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Synopsis Available for 2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 9, 2016)

The synopsis is available for the June 6-7, 2016, U.S.-European Union (EU) Nano Environmental and Health Safety (NanoEHS) Research Efforts joint workshop. According to the synopsis, the first day of the workshop was devoted to an interactive nanoEHS scrimmage in which the groups collectively ...

The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents

by Rivo Software Ltd.  (Aug. 26, 2016)

EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can ...

Why You Want Articulated Concrete for Landfill Protection

by International Erosion Control Systems Inc.  (Sep. 1, 2016)

A good landfill is one that no one notices. It does not produce odors, contribute to erosion or divert storm water to undesirable locations. The municipality or private entity in charge of it has to make great efforts to keep it that way. One way to do that is by installing articulated concrete. This system of concrete blocks and wires offers ...

Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 9, 2016)

On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the ...

10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

by Ensia  (Aug. 29, 2016)

The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...

How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 30, 2016)

I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only 6 years old, but in terms of technology and capability it already feels like an antique. One observation that stands out ...

ZF has improved pump production with an Equator gauging system - compact, rugged and able to inspect - Case Study

by Renishaw plc  (Sep. 13, 2016)

ZF Marine in Padua, Italy, a manufacturer of pumps for marine propulsion systems, was looking for faster process control, with greater measurement capability. “We realised that it was possible to save time,” explains Gerardo Matterazzo, Quality Manager at ZF, “but we had to identify the right tool. With the Equator process ...

Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

by Agru America, Inc.  (Sep. 16, 2016)

Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ...

Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

by Oxford Journals  (Aug. 27, 2016)

Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on ...

Managing risk of liquidity: a new dimension of risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 14, 2013)

Prudent liquidity risk management is a critical component of contemporary complex financial risk management. In the aftermath of the world financial crisis that started in 2007 the liquidity risk area received close attention from financial firms and regulators. The article begins with an introduction of the concept of liquidity risk management, a ...

Supply chain risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 1, 2008)

The existing models utilise a mean value approach with deterministic failure cost to determine the optimal number of suppliers in the presence of supplier failure risks. The mean value approach assumes, the firm has a linear utility function with respect to the supply disruptions. For major disruptions that could threaten the survival of the firm, ...

Risk management and organised crime

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 4, 2014)

As travel becomes more and more accessible for individuals, the potential for risk at destination will develop. As a potential way forward the education of stakeholders in the form of travellers offers policy makers a potential window to limit risk and enhance safety whilst engaging in travel. As a potential force for good, the actions of the ...

Foundations of integrated risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 16, 2009)

This paper concentrates on broadening the concept of risk management beyond the considerations of cost, schedule and performance. The author uses his experience with NASA to provide both a foundation for an integrated risk management plan and a tentative plan. The plan integrates risk across both the temporal and the hierarchical ...

Risk management versus incentives

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 9, 2006)

Portfolio theory indicates that risk management should take place at the group level. Hedging at the project level or in the individual business areas may lead to suboptimal results. However, the efficiency of a profit centre depends on its management's being able to influence factors that are crucial to the unit's financial results. Price hedging ...

International management and risk assessment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 7, 2010)

This article presents the US experience from periodical business failures and collapses of the financial markets. It could be a lesson for the Central and Eastern European countries on their economies during the post-transition era. International management is one of the strongest aspects of major US corporations, and risk management is their ...

EHS and Operational Risk Management

EHS and Operational Risk Management - a white paper exploring pro-active and integrated operational risk management strategy relied upon by successful businesses. Introduction Probably the most important factor in managing a successful business is the approach to risk management. Over recent years there has been a focus on managing financial ...

Homeland Security: Managing the Risks

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Feb. 1, 2004)

Untitled Document Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

Are you taking big risks with your risk management?

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Nov. 14, 2014)

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 ...

An Australian innovation in emergency risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

A 1997/98 risk management study in flood-prone areas of central western Queensland was the first practical application of national emergency risk management guidelines based on the Australian/New Zealand risk management standard [1]. The paper reports on the study, its outcomes and its implications for future comprehensive and integrated emergency ...

A desirable future for technology risk management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

This paper outlines a scenario for the future of Technology Risk Management which the author suggests is internally consistent, linked to current practice, achievable, and desirable. It is a personal view which reflects the concerns and goals of the author. It is offered as a basis for discussion with others of the goals we might seek jointly to ...

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