Health & Safety Articles

  • RGB Lights: Memory vs Non-Memory

    RGB Lights: Memory vs Non-Memory RGB lights support a robust selection of controls and functions that can be used to streamline application. One of the most in demand features by businesses today is memory. Read on to find out how memory functionality works in RGB lights, and how they compare with non-memory RGB fixtures. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case Study - Training W. R. Grace & Co. personnel is easy with JHA

    W. R. Grace is a global chemical manufacturing company specializing in catalyst and engineered material chemical production for over 60 years. W. R. Grace specifically focuses on process catalysts associated with chemical manufacturing, and specialty silica gel. Situation As global leader in catalyst production, W. R. Grace relies on research and trained operators to help ...

  • Extension ladders - best practices

    What’s at Stake? Every year more than 18,000 workers are injured in falls from ladders. Many die. Would it surprise you to know that most victims fell from heights we would think of as “safe”? How to Protect Yourself? First, always choose the right material, strength and weight rating when using an extension ladder. For example, metal ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Case study - CEMEX - Kingsmead

    At its Kingsmead site, near Horton in Berkshire, where CEMEX produces aggregates to service its concrete plant and to supply the market place, new plant has increased both throughput and flexibility. The 40 hectre Kingsmead site, owned and operated by CEMEX UK has extensive reserves of sand and gravel and has been recently redeveloped as part of its current national investment programme of over ...


    By DUO (Europe) plc

  • Heres a Safety Message for Truck Drivers & Fleets: Be Proactive!

    Staying safe is one of the top challenges that companies in dangerous industries must address. All companies work to have safety policies in place, rules drivers should live by, processes to live by, toll free numbers; the list goes on and on. Yet despite this “safety first” mentality, many companies are still struggling with safety. Why? All of their ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Saline Pond Multi-Layer Liner System - Case Study

    Gas operation benefits from the conversion of a single-liner system to a double-liner with leak detection monitoring Extensive gas operations near the North Saskatchewan River in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, are understandably closely regulated. To help the client remain well above compliance requirements and expand their leak detection capabilities, Nilex implemented the ...


    By Nilex

  • What is Indoor Air Quality?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the degree of air purity inside buildings that constitute the usual environment in which people carry out activities (offices, homes, schools, shopping and leisure centres, etc.) Because of increasing urbanisation and our contemporary lifestyle, most people spend a large proportion of their time in these closed environments. The high level of atmospheric ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • What Pest Birds are Protected?

    Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • New Bird Netting Means “No Vacancy” for Crows at Hotel - Case Study

    Springhill Hotel in Temecula, California was having a problem with black crows. The birds were building nests, leaving bird droppings on and around the hotel, and creating considerable noise, which disturbed hotel guests. Installation of Bird B Gone Heavy Duty Bird Netting. Issues to be addressed: Prevent large numbers of crows from congregating around the hotel property. The ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Synthesis of chitosan zero-valent iron nanoparticles-supported for cadmium removal: characterization, optimization and modeling approach

    Herein, chitosan (CS) impregnated with nanoparticles of zero-valent iron (NZVI) was fabricated onto a magnetic composite of CS@NZVI as an adsorbent for cadmium (Cd2+) removal from aqueous solution. The characteristics of CS@NZVI were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, CHONS and Brunauer, Emmett and Teller techniques. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes

    In January, 2016, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind sessions with Amanda Wang Valentine, Dr Gary Edwards and Tamara Parris to discuss how attention impacts our workers safety in the workplace. During our sessions we had two community members volunteer, Jessie Aiton and Thomas Colla of Fomas Group. They shared their views, challenges and insights learned through their work ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • F4 Spill In Situ Bioremediation Applications

    F4 Completed an in situ water bioremediation program of Bio-ReClaim in northern Alberta; a pipeline leaked crude oil over a 14 hectare area in muskeg. Alberta Environment (AEP) allowed the in situ water application of Bio-Reclaim by F4 Environmental. Keeping in mind the application was performed without any ground disturbance and extremely cost effective compared to the ...


    By F4 Environmental Inc.

  • Fortesa International Stop It HP - Case Study

    STOPIT HP is a multi-component, yet easy to apply, epoxy composite system designed for high-pressure sealing applications with working pressures up to 2,000 PSI (140 kg/cm2) and operating temperatures to 175° F (79° C) while providing a built in 5:1 safety margin. Fortesa International (Dakar, Africa) In the inhospitible desert of Dakar Africa a high pressure 4" fiberglass pipline was ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Marine food waste management - Case study

    Background The Fred Olsen offshore wind focussed firm, Windcarrier, took delivery of it’s second sea borne jack up vessel, the Bold Tern in January 2013. Accompanying its sister vessel the Brave Tern, the 132m vessel set off from its shipbuilders facility in Jebel Ali to work in the north German sea to start installing 80 wind turbines at the newly designated Riffgat ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Maximizing Sanitation Fleet Performance with Onboard Computers

    Unlike the past when waste companies used paper tickets for routing and service issues, onboard computing solutions are able to be more flexible and comprehensive in serving customers. Fleet management is key in the waste and recycling industry. From route optimization and scheduling to vehicle maintenance and driver habits, the industry now relies on many different types of technology to track ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Preventing sinkholes: avoiding costly repairs

    Examining the causes of sinkholes and how Deep Trekker is aiding in preventing costly repairs and unwarranted closures. When it comes to preventing sinkholes, we must first understand how and why they appear. Armed with this knowledge, we can then take proper action to thwart the sudden appearances of these, costly craters. Sinkholes slowly develop over time in and around areas ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

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