Health & Safety Articles

  • Analysing the hindrances to the reduction of manufacturing lead-time and their associated environmental pollution

    Manufacturing Lead-Time (MLT) is the total time required to process a given product through a plant. Long MLT is the major cause of inefficient manufacturing, since it generates large amount of wastes and creates considerable environmental burden. In the past, a large amount of environmental pollution has been generated by manufacturing industries, most of which come from inefficient practices ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CO2 benefit from the increasing percentage of diesel passenger cars in Switzerland

    One efficient way to decrease CO2 emissions is to replace gasoline passenger cars by diesel cars. The paper examines the benefit of CO2 emissions in the case of an increased diesel penetration in Switzerland, according to several scenarios assuming different future passenger car registrations and fuel consumption. The results show that a significant CO2 benefit can be achieved if a diesel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The greening of aerosol propellants

    Chemviron Carbon have pioneered the use of specially selected activated carbons for the storage and delivery of compressed aerial gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen. There are many potential gas storage/delivery applications relating to this technology, including as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional aerosol propellants - see attached article. The technique can also ...

  • EPA proposes HPV test rule for chemicals

    Under TSCA Section 4, EPA can require manufacturers, importers, and in some cases processors of chemical substances to conduct testing of any chemical substance or mixture for which EPA makes certain findings. Under the law, EPA must find that 'there are sinsufficient data and exèrience upon which the effects of the [the] manufacture, distribution in commerce, processing, use or disposal of such ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Delta Air Lines to assure environmental compliance at 100 airports, EMIS payback expected in 12 months

    Delta Air Lines flies to more destinations around the world – 481 locations in 105 countries – than any other air carrier. Delta is also an industry leader in addressing environmental sustainability challenges through a variety of programs, such as its new comprehensive recycling and carbon offset conservation initiatives.  Delta’s commitment to environmental sustainability is especially clear ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Sustainability in the workplace

    Being a Sustainability Practitioner you can imagine it’s a case of ‘practise what you preach’ and so we have taken the steps to leave the city environment and swap luxuries for necessities. This involves renovating an old house and attempting to reuse and recycle site material, whilst researching and using more sustainable construction material alternatives.My strategy is to work at home using ...

  • Monitoring heavy metals for compliance with RoHS and WEEE directives

    The rapid expansion in the quantity of used electronic and electrical appliances has created a need to safely dispose of the used equipment. The European Community has introduced regulations to enforce limits on the amount of toxic metals and organic chemicals used in the production of material. Compliance with the regulations will help prevent hazards for future generations when the equipment is ...


  • Determination of mercury with on-line addition of stannous chloride uUsing an axial ICP-OES

    Mercury is one of the most toxic heavy metals in the environment. It is therefore important to routinely monitor the Hg level in many types of samples. The US EPA approved methodology for the determination of Hg uses the cold vapor technique with stannous chloride as the reducing agent1. This methodology is applicable to Hg determinations in a range of waters (drinking, ground, surface, sea and ...


  • CNPC launches HSE information system at PetroChina as foundation for world-class sustainability

    The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is one of the world’s largest petroleum and chemical companies with proven reserves of 3.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent, dozens of international exploration and production projects and over a million employees around the globe.  CNPC’ success in providing a stable energy supply to meet society’s growing demands is matched by its strong ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Validation of RAPD markers for white mold resistance in two snap bean populations based on field and greenhouse evaluations

    White mold [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary] is a fungal disease that can reduce yield of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). A recombinant inbred line population and an independent inbred backcross population were developed that share a common white mold resistant donor parent, G122. Both populations were evaluated for physiological resistance in the greenhouse using the oxalic acid test and ...

  • Highway noise management using advisory system

    The objective of the advisory system with hierarchical structure and adaptive approach for noise management on a the section of the Berlin to Moscow highway in the vicinity of the city of Poznan is to avoid conflicts related to highway noise, due to synergy based on two activities: supporting operating decisions aimed at maintaining acceptable levels of highway noise and extensive communication ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A conceptual fuzzy-genetic algorithm framework for assessing the potential risks in supply chain management

    For improving the use of logistics strategies to lower potential risks that could be generated in a supply chain, this article proposes using a fuzzy-Genetic Algorithm (GA) intelligent framework embedded with performance measurement. A fuzzy-GA approach has been developed to include fuzzy rule sets with the associated membership functions in one chromosome. This approach is composed of two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BaSYS 8.0.2 – The Swiss pocket knife for handling sewer or fresh water networks

    An efficient and sustained management of sewer or fresh water systems is a significant task. Any problems with these systems can mean tremendous financial risk for owners and operators of these systems. Such problems can also present large environmental risks. To mitigate such risks a comprehensive application software is needed that can maintain such sewer and fresh water networks. Barthauer ...


    By Barthauer Software GmbH

  • Northern Illinois University finds broken interlock and avoids US$70,000 motor replacement

    More than a decade ago, environmental compliance managers at Northern Illinois University (NIU) wanted to make enhancements to the school's refrigerant compliance reporting program. The group's reporting system was sufficient to avoid fines, but officials understood that they needed to improve the program's performance. University officials had previously acquired Compliance Suite™ Refrigerant ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Puyallup fire & rescue expands scope and effectiveness of emergency operations center team

    When the City of Puyallup (Washington) Fire & Rescue Department responds to emergency events, its first responders depend on timely coordination and efficient communication support from their colleagues at the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC team, in turn, depends on Essential Incident Master™ software from ESS to keep operations running smoothly. Essential Incident Master ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Essential Incident Master™ excels as Netherlands civil servant

    Ministry puts Incident Master on 24-hour duty to save time and possibly lives, the system is also used to manage the responsibilities of the EU presidency The National Coordination Centre (NCC) of the Netherlands is in operation around-the-clock, poised to coordinate the flow of information and emergency responses in the event of a major national occurrence. One of the primary roles of the NCC ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Columbus puts Compliance Suite™ to the task

    Longtime user of Training Management Software implements additional programs in an aggressive, automated enterprise-wide efficiency strategy When Columbus, Ga., official Roy Reese was first tasked with developing and implementing the city's employee training program, he knew he would need the support of a robust information management system. It had been 25 years since the city had conducted ...


    By IHS Markit

  • New Jersey natural gas reduces risks and saves time managing waste disposal shipments

    New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) was founded more than 50 years ago and serves nearly half a million customers in four counties of The Garden State. The company has earned the public's trust through its strong service record and its commitment to full compliance with state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations. One of its ongoing challenges in this arena is the shipping and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Tennessee`s sumner county saves taxpayers millions by self administering insurance claims

    Sumner County is a testament to the beauty of Tennessee. The county surrounds scenic Old Hickory Lake and rests just north of Nashville. It has been home to music legends such as Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. The population has grown rapidly over the past decade and a half, bringing new challenges to the county government's Risk Management office. 'When I came to work for the county 14 years ago, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • United Stationers identifies safety trends 99% faster, reduces employee injury costs and lost time

    In 2004, United Stationers Supply Co. made a commitment to become a world-class safety organization. United Stationers is North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of business products, with 2005 consolidated net sales of US$4.3 billion. The company offers approximately 50,000 items – office products, technology products, office furniture and other products from more than 600 ...


    By IHS Markit

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