safety management Articles

  • A Closer Look Under the Hood at Toyota - What Went Wrong

    A 3-part investigative look at the safety issues at Toyota as seen from an environmental and quality management system ...

  • NOSHCON is proud to have Mr Jim Harris as Environmental Speaker

    NOSHCON, Nosa"s annual international Conference on Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management welcomes Jim Harris, environmental guru and Number 1 best seller at their event.   For more information, contact the NOSHCON office:  noshcon@nosa.co.za ...

  • Site 426: Fieldwork Goes On to Ensure Safety Near New Dorms

    Environmental Management is investigating the former location of a World War II-era chemical warfare material (CWM) storage yard. The location designated Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Site 426, lies east of the new dormitories between Rousamond Boulevard and Popson Avenue, west of South Muroc ...


    By J.C. Palomar, Inc.

  • TSCA Reform: Grounds For Optimism

    In a rare showing of bipartisan support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), senators David Vitter (Republican-Louisiana) and the late Frank Lautenberg (Democrat-New Jersey) recently introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). The bill offers a new and potentially politically viable framework for TSCA reform and renewed hope that needed modernisation of this important ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Wood shredding for biomass – the ‘performance vs safety’ debate

    In the modern resource sector, biomass producers are constantly pressured to work ever-smarter, to the point that the ‘performance vs safety’ battle can become hard to manage. Christoph Lahnsteiner, product manager at waste shredding specialist UNTHA, considers the role that technology ...

  • Webinar - Best Practices in Chemical and MSDS Management

    Companies face many hurdles today when it comes to chemical management. This 45-minute webinar will discuss the factors, tools, and techniques to minimize the burden of chemical data management and boost the impact of compliance, safety, and regulatory reporting initiatives. Led by chemical management specialists from SiteHawk and Compliance Optimizers, this webinar will outline a best ...


    By SiteHawk

  • Sogin: best practice in supplier qualification

    The purchasing and procurement policy of the Italian Sogin company, which is engaged in the reclamation of nuclear sites and management of radioactive waste, helps to ensure safety and quality during all work stages so as to protect workers, citizens and the environment.Keywords: Sogin, Nucleco, nuclear decommissioning, radioactive waste, waste management and disposal, qualification system, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated risk assessment and safety management; transportation of dangerous goods

    Regional risk assessment aims at identifying risks at regional levels by taking into consideration a large number of technical systems and their potential negative impact on the population and environment. This paper introduces a virtual case study for the risk assessment of transportation of dangerous goods in Switzerland; it solves it by means of Decision Support Systems and Stakeholders ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing compliant MSDSs and labels

    Chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity as product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new markets on a global scale. Staying current with the requirements of international regulatory initiatives such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Development, testing and evaluation of a tunnel emergency management decision support system

    An emergency management system dealing with emergencies in road and railway tunnels has been developed, and the system evaluation is discussed in the paper. The paper will include descriptions of the types of major accidents, their frequencies and consequences, and means to increase the safety in tunnels. The success criteria for the evaluation are defined and discussed from the points of view of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovative renewal strategies for optimized pipeline management

    Using risk-based data analysis and innovative renewal strategies, two US water systems show how utilities can avoid full pipeline replacement, reduce service interruptions, and save money. As this informative Opflow article discusses, by more precisely understanding the condition of buried infrastructure, water utilities can more effectively focus resources to prolong safety and increase ...

  • Editorial: Dealing with technical risks in a region

    The ETH Polyproject on 'Risk and Safety of Technical Systems' took the initiative to research various aspects related to regional risk assessment and safety management. This Editorial asks, What is integrated area risk assessment and safety management? It briefly considers how to define a region and the objectives and scope for an integrated regional risk assessment and safety management (IRRASM) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated water resources management and drought risk management in Japan

    Japan has experienced several severe drought disasters in the past and is still suffering from drought conditions in some parts of the country every year. To cope with the drought disasters, Japan takes three types of countermeasures: (i) water resources planning and development as supply side measures; (ii) promotion of efficient water use as demand side measures; and (iii) coordinated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Risks, vulnerability, sustainability and governance: a new landscape for critical infrastructures

    It is becoming clear that sustainable development is, sometimes, obstructed by new risks and vulnerabilities, such as SARS, HIV, terrorist attacks etc. There is a need to outline and identify the current new trends, dependability and governance rules in order to properly model critical infrastructures for greater safety and operational performance. The present paper addresses the need for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Instrument selection and use for measurements in a radiological emergency

    A discussion of monitoring during a radiological emergency response is presented. This paper focuses on a response for the USA, but many principles would also apply for other countries. This paper starts with a discussion on instrument selection and preparation. Different scenarios based on materials involved and responder levels are presented with equipment concerns for each. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of the Columbia accident under nuclear industry safety criteria

    There are similarities between the aerospace and nuclear industries regarding safety. In both cases we are dealing with sophisticated technology, equipment, processes and strong interface with human behaviours. This situation is well understood in both industries. However, there is a range of uncontrolled accident risk as a consequence of poor management and lack of appropriate measures to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The human factors approach at EDF

    At the dawn of the 21st century, French electricity utility EDF is facing a number of major changes, in particular the liberalisation of European energy markets and the restructuring needed to cope with this development. EDF's approach to human factors (HF) aspects is also undergoing major changes, since people obviously play a predominant role in any organisational structure.Keywords: human ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Occupational and industrial safety case study

    Service performed: Health and safety management system design Summary: EFI Global worked closely with a global manufacturer of wool fiberglass and foam insulation to develop a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) for its 13 U.S. facilities. Development of the HSMS required in-depth understanding of the plant’s operations, corporate best management ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Enhesa 2011 Forecast: Global Manufacturers at Risk of Product Environmental Regulations

    Brussels/Washington DC (2011-02-23) - Increasing regulatory pressure requires new management approaches. Global Manufacturers are increasingly exposed to new product regulations. Environmental issues are, more than ever, making it to boardrooms. These are some of the conclusions drawn by Enhesa, a regulatory environment, health and safety (EHS) consultancy based in Brussels and ...

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