hse incident Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Fugro Centralizes and Standardizes HSE Risk Management Across Global Business Operations

    When Netherlands-based Fugro (FUnderingstechniek en GROndmechanica) was founded in 1962, they began providing oil, gas, mining and civil engineering and construction companies with surveys of soil and rock data to help them make informed decisions about future operations. Today, the company serves corporations all around the world – with more than 12,000 employees working in Europe, Africa, ...


    By IHS

  • CNPC launches HSE information system at PetroChina as foundation for world-class sustainability

    China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is one of the world's largest petroleum and chemical companies with proven reserves of 3.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent, dozens of international exploration and production projects and over a million employees around the globe. CNPC' success in providing a stable energy supply to meet society's growing demands is matched by its strong commitment to ...


    By IHS

  • ADCO Pairs Compliance with Performance in HEARTS – HSE Electronic Analysis Reporting & Tracking System

    Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) has been a world-class energy producer for decades – and now it is aggressively expanding its operations. In 2012, ADCO produced 1.4 million bpd and accounted for more than 50% of the United Arab Emirates total oil production. By 2017, the company plans to boost its onshore crude capacity to 1.8 million bpd, a substantial 28% increase, by ...


    By IHS

  • Following deepwater horizon spill, are we really prepared to avert / respond effectively to such an incident?

    With recent oil spill incidents taking toll on environment, we as industry professionals should be more proactive than reactive towards such incident – the industry does not need a spill to happen to learn lessons from it. Creating a culture of preparedness/ prevention and learning from past incidents to gain a foothold in the future is what the industry should be striving for. At 6th ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • UK report into security at Pirbright following foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

    Following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Surrey on 3 August, the government asked the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lead an investigation into biosecurity issues at the Pirbright facility – a site occupied by the Institute of Animal Health (IAH) and also by two private companies called Merial Animal Health Ltd (Merial) and Stabilitech Ltd (Stabilitech). The ...

  • Buncefield Terminal Hemel Hempstead – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem managed the asbestos removal at the very high profile incident within the Buncefield Terminal. Our advice ensured that emergency repair works to the fuel terminal were not delayed during the reconstruction and rebuilding of the project. Project ...

  • Harrison Ford’s Millennium Falcon Accident – Too much Force was awoken in a hydraulically powered door

    In June 2014 the actor was crushed underneath a hydraulically powered door with “the power…. comparable to the weight of a small car” according to a spokesman from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The company held responsible for the accident have now pleaded guilty to two health and safety breaches under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The first breach is ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Halliburton`s streamlined chemical tracking process cuts costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars

    Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industry, with more than 100,000 employees located at facilities in more than 120 countries. According to Halliburton's 2004 Corporate Sustainability Report, 'The company maintains Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) as a core value and provides support on HSE matters as they relate to our business ...


    By IHS

  • Beyond Zero: Integrating behaviour-based safety at ORYX GTL - Case Study

    Situation Located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the ORYX GTL plant is Qatar's first commercial producer to process natural gas into low-sulphur and environmentally friendly diesel, naphtha, and LPG. 32,000 barrels of diesel and 8,000 barrels of naphtha are produced every day at the site. Using a gas-to-liquids refining process, ORYX GTL is able to produce fuel low in sulphur and aromatic ...

  • RIDDOR Accident Reporting

    In 2014-2015, about 27.3 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illnesses and workplace injuries. Employers located in the UK are required by law to report all workplace accidents under RIDDOR regulations. For organizations located in the UK, with satellite offices or facilities located there, it is important to be familiar with these ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Directors in the Spotlight of Enforcement Action

    One of the recent developments in environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations has been to focus attention on the responsibilities of corporate management. Directors increasingly face personal sanctions in the event of poor or ineffective management of EHS issues in the United Kingdom. These sanctions vary in severity and range from the imposition of fines to loss of job, disqualification, ...

  • Greene King Brewery gas leak – carbon dioxide in breweries

    On Thursday 15 October 2015, a carbon dioxide leak occurred at the Greene King Brewery on an estate in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Emergency services were sent to the incident and nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution. Twenty people were rescued from the building, and the incident was quickly taken control of. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Learn from Southern Company’s corporate business assurance program

    While electric and gas utility companies have developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans in the past, the challenging economic environment of recent years has caused utilities to both accelerate new plan development and ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • 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

  • Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

    Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design ...


    By Elfab Limited

  • Key success factors for deployment

    COSOL is a leading provider of technology based services and solutions for the global mining and mineral processing industry. COSOL offers industry specific expertise in the definition, analysis, design, implementation, optimization and support of products and commercial systems within a tailored and flexible delivery framework. Over the past two years, COSOL has been actively involved in ...


  • Heartland transmission and distribution line project - case study

    Xi Safety TM Inc was engaged by our client to undertake a eight week evaluation of the safety performances of all contractors and stakeholders on this project.  We identified present challenges that were hurdles to successful safety opportunities and performance while developing a new model for implementing corrective actions. Evaluation Phase: an analysis of the ...


    By XI Safety TM Inc

  • Milford Haven Gas Pipeline

    Huckbody Environmental provided the Environmental Manager to the Client, National Grid for the Milford Haven Gas Pipelines Project, from 2006 to 2008. The role involved site based supervision of all Contractors for 220km of 48 inch/1220mm gas pipeline; document approvals; Government Agency, National Park & NGO liaison; HSE site inspections and audits; contract compliance/assurance to ISO ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • 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 ...

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