industrial hazard mitigation Articles

  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many pieces of equipment and so many fluids around ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Wind erosion of waste impoundments in arid climates and mitigation of dust pollution

    Wind can erode and disperse fine-grained material from an impoundment of mining, industrial or municipal waste that stands above the level of its surroundings. Such dust dispersion can be a serious nuisance as well as a health hazard to inhabitants and animals in nearby settlements. It can also degrade crops, making them less marketable, and pollute soil, surface water and ground water. Wind can ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Program developed to ensure long-term O&M and performance of vapor intrusion mitigation

    EPA Region 7 has developed a comprehensive VI program to address the installation and long-term operation and maintenance (O&M) of VI mitigation systems, as well as assessment sampling for future systems, in homes near the Chemical Commodities, Inc. Superfund site (CCI). Region 7's VI Program Implementation Manual, which describes decision processes and procedures as well as roles and ...

  • Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste

    Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste By investing in and using inventive waste technologies, landfill owners will mitigate the liability, demonstrate good community social responsibility, and most importantly, add value to their bottom line by ensuring stakeholders’ environmental sustainable financial risk management. The waste industry is at the ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

    Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals can be found in soil and rock formations in many regions of the Western United States. The term naturally occurring asbestos, or NOA, refers to the mineral as a natural component of soils or rocks as opposed to asbestos in commercial products, mining or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Hazardous Material Storage Installations : Addressing concerns on safety and building public confidence

    Much public concern is raised on hazardous material bulk storages at vulnerable locations that cater the requirements of basic industries. This concern has grown into serious proportions after the ‘Bhopal’ incident. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, history’s worst chemical accident, occurred in the night on 2nd Dec, 1984 at the Union Carbide Pesticides Plant in Bhopal, India. Around 27 MT of deadly ...

  • GIS in Petro Gas Pipeline Integrity and Hazard Consequence Analaysis

    GIS APPLICATION FOR PETRO & GAS PIPELINES SYSTEMS The major challenges facing the Petro and Gas pipeline supply and distribution Industry are: Isolated and distant location of operating and service areas from the well drilling locations and source points  Distributed customers with varying patterns of consumption. Variety in plant and equipment with periodic operational and ...


  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • Halliburton Case Study - Halliburton overcomes mission critical hazardous document distribution challenges

    Halliburton, one on the world’s largest providers of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries relies heavily on effective hazardous communications to process approximately 50,000 service orders a day in more than 100 countries. Global access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) is mission critical to Halliburton’s operations. Each service vehicle, before leaving for a work ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Can sustainability reporting be used as a predictor of industrial disasters?

    Sustainability reporting is a newer type of reporting for businesses world-wide. The reporting is a formalised means of assessing the status of economic, social and environmental factors involved in a business entity. Data included within the reports varies because of the lack of a uniform reporting standard. Even with these conditions, sustainability data can be used to predict the risk of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water management in cities of the future using emission control strategies for priority hazardous substances

    Cities of the future face challenges with respect to the quantity and quality of water resources, and multiple managerial options need to be considered in order to safeguard urban surface water quality. In a recently completed project on ‘Source control options for reducing emissions of Priority Pollutants’ (ScorePP), seven emission control strategies (ECSs) were developed and tested within a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anadarko Raises Deepwater Drilling Hazard Assessments to Ensure SEMS Compliance, Enable Sustainable Growth

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.56 billion barrels of oil equivalent in proved reserves at year-end 2012. The company has operations throughout the United States – with onshore assets in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern U.S. and the Appalachian Basin – and is well ...


    By IHS

  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

  • PSM: Just another Government Regulation, or Industry Best Practice?

    Process Safety Management (PSM) is addressed by OSHA in their standard for highly hazardous chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119). If the standard applies to your company, you likely already know a fair bit about the 14 elements of PSM and how they work together to manage hazards and minimize risk. However, increasingly companies are turning to PSM as a best practice, regardless of whether they are engaged ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Hidden Dangers of Industrial Mop Water, Examining little-known threats to the environment & wastewater treatment processes

    When we think of mop water, most likely we think of our kitchen floor. In industrial plants, however, mop water could contain a toxic blend of chemicals that are mopped off the floor, and sometimes end up in our rivers, streams and municipal wastewater systems. While we consider the health of our environment, we don’t necessarily realize the hidden dangers of mop water. This article will ...

  • Application of combustion analyzers in safety instrumented systems

    The combustion process has always been considered having the potential for a hazardous event which could lead to personnel injury or loss of production. To mitigate this risk, the process industry is now implementing Safety Instrumented Systems which can identify hazardous operating conditions and correctly respond in such a way to bring the combustion process back to a safe operating condition ...

  • Noisy sites setting alarm bells ringing?

    Industrial sites such as refineries and factories will always be noisy, but with millions of people across the world occupationally exposed to hazardous noise, and noise-related hearing loss listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns, what can be done about it? Arne Berndt, owner / adviser at SoundPLAN GmbH and SoundPLAN International LLC ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Bow-tie diagrams: Increasing benefits in the risk management process

    Bow-tie diagrams are a pictorial display of the relationship between the various components that result from what is commonly termed the Hazard and Effects Management Process. The diagrams depict the relationship between hazards, threats, barriers, escalation factors, consequences and controls in the form of a qualitative risk assessment. With their roots well established within the traditional ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Clean energy technologies will create waste

    The birth of mitigating our dependency on oil and coal is here. We are rapidly developing energy saving and renewable-energy solutions that are about to transform our lives for the better, bringing a new era of limiting our dependency on fossil fuel, and creating less wastes when generating electricity. But inevitably through this period we will create other wastes, some hazardous. These changes ...


    By ABCOV Companies

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