incident response Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Derivation of low-dose extrapolation factors from analysis of curvature in the cancer incidence dose response in Japanese A-bomb survivors

    The derivation of cancer risks after low-dose and low-dose-rate exposure to ionising radiation is critical to the setting of standards for radiological protection. In extrapolating cancer risks observed in groups exposed at a high dose-rate such as the Japanese A-bomb survivors, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommends application of a Dose and Dose-Rate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Essential Incident Master™ Excels as Netherlands Civil Servant

    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 is to act as a crisis center for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, coordinating the exchange of information and emergency activities ...


    By IHS

  • Essential Incident Master™ Logs Time at Air Show

    When more than 200,000 people converged on Hill Air Force Base (AFB) June 12-13, 2004, for the annual Air Show, officials from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office in Utah were prepared to help military and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) respond to any number of incidents that might occur. Situated on-site in their Mobile Command Post, personnel from the Sheriff’s Office helped manage ...


    By IHS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oklahoma Strengthens and Streamlines Crisis Management with Essential Incident MasterTM

    Untitled Document The Challenge: Year after year, the Oklahoma ...


    By IHS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reviewing Near-Miss Safety Incidents Throughout the Hydro Industry

    Bruce Meaker answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming 2nd Annual Hydro Plant Maintenance & Reliability Conference, June 5-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. All responses represent the view of Mr. Meaker and not necessarily those of Snohomish County Public Utility District. Can you explain the ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • 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

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

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