integrated safety Articles

  • 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.

  • Designing With Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    In construction, preventing the penetration of liquids and gases is essential to maintaining the integrity of a structure. Often, containment is just as important, especially when dealing with chemical contaminants or other waste. When looking to stop the spread of contaminated liquids and gases, there are few tools as effective as geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). Read on to learn how to design ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • An Integrated System for Demolition Techniques Selection

    The limited availability of greenfield sites has led to more developments being situated on brownfield sites, which have been used for other purposes. In many cases, such development involves the demolition of existing buildings and structures. It is very important that the most appropriate methods are used in the demolition of such facilities, as this has serious implications for safety, the ...

  • 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

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Guidelines for the selection of consultants advising SMEs on integrated quality, environment, health and safety management systems

    Introduction The aim of this CWA is to provide a guide for professional integrated management system consultants, as well as internal personnel acting as an integrated management system manager. Organisations managed under the ISO 9000 principles, are required by legislation to satisfy environmental and health and safety systems requirements as well. Although standards ...


    By PROMIS@Service Sarl

  • ALE - Integrated Management - Case Study

    ALE is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting and transport services for heavy, indivisible loads. Its services include lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. Formed in 1983 and headquartered at Hixon, Staffordshire, ALE has expanded internationally and now has more than 30 offices worldwide. An ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Process design and management for integrated flood risk management: exploring the multi-layer safety approach for Dordrecht, The Netherlands

    New flood risk management policies account for climate and socio-economic change by embracing a more integrated approach. Their implementation processes require: collaboration between a group of stakeholders; combining objectives and funding from various policy domains; consideration of a range of possible options at all spatial scale levels and for various time horizons. Literature provides ...


    By IWA Publishing

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