safety risk assessment Articles

  • 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

  • Increasing the Impact of Risk Assessment

    Improve your risk management programs over time and increase employee safety by making risk assessment a living part of your organisation. By implementing a ‘living’ risk assessment cycle and developing a safety culture, you can: Manage risk more effectively Be better prepared for litigation Reduce overall risk This paper will identify a ...


    By Medgate, Inc

  • Risk assessment in mining industry

    Mining is a hazardous operation and it involves considerable safety and health risk to the miners. Unsafe conditions in the surface and underground mines lead to a number of accidents/disasters, injury and loss to human lives. However, the hazards cannot be completely obliterated and thus there is need to define and reckon with an accident risk level possible to be presented in either ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Four Years Since Rana Plaza: Retailers urged to increase supply chain transparency

    Today marks the four-year anniversary of a tragic incident in which 1,134 workers were killed, and thousands more injured, when an eight-story garment factory came crashing down in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • SNPs and Chips: Genomic Data in Safety Evaluation and Risk Assessment

    The biotechnology revolution is impacting all of the biological sciences, and toxicology is no exception. Perusal of the abstracts of the Society’s recent annual meetings confirms that our field is already actively using the powerful new tools of molecular biology to ...


    By Oxford University Press

  • Practical applications of quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) for water safety plans

    The absence of indicator organisms in drinking water does not provide sufficient guarantee for microbial safety. Therefore the water utilities are implementing water safety plans (WSP) to safeguard drinking water quality. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) can be used to provide objective quantitative input for the WSP. This study presents several applications of treatment modelling in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Introducing layer of protection analysis for water safety risk assessments

    In pursuing their mandate of providing good and safe drinking water, water system operators and asset owners work continuously towards developing and maintaining the trust and confidence of their customers. The goal of developing and maintaining customer trust has led to an increased emphasis in the water sector to explicitly assess and manage risks. In this paper, we introduce Layers of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk assessment and water safety plan: case study in Beijing, China

    Two typical rural water utilities in Beijing, China were chosen to describe the principles and applications of water safety plans (WSP), to provide a methodological guide for the actual application and improve the quality of rural drinking water quality, and to establish an appropriate method for WSP applied in rural water supply. Hazards and hazardous events were identified and risk assessment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing uncertainty in health risk assessment

    The process of risk (safety) assessment used to determine negligible-risk levels of human exposure to toxicants is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty. In addition to the common uncertainties related to high-to-low-dose extrapolation, interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies extrapolation, there can be uncertainty associated with extrapolation to alternative routes and durations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Credibility in risk assessment: a normative approach

    The methodology of risk assessment has been heavily criticised for a number of years, but its importance as a normative practice is, if anything, increasing in a society that is sceptical of special interests and expert bodies. This implies that it is becoming increasingly important to be normative about how risk assessment is conducted. The purpose of this paper is to describe a study aimed at ...


    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

  • Research Strategies for Safety Evaluation of Nanomaterials, Part IV: Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles

    Untitled Document Nanoparticles are small-scale substances ( ...


    By ENVIRON

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

    Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise risk ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Risk-based management of waterway safety

    Considering safety to be defined as an acceptable level of risk, waterway managers seek to minimise risks in order to maximise safety. Failures in waterway operations result in events that may require emergency response. A proactive management approach identifies potential risks (events, their likelihoods, and their adverse consequences) associated with waterway operations, and identifies areas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved risk assessment and risk reduction strategies in the Water Safety Plan (WSP) of Salta, Argentina

    The Water Safety Plan (WSP) for the city of Salta (Argentina) is presented and discussed. To develop this WSP, we used an adapted version of the methodology proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The new method included a preliminary weighting procedure to assess the relative importance of different parts of the system, and a more systematic estimation of the magnitude of control ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Legislating risk: the USA struggles to reform its policies for the assessment and management of risk

    This paper focuses on recent efforts in the United States to improve the federal government's approach to regulating risk, with particular emphasis on legislation introduced in the Congress of the United States that was designed to reform and standardize risk assessment and risk management practices at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment and risk management of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Portugal

    Portugal was one of the first countries outside of the UK to detect indigenous bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases. However, initial low compliance with control measures contributed to the occurrence of increasing numbers of cases. This resulted in Portugal being the only other country to be designated at a higher risk level (GBR IV) by the European Commission (EC). By 2003, Portugal had ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated regional risk assessment: the situation in Switzerland

    In 1991, new regulations and ordinances concerning 'protection against incidents' came into effect in Switzerland. The Federal Office for Environment, Forests and Landscape (BUWAL) published guidance rules (Handbooks I-III) defining the risk methodology to be followed. Recognising the need for an integrated approach to risk management, a joint project, Polyproject on Risk and Safety of Technical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Workforce diversity and risk assessment: ensuring everyone is covered

    This report highlights the need to carry out inclusive risk assessment; to take into account the diversity of the workforce when assessing and managing risks. Workers are not all exposed to the same risks and some specific groups of workers are exposed to increased risks (or are subject to particular requirements). When we speak about workers exposed to ‘particular’ or ‘increased’ risks, we refer ...

  • Data and literature gathering in chemical cancer risk assessment

    In recent years, chemical cancer risk assessment has faced major challenges: the demand for cancer risk assessment has grown considerably with strict legislation regarding chemical safety, whereas cancer hazard identification has turned increasingly complex due to the rapid development and high publication rate in biomedical sciences. Thus, much of the scientific evidence required for hazard ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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