safety management system Articles

  • 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

  • Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce

    Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Aviation safety management systems

    The importance of a safety management system (SMS) is reinforced by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s 2009 mandate requiring its introduction. The post SMS implementation findings of an ICAO council member state highlighted the need for a timely and verifiable project management structure when instituting such change. The appropriateness of using accident rates, number of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • How a contract research lab advanced its polymer characterization capabilities

    Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and reduce risks. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, and certification, Intertek enables customers to meet end ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems

    The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward-looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agile Compliance Management Systems for Environmental, Health and Safety

    Compliance is not an optional activity. The regulated community is well aware of the serious consequences of NOT complying. Unfortunately, achieving and/or assuring compliance can be a tremendous challenge. Manual compliance management processes can place a huge time and money burden on major corporations and govenrment agencies. Business and reulatory pressures, as well as the sheer volume ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Do You Need A Safety Management System?

    Managing workplace safety is an important goal that many corporations have recognized as a logical and effective way to provide a better environment for employees to work in, and to cut corporate costs.  A key component in safety management is the software system used to record, manage, and analyze safety related data.  With an effective system, the safety team can see exactly where ...

  • Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

    The following steps are RECOMMENDED, BEFORE developing / writing a Safety Management System for almost any industry or business in the world. Fully understand the organizations documented strategies, objectives, and goals. Identify one experienced / competent Subject Matter Expert (SME’S) within each discipline of the ...

  • The Safety Benefits of Competent Line Management

    Last week I delivered an IOSH Managing Safely course to a local food manufacturer just outside of Hull in the UK. It is a four-day course, aimed at line managers and team leaders, to give them the skills they need to ensure the areas and activities they manage are safe. Delivering corporate training can sometimes be a little daunting. You never know what the audience will be like, whether ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Fire and Gas Protection Systems as Part of Safety Instrumented Systems and Risk Management

    Garth Watkins, Director Europe, Middle East, Africa, Detector Electronics Corporation, Presented at HazardEx International Conference 2008 Process-systems operators today face increasing demands for lower costs and higher safety standards in an increasingly regulated environment. In addition, companies desire to provide a working environment that is as safe as possible. As a result, plant owners ...

  • Impact of organisation and management on complex technological systems safety: the nuclear lessons

    In complex technological systems, safety is of paramount importance. In recent years, human and management factors have been recognised as frequent root causes of major failures in such modern technologies. We try to summarise a state-of-the-art regarding the analysis of the impact of organisational and managerial aspects on the safety of nuclear power plants including the contributions of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Transit Agencies Can Implement the FTA’s Safety Management System

    In a recent blog post, we highlighted key aspects relating to the Public Transportation Safety Program. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • QMRA and water safety management: review of application in drinking water systems

    Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA), the assessment of microbial risks when model inputs and estimated health impacts are explicitly quantified, is a valuable tool to support water safety plans (WSP). In this paper, research studies undertaken on the application of QMRA in drinking water systems were reviewed, highlighting their relevance for WSP. The important elements for practical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Safety culture and its reflections in job and organisational design: Total Safety Management

    Recent attempts to capture system safety have focused on the term 'safety culture', indicating a shift in emphasis from individual and directly accident-related factors to organisational and 'latent' factors related to safety. Based on the socio-technical systems approach, an extension of existing models of safety culture is suggested, termed Total Safety Management in accordance with current ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A system approach to safety case study

    I firmly believe every safety professional is fully committed and engaged in a myriad of programs and processes to minimize to the maximum extent possible, injury and illness which occur in our work environments. At our very core as safety professionals we are humanitarians at heart. Our goal is both simple and complex: to ensure each and every employee goes home safely to their families and ...

  • 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

  • Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

    Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design ...


    By Elfab Limited

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