Environmental Risk Management Articles

  • 4 Quality Lessons Medical Device Manufacturers can learn from Tech Giants

    Patient-centricity is a buzzword in life sciences, part of a push for innovation made difficult by complex regulations and long-standing corporate cultures that favor the status quo. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • The Need for an Expanded Role of Risk Management in Healthcare

    The role of risk management in healthcare has come a long way over the years. But as risks to the healthcare industry multiply—both in number and costs—risk management and risk managers need to be at the forefront of the business. If not, healthcare organizations can’t thrive, or potentially even survive. ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • The ROI of Vendor Risk Management

    Michelle Middendorf, workers’ compensation manager at Stanley Steemer, shares how reining in their vendor management process led to dramatic improvements and ultimately allowed the company to expand their commercial revenue with more value-added services. When Stanley Steemer set out to automate the more basic process of managing certificates of insurance for ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • 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

  • Charles M. Auer Quoted By Inside EPA Regarding Reorganization Of EPA`s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

    On June 4, 2018, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Inside EPA article “Eying 2018 Deadline, EPA Taps New Division Heads For Reorganized OPPT.” The new reorganization plan is winning approval from former officials. Charles Auer, former director of OPPT and now with the law firm of Bergeson & ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Signs MOA on ESA; Establishes Interagency Working Group

    On January 31, 2018, Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the establishment of an Interagency Working Group to Coordinate Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations for Pesticide Registrations and Registration Review.  EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (the Services) signed a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Get our Guide full of Expert Weighing Tips & Tricks

    Technological advances have made balances so adaptable that they can easily be integrated into any process. The negative side to this is the risk that too little attention is paid to environmental influences upon weighing and proper balance operation. Our guide provides crucial points to consider when working with balances in order to guarantee the highest ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Disasters Show Importance of Ag Risk Management Tools

    Mother Nature is an unreliable farming partner. Sometimes the weather helps, but too often it also hurts us. And there’s been a lot of hurt lately. Hurricanes have flooded east Texas. They have destroyed about half of the remaining citrus crop, flooded pasture and blown away much of the sugarcane in Florida. They have leveled pecan trees and pine trees in southern Georgia. Meanwhile, ...

  • How to Manage risk in volatile energy markets

    In the last year wholesale power prices swung by around 45%, which is twice as volatile as the previous five years.  Those who fixed their electric bill for the next three years at the height of this market could  end up paying thousands of pounds more than others, who may have pursued a more calculated and less risky approach. Fixed vs. ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Impact of floods, hurricanes and storms

    What happens to the water network in the wake of hurricanes and floods? Just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the American state of Texas causing the deaths of 60 people and delivering billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and property, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean with the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • D.C. Circuit Remands EPA’s Cyantraniliprole Registration Decision

    On June 30, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Case No. 14-1036, resolving jurisdictional and substantive issues following complaints alleging that EPA violated Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to make an effects determination or to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The ecological risk assessment and suggestions on heavy metals in river sediments of Jinan

    The concentrations of eight heavy metals (Cr, Hg, As, Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Ni) in six river sediment samples were collected for evaluation of the degree of the heavy metals pollution distribution and ecological risk of three main rivers' sediments in Jinan. Multivariate statistical techniques were used to determine the most common pollution sources. The results illustrated that all of the metals in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Health and safety risks at the workplace: a joint analysis of three major surveys

    This report presents the key findings of a joint analysis of EU-OSHA’s second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2), Eurostat’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2013 ad hoc module on accidents at work and other work-related health problems, and Eurofound’s 6th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS). The aim was to have a comprehensive ...

  • Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process approach in drought management: case study of Gorganrood basin, Iran

    The current research attempts to address three main issues. First, due to the fact that it is difficult to employ a unique drought policy for the whole basin with different land uses, what is the most pragmatic approach to handle this issue? The second issue concerns development of a framework to consider both short-term and long-term strategies. Finally, the last issue is attributed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes James Aidala on Upcoming EPA Budget Cuts

    In the February 28, 2017, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) was quoted in the article “As Budget Cuts Loom, Industry Seeks to Save Some EPA Programs.” Staff already has grappled with smaller conference travel budgets, cuts in discretionary expenses, and less contractor support ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Situational Awareness: The Often-Ignored Hazard Control

    Within the scope and context of high-reliability safety cultures, hazard control extends into a third dimension of situational awareness beyond conditions and behaviors. While safe conditions are both required by regulatory compliance measures (OSHA, n.d.) as well as promulgated by national consensus standards and provide basic hazard control mechanisms for stagnant hazards such as machinery ...

  • Input-output model based ecological risk assessment for ecological risk management of watersheds: a case study in the Taihu Lake watershed, China

    To achieve advanced watershed ecological management, policy-makers have struggled to predict ecological impacts for a long time. As a process of ecosystem analysis, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has been widely adopted to analyse the possibility of adverse ecological effects. ERA has developed from considering only a few indicators in an area to multiple sources and receptors in large-scope ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of groundwater vulnerability to nitrate pollution caused by agricultural practices

    Environmental risk assessment is a step towards identification, analysis, and classification of risk factors and thus reduction of the possibility of adverse consequences. In this research, a novel approach for environmental risk assessment on groundwater pollution is applied. By combination of aquifer vulnerability DRASTIC map, pollution severity and prioritizing of the plain regions by the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Presentations Available from 2016 Nanosafe Conference

    The fifth Nanosafe conference was held November 7-10, 2016, in Grenoble, France.  The conference included panel discussions on responsible development with non-governmental organizations; urban particles mitigation:  what is reasonably possible; and nanomedicine:  benefit-risk.  Topics addressed during the conference included: Measurement and characterization of nano ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The EU Floods Directive trickling down: tracing the ideas of integrated and participatory flood risk management in Sweden

    This study examines how the EU Floods Directive – an extensive and innovative legislative instrument for integrated and participatory flood risk planning in all EU member states – influences local flood risk management in one member state, Sweden. The study identifies that: many municipalities have received new knowledge; cross-sectoral organisational structures for water and flood risk issues ...


    By IWA Publishing

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