Health & Safety Articles

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • A holiday from noise pollution

    Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world and offers significant benefits, but among the many challenges the industry faces is protecting the local population, environment, and the travellers themselves, from excessive noise.  The modes of transport (especially planes and cars) and mass arrivals at airports, railway stations, and ports and harbours, mark just the ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • How Arsenic Is Removed from Drinking Water

    Drinking water is a vital and life-giving resource. Clean and filtered drinking water keeps you healthy and safe from harmful chemicals that can immediately harm you or slowly damage your body. That is why arsenic removal from drinking water should be handled by professionals, and it should be done to all possible sources of water that supply homes and businesses. Those who are dedicated to ...

  • Using Biological Filtration to Remove Arsenic from Drinking Water

    In 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency changed the standards for arsenic levels in drinking water. At that time, the agency had estimated that more than 36 million Americans were drinking water that contained arsenic levels at or above 3 parts per billion. A new standard was set, lowering the maximum contaminant level to 10 parts per billion (ppb) from the previous standard of 50 ppb. ...

  • Lifesaving weather warnings thanks to professional visibility sensors

    The new Lufft visibility sensor VS20k is now officially available. But what distinguishes it from the previous model and for which applications is it suitable? In the following article, you learn more about the new Lufft visibility sensor family… Reduced visibility – a risk for all traffic users Traffic accidents, flight cancellations and delays: Reduced visibility is ...

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • Geoweb 3D Confinement System reinforces active heavy load areas at CSX Rail Laydown Yard Charleston, South Carolina - Case Study

    Project Overview: The CSX Charleston Intermodal terminal aggregate surface lot required base reinforcement due to poor subgrade conditions. The two areas included one area to support 120,000 pound reach stackers lifting and moving 10,000 pound containers and an existing grass area to support empty chassis parking. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Geoweb System protects utilities & eliminates need for undercut in Bucyrus, Ohio - Case Study

    Project Background Ohio DOT (ODOT) needed to establish a road base in an area that had poorly marked and shallow utilities to eliminate the need for undercuts. ODOT and Presto’s engineers developed a design that eliminated the need for a 12 inch undercut and delays that would occur due to utility relocation. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Dike and Levee Upgrade/Repair - Case Study

    The Problem: Economically upgrade and repair dikes that have suffered from severe surface erosion and growth of undesirable vegetation Project: Sarnia, Ontario Tank Farm Retrofit Consulting Engineers: Associated Geotechnical Systems (AGS) General Contractor: Associated Geotechnical Systems (AGS) ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Troubleshooting injection volume variation in the Concurrent Solvent Recondensation – Large Volume Sample Injection Technique

    I’ve started receiving a number of questions about the large volume injection technique called Concurrent Solvent Recondensation – Large Volume Sample Injection. Most recently, a question came through the Tech Service group about injection volume variation. I had encountered a similar problem when working on the 50 µL injection for the combined 1,4-Dioxane and Nitrosamines ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Paper Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: The UK is the largest producer of wallpaper worldwide. The British wallpaper industry is situated around Darwen, Blackburn. Many of the wallpaper mills are operated in crowded old factory buildings. Once a leading wallpaper manufacturer Crown Wallpaper (also known as the Crown Wallpaper Company) was an agglomeration of wallpaper manufacturers in the United Kingdom since ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Sewage Sludge Recycling to Land and Disposal

    The Problem: Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater (or treated effluent). A by-product of sewage treatment is usually a semi-solid waste or slurry, called sewage sludge, that has to ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Evaporative cooling cuts energy costs

    Commercial contractors utilize alternative technology in today’s buildings It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • MYTH vs TRUTH: “If my disinfectant residual is always high enough, I don’t have to worry about microbes”

    Monitoring disinfectant residuals (i.e. Free and Total Chlorine and/or Chloramine concentration) is one of the most essential practices in drinking water management programs.  This ensures that sufficient protection is maintained at all points in the distribution system.  The absence of a disinfectant residual means that suppression of microbiological growth is much more difficult and ...

  • How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities

    Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied nationwide. It was a time of year that should have been perfect. Warming temperatures marked Southern California’s gentle return to spring. The grass had shifted from drab to glowing green. The sky, which can be pale and ...


    By Ensia

  • 3 things architects and engineers should know about Radon

    1.New buildings: how can engineers and architects predict radon levels Testing is the only way to know a building’s radon levels. At present, there are no reliable, easily applied and inexpensive methods that could conclusively identify problem sites and predict if a new building will have high indoor radon levels. There are a lot of factors that cause elevated indoor radon ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • University Environmental Health & Safety Departments: Handling Compressed Nitrogen and Cryogenics

    An explosion at a university research lab in Hawaii last year highlights the dangers of working with compressed gas and the need for safety equipment on campus. Learn the dangers of working with compressed gas, how an oxygen deficiency monitor can help, and campus safety best practices.  Compressed Gas on Campus: Uses and Dangers Compressed gases including ...

  • Case study - Regulatory reporting done accurately and fast

    Bellatrix Exploration Bellatrix Exploration Ltd is a Calgary, Alberta based intermediate energy producer focused on exploration and development of light oil and liquids-rich natural gas opportunities in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Looking for an Easier Way Bellatrix initially contacted Chemscape as they were looking for an easier way to ...

  • Case study - Value that goes beyond MSDS Management

    SanLing Resources SanLing Energy Ltd is an intermediate sized commodity balanced oil & gas company operating in BC & Alberta. SanLing uses msdsBinders to manage their MSDSs but there are many additional features beyond managing MSDSs that clients can utilize. Value-Added Inventory Support Shirley Pohl, HSE Representative from SanLing ...

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