spill preparedness Articles

  • Oil Spill Intelligence Report

    The 2005 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) will be held 15-19 May 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. More than 2,000 people from 50 countries are expected to attend the conference, whose official theme is, “Prevention,Preparedness, Response and Restoration — Raising Global Standards.” The theme includes a view toward the future with special emphasis on appropriate strategies for ...

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • The National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center modelling and decision-support system for radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness and response

    This paper describes the tools and services provided by a national centre for modelling the environmental and health impacts of airborne hazardous materials. This centre can provide emergency decision support information within minutes for a wide range of radiological, nuclear, chemical, and biological hazards from fires, industrial and transportation accidents, radiation dispersal device ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparing your company for a hazardous spill

    Documento sin título If a company ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare - Assessment Mission Report UNEP/OCHA

    Introduction On 30 January 2000, following a breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Company, a major spill of cyanide-rich tailings waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in north west Romania. The contaminant travelled via tributaries into the river Somes, Tisza and finally into the Danube before reaching the Black Sea. A team of international ...

  • Following deepwater horizon spill, are we really prepared to avert / respond effectively to such an incident?

    With recent oil spill incidents taking toll on environment, we as industry professionals should be more proactive than reactive towards such incident – the industry does not need a spill to happen to learn lessons from it. Creating a culture of preparedness/ prevention and learning from past incidents to gain a foothold in the future is what the industry should be striving for. At 6th ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Gap Analysis: Evaluating the Readiness to Respond

    Experts Analyze a Major Oil Company’s Preparedness Introduction O’Brien’s is a highly specialized and recognized emergency preparedness and crisis management consulting firm providing environmental, security, risk and regulatory compliance services to a diverse group of industries, as well as public entities such as ports, universities and ...


    By Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

  • Pollution prevention and control, North-East England

    Project Remediation Strategies were commissioned to assist an electronic components manufacturing facility in the North-East of England with the emergency preparedness and response aspects of an ISO 14001 accreditation process. Workscope Through numerous visits to site, we were able to gain an understanding of site operations and activities that could ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Hydraulic hydrodynamic modeling as an effective management tool for large collection systems - the LA story

    There are a many difficult challenges when it comes to managing large and complex wastewater collection systems such as the one the City of Los Angeles owns and operates. The City’s sewer system serves close to 4 million people in about 550 square miles of service area. The network consists of 6,500 miles of sewers varying in size from 8 inches to 150 inches in diameter. Of those sewers ...

  • 3E Company`s MSDS On Demand Program has the Right Ingredients for PJ Food Service at Papa John`s International, Inc.

    Background Papa John’s is a leading pizza restaurant chain, with 3,500 locations in all 50 states and 29 countries. To ensure quality and consistency across all their locations, Papa John’s depends on its subsidiary PJ Food Service, which supplies all restaurants with everything from pizza dough to cleaning supplies. Deb Vessels, Safety Coordinator at ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Are mining waste disasters inevitable?

    On 5 November 2015 the dam of an iron ore tailings management facility in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the area. The immediate consequences were dire: the accident killed at least 11 people, injured over a dozen more and left more than 500 people homeless. However, this is just the start: the environmental impact of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, with ...

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Preparation and Oversight are Vital When Storing a Pesticide

    A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials – a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended harm,” says Fred Whitford, Ph.D., coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue University. “A ...


  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Living Smart in the Autumn

    Are You Ready for a Hurricane? The National Hurricane Center warns that the worst hurricane tragedies throughout history have been marked by a lack of education and preparedness. Reduce your risk of danger in a storm by following these hurricane safety tips: Know the risk of hurricanes in your area, and make plans accordingly. Work ...


    By SafetySmart

  • ISO 14000: Should your Company Develop an Environmental Management System?

    Questions to Ask before investing company time & resources in EMS development: 1. Are your customers and stakeholders likely to demand you have an environmental management system in place? 2. What are the costs associated with your product that is lost to the environment? 3. Are environmental impacts of your processes creating a liability that put you or your company at risk? Environmental ...


    By ERS Global

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

  • ISO 14000: Should your Company Develop an Environmental Management System?

    Untitled Document Questions to Ask before investing company time & resources ...


    By ERS Global

  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


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