safety management system Articles

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Risk assessment in safety management of the semiconductor industry in Taiwan

    The high-technology industry has been developing in Taiwan for about 20 years and has become the biggest export industry in Taiwan with the third largest share of the world marked (after the USA and Japan). It not only produces high-tech talents and employment opportunities, but also demonstrates considerable overall growth and is advancing industrial and economic development. However, several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Syntex Management article entitled `Strengthening Management System Execution Enterprise Risk Mment (ERM) for the QHSE Professional` was recently published in the Facility Safety Management Magazine.

    Historically, risk management was seen as a business function to determine the potential areas of loss, insure against those losses, and process claims for actual losses as effectively as possible. Today, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is much broader than losses, insurance and claims. It is targeted at managing any factor that represents a threat to a company attaining its strategic ...


  • Verification of nuclear power plants safety systems

    Although safety is and has always been the primary objective for the nuclear community, it happens that the established practices for verification of nuclear plants' safety systems fail to provide reliable knowledge. The traditional investigation techniques have proven to be insufficient in their attempts to solve the problems and to prevent new failures. In this paper, difficulties in performing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • msdsBinders System instrumental in implementing RBS safety policies

    Before msdsBinders: Paper Based Challenges Prior to becoming a msdsBinders client, RBS managed their MSDSs internally. Brock Lonson, Manager Health, Safety and Environment, described the system as both exhaustive and challenging: “Employees spent too much time shuffling paper. It was difficult to determine if employees had updated MSDSs in their trucks. It was also a challenge to ...


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