Environmental Risk Management Articles

  • SDS Authoring Software

    When creating an official SDS that will be distributed via SDS software, it is critical that those who are responsible for SDS services follow the standardized document format. This format ensures that all information deemed essential to understanding a chemical and the potential hazard it presents is provided on one easily referenced sheet. SDSs must be generated to include sixteen specific ...


    By Lisam Systems

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

    Duration of Reports & Validity of Environmental Due Diligence Reports In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  Since shelf-life varies on reports, you need to be aware of the limitations and risks of using old or outdated information for current real estate transactions.  Below, we outline the ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Modular Reed Bed - Case Study

    The modular reed bed is an award winning, innovative solution for small footprint tertiary treatment. This case study follows the implementation of this technology on a small and remote sewage works which was overloaded during high rainfall. This project saved 91% in costs for the effected utility (which had a budget of £300k for the project) and provided a reduced health and safety risk ...


    By Greener Waste Technology

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • 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 ...

  • UV Minimises Risks for Major Food Retailers

    For many years, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers has made it their business to be the best at producing all manner of bespoke cooked and raw, ready-to-eat vegetables and carbohydrates for their customers, who include chilled food manufacturers, food-to-go operators and, of course, major supermarkets. Being the best means not only complying with food quality standards set by ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Flood hazards in the headwaters area: lessons learned from a survey of households in the upper Myjava basin, Slovakia

    The aims of this paper are to present knowledge about the threat of flooding in the upper basins of the Myjava River, obtained using a questionnaire, and to identify the potential lessons for flood risk management. The questionnaire was designed to obtain information about households' experience with flooding, including the type of floods experienced, the locations of flooding, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fungal diseases are on the rise. Is environmental change to blame?

    Scientists and physicians are looking for clues to a worrying increase in fungal infections and exploring ways to reduce the threat. ...


    By Ensia

  • Experimental study of using wastewater sludge as a new drag reduction agent

    Siltation is considering as a huge risk to the life and security of dams. Forced to preserve their useful volumes, managers use sediment dredging operations through different techniques. The aim of our work is to investigate the wastewater sludge derived from wastewater treatment as a new natural lubricating instrument during transport of sediment in the pipes and to reduce head losses. From ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Systematic risk management approach of household drinking water from the source to point of use

    The water safety plan (WSP) approach is being widely adopted as a systematic approach to improving the safety of drinking water. However, to date, the approach has not been widely used for improving the safety of drinking water in those settings where people have to collect water away from their home. Most rural areas in South Africa still consume unsafe water despite WSP implementation and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Behavioral influences on risk of exposure to fecal contamination in low-resource neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana

    Rapid urbanization in low-resource countries has led to a growing sanitation crisis, with widespread fecal contamination and risk of adverse health outcomes. Understanding how to change sanitation behaviors and reduce exposure to fecal contamination is central to Sustainable Development Goal 6. This study examines behavioral influences on fecal contamination in six low-resource neighborhoods ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New test, new best practice to reduce hearing damage risk

    The availability of this new test will have a dramatic effect on the management of hearing loss prevention programmes… New technology has become available that provides companies with data that they can use to check the real world performance of their hearing conservation programmes very quickly and very easily. It is a development of otoacoustic emission ...

  • Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce

    Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Risk management for water supply pipes

    In this paper, the risk of water supply systems as a combination of hydraulic analyses (consequence) and failure probability of pipelines based on the actual condition is discussed. On the one hand, a stepwise closing of pipelines calculates the influence on customer's supply which represents the importance of a pipe. On the other hand, based on existing failure statistics, age and material ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Speaking the language of risk: climate change and the future of business

    In an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, it is clear that an organization’s environmental, social and financial performance is dependent on climate action. The development of a thorough and goal-oriented sustainability program, one that integrates climate change impacts into risk management and takes into account the key role of private and public stakeholders, is critical to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • 2017 Conference Will Focus on New Tools and Approaches for Nanomaterial Safety Assessment

    On February 7-9, 2017, a conference focused on new tools and approaches for nanomaterial safety assessment will be held in Malaga, Spain.  The conference is jointly organized by five major Seventh Research Framework Program (FP7) projects:  NANOSOLUTIONS, GUIDEnano, ...


    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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