site safety Articles

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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.

  • Why Portable Emergency Safety Equipment is essential in the changing environment of a construction site

    With the shift in the construction industry and implementation of new building methods or infrastructure processes, it is necessary for construction sites to change in order to meet demands. As new hazards transpire or complications arise, the workplace needs to evolve quickly and efficiently. ...

  • Operational and decommissioning safety

    The paper highlights the safety aspects during the operational and the decommissioning stages of a nuclear power station. It discusses the safety issues that must be taken into account starting from the design stage until the final restoration of the site. Also, the safety of the plant extension life is mentioned.Keywords: decommissioning safety, operational stage, plant life extension, exchange ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Construction Site Guardrail - Case Study

    Problem: Construction sites often contain “unprotected sides and edges.” Solution: Construct a guardrail system to prevent employees from falling to lower levels. Kee Safety offers modular railing systems for simple installation in both aluminum and steel. OSHA Code 1926.501(b)(1) states that and unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Dam safety inspections

    This dam safety inspection was carried out to monitor the safety of a stone masonry overflow dam (12m high and 161m long). The geological makeup of the region comprises Ordovician period limestone and loose Quaternary sediments. One set of data was collected by placing 64 ...

  • Case study - Worker safety and regulatory compliance goals met with Gibson’s msdsBinders site

    Introduction Gibson Energy Inc. has been providing essential midstream services to the energy industry for 60 years. The Company is engaged in the transportation, storage, blending, processing, marketing and distribution of crude oil, condensate, NGLs and refined products. Situation Gibson’s was interested in moving their management of MSDSs ...

  • On-Site Chlorine Generation Feasibility Study

     ABSTRACT Gaseous chlorine has been effectively used for disinfection in drinking water and wastewater treatment for decades. While various regulatory programs have placed numerous restrictions on the uses of this chemical due to its hazardous nature, recent focus on the possibility of a terrorist attack at a drinking water or wastewater facility, has underscored the potential hazard ...

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • ClorTec™ On-site Disinfection Helps Ensure Safety at British Columbia Water Treatment Facility

    Constructed in 1997, the District of Chetwynd Water Treatment Plant (British Columbia, Canada) treats nearly 2,500 cubic meters of water per day using gas chlorination as its primary form of drinking water disinfection. With recent concerns about the safety of chlorine gas, including potential eye, skin and respiratory irritation and the risk of death with high exposure, the district elected ...

  • The pied piper of safety

    Many of us remember the story of the Pied Piper, that mythical person who simply played a flute to get all the mice to follow him wherever he wanted them to go. Sometimes it doesn’t take a flute. It just takes a person who is so passionate about their cause that they make others want to follow. I’ve met such a person. His name is David Biderman, whom I respectfully dub the Pied Piper ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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.

  • On-Site Servicing: Imperium Training & Asset Management - Case Study

    Name of customer: Imperium Training & Asset Management Project title: Onsite Maintenance Contract Location: Nationwide Project description: Imperium needed a team of engineers to carry out a routine maintenance of their clients Health & Safety equipment. The engineers had to be trained and competent in taking the ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Electric Safety in the Workplace

    Every day, in every business, there is one bill the employer will pay and that is the electricity bill. Electricity is used constantly, whether it is boiling a kettle, using a computer or equipment. It is intrinsic to our lives and is vital for our day to day activities. It is easy to take for granted; every now and then we are reminded of its importance. An example of this is when there is a ...

  • Siting and Safe Operation of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

    Regulations require facilities to use computer simulations to model potential fire and explosion hazards from accidental liquefied natural gas (LNG) releases. This has required the run of several separate computer models and manual transfer of data among the models, which is a time-consuming process prone to errors. The Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 193) defines safety standards for LNG ...

  • Assessment of hydraulic containment of a landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Hydraulically contained landfill site, UK Services: Data review, hydrogeological risk assessment, hydraulic containment. Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Leachate level control and trigger level compliance. ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Maximizing Visual Safety Communication with Safety Icons

    Safety icons are an efficient way to explain and alert about a hazard and instruct on the precautions to be taken in the workplace. People are accustomed to seeing safety signs both in public and work spaces, and the fact that safety icons can be recognized in most parts of the globe makes them a powerful tool for communicating safety hazards. However, to maximize their value, there are some ...


    By Pro-Sapien Software Ltd

  • A Health and Safety Career

    From Starting Out to Becoming Chartered Former SHEilds student Gary Webster who became an employee describes a Health and Safety career, from starting out to becoming chartered.  I suppose the foundations of Health and Safety were planted within me when I served in the Army. I was a PTI (Physical Training Instructor) in charge of the daily fitness ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • The dangers of setting a bad Health and Safety example

    Inspire safety in the workplace, not carelessness We regularly use the expression “lead from the top” when referring to good practice that should be adopted in the workplace but why is this? There are some managers out there who perhaps feel that they have worked hard to get where they are and surely they are entitled to “bend the rules” a little, or ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

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