integrated safety Articles

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • 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.

  • To integrate, or not to integrate...

    While environment, health, safety (EHS) and quality management issues are often handled by individual management systems, the guiding principles behind each of these areas share a common link — W. Edwards Deming. The American quality guru is most commonly associated with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, an iterative problem-solving process used to resolve quality issues and improve ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Flow Rate Measurement in Full Pipes Using the Transit Time Method

    Particularly in large diameters the relevance of water volume measurement is growing. The challenge with cooling water or fresh water processes is to generate accurate flow recordings or to document and to control individual consumptions and withdrawal quantities. Flow detection, however, particularly in large diameters is highly demanding. In such cases the transit time measurement thanks to its ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • How a contract research lab advanced its polymer characterization capabilities

    Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and reduce risks. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, and certification, Intertek enables customers to meet end ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices (Part 2)

    Understanding Dynamic Particle Equilibrium in Closed Loop Systems Dynamic Equilibrium Condition (DEC) is defined as a steady state condition where the normal wear rate in a machine results in no net gain or loss of particles. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Integrity verification of safety critical elements

    Independent integrity verification of safety critical elements is undergoing a steep change. The regime, once restricted to the United Kingdom North Sea, has undergone a significant expansion and development to wider markets and a variety of legislative frameworks. Originally tracing its development from the Piper Alpha accident in the United Kingdom North Sea in 1988 and via the “Cullen Inquiry ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • To integrate, or not to integrate... Part 3

    For a company over-anxious to reconcile EHS and Quality processes and data, some complications may emerge. For example, some integrated management opponents argue that strict adherence to one specific set of standards can be sacrificed in the name of integration. That is, in defining a broad-base of widely applicable standards to enforce across all EHS and Quality domains, some details are ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Cosmetics Safety Testing: A Path to Data Integrity and Traceability

    Did you happen to see the discourse about Cosmetics Regulations last week in the news media? The New York Times published a news article (August 15, 2016) by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams entitled: “ ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Integrated risk assessment and safety management; transportation of dangerous goods

    Regional risk assessment aims at identifying risks at regional levels by taking into consideration a large number of technical systems and their potential negative impact on the population and environment. This paper introduces a virtual case study for the risk assessment of transportation of dangerous goods in Switzerland; it solves it by means of Decision Support Systems and Stakeholders ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond Zero: Integrating behaviour-based safety at ORYX GTL - Case Study

    Situation Located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the ORYX GTL plant is Qatar's first commercial producer to process natural gas into low-sulphur and environmentally friendly diesel, naphtha, and LPG. 32,000 barrels of diesel and 8,000 barrels of naphtha are produced every day at the site. Using a gas-to-liquids refining process, ORYX GTL is able to produce fuel low in sulphur and aromatic ...

  • Drawing Up a Balanced Scorecard for an Integrated Quality, Safety and Environment Care System

    The ‘balanced scorecard’ is a model for integrated performance measurement proposed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton.1 The framework can be used to translate the management vision and strategy in a structured way into goals and targets that can be checked periodically. The need that was felt for integrated performance measurement developed as a reaction to traditional performance-measurement ...


  • Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems

    The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward-looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving integrity - Bulk Storage

    IKM Consulting’s Alistair Kean reports on recent guidance that aims to improve the integrity of bunds and aboveground storage tanks for petroleum, petroleum products and other fuels. Two new publications, authored by IKM Consulting*, provide the first comprehensive Europe-wide review of the design process for environmental protection, below and within bunds for above-ground storage tank ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Completely Integrated Environmental Management

    Environmental information management isn't what it used to be. It's no longer about software programs that manage data and write reports, but whole programs that do everything. As a wider array of companies offer environmental information management systems (EMIS), and as in-house and desktop software solutions have become more common, EMIS options become wide indeed. EH&S managers are ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Reliability data for modelling complex systems: some comments on data-handling in integrated regional risk assessment and safety management

    Reliability data assessment may be a part of integrated regional risk assessment and safety management (IRRASM). This article considers the description and modelling of technical events within reliability analysis. Normally, problems arise in a practical approach, for example in the description of components and their failures, to warrant homogeneity of samples and to choose an adequate source of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparing risk-reduction measures to reach water safety targets using an integrated fault tree model

    In the third edition of the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, the World Health Organization concludes that an integrated management of risks in source waters, treatment systems and distribution networks is the most effective way to guarantee safe drinking water to consumers. The integrated approach is fundamental to avoid sub-optimisation of risk-reduction measures. This paper presents an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemical Safety Software Offer Hosted Services for its Integrated Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Software

    Chemical Safety Software now offers a new generation of hosted technology service for a guaranteed cost-effective, no commitment, and instant solution for organizations’ Facility Operations, Chemical Management, Waste Management, Safety and Regulatory Compliance needs. A computer and the Internet is all that is required to get immediate access to up-to-date chemical and regulatory management ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Risk-based asset integrity management

    Within the area of management of process plant integrity, there has been a significant shift toward the adoption of risk-focused methods such as reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and risk based inspection (RBI), rather than following traditional preventative maintenance methods and prescriptive inspection intervals. There are various reasons for this trend, but the primary benefit that asset ...


    By ABS Consulting

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