safety barrier Articles

  • When Sound Becomes Noise

    Music to the ears of some can equally be perceived as unwanted, irritating noise to others – as illustrated by a recent news article about a Sydney pub forced to cancel live music on Sunday afternoons after five trouble-free years ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Barriers to GHS around the world

    As an additional section of Enhesa’s GHS tracking service, Enhesa has added information related to barriers to chemical shipments presented by countries that have not yet implemented the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Information spans the globe with data for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Canada, India, Israel, and many more. Until now, ...

  • Water safety plans: bridges and barriers to implementation in North Carolina

    First developed by the World Health Organization, and now used in several countries, water safety plans (WSPs) are a multi-step, preventive process for managing drinking water hazards. While the beneficial impacts of WSPs have been documented in diverse countries, how to successfully implement WSPs in the United States remains a challenge. We examine the willingness and ability of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What are the barriers to solar energy adoption?

    The solar energy market is hampered by multiple barriers to adoption in the EU and worldwide, according to a new review. Researchers from Sweden and Spain found that lack of government commitment as well as various sociotechnical, management and economic barriers prevent photovoltaic technologies from being more readily adopted. The EU has a well-developed solar energy market compared to other ...

  • Inventory Protected using Bird Barrier’s StealthNet

    For more than five years, starling and sparrow droppings created a mess on inventory being delivered to a loading dock. Each day, 15 – 20 trucks arrived to deliver supplies to this university in the southeast. The overhang provided shelter to the birds, whose debris landed on deliveries and campus police vehicles. The maintenance staff had to power wash the area on a regular basis. Scare ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • BLOBEL Spill Barrier and Flood Barrier Systems – Risk Management for private and commercial assets!

    In today’s business environment it is vital to install effective risk management strategies. The manual and automatic Doorway Spill Barriers, Water Barriers, Stormwater Drain Covers and Flood Protection Systems BLOBEL manufactures, respond to this need. BLOBEL Spill Barrier and Flood Control Systems have a wide range of application. The Containment Systems can be used for Spill Control, Sprinkler ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Pesticide Safety

    Where I live, in eastern, northern, southeastern Pennsylvania (you figure it out), nights are beginning to chill. I've noticed this for two reasons. First, the temperature is dipping below 50. Second, insects have begun finding their way inside the house. We capture most of the little buggers and release them but sooner or later someone reaches for a pesticide. We've already dealt with fleas on ...


  • Permeation analyser provides validation to packaging film barrier performance

    Established in 2013 by bringing together the 5 smaller groups of Exopack US, Britton Group, Paccor, Paragon Flexibles and Kobusch, Coveris is now one of the world’s leading suppliers of high performance flexible and rigid packaging for the consumer goods and food service sector. With more than 8,500 global employees and 60 strategically located facilities, Coveris is dedicated to providing ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Incorporation of the Multiple Barrier Approach in drinking water risk assessment tools

    A number of existing risk assessment tools make reference to, or incorporate, a Multiple Barrier Approach to drinking water safety. Three waterborne disease outbreaks that occurred in developed nations were used as case studies to test a selected set of risk assessment tools. The outbreaks were used to determine how well the risk assessment tools identify hazards and vulnerabilities associated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Maximum carbon intensity limitations and the agreement on technical barriers to trade

    Emission of greenhouse gases is a global problem. Any nation seeking to restrict such emissions by its manufacturers should avoid putting them at a disadvantage in world and domestic markets where they are likely to compete with producers that do not bear the cost of emission controls. One approach being considered in the United States would be adoption of technical regulations limiting the ...

  • Instrumented Safety: The right balance

    The different functional safety guides and standards such as IEC61508/511, which impose formal schemes for the safety instrumented functions (SIF), have brought significant safety gains to the process industry over the last 30 years. Still, we can observe a drift in the application of those standards, which often leads to increased costs, loss of operability, and, more worrying, a false ...

  • The stifled expertise of safety communications

    Safety communications can offer an important contribution to workplace safety. In the oil and gas industry, however, safety communications have received very little dedicated attention. There is a wide gap between how safety communications are practised in this industry and extensive research on what communication means for humans in contemporary cultures. This paper explores some of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • Geological barrier--a natural rock stratus for preventing confined karst water from flowing into mines in North China

    Abstract Coalfields in North China encompassing more than ten Provinces contain six to seven coal seams in the Permo-Carboniferous strata. The lower three seams, accounting for 37% of the total reserves, are threatened with karst water from the underlain Ordovician limestone. Hundreds of water inrush incidences have occurred in which a large amount of water suddenly flows into tunnels or working ...

  • ‘Overcoming barriers to the future of nuclear in Europe’ - informal senior officials’ meeting of nuclear power-interested EU countries

    The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change hosted an informal senior officials’ meeting of nuclear power-interested EU countries on 13 June. This was to follow up on the inaugural informal ministerial meeting in Paris on 10 February. The meeting was chaired by Mark Higson, Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Development, and was attended by representatives from 11 Member ...

  • Evaluation of barrier materials for removing pollutants from groundwater rich in natural organic matter

    Permeable barriers are used for passive remediation of groundwater and can be constructed from a range of materials. The optimal material depends on the types of contaminants and physico-chemical parameters present at the site, as well as the hydraulic conductivity, environmental safety, availability, cost and long-term stability of the material itself. The aim of the presented study was to test ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A waterborne outbreak of campylobacteriosis in the South Island of New Zealand due to a failure to implement a multi-barrier approach

    Outbreaks of waterborne gastroenteritis continue to occur in developed countries. Darfield, a rural town in the South Island of New Zealand experienced an outbreak of campylobacteriosis following a transgression of Escherichia coli on 16 August 2012. A descriptive outbreak investigation was performed. As a result, 29 cases had a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of campylobacteriosis and 138 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • CETCO vapor mitigation system chosen as voc protection barrier for school campus case study

    Project: Mott Haven School Location: Bronx, NY Products: Liquid Boot® Gas Vapor Mitigation System Background: The Mott Haven School Campus was to be built on a former manufacturing site with residual contaminants in the soil. Challenge: The site for the school development underwent a series of ...


    By CETCO

  • Coveris use the Systech 8001 Oxygen Permeability Analyser to validate the barrier performance of their packaging films

    Coveris manufacture flexible and rigid packaging that adds real value to products such as fresh and frozen food products by optimising its protection, freshness and shelf appeal. With more than 8,500 global employees and 60 strategically located facilities, Coveris is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the safety, quality and convenience of products we use every day. They use the ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Don`t Let EHS Be a Barrier to International Expansion - What to Know Before You Go

    Expanding your organization into a new global location, with little or no understanding of the local EHS and cultural aspects of operating your business there, can be extremely challenging. When it comes to ensuring a successful cross-border expansion, there are a number of factors to take into consideration, some of the most crucial being Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and cultural ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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