lead safety Articles

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the decision making process, especially when it comes to thinking about overheads long-term. When both products are comparably priced and have a similar ...

  • The Use of Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance

    To find sources of leading safety indicators, we need to look at the base of the Heinrich Safety Pyramid. Leading safety indicators are derived from safety incidents that did not result in injury. These can include everything from job safety observations and attendance at safety meetings to unsafe acts and near misses. These are different than lagging indicators, which are statistics that result ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Using Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance

    Leading indicators have been used for years to predict the future. Meteorologists use barometric pressure to predict the weather, politicians use polls to inform their campaign strategies and doctors use elevated body temperature as an indicator of patient health. Therefore, the use of leading indicators to predict future safety performance is a logical next step in successfully improving safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Below the Waterline: Leading Indicators of Safety Performance

    Getting a measure of injuries, incidents, and near misses can tell leaders a lot about the state of safety in the organization. How and where people are getting hurt provides valuable insight that can be used to remove hazards and protect against at-risk behavior. As important as injury reporting is, however, it's only the tip of the iceberg. Below the waterline is the vast bulk of injury ...

  • Lead safety for renovation - New EPA training requirements

    The Lead Based-Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RR&P) rule became effective June 23, 2008 and will be fully implemented on July 22, 2010. This rule is a federal regulatory program that applies to all renovations performed for compensation in target housing and child occupied facilities constructed before 1978. The RR&P rule includes pre-renovation requirements, as well as training, ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Leading with Safety – Turning Three Words Into Action

    What does leading with safety mean to you? How would that philosophy be evident in your behaviors? How would you explain this leadership approach to your team (both in a spoken and and unspoken way)? To effectively lead with safety, leaders ensure that every decision passes through the safety gate, or "checks and balances" if you prefer. The leader considers how each of their decisions impact ...

  • Lead in Construction

    This informational booklet provides a general overview of a particular topic related to OSHA standards. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions by the Occupational ...

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Issues involved in the gathering of leading indicators

    In December, 2016, our EHSQ Community had several Leading Indicator Mastermind sessions with Dr Vince Marchesani and Tamara Parris to discuss the use of leading indicators in our community members industrial workplaces. During our sessions we learned of the 56 participants, currently 34 members are collecting leading indicators ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • Safety Spotlight: Driver Safety

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent report, almost a quarter of Fatal Occupational Injuries were attributed to roadway incidents. This represented a 5% increase on the previous year. Road accidents are also unsurprisingly the leading cause of on-the-job death for truck drivers in the United States.  Robust ...

  • CPSC lead in products testing

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • Lightning Safety

    How Lightning is Created.The conditions needed to produce lightning have been known for some time. However, exactly how lightning forms has never been verified so there is room for debate. Leading theories focus around separation of electric charge and generation of an electric field within a thunderstorm. Recent studies also indicate that ice, hail, and semi-frozen water drops known as graupel ...

  • Good Requirements Lead to Better Software

    If you have ever been involved in a software implementation—particularly,an environment,health, and safety (EH&S) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—you know thatthe process is complex, involves many stakeholders, and can take months or even yearsto see results. According to IT research group InfoTech Advisors, 70% of information systems projects fail because of flawed ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Rumpke: leading the way in the waste industry

    In 1932, William F. Rumpke operated a coal and junkyard business in Carthage, OH. After receiving a payment of hogs, his business focus changed to hog farming. During the hog-farming days, he collected trash from local residents to feed his hogs. Inedible items were removed and recycled while the rest was fed to the livestock. In the 1940s, William’s brother Bernard joined the business and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Kijlstra’s precast CSOS lead the way

    As ever, time is money in the civil engineering industry and anything which can deliver high quality results in double-quick time is worth investigating. Hence in the specialised business of storm drainage and flood attenuation – currently a rare growth area in the industry – engineers and contractors are catching on to the considerable advantages of using pre-cast concrete ...


    By Kijlstra Precast Ltd.

  • EISC automates leading European lab

    Client: Chelab Chemical Laboratories, Italy EISC provided its Analytical Review & Reporting System (R&R Suite) to Chelab Chemical Laboratories in Italy.  System implementation and training was performed 100% remotely from the United States. The R&R Suite software systems automated the laboratory process for Metals, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, and Pesticide/PCB’s from ...


    By EISC

  • LDAR deficiencies lead to enhanced requirements

    Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs are required as part of the standards established in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 60 (NSPS), 40 CFR 61 (NESHAP), 40 CFR 63 (MACT), and 40 CFR 264 (Hazardous Waste Handling). An LDAR program is a facility’s system of procedures used to locate and repair leaking components (e.g., valves, pumps, connectors, compressors, and agitators) to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Transfer model of lead in soil‐carrot (Daucus carota L.) system and its food safety thresholds in soil

    Reliable empirical models describing lead (Pb) transfer in soil‐plant systems are needed to improve soil environmental quality standards. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to develop soil‐plant transfer models to predict Pb concentrations in carrot (Daucus carota L.). Soil thresholds for food safety were then derived inversely using the prediction model in view of the maximum allowable ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety) – Could it Lead to more Stringent Provisions Around Legal Compliance?

    It was announced this summer (in June 2016) that the publication of the much-anticipated ISO 45001 Management System Standard for Occupational Safety & Health is to be delayed by at least a year. Initially, the plan had been for the standard to be available ...

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