Accident Regulations Articles

  • Health & Safety Management at the Olympic Road Race Accidents

    Could the Olympic cycling accidents have been prevented? The Olympics are well under way and athletes are pushing themselves to their absolute limits in pursuit of their dreams however, when limits are challenged then there are always risks and unfortunately we have seen a number of incidents involving athletes. A particularly serious one involved the Dutch cyclist, Annemiek van ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Harrison Ford’s Millennium Falcon Accident – Too much Force was awoken in a hydraulically powered door

    In June 2014 the actor was crushed underneath a hydraulically powered door with “the power…. comparable to the weight of a small car” according to a spokesman from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The company held responsible for the accident have now pleaded guilty to two health and safety breaches under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The first breach is ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • NTSB Investigates

    An independent U.S. government agency uses everything at its disposal, including ASTM standards, to determine the causes of transportation and pipeline accidents. An airplane battery catches on fire. A gas pipeline explodes. A bridge collapses. When incidents like ...


    By ASTM International

  • Does Your Corporate Injury Reporting Add Value?

    One of the oldest metrics used in the EHS field is corporate injury and accident reporting.  It is one of the few times when EHS data will often contribute directly to Corporate Annual Reports.  But is your reporting system state of the art or a relic from the past?  Whatever the number may be, you are either adding value or showing corporate weakness.  As part of the ...

  • Framework for the use of official occupational accident investigations as a learning tool: analysis of a public programme for accident investigation in the manufacturing sector

    Accident investigation is a useful tool for safety science. The use of accident investigation as a learning tool at the macro level necessitates specific requirements quite different from the usual needs at the company level. A proper codification system and information on the accident scenarios are needed to let safety practitioners identify if the information is useful for the organisations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety Pays with a Zero-Accident Culture

    Construction companies typically view sales, quality and profitability by cultural imperatives – but what about safety? Almost all accidents at construction sites can be prevented with zero-accident culture. Some large construction companies operate for millions of manhours without a lost-time accident. Small and medium-sized contractors also can achieve unblemished records through ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Mapping the impacts of natural hazards and technological accidents in Europe

     Europe is experiencing an increasing number and impact of disasters due to natural hazards and technological accidents caused by a combination of changes in its physical, technological and human/ social systems. This report discusses the occurrence and impacts of disasters and the underlying hazards in Europe for the period 1998–2009. It is an update on and extension of the 2004 EEA ...

  • The role of complexity in accident investigation practice

    This paper explores accident investigation by using a system theoretical view to study the role of complexity in accident investigation practices within the aviation industry. In recent years, the aviation transport system has become increasingly complex due to increased air traffic, deregulation, globalisation of markets and the introduction of supranational rules and regulations. Furthermore, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seveso: from pollution to regulation

    The first part of the paper analyses the Seveso accident, which occurred in 1976 in northern Italy. It focuses mainly on sociological and organisational aspects, pointing to the lack of preparation and the improvisation in response from the company and the public authorities. Despite such inadequacies and despite all suffering, community recovery was finally accomplished. Yet, to some extent, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An example of bad EU regulation: A nasty surprise hidden in the new Classification and Labeling Regulation

    On 20 January 2009, a hidden change in the EU Regulations was introduced. It triggers thousands of cleaning products to become classified as dangerous chemical products and causes hundreds of industrial facilities in the EU to become major accident hazard facilities. As such nothing new, except that it was triggered by hidden change in the text, and that the competent EU officials seem to ...

  • Emergency and crisis exercises: Methodology for understanding safety dimensions

    A qualitative methodology developed for emergency exercises analysis is presented. The methodology is a collaborative one, involving a team of specialised observers. Each of them collects video data in one of the different 'sites' involved (e.g., the field, the crisis centre(s), expert cells, etc.) or on one crisis management activity. Using a situated approach, the methodology gives us the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. Forest Service assures safety compliance nationwide and streamlines accident reporting

    The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USDA-FS) is responsible for managing 193 million acres of America's national forests and grasslands across the United States. The agency has more than 30,000 full-time employees and a large temporary workforce. Many of the agency's employees work hazardous jobs such as fire fighting, forestry, managing avalanches and securing abandoned ...


    By IHS

  • IRIS safety-by-design? and its implication to lessen emergency planning requirements

    International Reactor Innovative and Secure (IRIS) is an integral configuration pressurised light water reactor that has been in development since late 1999 by an international consortium. Its design and safety characteristics have been amply reported. In this paper the safety-by-design? IRIS philosophy is reviewed to show how the projected safety performance (most accidents either eliminated or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of HSE Measures at PAAET Facilities – Staff Response

    The Public Authority of Applied Education and Training in Kuwait, PAAET, is in the process to develop an HSE code after suffering from two major accidents occurred to a faculty member and a student in one of its colleges. The paramount objective of the project is to develop an HSE code which fits PAAET requirements, while the objective of this research is to conduct a survey on staff members’ ...


  • Washington Watch -- The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: Thinking Strategically in Investigating (and Preventing) Chemical Accidents

    (From the Winter 2006 issue of Environmental Quality Management) Chemical accidents are always unwanted, and almost always the subject of considerable media attention and public scrutiny. Investigating the causes of chemical accidents is not an easy task, nor is the job of communicating the results of such investigations. Given the significant importance of the mission and day-to-day work of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Major accidents – dealing with the consequences

    The history of accident investigation in the transport sector is outlined briefly, focusing on the development of the precautionary principle and new safety design principles. The distinction between juridical inquiries and accident investigation is highlighted, with the aviation sector as example. The main part concerns several major accidents in The Netherlands and Scandinavia that have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Volatile Debate Over Regulation of Reactive Chemicals

    Untitled Document The regulation of chemicals believed to be “reactive” has been hotly debated for many years. According to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Volatile Issue of Reactive Chemicals

    Regulation of “reactive” chemicals -- chemicals that become unstable under certain conditions -- has been the subject of debate for years. Underlying the debate, and perhaps fueling it, is the fact that reactive chemicals are involved in many accidents. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB’s) 2002 report addressing reactive chemicals, entitled “Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A study of burnout in accident investigators in the US mining industry

    The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was administered and scored for 154 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) employees from the US Department of Labour. These employees serve as accident investigators for serious accidents and fatalities as part of their job duties. During a workshop on stress designed for them, subjects volunteered anonymous written anecdotes, confirming and illustrating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A simulation study of the accident risk in the Istanbul Channel

    The Istanbul Channel has a considerable amount of maritime traffic and is one of the most difficult-to-navigate waterways in the world. Ships are consequently prone to accidents. These accidents impose risks on the nearby population, property and the environment. Naturally, besides any adverse meteorological and geographical conditions, the increase in the volume of transit and local maritime ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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