EHS for Construction Sites Articles

  • Cleaning without material loss

    Cleaning without material loss: Hydraulic Easy Cleaning-Construction reduces cleaning of the Single-shaft shredder and facilitates work processes Many materials have to be comminuted before further processing - this includes different chips and stamped parts made of plastic and metal, but also valuable precious metals such as gold and silver as well as laboratory samples. In this process, a part ...

  • US Military’s First Choice for Dust Control Solutions – Rhino Snot (Envirotac II)

    Home soil or foreign, whenever the US Military is in need of a dust control job, they call EP&A Envirotac Inc. without a second thought. The US Military first came to know about Envirotac’s dust control products during its Afghanistan mission in 2002, where it used Envirotac II polymer for helicopter landing site and airfields in the Camp Rhino. This is also ...


    By EP&A Envirotac

  • Case study - Rapid removal of chloroethenes at industrial sites

    Description Air sparging with trenches had failed to remove groundwater and soil contamination at an industrial Superfund site in Piedmont soils in South Carolina.  The major contaminants of concern were cis 1,2-dichloroethene (DCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) ranging from 0.5 to 2.0 mg/L.  The treatment area was approximately 15,000 square feet. Ozone sparging was ...

  • Cost Effective Dust Control Products for Road Construction by Envirotac

    The longevity and cost-effectiveness of Envirotac’s dust control products make them useful for various applications in many industries. Envirotac line of products are used across the globe for various jobs either it soil stabilization for road construction or constructing runways, parking lots, mining etc. Envirotac  CEO John Vermillion was awarded key to ...


    By EP&A Envirotac

  • 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

  • Concrete Construction Health Effects

    It’s no secret that working in Concrete Construction is dangerous. The immediate safety hazards are well known. Getting speared or cut on rebar, sore from the hard physical labor; cuts or punctures from nails; and struck by tools, materials or equipment can all cause injuries. Add to that possible falls especially at the leading edge; cuts or shock from powered equipment; burns or explosion ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Water masses surface temperatures assessment and their effect on surrounding environment

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of water masses on the surface temperature with direct impact on the surrounding area. Three systems were used for the study: a fully vegetated system (subsurface flow constructed wetland (CW)), a lake with no vegetation and a lake partially vegetated with Lemna minor. Infrared thermography was applied for the different systems analysis, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance assessment of a vertical flow constructed wetland treating unsettled combined sewer overflow

    The performance of a vertical flow constructed wetland for combined sewer overflow treatment (CSO CW) has been evaluated. The full-scale site has been monitored for 3 years for major pollutants and for two load events for a range of micropollutants (metals, metalloids and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)). Performance were predominantly high (97% for total suspended solids (TSS), 80% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Polymer-based Advanced Soil Stabilization Solutions for Road Construction

    Today, polymers are considered the most advanced technique for soil stabilization in the transportation industry.Much swifter than mechanical methods and environmentally safer than chemical methods, polymers provide the most efficient solution to soil stabilization jobs. With applications in numerous industries, Envirotac dust control products ...


    By EP&A Envirotac

  • The role of constructed wetlands for biomass production within the water-soil-waste nexus

    The use of constructed wetlands for water pollution control has a long standing tradition in urban, peri-urban, rural, agricultural and mining environments. The capacity of wetland plants to take up nutrients and to filter organic matter has been widely discussed and presented in diverse fora and published in hundreds of articles. In an ever increasingly complex global world, constructed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • TSI dust monitors and Lufft weather sensors make a great team

    Both aerosols and wind speed and direction influence air quality significantly. This is why TSI Incorporated, a world leader in particle measurements, cooperates with Lufft USA in order to provide complete systems to measure PM2.5 (fine dust), PM10 (particles with a maximum diameter of 10 μm) as well as total PM levels. TSI Incorporated offers a variety of aerosol ...

  • E-Z Trays at Hard-to-Access Site - Case Study

    E-Z Tray® (U.S. Patent Number 5,518,668) Air Strippers have always been known for their ease of access and cleaning, but for this special site, an old industrial building in Brooklyn, New York, they also had to be installed without the use of any heavy equipment. The site was using a competitor's air stripper on the second floor of an older building and the units had become very ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Aura, the city of colour – Australia's shining example of widescale integrated water cycle management

    Aura, the ‘City of Colour’, is a 48,000 person masterplanned community on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Aura commenced construction in 2015 and will be developed over the next 25 years. Aura sets a benchmark in Australia regarding large scale urban water sustainability through the application of techniques such as rainwater capture and reuse, construction and operational stormwater treatment, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Key Civil Construction Considerations for Oil and Gas Facilities

    Oil and gas facilities play a crucial role in our nation’s economy, provide fuel and electrical power, and create the ingredients for countless petroleum-based products. With such a vital role to play, it is essential that oil and gas facilities operate at maximum productivity and safety levels. While high quality maintenance, fabrication, and industrial services are all crucial for oil and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Potential use of ionic species for identifying source land-uses of stormwater runoff

    Identifying critical land-uses or source areas is important to prioritize resources for cost-effective stormwater management. This study investigated the use of information on ionic composition as a fingerprint to identify the source land-use of stormwater runoff. We used 12 ionic species in stormwater runoff monitored for a total of 20 storm events at five sites with different land-use ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dutch Dewatering, a Dry Construction Site Revenue Model

    It was the spring of 2010 - during the establishment phase of BBA Pumps Inc. At the time, I went to visit several construction sites in the Netherlands to see how successful dewatering was being organized. Talk about a small country showing how great it can be! It was an absolutely eye-opening experience. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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