working environment Articles

  • Work Safely in Dusty Environments

    Dust is a term used to describe all airborne particles – these can be wood, stone, flour, concrete, grain, mould or asbestos particles as well as fumes and chemicals. Many activities create dust. Larger dust particles get lodged in the nose and throat while the smaller more dangerous particles get lodged deep in the lungs – these dust particles are the ones that can cause fatal ...


    By DustWatch CC

  • Multiple arms improve work environment

    The challenge As a result of the annual review of G.C. Entreprise, Køge ApS' work environment, it was decided to obtain a new extraction system. The service workshop needed a high-quality extraction system to remove welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist, preventing accumulation in the workshop. ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • What is natural flood prevention and how does it help?

    Around the world many different countries have had to design elaborate and often expensive methods of controlling and mitigating the damaging effects of global flooding. Whilst these methods often involve feats of technical and mechanical engineering, they work against nature, rather than with it.That is where natural flood prevention comes in; utilising local environments and ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • How to investigate mercury in the oceans?

    Mercury is a highly toxic metal that affects the environment and can endanger people's health, as a powerful neurotoxin. The combustion of coal, waste and fuel are releasing hundreds of tons of heavy metal into the atmosphere annually, and its sediment enters to soil and water. Mercury measurements are part of the EU project "Global Mercury Observation System". The long-term goal of this ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • 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.

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • 99% of Interceptor contamination remediated - Case study

    What is an Interceptor Tank? An interceptor tank is a trap used to filter out hydrocarbon pollutants from rainwater runoff. It is typically used in road construction and on petrol station forecourts to prevent fuel contamination of the water table via runoff. Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petrol and diesel float on the ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Sustaining employment: mutual obligation, the environment and Work for the Dole

    The 'Work for the Dole Green Reserve' programme draws from the policy frameworks of Mutual Obligation and Sustainable Development. This paper explores the effectiveness of the Green Reserve, and similarly conceived Work for the Dole programmes, by critically exploring the two frameworks in which they are situated and from which they draw. The paper contends that some of the conceptual and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Downdraft Tables Change Your Work Environment

    Working with metal and wood results in the release of harmful dust particles into the atmosphere, which is dangerous to the workers’ health. Continuous exposure to these particles means your employees will be breathing in the dust, which can lead to both short and long term health problems. In order to maintain the health and safety of your employees in the workplace, downdraft tables must ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Affect of working environment on job satisfaction in Pakistan

    The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the determinants of teacher satisfaction and to find the level of satisfaction with their job, in terms of various factors such as working conditions, pay and benefits and relationship with co-workers in Pakistani universities. The data were collected by using a questionnaire; 110 university teachers were surveyed to find the level of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to a Noisy Working Environment

    Whether you work in manufacturing, engineering, construction, or in an office environment, the incessant noises of machinery or even noisy work colleagues can have an effect on your wellbeing after a while. But the problems associated with noise run much, much deeper than this. It can lead to severe and permanent loss of hearing, as well as a significant rise in blood pressure and stress. And the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noisy work environment: alert, educate and prevent

    Communication about noise levels is the key to safeguarding hearing Noisy world, noisy work environment Millions of workers are affected by high noise levels in industrialised as well as un-industrialised countries around the world. Also millions are exposed to noise loud enough, around 80dB(A) – 85dB(A), that they have to raise their voices to hold a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Heat exposure assessment in the working environment of a glass manufacturing unit

    Working in hot environments can produce a strain on workers that may lead to discomfort, loss in performance and productivity, heat illness and death. For this reason there has been much research into human responses to hot environments. Although knowledge is not complete, a great deal is known and can be integrated to allow the proposal of practical methods for designing and evaluating working ...


    By University of Tehran

  • 3E Company works to prevent, respond to crises that can harm the environment

    The lid of a paint bucket cracks loose in a hardware store, creating a slippery pool. A refrigerated grocery truck overturns on a freeway, littering the lanes with packaged meat. A commercial airplane crashes. A hurricane tears open containers holding toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. In each instance, government regulations require the companies involved to respond immediately and ...


    By 3E Company

  • People working for the Environment: Combining conservation with job creation - case study

    On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC has used conservation projects on private land to develop local contractors and create long-term jobs. On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC used alien clearning projects on private land to develop contractors who would be able to take on future work independently. The Table Mountain Fund (TMF), established and administered by WWF South Africa, ...

  • On systems analysis and performance assessment in complex, high-risk work environments

    In this paper, we outline our work on analysis, evaluation and assessment of military and emergency response units performing complex, high-stake tactical operations. We pursued a broad research approach and adopted a combined theorist's and practitioner's perspective to discover novel and effective ways to accomplish this objective. Experiences from this work made it possible to develop ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environment and Health

    Public concerns, evidence from research and increasing scientific knowledge are all driving widespread discussions on environment and health problems. The issue of environment and health is characterised by multi-causality with different strengths of association. This means that the links between exposures and their health consequences depend on the environmental pollutants and diseases being ...

  • Working with Anglogold Ashanti

    AngloGold Ashanti is one of the world’s foremost companies in gold exploration, mining and marketing. The company holds a portfolio of operations and projects on four continents, and has a worldwide exploration programme working across the full spectrum of the mining value chain while concerning themselves with the impact of their activities on the diverse communities and environments in ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

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