incident monitoring system Articles

  • Cost Justification of EH&S Information Systems

    Background While there has been significant progress in developing accounting methods that integrate environmental considerations into the decision making process, conventional accounting practices generally lean toward the near side of complexity. Many organizations do not include the cost of activities such as EH&S monitoring as cost to production, but rather tend to bury these costs into ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • Case study - Weather data for nautical information system

    In Lemwerder, Germany at the Weser River, wind direction and speed are measured and transferred in 60 second intervals via the OTT netDL 1000.  The data is transmitted, wireless, over a distance of 600 meters to the radar tower in Ritzenbuettel, where it is integrated into the ship traffic network - the Authority for Water and Navigation (WSA), Bremen. The WSA is also responsible for ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Is your company using Nitrogen or other Cryogenic gases? Why PureAire Recommends an O2 Deficiency Monitor for Safety.

    PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc. focuses solely on safety in the workplace, and in laboratory environments. Oxygen deficiency monitors are used in areas using Nitrogen, Helium, Argon, and Carbon Dioxide. PureAire strongly recommends an oxygen deficiency monitor to be installed anywhere cryogenic gases are being stored. The purpose of an oxygen monitor is to alert employees in the immediate area ...

  • Safety in Drinking Water? Monitoring for Radioactive ContaminantsOnly Required Every Three, Six, or Nine Years per Federal Law

    Current federal law requires testing of drinking water for radionuclides, “hazardous radioactive materials” every three, six, or nine years. The states have the option to increase testing frequency. [Federal Register Year 2000; page 76746. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html] An incident of terrorism, accident, or improper disposal ...


    By Technical Associates

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Symptoms vs. Systems: are we taking safety too personally?

    In the US our fatality rate has been flat (total fatalities are actually up a bit the last couple of years) for a decade despite our incident rate’s steady decline to an all-time low.  In addition recent disasters such as the chemical exposure fatalities at La Port Texas, the Texas City Refinery explosion and the Deepwater Horizon have demonstrated ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • 4 Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based Quality Management System to Improve Traceability

    If you’ve seen The Secret Life of Pets, you probably remember the scene where dogs Max and Duke happen upon a sausage factory. They ride a conveyor ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Supply system factors associated with microbiological drinking water safety in regional New South Wales, Australia, 2001–2007

    Aim: To determine factors associated with microbiological safety of public drinking water systems in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Method: We analysed 107,000 end-user drinking water samples for an association between detection of Escherichia coli and drinking water system features, sample year and season using NSW Health Drinking Water Monitoring Program data, 2001–2007. We used ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reynolds packaging unwraps global EHS system: deploys in only 90 days, delivers immediate value

    In April 2008, Reynolds Packaging Group – manufacturers and marketers of leading consumer products such as Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Oven Bags, Wax Paper and more – was sold by Alcoa to New Zealand's Rank Group. As the company geared up to do business under new ownership, its Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) team faced an urgent challenge. They needed to quickly transition ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Metso Minerals - Case Study

    Metso Minerals a is leading global supplier of equipment, service and process solutions to industries including quarrying and aggregates production, mining and minerals processing, construction and civil engineering, and recycling and waste management. In 2008, Metso chose the Intelex Safety Management System to manage all of their corporate health & safety efforts world-wide. The global ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Wincanton case study

    Project Summary Rivo’s Security software solution provides Wincanton with a consistent risk management platform. They are now able to monitor and respond to criminal incidents across pan-European operations more effectively. In 2007 Wincanton’s Group Profit Protection Manager, Paul Regan was looking to introduce a system driven incident reporting and escalation solution that ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Current status, problems and control strategies of water resources pollution in China

    The surface water of 10 major river systems across China has been under intermediate pollution with striking eutrophication problems in major lakes (reservoirs). More data from the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China showed that underground water in 57% of monitoring sites across Chinese cities was polluted or extremely polluted. Rural water pollution, the rising number of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • United Stationers identifies safety trends 99% faster, reduces employee injury costs and lost time

    In 2004, United Stationers Supply Co. made a commitment to become a world-class safety organization. United Stationers is North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of business products, with 2005 consolidated net sales of US$4.3 billion. The company offers approximately 50,000 items – office products, technology products, office furniture and other products from more than 600 ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Case Study

    Background Janssen (formerly Centocor Inc), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, runs a state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Cork, Republic of Ireland. The plant consists of a 10,000m² production building along with a central utilities building, a laboratory and administration block, waste water treatment plant and warehousing/storage. The facility ...


    By Scannell Solutions Limited

  • Water Quality Assessment and Onshore Development in Tropical Waters

    Standards for bacteriological recreational water quality in Puerto Rico are those proposed by US EPA. The standard for primary contact recreational use has both single-sample limits and running- average threshold limits based on historical data developed for the specific site. La Parguera is the site of a Special Marine Reserve and counts among its unusual habitats a phosphorescent bay, important ...

  • Integrated actions in the management of critical hydrologic events

    Owing to the increase in urban populations, there has also been an increased incidence of critical events, especially those related to floods and landslides. Since the implementation of the National Civil Defense System in Brazil, a focus on disaster management is no longer the answer when assisting those affected; instead, the answer has become managing disaster risk, in addition to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Key changes to the POEO Act

    The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POEO Act) introduces the changes below to improve the way pollution incidents are reported and managed. Key changes include: licensees who undertake monitoring as a result of a licence condition publish monitoring data that relates to pollution within 14 days of obtaining the data licensees who maintain a ...

  • Norfolk Fire & Rescue choose STS

    STS were chosen by the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service to supply them with a complete training solution for their radioactive incident training. NFRS were looking for a solution to train their teams in the monitoring of an incident ...

  • Analysis of PCBs and Organochlorinated pesticides in river water using simultaneous Scan/MRM measurement in GC-MS/MS

    PCBs and some chlorinated pesticides are resistant to decomposition in the environment, and tend to accumulate in living organisms. As a result, they are designated as POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) under the Stockholm Convention. In monitoring these environmental pollutants in river water and sludge, sensitivity for the detection of trace quantities and separation from impurities in the ...

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