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  • Nitrogen Demand Increases for Semiconductor: How Safe Are You?

    As users demand ever-smaller smartphones and better televisions, semiconductor manufacturing plants are tasked with developing new products faster and using new materials. Key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry are inert gases, which include nitrogen and argon. When used safely, both nitrogen and argon play a number of important roles within the semiconductor ...

  • SGS Warns on the Hidden Risks of Subcontracting

    Do you know where your products are manufactured? Not just the agent or supplier you are sourcing from, but the actual location where your product or major components can be found? If you do, then you are in a lucky minority of companies with a fully transparent supply chain. If not, it is time to consider the risks in your supply chain. In these days of fast fashion, ...


    By SGS

  • Acting on disaster warnings: Don`t miss the human factor

    We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar. The Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March 2011 challenged global ideas about responding to disasters. It showed that structural defences alone, such as breakwaters, coastal dykes and tidal barriers, cannot provide protection ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CO2 Gas Hazards in the Brewing Industry

    The hazards associated with CO2 in the brewing industry are well known, yet people still die needlessly every year in tragic and completely avoidable accidents in breweries. Just last year in Germany, which has a good safety record, two workers died in separate incidents at the same brewery. In the first incident, the owner was found dead with his head and torso in a beer mixing tank. It is ...

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • Basic Principle of Safety

    A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or ...

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    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.

  • Floor safety tip sheet for all your employees – new and experienced!

    Check out our new floor safety tip sheet. You can download and print on card stock for your back room. Have each employee sign they have read it as well! Here are the basics! Wet floors – Watch out for floors that have been washed and not moped dry. Clean up or report all spills immediately. Don’t wait for a small spill to dry itself. • Ramps & Stairs ...


    By Anti-Slip Anywhere

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Enhesa flash - global ehs compliance assurance

    Regulating endocrine disrupting chemicalsA success story? Are you aware of which substances are classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC)? Do you carry out any operations involving EDC? These are the types of questions that are being considered by many companies in light of significant consumer, government and industry concern for EDC. In order to further delve into this ...

  • Survey of standards related to gas detectors

    Recent events both on- and off-shore shine a bright light on the need for attention to safety and to hazard reduction, prevention, and mitigation. Errant combustible or toxic gases can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. Globally, governmental and regional authorities take gas detection and system integration very seriously and require that the ...

  • Implications of global climate change for natural resource damage assessment, restoration, and rehabilitation

    Various international and national regulations hold polluters liable for the cleanup of released hazardous substances and the restoration/rehabilitation of natural resources to preincident baseline conditions, a process often referred to as natural resource damage assessment and restoration (NRDAR). Here, the authors describe how global climate change (GCC) will challenge each of the steps of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • What Makes Dumpsters so Dangerous?

    It’s easy to think of dumpsters as safe, since they are basically large inanimate objects. However, these massive metal structures tend the be the starting point for many workplace injuries. Loading, cleaning, and relocating a dumpster can be very hazardous to both employees and tenants. Manage the injury risk at your workplace by taking a fresh look at the dangers surrounding ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • ‘Kyoto cost’ of various production and recycling processes

    ‘Kyoto cost' of various production and recycling processes: An interesting take on the the total CO2 emissions released during the lifetime of various containers used in the manufacturing and delivery of bottled water and other fluid products typically consumed in North America ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Battery rooms

    The CustomerThis company is a leading global information services provider, meeting worldwide needs in the financial, education and business information markets. The company operates a high tech data center that houses all its computer systems and a batter}' backup system that is used to protect their computers in the event of power interruption or failure. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction 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 brewing, as ...

  • Inno-badge – an electronic dosimeter badge for continuous recording of a worker`s exposure to Phosgene gas

    Untitled Document Phosgene, also known as Carbonyl Chloride, is a widely used but highly toxic substance. At room temperature Phosgene gas is nearly colourless, and at low concentrations ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

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