Chemical Spills Articles

  • Why Your Company Needs Workplace Health and Safety Policies

    Health and safety policies might not sound like the most interesting topics to many people. But without them, a company risks serious interruption of its operations, whether it’s due to illness, injury or accident. There are several components to crafting effective health and safety policies, and good reasons to make sure an organization gets it right.  What Do Health and ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Playing with blocks...in the road

    Anyone old enough to remember when “Styrofoam” was considered detrimental to the environment (it can last for decades in a landfill) will appreciate the latest usage of this same technology in rebuilding our infrastructure. Many of us fondly remember the fun we had playing with building blocks as a child, e.g. Lego’s®.  In today’s construction world, EPS Geofoam ...

  • 4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

    Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members. Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Production Line Efficiency with Specialty Products

    Everyone should aim to have higher product line efficiency regardless of their trade. Competing with automation and ensuring you make the most per hour is vital for the stability and growth of business. It’s reasoning like this that specialty products are made the help speed up production. YBDCO has the ideal products that can help you with faster production, ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • Tailor your emergency safety equipment to your specific site needs with optional fittings

    Hughes Safety Showers offer a wide range of emergency safety showers and eye/face washes to suit every situation. From robust free standing tank showers to unheated tubular showers for laboratories and medical centres, there is a Hughes design for each and every hazardous environment. ...

  • Nanobite Cleans up Coastal Oil Disaster in Spain - Case Study

    On November 13, 2002, the Greek tanker The Prestige began losing its cargo of #6 bunker crude oil after one of its tanks burst off the northwest coast of Spain. The Spanish government decided to allow the tanker to sink, despite concerns of widespread contamination. By December’s end, the tanker had lost 80% of ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures

    The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of challenges and onsite dangers. With a chemical release, the ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?

    In the absence of a federal U.S. policy for schools located near potentially dangerous sites, community activists search for safer solutions. On April 17, 2013, an explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured hundreds. It also destroyed more than 150 buildings around the plant. Among these were the West Intermediate School for 4th and ...


    By Ensia

  • How to Handle Chemical Spills in Laboratories

    Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

  • Gas analyzer builds complete picture of contamination - Case study

    Occupational health specialists from Wisconsin, USA, are utilising FTIR gas analysis technology to identify and quantify both known and unknown gas species in a wide variety of applications in which workers are potentially at risk. The FTIR instrument, a Gasmet DX4040, is owned by North Shore Environmental Construction (NSEC), a ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • US Chemical Accident and Brazilian Spill Updates

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Large Chemical Explosion in Massachusetts Brazilian Tailing Ponds Measurement Errors Remember to write ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The chemical aquatic fate and effects database (CAFE), a tool that supports assessments of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    The Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) database is a centralized repository that allows for rapid and unrestricted access to data. Information in CAFE is integrated into a user‐friendly tool with modules containing fate and effects data for 32,377 and 4,498 chemicals, respectively, with toxicity data summarized in species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) with associated 1st and 5th ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of chemical dispersant and seasonal conditions on the fate of spilled oil – modelling of a hypothetical spill near Saint John, NB

    The proposed Energy East pipeline project has raised concerns about potential oil spills in Saint John, New Brunswick. While environmental conditions could pose challenges for using mechanical recovery methods if a spill occurs, chemical dispersant could be an alternative. However, the application of chemical dispersant in shallow water and costal zones remains an issue of debate. Furthermore, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Director and Officer Liability in Ontario – Very Serious Business

    Last week I blogged about board responsibility and the need for management systems and tools to achieve compliance throughout the organization. This morning I had the chance to attend a conference, “ ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Concerns Related to Environmental Hazards

    Environmental site assessment assists the commercial developers to know any existing or the potential environmental Hazards or the liabilities seen in exact property. Well every commercial developer needs guarantee that their money is well invested. It works only through environmental monitoring assessment report that generally looks at physical improvements which need to be doe and underling ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement

    Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to “all around.” Putting power into the hands of the people is, quite literally, Erik Hersman’s life’s work. With the help of mobile phone technology, open-source software and a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs, the ...


    By Ensia

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