industrial safety Articles

  • Four Years Since Rana Plaza: Retailers urged to increase supply chain transparency

    Today marks the four-year anniversary of a tragic incident in which 1,134 workers were killed, and thousands more injured, when an eight-story garment factory came crashing down in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH

  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and chemical manufacturing plants. To prevent devastating explosions that may occur from the ignition of combustible particles in the atmosphere, the National ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Occupational and industrial safety case study

    Service performed: Health and safety management system design Summary: EFI Global worked closely with a global manufacturer of wool fiberglass and foam insulation to develop a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) for its 13 U.S. facilities. Development of the HSMS required in-depth understanding of the plant’s operations, corporate best management ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Improving Safety by Conforming to Industry Standards and Certifications

    Abstract Globally, safety standards play a key role in designing and executing gas and flameame detection projects. How can these standards, which might seem cumbersome at times, help users make informed decisions? What information can be used to assist in conforming to standards and maximizing safety? This paper will analyze standards from an end-user view, will consider ...

  • Lightning Detectors: Safety Within The Mining Industry

    There have many instances of deaths or injuries to mining employees as well as damage to equipment due to lightning strikes in the mining industry. These incidents could have been prevented with the use of a quality lightning detector and a “Lightning Safety Plan” that is strictly enforced by both management and all employees. There are too many cases of lightning strikes causing ...

  • Making Safety a Priority in the Petrochemical & Refinery Maintenance Industry

    Don Thomas of Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc., a solution provider at the marcus evans Petrochemical & Refining Summit 2013, on preventing disasters by making safety a top priority. Safety has to be the number one priority in the petrochemical and refinery plant maintenance industry, advises Don Thomas, Founder, Thomas ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Risk assessment in safety management of the semiconductor industry in Taiwan

    The high-technology industry has been developing in Taiwan for about 20 years and has become the biggest export industry in Taiwan with the third largest share of the world marked (after the USA and Japan). It not only produces high-tech talents and employment opportunities, but also demonstrates considerable overall growth and is advancing industrial and economic development. However, several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Safety culture and an effective safety process

    Let’s face it … we have to face it … the waste industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. It continually has high rates of fatalities and injuries. While these rates have dropped over the years, the numbers are still too high. To bring these numbers down, it is going to take a team effort on everyone’s part—from large company CEOs to drivers in ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Safety implications In the Waste industry following implementations of Atex directives

    Summary: Introduction of ATEX Directives 95 and 137 in July 2003 increased pressure on all industries dealing with potentially explosive atmospheres, including the waste industry. Both the equipment and the operating procedures had to be reviewed in order to comply with the directives. ATEX is the acronym of French words ATmosphere Explosives. In the UK, although the Dangerous Substances and ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Towards a coherent industrial safety and environmental risk management philosophy in the United Kingdom

    Industrial risk management and pollution control strategies have been topics of active review in the UK during the past decade. Ultimate goals are the full accounting of the costs and benefits of remedial measures as a means of achieving more efficient and equitable decision processes, which are also transparent and reproducible. Considerable progress has been made in defining a coherent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • When and how industrial biotechnologies become a factor of concern in regional safety management

    Biotechnology has a long tradition of safety in use. Since the advent of gene technology, risk controversies have dominated its development. In this paper, the risk potential of contained applications is discussed. The analysis of typical features of bioprocesses shows that the organisms involved may be relevant as the cause of hazards. Because biological hazard identification is central to the ...


    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

  • Are Our Playgrounds (and Industry-Related Fall Safety Standards) Really Safe?

    Playground safety standards currently in effect are not really safe. When one considers the current threshold where it is likely a child would suffer Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or death is 390 HIC for ages 1-3, 570 HIC for ages 4-5, and 700 HIC for ages 6 through adult, and the current industry standard says up to 1000 HIC is safe.  This is taking into account the current March 2000 data ...


    By US Rubber Mulch LLC

  • Food Safety Education for Arabic Speakers in the Food Service Industry

    The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of why food safety information based on U.S. standards is needed in a much wider array of languages. Arabic speakers, a small but significant population within the food service community, will be used as an illustrative example of the need for food safety information in other ...

  • Automating Environmental, Health and Safety Management in the Semiconductor and other High Technology Industries

    SUMMARY The benefits of an EMIS in a semiconductor or other high-tech company are numerous and can be significant. Culturally, automation of EH&S processes are very successful in this industry due to the highly educated and technologically savvy work force. However, to ensure that the right system is being implemented, it is important to clearly define your company’s needs, only implement what ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Analysis of the Columbia accident under nuclear industry safety criteria

    There are similarities between the aerospace and nuclear industries regarding safety. In both cases we are dealing with sophisticated technology, equipment, processes and strong interface with human behaviours. This situation is well understood in both industries. However, there is a range of uncontrolled accident risk as a consequence of poor management and lack of appropriate measures to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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