incident investigation Articles

  • Investigor 3

    Investigator 3 is an incident investigation and analysis tool for Microsoft® Windows®, including the latest Vista edition. It is licensed, supported and developed by TOP-SET® Governors and distributed by Governors, the makers of the renowned BowTieXP® risk management tool. TOP-SET® Governors incident investigation tools are used by some of the largest companies on the Global Fortune 500 ...


    By Risktec Solutions

  • Risk factors in emergency response: a review of investigations of emergency response in Norway

    We present a systematic review of investigations of some large incidents in Norway from 1999 to 2008. The purpose of the review is to identify factors that affect the risk level during emergency response. We found that the most important factor that increases the risk level for rescue personnel and civilians is lacking acknowledgement of risks due to lack of knowledge, causing inadequate counter ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Failure and Human Error

    When a project fails, a product is recalled, a chemical pollutes or a person gets hurt the natural human (and organisational) instinct is to place blame and move on. Far too often the conclusion of an incident investigation places human error as the significant root cause of the negative event. The following article ('Failure and Human Error') provides a brief discussion on understand ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Conduct of operations: The glue between training and performance

    Read any incident investigation report and, almost certainly, one of the recommendations will be to train or retrain workers in some operations, maintenance or administrative procedure. Yet in many cases the workers are already well-trained in the subject procedure and have met all company requirements, including demonstrations that the training was understood. How, then, is it possible that ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Culture clash: Use training to build your safety culture

    Culture is the tendency in all of us to want to do the right thing in the right way at the right time, ALL the time — even when no one is looking. Culture is the result of all the actions and inactions in institutional and work force memory. Good cultures evolve from common values and attitudes developed as the group seeks to properly solve common problems; it is hard to measure and more ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Outsourced EHS consulting support - how the convergence business model provides quality, flexibility and business value case study

    Client: $1+ billion US Global Company Sector: Life Sciences Services: Outsourced country environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Legal registers, compliance plans, risk assessments, training, liaison with regulatory agencies, incident investigation, vendor due diligence, waste ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: Improving process safety leadership

    A major global chemical company with a good reputation for safety was recently called out by Dr. David Michaels, the head of OSHA, who said: “[This company] promotes itself as having a ‘world-class safety’ culture and even markets its safety expertise to other employers, but these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards we uncovered at this facility are ...

  • EPA Rolls Back Obama-era Chemical Safety Requirements

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on November 21 reversed key portions of a chemical safety rule implemented by the Obama administration. The Trump administration's final Risk Management Program rule frees companies from mitigation and safety preparation, and it no longer requires the owners ...

  • The culture of denial, workplace injuries and lessons learned

    Try to imagine this workplace injury scenario: A construction worker is seriously hurt on the job. It’s a very minor injury. Years later, under similar circumstances, a worker is killed from a similar incident. Why didn’t the company learn from the first incident? Recent research in the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How can Safety Management Software help you Achieve Regulatory Compliance?

    Achieving compliance with environmental health and safety regulations is one of the key responsibilities of individuals in Environmental Health and Safety positions. This article examines the way in which safety management software allows organizations to achieve and/or exceed regulatory compliance. Regulatory compliance (especially on-site audits by regulatory authorities) often focuses on ...


    By IndustrySafe Safety Software

  • Data Output Module Coming Soon!

    Get Connected The latest addition to our Ax60+ multi-gas monitor is available to pre-order now. The new functionality called the Data Output ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Implementing a work-situation approach to improve performance

    Human errors have been significant factors in almost every accident, equipment shutdown or quality problem in industrial and manufacturing facilities. The lack of an established management system is the cause of most human errors. Facilities must investigate and analyze near incidents (or near misses) so that root causes are determined and corrective actions are implemented to prevent recurrence. ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Natural history museum case study

    Helping the Natural History Museum protect over 5 million visitors One of the UK’s top visitor attractions with nearly 5million visitors in 2011, the Natural History Museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within its five main collections. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • IndustrySafe safety software case study

    Introduction IndustrySafe Safety Software is a web-based safety data management solution developed by TRA so organizations can track incidents, corrective actions, OSHA reporting, training, claims, inspections, hazards, behavioral based safety, and more. IndustrySafe clients include leaders in manufacturing, construction, government, and transportation. General ...

  • Ten keys to an effective RCA program

    Many organizations struggle with implementation of an effective root cause analysis (RCA) program. In working with hundreds of organizations to develop and implement RCA programs, we have noted a few common threads that seem to emerge regardless of the business type or size. Here are 10 keys to an effective RCA program: 1. Think long term — Most organizations focus on the short-term because of ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Leakage and failures of water distribution mains in the city of Al Ain, UAE

    A large amount of water is lost from the Al Ain water distribution system due to pipeline breakages that may have links to socio-economic and environmental impacts. The numbers of line failures in the region are too high. This study is an overview of the types and failure factors affecting water lines. Methods of repair and rehabilitation are described. Three case study locations were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating effects of security incident awareness on information risk perception

    This article describes an empirical investigation about the relationship between what is known about information security incidents which occurred within an organisation and the actual perception of information risk. Information security incident awareness takes into account an estimation of the frequency of incidents which occurred in the past as well as the magnitude of information assets ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The NEP may prove costly to process safety

    Both the U.S. Chemical Safety Board BP investigation report and the Baker Panel report were critical of OSHA’s lack of enforcement in the refining sector. OSHA data indicates that U.S. refineries have experienced 36 fatal or catastrophic incidents since 1992, representing more incidents than have occurred in the next three closest chemical industrial groups combined. On March 22, Congress held ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Managing Global EHS Compliance case study

    Challenge: Facing the challenges of operating in an international regulatory environment, a global technology company was seeking a consultant to manage its EHS compliance program across 40 countries located throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Program objectives included ensuring compliance with local EHS regulations and internal management standards. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Facility siting changes for process plant buildings in the works

    Facility siting identifies hazards that may affect process plant buildings, assesses the potential consequences and leads to the development of a means to manage the risks of these hazards. In short, it is a procedure to make sure process building siting (location, construction and function) is appropriate based on the known hazards (toxic, fire andexplosion) at the facility.Past incidents at ...


    By ABS Consulting

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