Health & Safety Articles

  • Synthesis and characterisation of nano silica-based coatings for protection of antique articles

    Antique articles are endangered by environmental effects such as humidity, UV and variation of temperature. Improved physical surface resistance is in an increasing demand in protection of cultural heritage. One possible way is their protection by suitable hydrophobic coatings. In this work, the experimentation of protective treatments on the soda glass, mud brick and copper, characteristic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FDA announces new food safety measures to detect salmonella in eggs

    Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that egg producers will have to begin following new tougher food safety measures. The new rules go into effect next year and are aimed at the production, storage and transportation of eggs to prevent the spread of Salmonella.Salmonella is a Gram-negative bacterium that is found worldwide in warm and cold-blooded animals, including ...


  • Bird proofing hangars, parks and government buildings

    Bird Proofing government buildings, parks, military bases, and aircraft hangars has been a problem for quite some time. At the dawn of aviation, the Wright brothers recorded a bird strike that interfered with their early flights. More recently, Hanscom Field in Bedford Massachusetts had roughly 5,000 starlings roosting in their hangar. Clinton Air Force Base in Oklahoma had six hangars with ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Water Rights: A key to sustainable development in Nepal

    By addressing water, one will also address human development. People’s lack of access to safe and secure water is not due to the quantity of water available on the earth but rather because the institutions set up to manage the issues are not up to the challenge. In Nepal Muluki Ains (Laws of Land) did not regulate water much in detail because water was not considered an important resource and a ...


  • Good Requirements Lead to Better Software

    If you have ever been involved in a software implementation—particularly,an environment,health, and safety (EH&S) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—you know thatthe process is complex, involves many stakeholders, and can take months or even yearsto see results. According to IT research group InfoTech Advisors, 70% of information systems projects fail because of flawed ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Bird netting for warehouses, hangars and large commerical applications

    Pest birds can be both a hazard and an expensive nuisance when they nest and gather in hangars, under overhangs, warehouses and other large covered areas. But thanks to bird netting, many of these problems can be avoided.Clearly the most obvious problem created by pest birds is their droppings. These can quickly clog gutters and down pipes. They can also cause ceilings, rooftop turbine ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder: a logistic regression analysis of sustainability and locality as competitive vehicles for human settlements

    The present paper aims to investigate the role of creative practices for settlements, with a special focus on the 'Associations of the Most Beautiful Villages' in France and Italy. The paper focuses on the critical parameters of a locality related to the attractiveness of villages from the perspective of visitors and the role of the above-mentioned Associations from the perspective of the local ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Real estate and mortgage industries will survive

    This is good news! Now how do we get there? All economists are a bit confused on what needs to happen. First, let's get to the acceptance piece of the puzzle.(1) We are not in an economic recovery. Change needs to happen in many areas of the system we have to work with. Real estate taxes are not only too high but they are not in proportion to reality. Not even close. Think on this. Why are homes ...


  • Carbon footprint, benchmarks - ZBD

    ZBD’s electronic point of purchase (EPOP) device is an electronic price and information display designed as a replacement for paper labels. Its primary target market is in environments where retailers can gain sales and reduce waste by amending prices frequently, such as delicatessen counters and on other perishable items, or where prices and promotions need regular change to reflect a ...


    By Greenstone

  • Preparing your EHS program for the recovering economy

    As 2009 progresses into its second half some are beginning to see a beam of light developing at the end of the tunnel for the economic climate of the corporate world. With budgets tightened and staffs lightened, doing more with less has become a practice that many organizations have been adapting to lately, but when the economy does begin to generate some speed again will things resume back to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • ForceBuilders taking environmental to the worker

    ForceBuilders.com is a social site established to serve the tradesmen of North America by providing news, information, safety and environmental training, job searching,, Resume’ building and more. We offer the worker a chance to build friendships and valuable work related connections. Through our site the tradesmen can participate in group building, photo sharing and general shop talk with others ...


  • Removal of ammoniacal nitrogen and COD from semi-aerobic landfill leachate using low-cost activated carbon?zeolite composite adsorbent

    A carbon-zeolite composite adsorbent has been studied for COD and ammoniacal nitrogen removal in semi-aerobic landfill leachate. The optimum conditions for adsorption in the batch study occurred at pH 7, shaking speed of 200 rpm, and contact time of 105 min. The Langmuir isotherms corresponded slightly better than Freundlich isotherm for both ammoniacal nitrogen and COD removals. The Langmuir ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill site characterisation at Kham Bon village, Muang district, Khon Kaen province, NE Thailand

    The aim of the study is to characterise the Kham Bon landfill site. Hydrogeological and geochemical surveys were conducted and four boreholes were drilled. The hydraulic properties of the aquifer were tested, and soil, surface water and groundwater samples were collected at various times in the year. The physical and chemical properties of the samples, especially heavy metals, were analysed. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cadmium and lead removal from municipal landfill leachate using carbon adsorbent made from oil palm shell

    This paper focused on adsorption process for metals removal from landfill leachate using oil palm shell as adsorbent. Raw shells were grinded to sizes of about 2 mm, followed by heating in at 420°C for a period of 4 hours. Batch test indicated a removal of more than 60% Cd and Pb from leachate samples. The removal process agrees with the Freundlich isotherm model. Column test for continuous flow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) for reduction of organic pollutants in landfill leachate: a review

    Uncontrolled municipal landfill leachate during landfilling can seriously pollute groundwater, surface water and soil. Over the past decades, a variety of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), primarily utilising hydroxyl radicals to effect water purification, have been frequently investigated for treatment of landfill leachate. This paper first summarises the typical characteristics of organic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Initial stages of pollutants dispersion around municipal waste disposal facilities: a case study in Northern Portugal

    The combined use of several geological, geochemical and geophysical observations during six years enabled the detection of a very faint halo of chemical contamination induced by the operation of a young waste disposal facility in Northern Portugal. The halo does not classify as pollution by any standards, but is observed to be intensifying and thus signals a potential hazardous situation in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EMSL now has 3 laboratories with passing CDC legionella proficiency testing results

    EMSL Analytical Inc., a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services nationwide, received passing Legionella results in its New York City, Westmont, NJ and Houston, TX laboratories as part of the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) ELITE pilot proficiency test program for Legionella. “As part of a program to provide Legionella testing for regional markets nationwide, we are ...


  • The risky business of resource recovery

    Waste management operations, like any transport business, have many risks attached to them and all operators should avoid the “Dodgy Brothers” ignore-the-risks to save costs approach! Any transport business with large vehicles working in tight city and site access areas is prone to accidents and near miss incidents. Add to that the hazards of working with lifting, loading and compacting systems. ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Improving emergency response capability: An approach for strengthening learning from emergency response evaluations

    The objectives of this study are to develop and demonstrate an approach to improve emergency response capability by strengthening individual and organisational learning from the evaluations of specific emergency responses. An approach was developed based on theories of individual and organisational learning. It was applied to evaluations of three instances of emergency response in the city of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A conceptual model of disasters encompassing multiple stakeholder domains

    Understanding the interdependencies of critical infrastructures(power, transport, communication, etc.) is essential in emergency preparednessand response in the face of disasters. Unfortunately, many factors (e.g., theunwillingness to disclose or share critical data) prohibited the completedevelopment of such an understanding. As an alternative solution, this paperpresents a conceptual model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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