incident investigation Articles

  • 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

  • Incident Management Software: Reducing Incidents for Good

    Preventing incidents in the workplace should be a top priority for every business. By reducing such events and claims, a company can help keep workers safe, reduce fines and fees from accidents and failed inspections, and improve workplace morale. The Benefits of Incident Management Software Incident reporting can be a ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Who causes incidents?

    With the publication of the new Tripod Beta user guide, the Stichting Tripod Foundation and Energy Institute look at how industry can get to the root causes of incidents. Stuart King, EI Technical Products Manager – Human Factors and Safety Management, explains. Between 1980 and 2000, Shell funded world-class research into the behavioural aspects of risk management. During that period ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Revisiting the Karlovac Brewery Incident

    As a gas monitoring company, we have been made aware of many tragic incidents concerning gas leaks. One of the most obscure and tragic is the incident which happened at the former Karlovac Brewery in Karlovac, Croatia in 2007. Karlovac Brewery (Karlovačka pivovara) was founded in 1854 and is one of Croatia’s most famous breweries, brewing national ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Incident Management Made Simple

    No matter how many safety meetings you hold or how many safety policies your company strives to implement, accidents and injuries are bound to happen eventually. In some cases, these ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Learning from incidents

    Effective learning from incidents (LFI) is critical for employees’ safety and environmental protection. Yet little is known about what constitutes ‘effective’ LFI and how to achieve it. Here, Glasgow Caledonian University’s Anoush Margaryan and Allison Littlejohn, and the Energy Institute’s Stuart King, explain. Learning from incidents (LFI) is important across a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • NTSB Investigates

    An independent U.S. government agency uses everything at its disposal, including ASTM standards, to determine the causes of transportation and pipeline accidents. An airplane battery catches on fire. A gas pipeline explodes. A bridge collapses. When incidents like ...


    By ASTM International

  • Investigation of the characteristics of the reflectivity of clouds

    This paper investigates some of the reflectivity characteristics that clouds (when modelled as solid bodies) must exhibit to be compatible with observations that the reflecting surface of a cloud (i) appears almost equally bright across its face, (ii) is brightest when the cloud is opposite to the Sun but decreases in brightness as the cloud moves to other positions and (iii) increases in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comprehensive analysis of natural gas distribution pipeline incidents

    The objective of this paper is to provide a reference database for pipeline companies and/or regulators with an investigation of safety performance of US natural gas distribution pipelines. With a total of 3,679 natural gas distribution pipeline incidents between 1985 and 2010, nine safety indicators are statistically analysed in terms of the year, pipeline length, regions, pipeline diameter, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Problem Solver for water supply - Pollution incidents

    Pollution in water supplies has always been a concern for water companies and with today’s political climate the issue has never been more important. The threat of terrorism and the requirements of Homeland Security and similar initiatives around the world require that water companies maintain detailed plans for how to ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water, sanitation, and diarrhea incidence among children: evidence from Guatemala

    Using household survey data for Guatemala, this paper investigates the role of water and sanitation infrastructure on diarrhea incidence in children. Hierarchical logit models of diarrhea incidence are estimated to account for potential regional heterogeneity of water and sanitation effects. Results indicate that the incidence probability of diarrhea is on average 20% lower in homes connected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing incidents in the water utility sector – towards high reliability?

    Do water utilities exhibit characteristics of high organisational reliability? Here, the reported characteristics of high reliability organisations (HROs) were explored within a regional water utility, and specifically within their incident response team. We found the utility well positioned to manage incidents and that many HRO principles were identifiable as management practice under these ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Updating process safety culture: Lessons from BP Texas refinery incident

    “That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business” - Izaak Walton Chemical process plant safety and accident investigation has attained major strides in the past thirty years. Inquiry reports on catastrophic process plant accidents like Flixborough, Piper Alpha, Bhopal, Chernobyl revealed key areas where strengthening is needed to prevent major accidents in the ...

  • Workplace injuries and the bottom line: indirect incident costs are staggering

    This week the Intelex Blog introduces its newest contributor, Robert Smith. Head of Injury Management Solutions, Robert has tons of experience in Human Resource and Disability management, including a long stint with WSIB. Robert will blog on a biweekly basis on issues related to compensation, claims management, case management, and much more. This ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Beyond Incident Rates: Use the Power of Leading Indicators to Improve EHS Performance

    What if you were driving somewhere, and could only see backwards in the rear-view mirror? Sounds scary, but this is pretty much how traditional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) metrics like incident and injury rates have been used for decades to manage performance. Such lagging indicators measure what occurred in the past. They give you a good view of where you’ve been, but not where ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Non-intrusive site investigation (UXO, CWM concerns)

    BEACON personnel used global positioning system (GPS) equipment to map out site locations. The soil-gas data clearly identified source areas of Trichloroethene (TCE) as well as other compounds of concern. The results showed the location of chlorinated contamination, which correlated well with data from a geophysical survey. While the flux chambers were in the field, more than nine inches of rain ...

  • 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

  • Social amplification of risk and environmental collective activism: a case study of Cobalt-60 contamination incident in Taiwan

    This paper employs an integrated framework – social amplification of risk – to study the incident of Cobalt-60 radioactive contamination in residences in Taiwan. Here, local collective actions were briefly resident-driven and the broader movement was subsequently dominated by activists who had never been directly impacted. The author utilises a qualitative case study that draws upon in-depth ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Relationship between trace elemental composition in Fraxinus pennsylvanica bark and the incidence of some respiratory diseases in Cordoba, Argentina

    In order to evaluate the use of Fraxinus pennsylvanica as a biomonitor of trace elements and to investigate their relationship with the incidence of some respiratory diseases in children, bark samples of F. pennsylvanica were collected at ten sampling sites near healthcare centres in Cordoba city, Argentina, and analysed by Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence with synchrotron radiation. Factor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted incidence and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010

    Community water fluoridation is considered a significant public health achievement of the 20th century. In this paper, the hypothesis that added water fluoridation has contributed to diabetes incidence and prevalence in the United States was investigated. Panel data from publicly available sources were used with population-averaged models to test the associations of added and natural fluoride ...


    By IWA Publishing

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