift at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. An alarm sounded inside the central monitoring room less than an hour before midnight. Somewhere in the underground salt caverns, radioactivity triggered the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Maintaining Factory Settings with Pressure Washing Equipment

    Maintaining a factory is of prime importance in order to allow operations to run smoothly. Cleaning a factory may also be necessary due to a number of other reasons. For instance, if a food processing plant is not maintained on a regular basis, food and grease deposits can make the entire place unhygienic and eventually affect the quality of products manufactured. However, it is also a fact ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain: A full life-cycle approach

    Kami Blake of 3E Company looks at the issue in managing EH&S data in the chemicals industry As regulations increase in number, scope and complexity, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance is fast becoming a major concern that spans virtually every industry. All companies are increasingly affected by and subject to more stringent EH&S regulations and are being faced with ...


    By 3E Company

  • London 2012: Legacy or Liability?

    After spending hundreds of millions of tax payers’ money on a high profile ‘clean-up’, it has become clear that the 2012 Olympic Park actually remains classified as a contaminated brownfield site. Documents show that the whole area is to have as little as 2 feet (60cm) of “clean” material placed on top of a warning marker layer of orange plastic fabric sheeting, of a type called Terram 1000, ...


    By Shift Soil Remediation LLP

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