job hazard assessment Articles

  • Job Safety Analysis and Safety Alerts

    When you're working on the field, always remember to apply best practices and job safety analysis (JSA) to ensure a safe workplace. Below are insights into the JSA process, and how it helps manage occupational incidents.  ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • Safety Smart Companies: Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips

    This week we continue to explore the themes being highlighted in 2016’s National Safety Month. Every June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to raise health and safety awareness throughout our lives. Last week we talked about how “Safety Smart” employers can ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Kay Armstrong Corners the Market in Hazardous Waste Cleanups and Community Relations

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) created the Hazardous Substance Superfund. It was intended to be a short-term program that would spend $1.6 billion over five years to clean up 400 hazardous sites around the country. Instead, more than $17 billion has been spent and only 212 sites (15% of the 1,439 listed since its inception) have been ...


    By ARMSTRONG and Associates

  • Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

    What Are Brownfields? These guidelines are provided pursuant to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance # 66.818. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (“Brownfields Law” or “the Law”, P.L. 107-118) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants to address brownfield sites. This ...

  • Eglin air force base achieves goal of 100% compliance with EHS regulations for hazardous materials management

    For personnel at Eglin Air Force Base, working with hazardous materials is all part of the job. Yet, thanks to the base’s highly successful Hazardous Materials Program (HMP), it is a job that is done safely every day and in full compliance with a host of government and military regulations. Eglin, an operating unit of the Air Force Materiel Command, is home to the 96th Air Base Wing and the ...


    By IHS

  • Industry Experts Address Solutions for Major Safety and Environmental Hazards and Risks Prevalent in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

    The upcoming marcus evans HSE Excellence for Fossil Generation Conference — set to take place August 6–8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas — will address critical challenges and lessons learned in the industry to drive solution-based topics, including worksite safety management, confined space, safety training, fall ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • The View-Master Health Study Focus Groups

    Trichloroethylene (TCE), a common groundwater contaminant, was found at high levels at an Oregon work site in 1998. According to a recent report released by the National Research Council, “the evidence on carcinogenic risk and other health hazards from exposure to trichloroethylene has strengthened since 2001.” A convenience sample of thirteen former workers from the Oregon work site was ...

  • Managing Work Instructions with EHS Software

    At many organizations - where daily operations involve performing hazardous or complex jobs by their employees - managing the procedures to perform each job safely and accurately is of critical importance. This consistency and forethought helps ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Precautions you Need for Working at Height

    Recognising the risks and preparing safety measures When we talk about ‘working at height’ the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be tall buildings and nauseating pitfalls, however the definition is much broader than most people might think. Any place where someone could fall from one level to another lower one and suffer injury is defined as working ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Building a Strong Safety Culture

    Accident investigations of disasters such as Chernobyl and the Challenger Space Shuttle have highlighted the tragic impact poor safety culture can have on an organization. In the past, accident investigations focused on “operator error” and equipment malfunction as the cause of most accidents. We now see that an organization’s culture can have a significant impact on safety. ...

  • Trust in risk communication in organisations in five countries of North and South America

    This paper reports on the development of the Trust in Risk Communication scale (TRC). The TRC measures beliefs in government, management and union trustworthiness. The TRC is found to be significantly associated with (1) perception of risk from industrial hazards, (2) the Mayer, Davis and Schooner trust related factors, (3) dimensions defined by the theory of reasoned action, (4) job ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • DOT eases requirements for security plans

    On March 9, 2010, the Department of Transportation"s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) narrowed its list of hazardous materials, or hazmats, that require security plans when transported in commerce. The new rule is effective on Oct. 1, 2010. Currently, persons offering certain hazmats for transport in commerce must develop and implement security plans. PHMSA revised ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lighting the way for disinfection - Case study

    Pharmaceuticals manufacturing involves the handling of powders and volatile, flammable solvents such as iso-propanol. Consequently there is every opportunity for explosive atmospheres to form. Where this is the case, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require that new equipment and protective systems must be selected on the basis of the requirements set ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Bardstown, Kentucky - industrial cleaning; on-site laboratory case study

    After years of operation serving the auto parts industry, this zinc and chrome plating plant in Bardstown, Kentucky closed several years ago. It was comprised of three three main plating lines, and it was a mess. Extensive contamination, particularly chrome and acid residue, was present in the plant. In some places sludge on the floor was several inches thick. One of the major challenges ...

  • Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

    The numbers do not lie. Globally, there were over 2 million workplace fatalities in 2013. In other words, more than 6,000 families were affected by the death of a loved one each day—simply because they went to work. Many international companies are also operating with different environmental health and safety regulations to consider. There are only a few global initiatives to standardize ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Workplace Safety Training – A Double-Edged Sword

    Building workplace safety awareness on the job can be an application of two extreme views of managing people. The first would be analogous to the army first sergeant, who might tell his troops, “What I’m about to teach you will save your life, because if you don’t learn it I will kill you!” Or there’s the less threatening approach that ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • Risk management software case study: gaining a competitive edge: minimizing risk through behavioral safety techniques and regulatory compliance

    Companies face the challenge of complying with government regulations and internal policies and procedures. Government regulations frequently change and are complex. Lack of compliance causes significant regulatory fines, lost productivity, bad publicity, increased workers compensation costs and loss of business. Adding to the challenge are union bargaining agreements, which are often long-term ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Using risk-based process safety in contractor selection

    As companies continue to leverage their resources on an ever-wider range of products and services, the number of projects (and contractors) managed will drive the need for a standard approach to contractor selection. Although time is often spent reviewing contractor qualifications for accomplishing the job scope, employers sometimes pay little or no attention to the overall safety record of the ...


    By ABS Consulting

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