Environmental Incidents Articles

  • Can I Use SharePoint for Safety Management?

    SharePoint is a diverse Microsoft software application. It is the most popular collaboration and document management system in the world, with over 190 million users. SharePoint’s diversity has led to adoption across business functions, including Safety ...


    By Pro-Sapien Software Ltd

  • Is a Zero-Incident Objective Achievable in Environmental Health & Safety?

    A zero-incident objective, known formally as Zero-Accident Vision (ZAV), is a popular philosophy in environmental health & safety (EHS) that holds that no one should ever be injured in the workplace. It’s a way of thinking about injury-prevention strategies rather than an actual goal, thus providing a basis for continually improving EHS processes. ZAV proposes ...


    By Sphera

  • EHS 4.0: What You Need to Know About the Digital Transformation

    Environmental, health and safety (EHS) management has always had three main goals: to keep people safe, minimize negative impact on the environment and keep operations running productively and without incident. This means adhering strictly to compliance regulations and looking ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • H&S Operational Efficiency: Fugitive emissions

    During normal operations, leaks can occur from pumps, valves, flanges, storage tanks or during loading and unloading.  According to the US EPA3, valves and connectors account for more than 90% of emissions from leaking equipment and there are hundreds of pieces of equipment as shown in Figure 3. Figure ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • 5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

    There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense.  Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • USP <1116> and Its Implications for Measuring Microbial Recovery Rates

    Chapter emphasizes that if human operators are present, microbial contamination at some level is inevitable. The following points on the conventional way to evaluate microbial contamination are discussed: Real-time active monitoring of Total Particulate, even if run continuously, does not provide direct information on the microbiological content of the environment. Airborne microorganisms ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Opinions on: Trump @ 100

    Donald Trump is causing waves in the EHS community ...

  • A look ahead: how real-time data helps organizations maximize performance

    Real-time data can provide agencies with a deeper understanding of your organization’s performance and provide valuable insight into future training needs. How can your department benefit from greater “intelligence”? Real-time analytics change the way organizations see themselves and influence future performance. Utilizing real-time data for fire ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • What Does Complete Visibility of EH&S across all Operating Divisions Really Mean?

    Large modern businesses are incredibly complex. There are a huge number of constituent elements that make up the whole and often a vast number of operating divisions that must work in harmony, even if separated by walls, layers of management and – sometimes – entire counties. This all makes the prospect of managing EH&S across the estate of an ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Adopting a Technology Approach for Health and Safety

    Health and safety regulations and departments have long been a part of working life. Their presence isn’t always felt, but they lie beneath the surface of almost every procedure, equipment installation and working practice. Many businesses still rely on a large collection of spreadsheets and even paper records, all of which document every applicable EH&S procedure and any reported ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Using Devices and Analytics in Safety

    Technology touches virtually everything we do in modern society and in EH&S, it is becoming more prevalent by the day. Businesses can now use analytics and devices to vastly improve their safety strategy and, thanks to data that is obtainable from both humans and connected machines, make much smarter, strategic EH&S decisions. The rise of the ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • NoiseNews Round-Up: Noisiest Dogs, Pokémon Go, Cinema Snacks & Opera

    Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with the NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at the top 10 noisiest dogs, Pokémon Go, cinema snacks and opera. Let’s get started. Ssssh! – Silent Snacks are Heading to the Big Screen at ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 5 Tips for Managing EHS Compliance Across Global Tech Company Operations

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals know their job isn’t simply achieving compliance, but rather sustaining compliance in an ever-changing regulatory environment. But staying on top of changing regulations and requirements is difficult at best. For tech companies with facilities around the world, the challenge to stay current on changing ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents

    EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can be treated ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • The State of the Market for EH&S Software

    From the 1970s onwards, a number of hard-hitting EH&S regulations were introduced. As a result, the market for EH&S software grew, with IT departments in enterprises of all sizes being increasingly tasked with implementing software designed to deal with risk assessment and incident planning. Fast-forward to the early 2000s, and the dawn of cloud computing was something that ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • The 10 Pillars of a Health and Safety Program

    The challenges inherent in managing health and safety within an organization are numerous, but an effective EH&S program will reduce injuries, incidents and can improve the quality of products that are shipped. For a health and safety program to be effective, it needs to address the challenges that threaten failure. It should be planned, include goals and be based on the on-going measurement ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

    The following steps are RECOMMENDED, BEFORE developing / writing a Safety Management System for almost any industry or business in the world. Fully understand the organizations documented strategies, objectives, and goals. Identify one experienced / competent Subject Matter Expert (SME’S) within each discipline of the ...

  • Nigeria constitutional reform: a waste management perspective

    Potentially, waste is hazardous and consists of rejects. It therefore follows naturally that it lacks the qualities of perfect-market goods. Consequently, waste management services are generally considered non-productive. It is practically impossible for a non-commercial activity to attract private fund. In the today’s world of private sector driven economy, Nigerian waste management ...


    By The Initiates Plc., (TIP)

  • Plastics case study - Acro

    Smart Elbow® solves plastics problem Subject ACRO Extrusion Corporation's Wilmington, DE plant. Situation Stainless steel sweep elbows were wearing through at ACRO Extrusion Corporation, causing considerable downtime, product loss, and maintenance expense. The sweep elbows in their pneumatic conveying system were ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Abrasives case study - Western Paving Corporation

    Smart Elbow® ends elbow wear problem in paving plant Subject Western Paving Corporation's Denver, Colorado plant Situation A division of Western Mobil, Western Paving Corporation makes asphalt for their own extensive paving operation as well as supplying others'. The plant produces 29 different paving product mixes, ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

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