risk assessment training Articles

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Comparative Risk Assessment

    ' Comparative risk assessment provides a systematic way to compare environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk assessments can identify the most ...


    By The World Bank

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    In recent years, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has emerged as an important part of environmental protection programs. The following discussion provides a brief overview of ERA issues. What is ecological risk assessment? Ecological risk assessment is the practice of determining the nature and likelihood of effects of our actions on animals, plants, and the environment. ...

  • Recap: 4 Interesting Takeaways from the NAEM 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The 2016 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum officially wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 28 in Denver, Colorado, and it was a fantastic event. The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

    5 Signs that you are ready for COI risk assessment Conflict of interest (COI) disclosure operates on a trust system. New hire orientation training and occasional refresher training sessions bring up the issue and request the submission of disclosure forms with no real sense of how many of the ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Has risk assessment finally come of age?

    Sarah Dack, principal risk assessor, and James D Nelson, associate for risk assessment & modelling, of Mouchel look at the strides risk assessment has taken in recent years. In the mid 90s the number of quantitative human health risk practitioners in the UK could be counted on your fingers. Industry was screening against ICRCL/Kelly tables (often based on the tables, without the accompanying ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Case study - Chemical risk assessments for a large client

    Challenge: The client had tried unsuccessfully to train risk assessors how to do chemical assessments. The main issue was the fact the each assessment was taking a long time to complete on paper and tracking of actions was proving impossible. The results from the risk assessment were not in a form that allowed easy interpretation of the level of risk present. Another more fundamental ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • Aquatic Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Latin America

    Latin America is anticipated to be a major growth market for agriculture and production is increasing with use of technologies such as pesticides. Reports of contamination of aquatic ecosystems by pesticides in Latin America have raised concerns about potential for adverse ecological effects. In the registration process of pesticides, all countries require significant data packages on aquatic ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Risk assessment of large industrial complexes in Eastern Europe: a comparative prospective

    This paper introduces the UN Inter-Agency programme on risk assessment and safety management for energy and other complex industrial systems. The international initiative includes compilation of methods and guidelines, development of models and computer codes to assist implementation of various tasks of risk assessment at the regional level, support for national case studies and training. Case ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment, management and communication responses to bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Japan

    Regardless of the increased spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to several European countries during the late 1990s Japan considered the occurrence of domestic BSE a remote possibility. However, Japan was the first country outside of Europe to report a domestic case of BSE. The public vehemently rejected beef and its increased risk to health. Domestic consumption decreased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BowTieXP Training

    Bow-ties provide a simple, graphical representation of the relationship between the causes and consequences of businessupsets, the control measures in place and the tasks, procedures, responsible individuals and competencies which support and enforce the controls. The diagram demonstrates how the management system provides ongoing control of the risks.BowTieXP* is an advanced software tool, ...


    By Risktec Solutions

  • Are you taking big risks with your risk management?

    Introduction We like the word ‘professional’ – it gives us a sense of security. We have our accounts prepared by a qualified accountant, we use a lawyer to write a contract, and we go to a doctor for medical advice. So if your business or government agency needed to make a very important, risk-based decision would you make sure that the risk assessment was done by an ...

  • Identification and assessment of water quality risks associated with sludge supernatant recycling in the presence of cyanobacteria

    This study focussed on the fate of cyanobacteria cells and associated metabolites during the sludge management processes that follow the conventional drinking water treatment train. The topic is of importance, as the release of metabolites during sludge treatment may pose a risk to water quality if supernatant is recycled to the head of the plant. The study of the kinetics of cell damage and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disaster risk assessment management - implications to urban development and agriculture - experience from Kosovo

    The level of integration of DRAM into spatial planning is limited in Kosovo despite the fact that Kosovo has experienced several floods, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–HABITAT) through its Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) funded by Swedish Government (Sida) is supporting different partner municipalities towards ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The value of soft skills training

    A Brave New World What is it about the term “Soft Skills Training” that sends Accounting Departments and C-Level Execs running for the exits? Perhaps it is an unwillingness to allocate training budgets to courses that many consider to be window dressing, or just nice-to-have learning. Perhaps it stems from an inability to properly calculate and ascribe ROI to such activities; ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • Assessment of Environmental ‘Hot Spots’ in Iraq

    Untitled Document Executive summary Introduction In July 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was awarded a ...


  • The Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency - Case Study

    The Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency was formed in 1982 in response to an insurance crisis faced by many municipalities—one that left them without adequate, affordable insurance coverage. By pooling resources, the original 18 municipalities gained quality property and liability coverage at reasonable costs, as well as levels of service that far exceeded any they’d ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • The Wyoming Association Of Risk Management (WARM) - Case Study

    The Wyoming Association Of Risk Management (Warm) is a self-funded risk retention pool created in 1986 by several cities and counties when private insurance markets were no longer available to local governments. The Pool originally formed out of the need to cover liability exposures and has since expanded to provide property coverage. Today these programs offer Wyoming public entities excellent ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Professional services risk modeling tool case study

    Professional Services Risk Modeling Tool (2 of 2) Result: A user-friendly data collection software tool was delivered to the client along with a manual for running and modifying the tool. This tool led the client's agent through a series of data acquisition steps with visual cues, error checking and the ability to add notes and new elements. The tool effectively makes ...

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