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Moving energy management forward

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Aug. 15, 2016)

Energy efficiency is increasingly valued at all scales. ESOS has brought awareness, and possibly action, to large organisations. SMEs are increasingly aware of the benefits, from both a cost perspective and a reputational one of managing energy to achieve greater efficiency. The EI’s recently published Energy ...

Three Strategic Options for Managing Acquired Environmental Liabilities

by Antea Group - USA  (Aug. 19, 2016)

Evaluating Through a Finance Lens As companies strive to remain competitive and profitable in today’s uncertain economy, asset transactions continue to play a leading role in their efforts to transform, adapt and re-invent themselves. A well-thought out and well-executed acquisition can bask even the most gloomy of balance sheets in ...

Sustainable Performance Isn’t About Preventing All Accidents; It’s About Managing the Ability to Adapt and Learn

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 8, 2016)

With an increasing awareness of the importance of safety, we are seeing a growing trend of zero accident goals. Inherently, this is a laudable moral goal and if we truly value people in organizations, then our intentions should indeed point to a goal of not harming people during operational work. Protecting people is a good thing, but one of the ...

Groundwater level probabilistic forecast and the effects on designing depressed freeways

by Tethys srl  (Sep. 1, 2015)

Assessing a cautionary groundwater level in roadworks is crucial in minimizing the risk of flooding and of hydraulic uplift throughout the entire period of road operation. A Monte Carlo probabilistic forecast of groundwater rise in the next 50 years from today was performed in order to determine the interaction between groundwater levels and a ...

Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 11, 2016)

The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part ...

How to Increase EHSQ Program Adoption with Technology

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 4, 2016)

Worker engagement and adoption is by far the most common topic of discussion whenever we meet with our clients to discuss their EHSQ program success. It makes sense too. The value you get out of any health and safety management or quality management program is only as good as the people (and the number of people) who use it – the more people ...

GWT Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

by Genesis Water Technologies, Inc  (May 7, 2016)

The effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations placed on water usage are increasing the cost of using freshwater globally. The consequences of these increasing costs on food and beverage companies are twofold, since the companies are charged for both the water that they utilize in their processes and on their wastewater ...

The 10 Pillars of a Health and Safety Program

by Rivo Software Ltd.  (Aug. 4, 2016)

The challenges inherent in managing health and safety within an organization are numerous, but an effective EH&S program will reduce injuries, incidents and can improve the quality of products that are shipped. For a health and safety program to be effective, it needs to address the challenges that threaten failure. It should be planned, ...

Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 10, 2016)

Sustainability conferences give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about industry trends directly from the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendees learned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Risk management in information technology projects

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 30, 2008)

There are several studies on managing risks in information technology (IT) projects. Most of the studies identify and prioritise risks through empirical research in order to suggest mitigating measures. Although they are important to clients for future projects, these studies fail to provide any framework for risk management from IT developers' ...

Managing uncertainty in health risk assessment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 3, 2005)

The process of risk (safety) assessment used to determine negligible-risk levels of human exposure to toxicants is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty. In addition to the common uncertainties related to high-to-low-dose extrapolation, interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies extrapolation, there can be uncertainty associated with ...

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