safety information Articles

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Industrial applications – Air analysis in clean air room - Case study

    Context & Challenges To ensure people’s safety and a good repeatability of industrial process, the analysis of ambient air is crucial. Especially, electronic boards are produced in clean air room by complex lithographic process using very reactive chemicals. The nature and concentration of volatile compounds can be different depending on the chemical process and can also vary ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Emergency Planning & ADA

    A year ago, Laura, an SCM Team member, fell and fractured her knee cap.  Following surgery, for the next few months, she was non-ambulatory.  She could not walk with that knee.  She became very aware of the difficulties faced by people with special challenges and impairments.  Her experiences bring to mind that whether permanent or temporary, there are times where additional ...

  • Advanced information and communications technologies in regional safety management

    The complex interactions and the increasing extent of human activities motivate safety planners to switch the focus from the source-oriented safety management approach to regional sustainable development. Traditional safety management is oriented toward technological systems, whereas sustainable management is approached from a regional perspective. Consequently, safety issues in sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information architecture planning template for health, safety, and environmental organizations

    In 2003, Innovene (then as BP) began an initiative to improve the coordination of compliance requirements through development of a new Compliance Management System at their assets in the Houston and South Texas region. An important part of the initiative was to improve the information systems architecture used by Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) staff at all of the facilities, resulting in ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • First Day of Winter – Cold Weather Work Safety Information

    Today marks the first day of winter! Do you frequently work in cold weather environments? Working in cold weather can expose workers to environmental cold injuries. Hundreds of workers report cases involving days away from work caused by exposure to environmental cold each year. Environmental cold can affect any worker, especially those who work outdoors and are ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Implementing an EHS management information system

    BUSINESSES OFTEN SEEK TO STREAMLINE their environment, health and safety (EHS) operations via information solutions, such as implementing or upgrading an EHS management information system, or EMIS. By addressing information technology (IT, or “technical”) issues along with EHS and business issues, organizations can reduce the risk of a failed software implementation. This article explores the IT ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • The automotive sector`s information challenge

    Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations, and NGO watch groups as much as the automotive industry. The entire supply chain for the automotive industry is being affected by legislation from the EU end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) Directive that addresses the recycling, reuse and recovery of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Beyond Compliance – Using Environmental, Safety Management Information Systems (EMISs) Provide Quantified Competitive Advantages

    ABSTRACT In the last 20 years, federal, state and local regulations have provided regulatory incentives for industry to better manage environmental, health and safety (EHS) practices. In order for voluntary EHS management practices to move 'beyond compliance' and continue 'improving,' specific, quantifiable benefits must result. That is, companies must achieve some competitive advantage from ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Information technology requirements for intelligent evacuation systems

    In this paper we discuss the new concept of Intelligent Evacuation System (IES). This new technology will make a major change in evacuation strategies. Control, communication and computing technologies will be combined into IES system that can increase crowd safety and management without changing the physical structure of the facility. This paper outlines the key features of small and large area ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Emergency management and the information society: how to improve the synergy?

    This paper deals with the paradox of the relatively low integration of Information Technologies and Communication Technologies in the field of emergency management. This fact earns our attention, since difficulties during the management of emergencies and crisis are most often related to these two issues, information management and communication. The analysis of the activity of emergency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Weather data for nautical information system

    In Lemwerder, Germany at the Weser River, wind direction and speed are measured and transferred in 60 second intervals via the OTT netDL 1000.  The data is transmitted, wireless, over a distance of 600 meters to the radar tower in Ritzenbuettel, where it is integrated into the ship traffic network - the Authority for Water and Navigation (WSA), Bremen. The WSA is also responsible for ...

  • EPA increases transparency on chemical risk information

    On January 21st the EPA announced a new policy to increase the public’s access to information on chemicals. In the announcement, the EPA stated its intention to reject a certain type of confidentiality claim, known as Confidential Business Information (CBI), on the identity of chemicals. The chemicals that will be affected by this action are those that are submitted to EPA with studies that show ...


    By 3E Company

  • A decision-support system for safeguards information analysis

    The international nuclear proliferation control regime is facing the necessity to handle increasing amounts of information in order to assess nations' compliance with their safeguards commitments. The present paper proposes a Decision Support System (DSS) based on a fuzzy logic approach. The inbuilt information aggregation methodology is based on proliferation indicators as 'quanta of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

    Today’s business environment places many demands on technical managers and corporate executives. At a time when global competition forces companies to introduce products at a faster pace with higher efficiency and productivity, quality systems like ISO and Six Sigma, stipulate rigorous testing documentation. Regulatory systems, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • The role of information technology in maritime education for hazard avoidance

    Maritime transport is an important aspect of the economy of every maritime state and this needs safety and efficiency. It is well known that one of the major factors of accident prevention is perfect theoretical and practical knowledge, which can help reduce accidents at sea and in harbours, ship collisions and sinking and loss of human lives and protects the environment. There are many different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety comes first for nanotechnology

    Online guide provides innovative path to product stewardship. Earlier this year, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON), Houston, launched the GoodNanoGuide, which is available at http://www.goodnanoguide.org. To cater to all audiences, the guide provides basic, intermediate and advanced options to choose from to contribute to or search within the online ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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