Dangerous Goods Articles

  • Strategically located balers reduce internal transports - Case study

    ABB Cewe-Control, a business unit within ABB, has 500 employees and a large production facility. Most components are delivered in boxes, resulting in daily accumulation of large amounts of cardboard. It is challenging and places high demands on handling used packaging material in a safe and cost effective way. Before three small dumpsters were placed indoors and a press container provided low ...


    By Orwak AB

  • Good Advice for Winter Travel

    No Nonsense Safety during the Season of Slip-ups As many will be aware from unfortunate experience and bad news, Winter can be a very dangerous time for roads and footpaths. A multitude of risks threaten life and limb; aside from snow and ice, falling leaves mixed with wet weather are a recipe for slippery surfaces, while damp mud is another serious problem exacerbated by tractor ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Antifreeze Liquid for Windshields Washer

    In cold weather, car windscreen washer system requires the use of special liquids. The thing is that if you pour plain water, it will simply freeze. Ice crystals cause damage to washer system; besides, water will form frozen drops and stains on the glass, which will significantly worsen visibility for the driver. When should one use non-freezing liquid? In such conditions non-freezing liquid for ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents

    EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can be treated ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Health & Safety Management at the Olympic Road Race Accidents

    Could the Olympic cycling accidents have been prevented? The Olympics are well under way and athletes are pushing themselves to their absolute limits in pursuit of their dreams however, when limits are challenged then there are always risks and unfortunately we have seen a number of incidents involving athletes. A particularly serious one involved the Dutch cyclist, Annemiek van ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • The dangers of setting a bad Health and Safety example

    Inspire safety in the workplace, not carelessness We regularly use the expression “lead from the top” when referring to good practice that should be adopted in the workplace but why is this? There are some managers out there who perhaps feel that they have worked hard to get where they are and surely they are entitled to “bend the rules” a little, or ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Are you aware of these dangerous health & safety myths?

    Risk Ignorance and you risk it all We have all heard the “myths” of health and safety such as children being banned from playing conkers in the playground due to flying debris which could cause an eye injury, trapeze artists requiring hard hats or candyfloss not being available on sticks anymore in case consumers fall and impale themselves.  All of these have been ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Are Those Inexpensive iPad Sound Measurement Apps Any Good?

    Are those inexpensive iPad sound measurement apps any good? Are they as accurate as a properly calibrated $2,000 type 2 sound level meter? Let's review three separate studies, and an article: Study #1 In early 2014, NIOSH reviewed 192 sound measurement apps. NIOSH concluded, ...

  • Is There Such a Thing as Ergonomics for Waste Disposal?

    You bet there is! Ergonomics is all around us, from keyboards that protect our wrists repetitive task injury, to workplace trainers showing staff how to lift heavy items with proper technique. Ergonomics in the workplace is especially important because workers tend to repeat the same actions countless times, day after day. Waste disposal ergonomics can be tricky, and ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Small–mid scale LNG: “45 years of experience in Spain”

    In December of 1970 the first LNG “satellite” facility was commissioned in north east Spain, in a village close to the French border, inaugurating the “small scale” business in the Iberian Peninsula. Since then, more than half a million trucks have been loaded at the LNG import facilities and downloaded in hundreds of satellites LNG plants. The business model of large LNG ...


    By dmg :: events

  • To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower

    Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world. Until recently, Earth was so big compared with humanity’s impacts that its resources seemed limitless. But that is no longer the case. Thanks to rapid growth in both human population and per capita consumption, we are now on the edge of irrevocable damage to our planetary life ...


    By Ensia

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from?

    A look at past UN climate negotiations offers valuable context for this year’s pivotal talks. 2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year with respect to climate change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to change our trajectory. To help us all prepare for the potentially game-changing 21st ...


    By Ensia

  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations

    The UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations (TDG Model Regulations) is a guidance document developed by the United Nations to uniform the development of national and international regulations governing the various modes of transport of dangerous goods (by air, by road and by sea). Most of dangerous goods regulations such as IMDG Code, IATA and other national ...


    By ChemSafetyPRO.COM

  • We want good evacuation measures, no large seawalls!

    What is the best approach to restore and protect a coastline that was hit by a Tsunami? Driven by my own involvement in mangrove restoration after the 2004 Indian Ocean ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

    Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain? The emergence and proliferation of global brands, international manufacturing and ever-growing supply chains, not only increase opportunities for ...


    By SGS

  • Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

    Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The global price of oil has plummeted 31 percent in just five months, a steep and surprising drop after a four-year period of prices near or above $100 a barrel. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Condition assessment survey of onsite sewage disposal systems (OSDSs) in Hawaii

    Onsite sewage disposal systems (OSDSs) are the third leading cause of groundwater contamination in the USA. The existing condition of OSDSs in the State of Hawaii was investigated to determine whether a mandatory management program should be implemented. Based on observed conditions, OSDSs were differentiated into four categories: ‘pass’, ‘sludge scum’, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving integrity - Bulk Storage

    IKM Consulting’s Alistair Kean reports on recent guidance that aims to improve the integrity of bunds and aboveground storage tanks for petroleum, petroleum products and other fuels. Two new publications, authored by IKM Consulting*, provide the first comprehensive Europe-wide review of the design process for environmental protection, below and within bunds for above-ground storage tank ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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