hazardous chemical Articles

  • My Voice - how you can demand better protection of human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals

    INTRODUCTION   A new start for controlling chemicals are you concerned about hazardous chemicals in the environment, and how they may be affecting your health? Did you know that a new EU law on how chemicals are ...

  • Salinity changes impact of hazardous chemicals in Enchytraeus albidus

    Supra‐littoral ecosystems are among the most challenging environments for soil organisms, particularly when facing salinity fluctuations frequently combined with the presence of contaminants as a result of intense anthropogenic activities. Knowledge of how salinity influences the effect of contaminants in supra‐littoral species is crucial for determining the safety factors required when ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The applicability of chemical alternatives assessment for engineered nanomaterials

    The use of alternatives assessment to substitute hazardous chemicals with inherently safer options is gaining momentum worldwide as a legislative and corporate strategy to minimize consumer, occupational, and environmental risks. Engineered nanomaterials represent an interesting case for alternatives assessment approaches as they can be considered both emerging “chemicals” of concern, as well ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Risk–based land use planning around hazardous chemical installations

    This paper presents a framework for supporting land use planning decisions around hazardous chemical facilities taking risk into consideration. The proposed methodology contains all the steps that a planner needs to fully define the problem based on multi–criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and incorporating the needs of major local stakeholders. The decision is supported by the generation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazardous chemicals and proper storage solutions

    Many acceptable categorical storage schemes have been proposed and used by laboratories in academic, industrial, government and medical institutions. The common features uniting all these plans is the separation of incompatible materials. The differences in these various storage schemes arises in the number of groups that should be established for segregation purposes. The ten most commonly cited ...

  • The Use of Third-Party Review to Reduce Health and Environmental Hazards from Surfactants and Cleaning Products in the Janitorial Industry

    The demand for environmentally preferable products is increasing in the area of Institutional and Industrial (I&I) cleaners. The GreenBlue Institute (GreenBlue) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA’s) Design for Environment (DfE) launched two programs to review surfactant ingredients and final cleaning products, with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) conducting third-party ...

  • Assessment and management of environmental risks from industries at Trans-Thane Creek, Bombay

    This paper gives an overview of the risk assessment study carried out as part of the Inter-Agency Project on Assessment and Management of risks from industries in the Trans-Thane Creek area near Bombay. The scope of the study includes identification of hazardous chemicals in the industrial area, reviewing the possible sources of release of the chemicals, evaluating probable reasons for such ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management of chemical exposure: the limitations of a risk-based approach

    Risk assessment and risk-based management approaches are becoming incorporated into a wide range of disciplines as frameworks for use in critical decision-making pathways. During its rapid expansion, many of the assumptions, subjective judgements and irreducible uncertainties inherent within the risk paradigm are becoming increasingly overlooked. This paper provides a critical review of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The way forward - Case Study

    Vessel owners continue to seek ways to reduce operational and maintenance costs in an era of variable demand and increased environmental regulations Oil analysis is a critical shipboard tool for the early detection of problems that have the potential to damage vital systems and for enabling the efficient allocation of maintenance resources. Current onboard tests typically duplicate lab-based ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Playing Dirty: Analysis of hazardous chemicals and materials in games consoles

    The use of hazardous chemicals and materials in electronic products is widespread. Despite some recent improvements – a result of a combination of legal restrictions in some parts of the world, and voluntary action by companies – many devices still contain a variety of hazardous substances. These include chemicals which fall outside current legislative controls, as highlighted in recent studies ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Simplifying Safety, MC Technologies new approach to hazardous materials management

    From small offices to manufacturing facilities with hundreds of workers, every workplace must track how it uses and stores hazardous chemicals to protect its employees and the environment. Manufacturers of the materials create material safety data sheets, or MSDS, detailing the dangers, make-up and other pertinent information associated with a hazardous material found in a cleaner, solvent or ...

  • Visualize this - Clean Air

    Soot. Smog. Gray. Around the world, that’s what millions of people live in, every day. Air pollution disrupts our environment. From dangerous emission levels to hazardous chemicals, the average person in the world is losing 1.8 years of their life expectancy to dirty air that violates the World Health Organization’s guidelines. Studies show that ...


    By CECO Environmental

  • EEB position on the 6th EAP review based on IEEP study (May 5th, revised 01 June 2006)

    The EEB was very critical when the Commission published its draft 6EAP in 2001. It considered the broad absence of concrete targets and timetables as a serious weakness, and was concerned about the emphasis on the production of thematic strategies rather than concrete measures, fearing that the coming years would be spent on discussion rather than action. In the political adoption process in ...

  • Reducing first responder exposure to hazardous chemicals

    First responders, governments and the military have a duty to plan and prepare for the protection of the public in the event of an accident, disaster or attack using chemical, nuclear or biological agents. In an emergency, response speed is essential, any delay can exacerbate the situation resulting in more serious injury with possible long-term consequences, permanent disability and even death. ...

  • X-Ray Radiographic Investigation of Perchloroethylene Migration at the Livingston Derailment Site

    X-ray radiography of soil cores was used as the primary test method to determine the reasons for the permeation of perchloroethylene into apparently impermeable clay layers at a hazardous chemical spill site. X-ray powder diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, and chemical analysis were also performed to characterize the materials and structures observed in the soil cores through X ...


    By ASTM International

  • OSHA kicks off the “chemical nEP” - new pilot program will focus on facilities’ compliance with the PSM standard

    With little fanfare, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rolled out its much anticipated “PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program.” This one-year pilot program, launched in July 2009, focuses on facilities’ compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard,1 which aims to blunt the hazard of fires or explosions resulting ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Corporate strategy today: The role of design for environment

    Why one of the world's leading technology companies thinks it's important not only to design great products, but to design great manufacturing processes to go with them. As one of the world's leading technology companies, Intel competes successfully in a fast-paced, extremely demanding business climate. In order to achieve success, it invests billions of dollars annually in research and ...


    By AHC Group

  • GHS and its impact on the regulated community

    As OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) nears its 25th anniversary since being adapted, the agency is considering modifications to the standard by incorporating elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This system was initially adapted by the United Nations in 2002 with the goal of having as many countries as possible implement it by ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Getting to Harmonization

    On Sept. 12, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The agency also made available a Guide to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which is available at ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • PID in industrial hygiene

    Industrial (or occupational) hygiene places the emphasis on prevention of ill health from work, through recognising, evaluating and controlling the risks. For anyone working with hazardous compounds, these chemicals represent a significant potential source of risk. Modern PID instruments provide reliable detection of over 200 of the most dangerous chemicals, helping to ensure effective industrial ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

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