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Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

by Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM)  (Jul. 6, 2016)

The following steps are RECOMMENDED, BEFORE developing / writing a Safety Management System for almost any industry or business in the world. Fully understand the organizations documented strategies, objectives, and goals. Identify one experienced / competent Subject Matter Expert (SME’S) within each discipline of the ...

Why Every EH&S Manager Needs Data Visibility

by Rivo Software Ltd.  (Jul. 20, 2016)

Let’s get straight to the point: you don’t become an EH&S manager because you enjoy filing, red tape and filling out endless paperwork. You take on the role because you want to make a difference by creating a safe working environment. A key part of the role is reporting and analytics and the data visibility that it provides. Data ...

FTIR gas analyzers support management of fire at UK waste facility

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (Jul. 6, 2016)

The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents.  Arrangements have been made in England ...

Are you aware of these dangerous health & safety myths?

by SHEilds Ltd  (Jul. 25, 2016)

Risk Ignorance and you risk it all We have all heard the “myths” of health and safety such as children being banned from playing conkers in the playground due to flying debris which could cause an eye injury, trapeze artists requiring hard hats or candyfloss not being available on sticks anymore in case consumers fall and impale ...

5 Hallmarks of a world-class Behavior Based Safety Program - White Paper

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 13, 2016)

What are some of the key aspects you should consider when implementing a behavior based safety system? In an effort to improve safety performance, organizations are continuously challenged to find new ways to prevent incidents or injuries. A Behavior Based Safety system allows organizations to identify trends associated with at-risk behaviors in ...

The 3 Most Influential Topics of ASSE’s Safety 2016

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 5, 2016)

Last week, Intelex had the pleasure of attending the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2016 Conference. Recognized as one of the must-attend safety events, this year’s ASSE conference brought over 600 exhibitors and more than 4,000 occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals to Atlanta, Georgia to discuss ...

EHSQ Lessons from Springfield

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 27, 2016)

In 27 seasons and one movie, The Simpsons have taught us a lot about the importance of safety. Jebediah Springfield showed us the importance of data collection; Leonard Nimoy and a monorail showed us the importance of Swiss cheese risk assessments; and Mr. Burns, the autocratic owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, showed us exactly how ...

EPA’s Discretion on Whether to Require Inert Ingredients Disclosure Upheld

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 7, 2016)

On June 29, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Court) issued an opinion dismissing the complaint and denying the motion for summary judgment of the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for Social Responsibility (CEH, et al.), and granting the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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 ...

Are Those Inexpensive iPad Sound Measurement Apps Any Good?

by Nevada Technical Associates, Inc.  (Jun. 21, 2016)

Are those inexpensive iPad sound measurement apps any good? Are they as accurate as a properly calibrated $2,000 type 2 sound level meter? Let's review three separate studies, and an article: Study #1 In early 2014, NIOSH reviewed 192 sound measurement apps. NIOSH concluded, ...

European Union RoHS Directive: Understanding Exemptions - White Paper

by Assent Compliance Inc.  (Jul. 22, 2016)

Exemptions play a significant role in complying with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. In order to meet their requirements, companies must understand how exemptions work within the directive and how to apply them to their own programs. Assent Compliance’s materials compliance Subject Matter ...

ICMM releases 2015 mining safety report

by International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)  (Jul. 21, 2016)

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) today reported its 23 member companies which employ over 900,000 people recorded 60 fatalities across the globe in 2015 with five members recording zero fatalities for the year. ICMM CEO Tom Butler said, “Nothing is more important to us than people’s health and safety and ...

Safety Smart Employees: Driving Safely at Work

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

In the last week of National Safety Month, the National Safety Council brings attention to driving safely at work. Last week we gave you “Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips.” With this week’s theme of “Share Roads ...

Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza

by Bird-X Inc.  (Jul. 8, 2016)

Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the ...

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 ...

Heavy Lifting with Cranes

by SHEilds Ltd  (Jul. 12, 2016)

Extend extra care not carelessness For any kind of lifting due care and consideration of risks should never be disregarded; as loads increase so to do the risks and level of care required to manage safely with crane operation being one of the most precarious examples. Heavy lifting operations are considered to be complex for a ...

Sir David King: `Climate change is the biggest opportunity of our age`

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

In his lecture as the 2016 recipient of the Energy Institute (EI)'s Melchett Award, Sir David King FRS HonFEI, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, professed the importance of clean energy innovation in tackling the challenge of climate change. Addressing more than 230 energy professionals in London, Sir David outlined ...

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 ...

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