Hazard Monitoring Articles

  • 4 convincing arguments in favor of regular sensor calibration

    Calibration of sensitive instruments such as sensors – environmental or industrial is very important. Most of the companies don’t give due importance to instrument calibration. They see calibration as an unnecessary expense. However, what they don’t realize is that if measurement equipment runs out of calibration, it can cost a Company its profits, reputation and may even put it ...

  • SIRHA: the Show that really knows its Camembert from its Cordon Bleu

    We’ve returned from visiting Sirha, the five day hospitality and food service event in Lyon, France, which covered 11 sectors dedicated to food products, equipment and different services for professionals within the industry. Sirha describes itself as the global marketplace for the catering, hospitality and food service trades. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • How Food Production Facilities Can Prepare for FSMA

    The Food Service Modernization Act compliance dates have arrived and that likely means significant changes to your current operating procedures. In this podcast, Evan D. Reyes, National Account Manager at Goodway Technologies, discusses key requirements relating to hazard analysis, preventative controls and ...

  • A Moment Matching Approach for Generating Synthetic Data

    ABSTRACT Synthetic data are becoming increasingly important mechanisms for sharing data among collaborators and with the public. Multiple methods for the generation of synthetic data have been proposed, but many have short comings with respect to maintaining the statistical properties of the original data. We propose a new method for fully synthetic data ...


    By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

  • Estimating burst probability of water pipelines with a competing hazard model

    Because pipeline systems represent more than 80% of the total asset value of water-distribution systems, their management is an important issue for water utilities. A pipeline deteriorates over time after installation and, along with the deterioration, pipe bursts can occur as various types, and the choice of a maintenance and repair strategy will depend on the burst types. It is therefore ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aqueous and tissue residue‐based interspecies correlation estimation models provide conservative hazard estimates for aromatic compounds

    Interspecies correlation estimation (ICE) models were developed for 30 nonpolar aromatic compounds to allow comparison of prediction accuracy between two data compilation approaches. Type1 models used data combined across studies and Type2 models used data combined only within studies. Target lipid (TLM) ICE models were also developed using target lipid concentrations of the Type2 model ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Building with Nature in Indonesia

    Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. Our dream is to replicate this model in rural and urban coastlines in Indonesia and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Dynamics of Chromosome Spreading

    Consistency of optimum chromosome spreading during harvest of cytogenetic specimens remains a major concern. We have tested the idea that a precise control of the drying rate (the time with which metaphase cells dry), as fixed cell suspension is placed on a slide or an in situ culture in last fixation, may be the answer. Amniocyte and lymphocyte cultures were allowed to dry at defined ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • What is HACCP?

    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP, for short) is defined by the US Food and Drug Administration as a “management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • The role of process water in pathogen reduction

    The USDA’s Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) rule in July of 1996 required all meat and poultry slaughter plants to adopt a system of process controls to prevent food safety hazards. It contained four components: standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sanitation, HACCP plans, generic E. coli testing and Salmonella performance standards. With the ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • Sewer mining to supplement blackwater flow in a commercial high-rise Australia-Sydney case study

    Project Background or Rationale Australia’s warm climate and habitual droughts have resulted in innovative water conservation practices in commercial developments, such as 1 Bligh Street in Sydney. Commissioned in May 2011, the highly acclaimed 29 story office tower overlooking the Sydney Harbor captures nearly 100 percent of its wastewater and reuses it in the building. By recycling ...

  • Retirement community graywater reuse - Australia case study

    Project Background or Rationale RSL Care’s Sunset Ridge Retirement Community resides near the Pacific coast in Zilzie, Queensland, Australia. The retirement community includes 100 independent living villas, a 120-bed aged care residential complex, and resort style facilities. Although Zilzie averages 31 in (79 cm) of annual rainfall, RSL Care sought to install a graywater recycling ...

  • Assessment of risks from technical systems: integrating fuzzy logic into the Zurich Hazard Analysis method

    In performing a classical hazard or risk analysis of an industrial plant, problems arise in integrating all hazards into an overall risk statement. The Zurich Hazard Analysis (ZHA) is a basic and practical tool to catalogue hazards and represent the corresponding risks by classifications of frequency and consequence of an (undesired) event in a risk matrix format. In extension, fuzzy logic makes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Survey of food safety behaviour in Nevada child caregivers

    We assessed the food safety practices of supervisors in Nevada childcare facilities. Although caregivers have a basic understanding of food safety, specific concerns exist, e.g. 32% of facilities indicated that they prepare food for others when experiencing diarrhoea and 51% indicated a little to no knowledge of hazard analysis and critical control point system guidelines. We found that people ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air as a source of bacterial contamination in a slaughterhouse prior to implementation of hygienic control systems

    The shelf-life, quality and safety of meat can be reduced by bacterial contamination. The limited study of airborne bacteria often means that their impact is overlooked. This research assessed the role of airborne bacteria in the contamination of carcasses during processing in a slaughterhouse prior to implementing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). Aerosolised bacterial counts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Water Management Plans to Prevent Legionellosis

    ABSTRACT Legionellosis is an environmental-source disease caused by Legionella bacteria. Many such diseases are prevented using a scientifically-based risk management process called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP; pronounced “Hassip”). Water Management Plans based on HACCP have been proven effective for preventing legionellosis. Perspective is given for how ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Fire Safety Assessment of Halogen-free Flame Retardant Polypropylene Based on Cone Calorimeter

    This study addresses the fire performance of polypropylene compounded with different flame retardants in the cone calorimeter tests and UL-94 burning tests. The parameters measured include heat release rate, time to ignition, smoke, and CO/CO2 yields, on the basis of which fire hazard analysis is carried out. By injection-molding different burn-rated polypropylene composites into television ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • The influence of hazard models on GIS-based regional risk assessments and mitigation policies

    Geographic information systems (GIS) are important tools for understanding and communicating the spatial distribution of risks associated with natural hazards in regional economies. We present a GIS-based decision support system (DSS) for assessing community vulnerability to natural hazards and evaluating potential mitigation policy outcomes. The Land Use Portfolio Modeler (LUPM) integrates earth ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of total quality management techniques to safety analysis in software product development

    The safety level of any system may be defined as the probability that no catastrophic accident is expected to occur during system operation, for a specified period of time. The purpose of software safety analysis is to reduce system risk, due to software malfunctions, to an acceptable level. Conventional software safety analysis techniques are reactive in orientation. They are intended to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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