Health & Safety Articles

  • Healthy Habits - Improving Wellbeing on a Work Schedule

    As we firmly embrace 2017 crashing into these strange new numbers head on, many of us will be facing the harsh reality of our New Year resolutions; perhaps – just perhaps – in many cases feeling like we’ve promised just a little more than we can deliver. Taking an educated guess, it’s safe to assume many people’s plans will consist of some effort to get back into ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Compliance Trends in 2017: what to expect, how to prepare

    Looking back on 2016, it was without doubt a year of political upheaval and increased scrutiny on the environmental, social and human rights implications of government regulations, corporate practices and consumer habits. In 2017, these changes will fuel additional compliance considerations for corporate supply chains around the world. While the future is anything but certain, our regulatory ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Large area search and recovery tactics

    A glimpse into large area search and recovery tactics and how Remotely Operated Vehicles have aided in missions. It may seem like an impossible task as you glare over a large body of water; knowing that someone has gone missing beneath the alluring surface and it is your mission to find them. Sadly, this scenario takes place often for search and recovery ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • White House releases updated coordinated framework for the regulation of Biotechnology

    On January 4, 2017, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology. The 2017 Update provides a comprehensive summary of the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Solar Light Towers for Remote Security

    Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Case study - Use of the Nor848A acoustic camera on wind turbines

    The acoustic camera system Nor848 is a powerful tool to investigate noise sources. In realtime you listen to a beamformed audio signal so that you can hear individual sources one by one. Immediately you can identify the strongest over all noise source in a multisource environment, and you can do the same analysis for single frequencies, 1/3 or 1/1 octave bands or any given frequency range. This ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Array gain and reduction of self-noise

    Abstract—Because an array is composed of many sensors, each making an independent measurement of the wavefield, intelligent combination of the sensor signals should lead to an overall increase in the signal-to-noise ratio. What we are trying to achieve is enhancing the signal with an array beyond what is possible with a single sensor. The array gain measures an array’s signal-to-noise ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • The Climb To The Top

    Back in the late 1980’s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators. As production plants got away from in-ground basins, one of the more simple innate operational checks became more challenging; ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Final TSCA reporting and recordkeeping rule for nanoscale materials available

    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.  According to a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Symptoms vs. Systems: are we taking safety too personally?

    In the US our fatality rate has been flat (total fatalities are actually up a bit the last couple of years) for a decade despite our incident rate’s steady decline to an all-time low.  In addition recent disasters such as the chemical exposure fatalities at La Port Texas, the Texas City Refinery explosion and the Deepwater Horizon have demonstrated ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Omnitracs Outlook 2017 Training: ELD Mandate, Roadnet anywhere, and more

    Getting healthy or traveling might be part of your New Year’s resolutions, but have you thought about professional development? Fleet managers who want to cut inefficiencies and work smarter in 2017 are joining us at Omnitracs Outlook 2017. With over 70 breakout sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone — whether you’re a Safety Specialist, Logistics Analyst, ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Technology, Testing, and Standards: The Makings of a Secure Cloud QMS

    We’ve helped customers bring products to market safely and efficiently for over two decades.  During that span of time, a lot changed. VHS tapes turned into streaming, phone booths vanished, and your neon windbreaker…well, there’s reason it’s buried at the back of your closet. During that time our quality management system ...


    By Sparta Systems, Inc.

  • Cloud computing for noise monitoring

    ABSTRACT Cloud computing is the use of computing resources that are delivered as a service over the Internet. This means that software, hardware and network resources are centrally managed. The ubiquitous availability of high-capacity networks and reduced cost of both client and server hardware have led to a tremendous growth in cloud computing. The concept gives a huge benefit for ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Keep your Guard Up around Machines

    What’s at Stake?  Exposure to unguarded or improperly guarded machines causes over 1000 deaths and 20,000 serious cuts, crushing injuries, scalpings and amputations every year. These injuries are gruesome, painful and often disabling and happen when working with any machine or tool that can punch, spin, rotate, shear, bend, cut, roll, grind or slice. ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Don’t Let the Welding Fume Plume Make You Sick

    What’s at Stake? Welding poses a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. What’s the Danger? The fume plume is the clearly visible column of fume that rises directly ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Don’t Let the Pressure of Compressed Gas Get to You

    What’s at Stake? The hazards associated with compressed gas include oxygen displacement, fires, explosions, toxic effects from certain gases, reactivity and projectile concerns. What’s the Danger? An employee was killed when a compressed gas cylinder turned into a projectile because its valve was knocked off. Another worker suffocated after ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

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