incident management system Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • Evaluation of incident management strategies and technologies using an integrated traffic/incident management simulation

    This paper describes Rutgers Incident Management System (RIMS) software that is developed to evaluate the benefits of various incident management strategies and technologies. This tool can generate incidents and test various response strategies and technologies. South Jersey highway network is used as a test network due to the available historical incident data. The evaluated incident management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • One step closer to the efficient management of speed-related rail incidents

    This paper aims to shed light on frequent and recurring rail-related excess speed incidents observed in the largest railway company in Paris, France, the RATP. Based on internal examples in the RATP transportation rail system, we will identify, by means of a return-on experience method, the main causes behind these incidents. The causes may be of a diverse nature and, if identified, can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • A multi-criteria resource allocation model for traffic incident management

    Consider an incident management system (IMS), in which emergency vehicles are dispatched to mitigate the adverse consequences of these incidents. Since the initial investment, maintenance cost and operating cost is substantial, there is a need for allocating response vehicles wisely among depots. Assuming that the stochastic distribution of incidents over a network is known, we need to assign an ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Environmental incident response, North-East England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested to attend a manufacturing facility in North-East England following an overnight fire at the site. Fire-fighting operations and the site sprinkler system had created a large volume of contaminated run-off together with widespread flooding across the shop floor area of the manufacturing facility. Productivity was stopped across the ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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