safe containment Articles

  • Safe Drain® Contains Jet Fuel Spill

    "During a routine fueling operation, our facility experienced a fuel spill, which allowed approx 50 gallons of jet fuel to enter into a storm drain. The extremely unpleasant fallout from this event included facing Airport and regulatory officials and yes fines! This event resulted in our decision to install Safe Drains spill protection devices in each of the 20 storm drains on our ramp areas. ...

  • Safe House?

    A client who had lived in her house for more than ten years was concerned that her son who suffers from certain inflammation problems might be affected by poor air quality. Investigation: The home is a well maintained twenty year old two story house with a forced hot air heating system with same duct central air. The HVAC system incorporated a merv 6 air filter with an ultra violet ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Sharing outcomes to support global expansion of Sanitation Services

    At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainable provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. And we’re extra excited that we’re not the only ones doing this. SOIL is a member of the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), a group formed in 2017 to help address the ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Warehousing & storage - keep it safe

    This short guide is to help those involved in warehousing and storage to reduce the number of injuries and cases of occupational ill health. It contains simple advice that you should be able to apply to your business. You can find more information in Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety HSG76. The main causes of accidents in warehousing and storage are: slips and trips; manual ...

  • IPEX Guardian Double Containment Piping System ensures safe transport of untreated frac water at CAES facility - Case Study

    Ajoint venture between ACI Energy, Inc., an investment holding company, and Altela, Inc., a water desalination company, Clarion Altela Environmental Services (CAES) opened in November 2012 to recycle frac water * from the Marcellus and Utica Shale Basins, which stretch across much of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The CAES facility treats the frac water and ultimately turns it into clean distilled water ...


    By IPEX

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • Cleaning mold containing surfaces

    Once a determination is made that a moldy surface can be cleaned instead of removed or demolished, what cleaning agents are effective in removing or killing the mold? Many factors influence the selection of a cleaning agent. 1). The type of surface to be cleaned: Is it porous? Hard such as cement or sheetrock? Soft, such as cloth, fabric or wallpaper? Absorbent and thick such as rugs, ...

  • Why Container Measurements Are Essential

    Transport container traffic carries millions of containers around the globe annually. Cargo containers are fumigated to inhibit the spread of foreign species, pests and micro-organisms. Transported products may also release volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the solvents, coatings and glues used in manufacturing processes.  Work safety regulation requires the ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Ammonia sanitization of blackwater for safe use as fertilizer

    Source-separated blackwater from low-flush toilets contains plant-available nutrients and can be used as a fertilizer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact on pathogen inactivation when treating blackwater with urea and/or lime. Blackwater was spiked with Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli O157, Enterococcus faecalis, and Ascaris ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Career Benefits of an IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

    The career benefits of achieving an IOSH Managing Safely Qualification are most relevant to first line management and appointed safety representatives, helping learners to develop a balanced perspective of safety & health issues and an understanding related control systems. The course syllabus and training material introduces first line management team members into what an occupational health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • HaberVision Releases Intrinsically Safe Fan Goggle

    HaberVision has announced today the release of an intrinsically safe rated goggle fan, the Haber Eliminator Plus™  fan provides a clearer  vision in any goggle and can be operated in manul or automode. Goggle manufacturers have improved goggle no fog performance over the years with better anti-fog coatings and improved venting systems. The Haber Eliminator Plus™ fan adds ...


    By HaberVision LLC

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Plan initiated to contain Bird Flu

    In 2015, the greatest bird flu outbreak occurred within the United States—totaling about $3.3 billion in cost. As of today, a similar problem persists. A new type of bird flu is being evaluated by United States farm and health officials, which impose threats not only on poultry, but humans as well. As a result, the government is initiating emergency plans that were constructed during last ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Glass Cleaning Machines Offer Safe, Fast Cleaning

    Glass cleaning machines are used for cleaning windows, mirrors, decorative fixtures, and similar surfaces. These machines have many advantages. They are easy to use and very efficient. They do not scratch or damage glass. Most importantly, they use very little water and are safe to operate. When you use dry vapor systems to clean glass, you rarely need to use a detergent, making the cleaning ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • SCUBA diving gas analysis - keep safe, keep diving

    If you plan to scuba dive, you need to know about the different gases available. Many people think that you can breathe the same air underwater that you breathe on the ground. However, this is not the case. Regular air contains a high amount of ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Safe disposal of exhaust gas from storage tanks in Finland

    Type     HOFGAS®--IPM 6500 and 4 xHOFGAS®- IFM4c 15000 Performance     Blower station 6,500 Nm³/h - Flare burner 4x1,650 Nm³/h / 4x15,000 kW Client     Neste Jacobs Oy (FI) Situation Every fortnight a tanker delivers oil from Russia to Finland. The tanker docks at the port of Naantali and the oil is conveyed to storage ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • 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

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