incident prevention Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents

    EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can be treated ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • Radiation prevents much cancer

    Evidence reviewed here supports the concept that chronic exposure to ionising radiation can dramatically decrease cancer incidence and mortality. This evidence includes an inverse relationship between radiation levels and cancer induction and/or mortality in: over 200 million people in the USA; 200 million people in India; 10,000 residents of Taipei who live in cobalt-60 contaminated homes; high ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Environmental incident response, North-East England

    Project The Remediation Strategies Response Team were called-out to a manufacturing facility to assist with a potential pollution incident arising from contamination of the site’s surface water drainage system.  During weekend work, a concrete cutting contractor had disposed of a large volume of concrete cutting slurry into the site’s surface water drainage system.  ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Preventing loss and protecting profits - Managing security & loss prevention

    Introduction Organisations attempting to combat shrinkage face an increasing barrage of challenges. Shoplifting continues to be a major problem for retail and data security is now pervasive across every industry. The increasing presence of cybercriminals and cyber terrorists pose a much greater threat, and a single hacker sitting in his bedroom can cause far more loss than any ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Pollution prevention and control, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested by a major prestige vehicle manufacturer based in North-West England to provide assistance in upgrading their production facility’s surface water protection measures. The site had recently experienced potential regulatory compliance issues with its surface water discharge and staff wanted to take positive action to prevent future ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Incident in the Forsmark 1 nuclear power plant in 2006 and knowledge breakdowns

    The incident in Forsmark nuclear plant in 2006 can be seen not merely as a failure of technology or safety culture but as a failure of knowledge. A previous study of the chain of events that led to the incident revealed that the recent modernisation activities in the plant had led to striking gaps in knowledge and the introduction of flaws. This paper aims to analyse the exact mechanisms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Pollution prevention and control, North-East England

    Project Remediation Strategies were commissioned to assist an electronic components manufacturing facility in the North-East of England with the emergency preparedness and response aspects of an ISO 14001 accreditation process. Workscope Through numerous visits to site, we were able to gain an understanding of site operations and activities that could ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

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