integrated safety management 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Integrated Bird Management Scheme - An Integrated Bird Management System- an explanation of the use of bio-acoustics in the management of birdstrike risk

    An Integrated Bird Management System is just part of that evolution: a stated safety management policy that, when implemented, is designed to reduce the attractions for birds on an airport and then to disperse those birds that persist by bio-acoustic and other means. The responsibility for bird risk management does not stop at the perimeter of an airport, it will involve the evaluation of land ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Management System X 3: implementing an integrated management system

    The City of Lawrence, Kansas Wastewater Utility has recently achieved certification for a management system, which is consistent with the planned arrangements of ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System, 18001:1999 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and the National Biosolids Partnership EMS for Biosolids. Referred to as the Lawrence Wastewater Management System (LWWMS), it is ...

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