safety data management Articles

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management

    Introduction The costs of managing chemicals are far more than just the product price, but the life-cycle management of chemicals can be optimized to cut these peripheral costs. By adopting best practices, the chemical management process is more integrated into the business process, becoming a strategic advantage to the organization, raising efficiency on a number of fronts, decreasing legal ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Managing Regulatory Burdens

    hazardous materials can be found at virtually every construction project in the United States. Surprisingly to some, a brick is considered a hazardous material under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication regulations as a source of crystalline silica if cut or sawed. Primer purchased at the local hardware store is a flammable liquid to a highway patrol ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Collecting Data from the Field? Follow this Formula for Success!

    A drill operator at an oil rig is looking tired and “out of it.” He’s yawning, his movements are slow, and he doesn’t appear to be paying much attention to detail. Immediately, the supervisor relieves the drill operator of his duties and reassigns the task. He quickly enters the work observation in his iPad. His device has an offline mode that will sync up with his ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Use of Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance

    To find sources of leading safety indicators, we need to look at the base of the Heinrich Safety Pyramid. Leading safety indicators are derived from safety incidents that did not result in injury. These can include everything from job safety observations and attendance at safety meetings to unsafe acts and near misses. These are different than lagging indicators, which are statistics that result ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

    Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members. Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Completely Integrated Environmental Management

    Environmental information management isn't what it used to be. It's no longer about software programs that manage data and write reports, but whole programs that do everything. As a wider array of companies offer environmental information management systems (EMIS), and as in-house and desktop software solutions have become more common, EMIS options become wide indeed. EH&S managers are ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • ICMM releases 2015 mining safety report

    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 ICMM’s ambition is to have no fatalities in the mining ...

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • US developments in the regulation of chemicals, pesticides and occupational safety

    The US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2006 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data back in February. The TRI, created under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), requires certain facilities to report annually on their chemical releases and other waste management activities to EPA and the states. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Emergency and crisis exercises: Methodology for understanding safety dimensions

    A qualitative methodology developed for emergency exercises analysis is presented. The methodology is a collaborative one, involving a team of specialised observers. Each of them collects video data in one of the different 'sites' involved (e.g., the field, the crisis centre(s), expert cells, etc.) or on one crisis management activity. Using a situated approach, the methodology gives us the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance

    Leading indicators have been used for years to predict the future. Meteorologists use barometric pressure to predict the weather, politicians use polls to inform their campaign strategies and doctors use elevated body temperature as an indicator of patient health. Therefore, the use of leading indicators to predict future safety performance is a logical next step in successfully improving safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

    I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only 6 years old, but in terms of technology and capability it already feels like an antique. One observation that stands out is the amazing pace of change in car safety. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • IndustrySafe safety software and airport SMS case study

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing additional regulation that would require certified airports to develop and implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) for their entire airfield environment (including movement and non-movement areas) to improve safety at airports hosting air carrier operations. An SMS is a formalized approach to managing safety by developing an ...

  • EH&S Performance Management

    The greatest challenge currently facing global environment, health, and safety (EH&S) managers is not defining strategy,but implementing it successfully. Growing stakeholder demands for greater corporate governance and operational transparency, along with increasing market pressure to reduce costs and associated risks, have heightened this challenge.  As a result, corporations are asking ...


  • Leveraging the Web for Environmental Quality, Health and Safety

    Untitled Document The principles of continual improvement from management systems such as ISO 14001 and Six Sigma are well known. Less clear ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Consultancy case studies - Citigroup Data Centre

    The Citigroup Data Centre Site Management in EMEA commissioned SEQM (Safety, Environment and Quality Management) as a third party company to specialise in compliance and management system related activities. The Project was initiated to introduce 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 systems to the Citigroup Data Centres in London, Zurich and Frankfurt to support legal compliance by integrating ...


    By SEQM Ltd.

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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