Industrial Hazards Articles

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Case Study - EnergySolutions transforms a single job safety task into team collaboration

    Founded in 2007, EnergySolutions is a nuclear services company headquartered in Salt Lake City with operations in more than 40 countries around the world. Situation As an international leader of nuclear waste recycling and removal, EnergySolutions is focused on safely managing nuclear waste locations and remediation efforts that transform legacy waste sites. From emergency ...

  • Case Study - Training W. R. Grace & Co. personnel is easy with JHA

    W. R. Grace is a global chemical manufacturing company specializing in catalyst and engineered material chemical production for over 60 years. W. R. Grace specifically focuses on process catalysts associated with chemical manufacturing, and specialty silica gel. Situation As global leader in catalyst production, W. R. Grace relies on research and trained operators to help ...

  • Heres a Safety Message for Truck Drivers & Fleets: Be Proactive!

    Staying safe is one of the top challenges that companies in dangerous industries must address. All companies work to have safety policies in place, rules drivers should live by, processes to live by, toll free numbers; the list goes on and on. Yet despite this “safety first” mentality, many companies are still struggling with safety. Why? All of their ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • The importance of a proactive approach to industrial maintenance

    A proactive approach to maintenance involves anticipating and resolving underlying problems that can cause mechanical failure before it can occur. It replaces the reactive model of maintenance that focuses on repairing breakdowns and resolving problems after they occur. A proactive approach to industrial maintenance is beneficial because it accomplishes many of the most important maintenance ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Issues involved in the gathering of leading indicators

    In December, 2016, our EHSQ Community had several Leading Indicator Mastermind sessions with Dr Vince Marchesani and Tamara Parris to discuss the use of leading indicators in our community members industrial workplaces. During our sessions we learned of the 56 participants, currently 34 members are collecting leading indicators ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Pedestrian safety in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? We are constantly reminding our children about pedestrian safety.  We tell them to cross only at designated crosswalks and to look both ways before crossing the street, but often times to forget these safety basics in the workplace. Workplace traffic can be every bit as dangerous as that found on the city streets. In a collision between a 2000-pound ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • 2017 Conference Will Focus on New Tools and Approaches for Nanomaterial Safety Assessment

    On February 7-9, 2017, a conference focused on new tools and approaches for nanomaterial safety assessment will be held in Malaga, Spain.  The conference is jointly organized by five major Seventh Research Framework Program (FP7) projects:  NANOSOLUTIONS, GUIDEnano, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fueling the demand for solar systems

    Solar street lighting market valued at $15B by 2024 It’s no secret governments and companies are trending toward reducing, or eliminating, their carbon footprint, and their dependence on fossil fuels.  This is due to a number of factors including increasingly more education on environmental impacts, more transparency, and a widespread desire to be eco-friendly.  It’s ...


    By Urban Solar

  • Live Presentation of Unifire FlameRanger System at Lighthouse Conference

    Unifire AB presented its FlameRanger fully automatic and autonomous fire detection and extinguishing system at the Lighthouse conference on Autonomous Vessels—a Higher Degree of Autonomy for Increased Safety, held on December 5, 2016, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Lighthouse Swedish Maritime Competence Centre ...


    By Unifire AB

  • Tips to Buy Industrial Supplies Online

    We are living in a digital age where internet is not just a way for people to connect with friends or a source to gain information. Now it is being used extensively for making purchases as well. Thus, people are using the internet to order industrial tools, supplies and products. Online shopping is no more just an alternative to the traditional local store. It is being considered as the most ...


    By MDW Industrial Supply co.

  • Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

    Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Health and Safety Program Performance, Engagement and Autonomy

    The national retail federation in the U.S. estimates that retail supports 1 out of every 4 jobs in the United States. Retail is incredibly important to the global economy. In fact, many if not all of us have probably been employed by the retail industry at some point in our lives. As such, most of us understand how critical motivation and culture are in ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Application-based solutions: Offshore Safety Valve Solutions

    At OSEA this year, come talk to us about your market needs and technical challenges as we provide free consultation at the booth, any time from 29th November to 2nd December. You can find us at the entrance nearest to the Visitors' Registration Counter at Basement 2! Meet us at Booth BP1-03 How to save money with ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • 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

  • Shining a Light on the Food and Beverage Industry

    As published in this months edition of Process & Control, Diane White discusses how UV systems can provide a practical, power saving alternative to pasteurisation in food and beverage production Waterborne micro-organisms are responsible for adverse effects on flavour, colour, odour and shelf life of products and, of course, potential health risks to consumers. A number of emerging ...


    By atg UV Technology

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