EHS for Rail Transport Articles

  • The Importance of Local Knowledge When Preparing an Oil Spill Response Plan

    What to Know About New OSRP Regulations What is an OSRP? Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs) have been required for many years for containers with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The goal of these comprehensive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Romax Consultancy Services Provide Reliability Solutions for European Rail OEM - Case Study

    CAF MiiRA is a leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of railway wheelsets and their components. Currently, CAF MiiRA is the only manufacturer of wheels and axles capable of delivering the wheelset with a complete design: from the wheels, axles, axle boxes, and gearboxes. Mikel Oyarbide, Gearboxes Projects Engineer at CAF MiiRA, explains: “CAF offers comprehensive global ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • TDG Amendment 12 - Update

    Labels, Markings, Placards, and more (OH MY!) All in “Consolidation Bin” and “Overpack” amendments As promised late last month, Transport Canada has published the Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (commonly referred to as the “12th”) Amendment to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations (TDGR). The stated purpose of this amendment is to bring the TDGR a ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Effect of moving sand as a ballast contaminant on rail corrugation: field experience

    Research work on rail corrugation phenomena is mostly focused at trying to explain the mechanism by which these corrugations are formed and to some extent, the environmental consequences represented by the noise of trains passing corrugated sections of track. In this work, it is the effect of environment as a corrugation catalyst that is studied. In certain countries of the Middle East, sections ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • US Carbon Emissions Down 7 Percent in 4 Years: Even Bigger Drops Coming

    Between 2007 and 2011, carbon emissions from coal use in the United States dropped 10 percent. During the same period, emissions from oil use dropped 11 percent. In contrast, carbon emissions from natural gas use increased by 6 percent. The net effect of these trends was that U.S. carbon emissions dropped 7 percent in four years. And this is only the beginning. Graph on U.S. Energy-Related ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • MIRA Ltd., EU noise directive testing

    The Company Vehicle engineering specialist, MIRA, is a leading design, development and certification consultancy delivering engineering solutions from individual tests to turnkey vehicle design programmes. MIRA’s customers include vehicle manufacturers and equipment suppliers across the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. Around 400 dedicated employees, ...

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Climate Change Protection: The Tolerable Windows Approach

    Introduction Increasing concerns about the potential risks of anthropogenic climate change over the past ten years have led to a series of international conferences intended to combat climate change and its adverse effects. However, the Kyoto Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and, more so, the conference in Buenos Aires revealed the tremendous ...


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