risk management service Articles

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company

    After a career as a customs officer in the Netherlands, Wim van Tienen was well aware of the toxic gas hazards presented by some freight containers, so in 2009 he started a company, Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V., offering gas analysis and safety advice. The company grew quickly and now employs 23 staff. Wim attributes a large part of this success to the advanced FTIR gas detection and analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Supply chain risk management

    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, the linearity assumption is questionable. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Risk management goals and identification of critical infrastructures

    Strategic goals help streamlining risk management efforts, and criticality assessments of infrastructures benefit from such goals. This paper offers an introduction into recent German civil protection activities on this topic at national level. It offers a transferable concept on how to identify, document and justify priorities regarding critical infrastructure services. Based on human values it ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A risk management approach for trunk water mains

    The supply of water from source to customer relies on a pipe network system graduated from large pipes at sources, down to small pipes servicing houses. The larger pipes in this system termed Trunk Mains, represent the prime assets of water systems. Failure of trunk mains can cause loss of service to large populations for extensive periods and significant damage to property and social fabric. A ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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.

  • Managing environmental risk and compliance: facility decommissioning

    While most companies are familiar with the regulatory requirements that must be managed when opening or operating a commercial or industrial facility; the regulatory requirements which need to be met when closing a facility are less commonly known. To reduce operating costs in a challenging economic environment, organizations may need to downsize, relocate, or close facilities. There are ...

  • Environmental Risk Management Solutions Get Executive Attention

    Interest in corporate environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues is at an all time high across North America and in Europe. Pressure by shareholders and concerned citizens has increased in response to the significant environmental risks now facing corporations, while companies must also respond to new regulations and standards that increasingly have real “teeth.” And nowhere are these issues ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Proposed Risk Management Program Regulations on the Way

    How Might Your Business be Impacted? Prompted by, among other incidents, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant located north of Waco, Texas on April 17, 2013, President Obama has issued Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Renewable Energy Projects on Contaminated Property: Managing The Risks

    Managing brownfields risks requires complex technical and legal analysis. Analyzing risks in renewable energy projects is equally complex. Both projects involve several contracts that must be integrated and made consistent with each other. Combining these types of projects creates a unique combination of risks, including, for sites where institutional/engineering controls are part of the remedy, ...

  • Management and risk assessment of a chemical spill: engineering facility

    Project: Management and Risk Assessment of a Cleaning Effluent Spill  Client: Confidential Services: Spill response, environmental sampling, risk assessment, regulator liaison Summary: Proportionate risk assessment and pollution management to safeguard local surface waters and satisfy regulator requirements ...

  • Managing and Mitigating Environmental Risks at Medupi - Case Study

    The 4800 MW coal-fired Medupi power station in the Lephalale area of Limpopo Province is one of the largest construction projects in South Africa’s history. During the six-year construction period, there will be 38 main contractors and 100-300 sub-contractors on site at any given time, employing up to 12,000 people at the peak of construction. NCC was appointed at the beginning of the ...

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Implementation and perception of risk management practices in health/fitness facilities

    The health/fitness industry is an important contributor to the national preventative health policies against obesity and associated health risk factors. However, inappropriately designed programs and services can increase the risk of injuries and adverse health outcomes that can expose health/fitness facility operators and employees to risk of litigation. Therefore, the importance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate responsibility and systems thinking – tools for balanced risk management

    Corporate responsibility amounts to taking into consideration conditions and effects that are systematically linked to corporate action. Systems thinking and its variants offer tools for understanding and managing the multitudes of conditions and effects that constitute corporate responsibility. We look first at the general tools of systems thinking, and then at a case of Finnish forest industry, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Syntex listed as one of the leading risk management software firms

    Risk management software, often linked closely with compliance management software, is designed to lower the overall risk and security implications that enterprises face. Financial services firms are big users of risk management products, as you would expect, and even Rogue Trader Nick Leeson has warned them to make sure they have it in place. But other sectors also use risk management tools to ...


  • Address critical supply chain EH&S compliance and risk management concerns

    Today, environmental issues across the supply chain are high priorities for operational risk and compliance management. Many companies are scrutinizing products such as chemicals and other hazardous materials and seeking higher standards for environmental health and safety (EH&S) regulatory compliance requirements. Given the heightened emphasis on EH&S across the business community, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Risk-based approach to manage aging urban water main infrastructure

    The growing number of challenges in how to manage aging infrastructures, while maintaining a suitable level of service, have become major problems for many municipal water utility companies. As a result, municipalities are increasingly considering the concept of risk assessment and prioritization as the first and an important step that has to be used towards effective asset-management practices. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk management software case study: gaining a competitive edge: minimizing risk through behavioral safety techniques and regulatory compliance

    Companies face the challenge of complying with government regulations and internal policies and procedures. Government regulations frequently change and are complex. Lack of compliance causes significant regulatory fines, lost productivity, bad publicity, increased workers compensation costs and loss of business. Adding to the challenge are union bargaining agreements, which are often long-term ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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