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Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

by Bowen EHS, LLC  (Aug. 24, 2016)

Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks. Goldilocks worked for a shipping company. She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. One day Goldilocks decided to enhance her career by becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She knew ...

Hydrocarbon Processing: Non-phosphorus corrosion inhibitor optimizes cooling tower uptime for environmental compliance

by Baker Hughes  (Aug. 18, 2016)

Cooling water systems play a critical role in the efficient operation of hydrocarbon processing facilities. Ensuring that these systems efficiently cool and condense the various process streams is essential to minimizing operating costs and maximizing plant performance and profitability. Common challenges to maintaining these systems at peak ...

Red Card, Yellow Card – Health & Safety and Workplace Abuse

by SHEilds Ltd  (Aug. 8, 2016)

Clamping Down on Abusive and Offensive Behaviour After listening to a radio debate on the proposed Football Premier league’s crackdown on indiscipline proposed for this season I thought it may make a good blog subject for this week, hopefully sparking a debate amongst Health & Safety professionals when related to Safety management and ...

Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

by Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM)  (Jul. 6, 2016)

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 ...

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 ...

Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

by SGS  (Nov. 30, 2015)

Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that it takes extensive time and investment to develop the food safety culture needed to meet the Global ...

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 ...

4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

by WasteStrategies  (Oct. 30, 2014)

Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of EMS procedures makes an organization falsely believe they have an effective program. In fact, this ...

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 ...

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