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

  • RIDDOR Accident Reporting

    In 2014-2015, about 27.3 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illnesses and workplace injuries. Employers located in the UK are required by law to report all workplace accidents under RIDDOR regulations. For organizations located in the UK, with satellite offices or facilities located there, it is important to be familiar with these ...


    By EHS Insight

  • 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 ...

  • Major Changes to the Risk Management Program Regulations

    On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published potential revisions to the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, which are codified at 40 CFR Part 68.  U.S. EPA issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit and obtain information on specific regulatory elements regarding RMP and its ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • 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

  • Which risk approach to protect occupational health and safety? Evidence from Italian regulations

    Occupational accidents are one of the greatest causes of death and injury. Each year, more than 2.3 million people die from accidents at work and approximately 317 million people are victims of non–fatal occupational diseases. The magnitude of the problem has inspired the introduction, at both international and national level, of legal rules to protect health and safety at work. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A critical evaluation of EU maritime policy (1957, 1986–2010)

    We stress the basic pillars of EU's Maritime Policy: 'competition, quality ships, and short sea shipping'. EU expressed its dissatisfaction with IMO, destined, by shipping community, to safeguard safety. This emerged after 1985, when national flags created parallel registries. The common maritime policy was absent from 1957 till 1986, due to the unanimity principle, as argued. The qualified ...


    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 civil liability regime and the system of compensation for nuclear damage (part 2)

    The international, community and national legal framework had to adapt promptly to changes in the use of nuclear energy and to the increasing transports of radioactive material. In fact, the international community realised very early that it was necessary to harmonise the regulations applicable to the transport of nuclear substances. The safety of radioactive material transport is based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The transport of radioactive material

    The first part of this study is devoted to the regulations on the safe transport of radioactive material. The rules applicable to the transport of radioactive material are analysed, along with their elaboration at the international, Community and French levels. The second part will describe the system of civil liability for nuclear damage and the rules applicable to the compensation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Health effects 20 years after the Chernobyl accident

    The Chernobyl accident was the worst catastrophe involving radiation to humans. Since then, it has unfortunately been providing a main cause of radio-anxiety. WHO suggested 4000 people could have died or could die in the future of emergency workers and residents of most contaminated areas while Greenpeace insisted that there would be 93,080 people in the world. Though the incidence of thyroid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Experimental investigation of the late phase of spent fuel pool accidents

    Experimental programmes have been carried out in order to investigate the behaviour of nuclear fuel components in high-temperature air atmosphere, which characterises the main conditions of the late phase of spent fuel pool accidents. The tests provided new data on the oxidation of zirconium cladding in different atmospheres, on the oxidation and release of ruthenium from fuel pellets and on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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