Industrial Hazards Articles

  • The holy grail of process safety - Closing the gap between theory and practice

    Guest blog by Simon Pollard from Evolution Compliance and Management Solutions Ltd.  ...

  • Advantages of Low Charge Ammonia Systems for Operator Training & Regulatory Compliance

    Operator training has become one of the most prevalent areas of deficiency in Process Safety Management (PSM) Programs for refrigeration systems today. High turnover in the refrigeration industry coupled with high complexity system designs and an increasing void of technicians trained in foundational trades are the perfect storm for compliance challenges among operators of large refrigeration ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • The Importance of Language in EHS

    It comes as no surprise that one of the key challenges that our frequent surveys of corporate EHS directors highlights is “language”. Language and communication (signs, signals, warnings, labels) are of course one of the most critical aspects of any EHS program. Without clear information, instructions and reminders to employees and visitors, risks are increased or even ignored. ...

  • Passion for Technology: Safety through Quality

    If all other safety applications fail, safety valves are often the last protection for a system under pressure. They are essential in order to protect human lives and the environment. Therefore our quality-requirements for the material and ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • 5 Creative & Fun Ways to Keep Safety Top-of-Mind

    The most successful EHS programs are those that are part of company culture and actively engage employees in the process. Safety does not have to seem like a chore or even boring. Engage your employees with using creative, funny or interesting art throughout the facility.  Of course, safety is no joke, but it's nice to take a moment every once in a while and see the lighter side. Here are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Safety Leadership: We’re Focusing on the Wrong Things

    After a presentation I gave recently a gentleman came up to ask some follow-up questions, which is pretty normal. But then something interesting happened. He hesitated, looking like there was something else on his mind. So I asked if there was anything else I could help with to which he responded with a story about how he’s working with this site’s safety committee to develop an ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • It’s Time to Prepare for an OSHA PSM Inspection

    Companies who are required to comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard (1910:119) should be on high alert now that inspectors are being encouraged to complete more time-consuming, complex investigations. The reason? OSHA’s new enforcement weighting ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • PSM: Just another Government Regulation, or Industry Best Practice?

    Process Safety Management (PSM) is addressed by OSHA in their standard for highly hazardous chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119). If the standard applies to your company, you likely already know a fair bit about the 14 elements of PSM and how they work together to manage hazards and minimize risk. However, increasingly companies are turning to PSM as a best practice, regardless of whether they are engaged ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Proposed Risk Management Program Regulations on the Way

    How Might Your Business be Impacted? Prompted by, among other incidents, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant located north of Waco, Texas on April 17, 2013, President Obama has issued Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • AVA - the fast way of API drying - Case Study

    AVA dryers for pharmaceutical substances meet and exceed International standards GMP and FDA, also for HP APIs. AVA dryers are customized units, made of high-quality steel (e.g. hastelloy). They can be equipped with fully automatic containment solutions or manual glove boxes to ensure maximum of industrial safety measures. Clamped flange joints and CIP/WIP nozzles make AVA dryers extremely easy ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Organizational Process Safety: Taking Process Safety to the Next Level

    There are many models for process safety management that have evolved since the late 80s. Most companies involved in manufacture, storage, use, and transportation of highly hazardous chemicals have adopted one or more versions of these models, and yet we continue to see many serious and catastrophic incidents each year. This white paper illustrates a model that identifies elements from the ...

  • Process safety and risk management audits for a ceramics manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a large, advanced materials organization to provide a Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program compliance audit of a specialty ceramics manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Processing at the facility is related to the crystalline growth of materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Processing at the facility ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Instrumented Safety: The right balance

    The different functional safety guides and standards such as IEC61508/511, which impose formal schemes for the safety instrumented functions (SIF), have brought significant safety gains to the process industry over the last 30 years. Still, we can observe a drift in the application of those standards, which often leads to increased costs, loss of operability, and, more worrying, a false ...

  • EMEA Safety in Action Conference - New Speaker Announced

    EMEA Safety in Action Conference Process Safety Track October, 21st & 22nd in Antwerp Raise Standards in Your Process Safety Performance Convert Innovative and High-Level Insight from recognised Global Leaders and Experienced Professionals in Process Safety into improved safety performance on your site at the first Process Safety Track during the 2015 EMEA Safety in ...

  • Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: Improving process safety leadership

    A major global chemical company with a good reputation for safety was recently called out by Dr. David Michaels, the head of OSHA, who said: “[This company] promotes itself as having a ‘world-class safety’ culture and even markets its safety expertise to other employers, but these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards we uncovered at this facility are ...

  • Networking for Safety: 4 Reasons Why It’s a “Must Do”

    Network! Network! Network! We're encouraged to network with others in safety whether it's over social media or at safety conference. But what if you really don't know how and you're an introvert? Introverts can find networking to be quite a challenge. What if you're the opposite, and are extremely curious, friendly, outspoken, but find yourself not finding a lot of value out of the conversations ...

  • Safety in Practice: Applying Behavior-Based Safety to Serious and Fatal Injury Prevention

    Sometimes the best tool for a complex problem can be right in front of us. But does that principle apply in the case of something as complex and urgent as a serious injury or fatality (SIF)? For years, organizations have sought to understand the growing gap between incident rates that have steadily declined across industry and fatality rates that have not. The answers have challenged the ...

  • Preview: 2015 Safety in Action Guide - 8 Issues Shaping Safety Now

    Safety leaders have a lot to be proud of in today's workplace. Across industry, organizations are enjoying record low injury rates. Safety now has a place on the organizational agenda and there is greater safety literacy across more employees in more places than ever before. The journey that safety has been on the past 30-plus years has helped unpack the idea that injuries are not inevitable and ...

  • Are Our Playgrounds (and Industry-Related Fall Safety Standards) Really Safe?

    Playground safety standards currently in effect are not really safe. When one considers the current threshold where it is likely a child would suffer Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or death is 390 HIC for ages 1-3, 570 HIC for ages 4-5, and 700 HIC for ages 6 through adult, and the current industry standard says up to 1000 HIC is safe.  This is taking into account the current March 2000 data ...


    By US Rubber Mulch LLC

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