health management Articles

  • Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow

    Runoff from animal production facilities contains various microbial pathogens which pose a health hazard to both humans and animals. Rotavirus is a frequently detected pathogen in agricultural runoff and the leading cause of death among children around the world. Diarrheal infection caused by rotavirus causes more than two million hospitalizations and death of more than 500,000 children every ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing uncertainty in health risk assessment

    The process of risk (safety) assessment used to determine negligible-risk levels of human exposure to toxicants is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty. In addition to the common uncertainties related to high-to-low-dose extrapolation, interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies extrapolation, there can be uncertainty associated with extrapolation to alternative routes and durations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health Studies

    It is common to undertake quantitative risk assessments for a water recycling application to assess the public health risks arising from exposure to recycled water. Quantitative microbial risk assessment of infection risk involves assessment of exposure, dose and response. Risk management strategies to reduce infection risk may include steps to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing public health – health dividends and good corporate citizenship

    This paper uses the example of health service activity in part of a major UK conurbation to explore the idea of a 'health dividend' and 'good corporate citizenship'. Because of the scale of resources devoted to healthcare, healthcare providers have a duty to maximise the economic and social as well as health impact of their activities and to realise a health dividend for local communities. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agile Compliance Management Systems for Environmental, Health and Safety

    Compliance is not an optional activity. The regulated community is well aware of the serious consequences of NOT complying. Unfortunately, achieving and/or assuring compliance can be a tremendous challenge. Manual compliance management processes can place a huge time and money burden on major corporations and govenrment agencies. Business and reulatory pressures, as well as the sheer volume ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Nippon Gohsei: Managing Environmental, Health & Safety Risks

    Background Nippon Gohsei was originally founded in 1927 to develop manufacturing technology for synthetic acetic acid production, and has since grown into a major chemical company for the manufacture of acetic acid resins. Making full use of their technological strength in organic syntheses, polymerization, polymer reactions, etc., they have sought to develop new products with new value from a ...


  • 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

  • Sustainability, Health, and the Human Population

    A sustainable human population (e.g., range, density, and total numbers) is essential to health and in management. The notion of sustainability applies to all species and ecosystems and to the biosphere. Sustainability involves the health not only of individual humans, but also of ecosystems and other species. Thus, sustainability of the human population is important because of the wealth of ...


    By Springer

  • Public Health - Preventing Legionellosis

    Since it was reconginsed 30 years ago, legionellosis has affected millons of people. William F McCoy, author of a new book from IWA Publishing, looks at the steps needed to mount an effective reponse to the disease. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1976 American Legion convention of military veterans held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is remembered primarily not for the ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Safer water, better health

    Ensuring poor people’s access to safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation and encouraging personal, domestic and community hygiene will improve the quality of life of millions of individuals. Better managing water resources to reduce the transmission of vector-borne diseases (such as viral diseases carried by mosquitoes) and to make water bodies safe for recreational and other users can save ...

  • Managing health risks in the offshore workplace: Impact on health climate, safety climate and risk identification

    The study, conducted in the offshore oil industry (N=1374), sought to examine how the management of health risks in the workplace is assessed and evaluated by the workforce and how these practices influence health climate, safety climate and risk-taking behaviours. Results suggest that employees at worksites engaging in positive health risk management practices were more satisfied that management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3E Online Resuscitates Banner Health’s Ailing MSDS Management Program Banner Health

    Background Banner Health is one of the largest health care systems in the country, with locations in seven states, 40,000 employees, 23 hospitals and 4,330 beds. Banner Health’s mission is: “To make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care.” The company has a relentless dedication to providing quality healthcare. Since ...


    By 3E Company

  • Integrating human health into wetland management for the Inner Niger Delta, Mali

    Livelihood and water-related diseases are strongly linked to wetland management. The majority of wetland stakeholders in the Inner Niger Delta, Mali considered human health and sanitation the most important criteria of a list of challenges and water-related pressures. Yet, a methodology to integrate health risks and opportunities into wetland management plans has previously not been proposed, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Implementation and perception of risk management practices in health/fitness facilities

    The health/fitness industry is an important contributor to the national preventative health policies against obesity and associated health risk factors. However, inappropriately designed programs and services can increase the risk of injuries and adverse health outcomes that can expose health/fitness facility operators and employees to risk of litigation. Therefore, the importance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health facilities management - excerpt from order from chaos

    MSDS management systems help facilities stay on top of need-to-know info Total chaos. That's how John Collins, assistant operations manager for environmental services at Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghampton, N.Y., described his facility's prior management system for material safety data sheets (MSDSs). "It was just total chaos. The purchasing department was trying to maintain a copy of ...

  • Risk management programme for occupational safety and health in surface mining operations

    This paper describes a systematic risk analysis process for occupational safety and health (OSH). A concept of technological risk management and risk assessment is applied. A review of published risk management and assessment applications for various industries is presented and a generalised approach to risk management for OSH in surface mining is proposed. The approach consists of six phases. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coors Brewers Ltd: OHSAS 18001 `Managing Health and Safety`

    The Coors brewery in Alton, Hampshire operates a management system which is certified to ISO 14001, ISO 9001:2000 and the BRC Technical Standard, is compliant with FEMAS and HACCP and will shortly need to adhere to the forthcoming IPPC Regulations. “We soon began to realize that adopting OHSAS 18001 was the best route for us to help us drive further improvement in health and safety throughout ...

  • An assessment of medical waste management in health institutions in Yenagoa, South-South, Nigeria

    This study focuses on waste management practices of health institutions in Yenegoa, Nigeria, where rapid urbanisation, poor infrastructure and risk awareness has created a major waste management challenge. Sixty percent of health institutions in the city were studied and it was revealed that standard practice is not followed in the handling and management of biomedical wastes. About 2,000,000 kg ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Automating Environmental, Health and Safety Management in the Semiconductor and other High Technology Industries

    SUMMARY The benefits of an EMIS in a semiconductor or other high-tech company are numerous and can be significant. Culturally, automation of EH&S processes are very successful in this industry due to the highly educated and technologically savvy work force. However, to ensure that the right system is being implemented, it is important to clearly define your company’s needs, only implement what ...


    By E2 ManageTech

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