incident management process Articles

  • 5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

    There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense.  Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • TGS Incident Management - Case Study

    Learn how TGS identifies safety trends and reports safety events faster, through mobile devices.   Robert Wesley shares how TGS has improved organization processes by decreasing the time of incident reporting, increasing communication to reach their objective of incident reduction as a result of maintaining compliance.  TGS is utilizing programs from regAction to track and ...


    By regAction

  • An Incident: Business System Failure

    A business system exists to provide an organisation with structure and process; enabling the control of business operations and an effective and efficient means to meet changing obligations and needs.  Some times systems fail. The following article ('An incident: business system failure') provides a brief discussion on utilising an organisation's internal incident management ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Preventing Your Next Environmental Incident

    The environmental profession has historically relied on “lagging” indicators (i.e., indicators that follow an event, such as a spill or a notice of violation) as the primary means of assessing and managing environmental performance. But what if we instead focused on “leading” indicators, that is, upstream factors that could aid in the prevention of an environmental incident? There is ample ...

  • NATO and Old Dominion University co-host disaster and incident management symposium

    The 2008 Azalea Festival Symposium entitled, 'Katrina over Hampton roads: are we ready?' was held 15?16 April at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and brought together over 250 attendees from 25 nations. Keynotes included Commissioner Jan Franssen, Queen's Commissioner for South Holland; Lieutenant General (Ret) Russel L. Honore, Former Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina; and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Essential Incident Master™ excels as Netherlands civil servant

    Ministry puts Incident Master on 24-hour duty to save time and possibly lives, the system is also used to manage the responsibilities of the EU presidency The National Coordination Centre (NCC) of the Netherlands is in operation around-the-clock, poised to coordinate the flow of information and emergency responses in the event of a major national occurrence. One of the primary roles of the NCC ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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

  • Asian Paints strengthens operational risk management and saves time/money with streamlined incident reporting

    Asian Paints is India's largest paint producer and one of the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world. It reports annual earnings of more than 1.5 billion US dollars (INR 66.80 billion). The company’s success is built on a commitment to operational excellence that includes unwavering dedication to protecting its employees and the environment. In 2007, Asian Paints set out to find ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Unwinding the mind: re-positioning management of critical incident stress, post-traumatic stress and prolonged duress stress

    Given estimates that 1% of our communities suffer from post-traumatic stress [1], we need to continue to improve management of trauma. There are conflicting findings over the effectiveness of managed interventions [2-5]. Some reasons for equivocal findings may include how trauma events are perceived by those encountering such events [6] or presence of a family history of psychiatric disorders ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Duke Energy’s e-TRAC system achieves strategic EHS compliance and safety incident management goals

    Duke Energy, which is poised to become the largest utility in the United States1, is widely recognized as a leader in addressing a broad array of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and sustainability challenges. One major step in delivering on the company’s strategic vision for EHS management excellence began in 2007 when Duke Energy identified four objectives as key to its ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Spectra energy`s EPASS supports safety and sustainability with incident learning & prevention data management

    'Responsible, reliable and safe operations are essential for creating superior and sustainable value for our investors, customers, employees and communities,' says Spectra Energy's Baseline Sustainability Report. As one of North America's largest midstream providers of natural gas, Spectra Energy has 7,300 employees gathering and processing, transporting, storing and distributing natural gas to ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Enhances Management System Audits and Risk Assessments for Integration with Incident Reporting

    A decade ago, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (TPRI) established itself as a global leader in risk management. The Houston-based company deployed market-leading environmental, health and safety (EHS) incident management and reporting software – IHS IMPACT ERM – at all 17 Total Petrochemicals facilities worldwide to drive operational excellence and ensure compliance with ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Chevron Enhances Safety Culture with Enterprise-Wide Incident Analysis and Reporting System

    Chevron, one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies, is renowned for its leadership in protecting people and the environment. Its proven commitment to “getting results the right way” – The Chevron Way – is enabled through an Operational Excellence Management System that is utilized at every level of the organization. Operational Excellence (OE) at Chevron ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • US forest service tracks motor vehicle incidents nationwide and reduces reporting time by 50%

    The United States Forest Service (USFS) is responsible for administering 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. Established in 1905, the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, summed up the service’s dedication to enhancing, restoring and protecting America’s landscapes and water resources by stating the purpose of the Service is “To provide the greatest good ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Koppers enhances global SH&E compliance capability, reduces incident reporting time by 50%

    Koppers Inc. – producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products for the aluminum, steel, chemical, plastics, railroad and utility industries – backs its products with a strong global commitment to customers, employees, safety, health and the environment. So when the team at Koppers' Pittsburgh headquarters set out to improve environmental and safety reporting and compliance for business ...


    By IHS Markit

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