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5 Errors That May be Impacting Your GFSI Compliance

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jun. 20, 2016)

What is GFSI? The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a global initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems. The initiative’s goal is to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers around the world. The initiative was launched in 2000 following a number of food safety crises that severely ...

How Transit Agencies Can Implement the FTA’s Safety Management System

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (May 18, 2016)

In a recent blog post, we highlighted key aspects relating to the Public Transportation Safety Program. ...

From OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001: How the Coming OHS Management System Standard Will Impact Your Business

by Rivo Software Ltd.  (Jan. 29, 2016)

Sometimes it seems as if major changes in the world of environment, health and safety (EHS) management are few and far between. One change we can count on is ISO 45001, the international occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems standard expected to be issued final in October 2016. Whether your organization already has an OHS ...

Acoustically induced vibration: A review of industry best practice

by WKC Group  (Sep. 22, 2015)

WKC Partner and Noise and Vibration practice leader, Richard Palmer, has recently had an article published in the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Journal titled ‘Acoustically Induced Vibration: A Review of Industry Best Practice’. This technical paper, which provides the reader with a better understanding of the AIV phenomenon, was ...

Case study - Arby`s energy management and food safety

by Powerhouse Dynamics  (Jul. 30, 2015)

Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: ≈900 company-owned restaurants Scope: HVAC control & management, food safety monitoring Time to deploy: Five months Results: 7.6% aggregate energy savings reported by Arby’s In 2012 Arby’s, a leading global quick-service restaurant company, decided to deploy remotely ...

Case study - At Bertucci`s, SiteSage pays for itself in under 1 year

by Powerhouse Dynamics  (Jul. 30, 2015)

Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: 3-store Pilot, followed by 10 more locations; planned rollout at all 89 locations Scope: HVAC control & management, equipment performance monitoring & diagnostics, food safety monitoring Results: 12% electricity use reduction, 8% gas use reduction, 11 month payback In 2013, ...

Understanding New Food Labeling Regulations: White Paper

by Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc  (Jul. 1, 2015)

A new white paper from METTLER TOLEDO examines the impact of the recent BRC Food Safety Issue 7 changes on global legislation standards and regulations in respect of the statutory information displayed on packaging and labels. As food production continues to grow as a global enterprise, global food manufacturers must increasingly strive to ...

Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Apr. 30, 2015)

In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between life and death for workers, or it can prevent devastating environmental incidents. Overall, we ...

Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Apr. 30, 2015)

      In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between ...

Integrated policies and practices for flood and drought risk management

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 27, 2015)

The paper argues for an integrated approach to the management of water-related disasters that becomes a full part of the political decision-making process at the earliest possible moment and focuses on preparedness, mitigating their negative impacts and also considering their positive impacts, particularly those of floods. By doing this, there ...

Interoperability: the key for smart water management

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 4, 2015)

The integration of water processes with information and communication technologies systems offers huge opportunities in terms of efficiency gains, improved security, and overall sustainability. However, as this new field of water management – often denoted as ‘Smart Water Network’ (SWN) – is evolving, there are many ...

Smart SUDS: recognising the multiple-benefit potential of sustainable surface water management systems

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 30, 2015)

How can we make sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) smart? SUDS help us to manage surface water runoff from urban environments but they are capable of delivering much more. This paper looks beyond the water quantity and quality improvement functions of SUDS and investigates the multiple benefits that can be gained by implementing smart ...

Oxford instruments case study

by Rivo Software Ltd.  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Delivering operational efficiency Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, space, energy, defence and healthcare. Business needs Oxford Instruments needed to improve the management of Health & Safety acrossall locations. A gap analysis identified a ...

Assessing clustered SME practice towards environmental and social impact: a Bourdieusian approach

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are recognised as critical to local social and economic development. We explore the attitudes and practice of SMEs towards corporate responsibility/sustainability in a major ceramic tile manufacturing cluster, in Southwest China. The industry cluster offers a unique site for observing SME behaviour since ...

ALE - Integrated Management - Case Study

by LRQA Limited  (Jun. 23, 2014)

ALE is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting and transport services for heavy, indivisible loads. Its services include lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. Formed in 1983 and headquartered at Hixon, Staffordshire, ALE has expanded internationally and now has more than 30 offices worldwide. ...

The reverse logistics as an environmental tool integrated to environmental management system for an effective management of solid industrial waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 28, 2014)

This work is a study that delimited areas such as environmental management and reverse logistics. It aims at demonstrating the possibility of integrating these processes within organisational environment, to prove that ran this way, they turn the management of industrial generated solid waste more effective and it will mitigate the negative ...

An Insiders Guide to Buying Safety Management Software

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Mar. 18, 2014)

With an array of competitive vendors, seemingly complicated technologies, and solutions of varying scope and quality, purchasing enterprise safety management software can seem like an overwhelming process. However, understanding the inner workings of the safety software industry is not as difficult as it may seem. Further, learning how to ...

Mitigating Risk and Maximizing Profit with Quality Management Software Paper

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Mar. 18, 2014)

Managing a quality program using paper or spreasheet-based systems is an increasingly unreliable way of doing business. The simplest and most efficient way to monitor quality impact is to implement a specialized software-based QMS. Learning how to maximize an organization’s return on investment (ROI) by choosing the most appropriate QMS ...

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

by 3E Company  (Mar. 9, 2014)

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, ...

What is HACCP?

by 360training.com, Inc.  (Mar. 3, 2014)

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP, for short) is defined by the US Food and Drug Administration as a “management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to ...

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