Plant Safety Articles

  • Why Your Project Should Include Articulated Concrete Blocks

    During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs. To avoid the ...

  • When OSHA Comes Knocking - Part 3 of Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers

    You, the new plant safety manager, just left your first one-on-one plant manager meeting (as we talked about in our second blog in this series) and you are on cloud nine! ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

    Reality has set in. You are the new plant safety person and it’s time to start moving forward with figuring out how to become the capable and informed safety person that your plant needs. As we talked about in our first post in this ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Surprise - You are the New Plant Safety Person! Now What? - Case Study

    Advice for when you are new to EHS and have to hit the ground running Much to your surprise, you have suddenly become the new plant safety person. And on top of that, you have little or no background in safety! Unfortunately with downsizing/right-sizing and budget cuts, this kind of move has become increasingly common ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Why Plants and Refineries Perform Turnarounds

    No industrial company looks forward to performing turnarounds, but a turnaround can actually benefit the plant’s operations. Scheduling a non-production period is not ea for any manufacturer, but it is essential for safe, efficient operations. Taking downtime from the regular operations shifts the focus to maintenance. Speed is essential, because when a turnaround lasts too long, it ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • EHSQ Lessons from Springfield

    In 27 seasons and one movie, The Simpsons have taught us a lot about the importance of safety. Jebediah Springfield showed us the importance of data collection; Leonard Nimoy and a monorail showed us the importance of Swiss cheese risk assessments; and Mr. Burns, the autocratic owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, showed us exactly how not to create a thriving safety culture. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities in Cheyenne, Wyoming Successfully Moves from Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets to Microclor On-Site Hypochlorite Generation

    The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) operates the water and wastewater systems for the capital of Wyoming which has a population of more than 63,000. Located in the fast growing Front Range Urban Corridor, BOPU is challenged by growth, periodic water scarcity and aging infrastructure. During high demand, Cheyenne disinfects approximately 2 million gallons from well fields at an ...

  • Case Study - Henkel loctite advances customer service and accelerates sales cycle with online technical data sheet solution

    Henkel Loctite Corporation (Henkel) is a leader in consumer brands and technologies. Its three systems businesses are Henkel Industrial Adhesives and Sealants, Loctite Engineering Adhesives and Henkel Surface Technologies. With customers in every continent, Henkel relies heavily on its knowledgeable sales and customer service associates. The company manufactures more than 2,000 products for which ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral?

    Identical data yield drastically different conclusions about the role nuclear will play in meeting climate goals. Nuclear power is dead. Long live nuclear power. Nuclear power is the only way forward. Nuclear power is a red herring. Nuclear power is too dangerous. Nuclear power is the safest power source around. Nuclear is nothing. Nuclear is everything. It is now generally agreed ...


    By Ensia

  • Daphne Utilities, Alabama, Enjoys More Than Seven Years of On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production from Process Solutions, Inc. Microclor System

    Located along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, scenic Daphne, Alabama boasts one of the most proactive and progressive utilities in the country. Daphne Utilities which operates the gas, water and wastewater systems for the area’s roughly 20,000 inhabitants has been winning awards for excellence since its founding in 1953. In late 2007, the utility embarked on the design of a new water plant ...

  • Healthcare in Crisis: Workplace Safety at Hospitals

    Not long ago, I spent an extended time in the hospital with my father. As I stayed by his side, I was surprised to see how many potential workplace hazards and possible near-miss injuries hospital employees faced. The staff was looking out for my father’s safety, but I wondered if they were thinking about their own safety as well. We count on physicians, nurses and healthcare ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Ergonomics assessment in the Philippines – Case Study

    Challenge A global information technology company required Health and Safety services for various office locations around the world. Antea Group was asked to provide a safety audit for an office in Quezon City, Philippines in order to ensure compliance with local regulations. This location in particular had been identified as potentially having ergonomic issues. Previously, the client had ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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 ...

  • `Good to Go™ tags´ manage your daily or weekly calibration and safety checks

    Keeping up with safety regulations can be complicated and time-consuming. Having an easy to complete, simple visual guide to carry out safety or calibration checks solves this problem and helps to keep the workplace safe. One glance and you can see the equipment is “Good to ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

    Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design ...


    By Elfab Limited

  • The Great Transition – Closing Coal Plants

    We may wake up one morning in the not-too-distant future and realize that the world has reached a tipping point on coal. So concludes the Earth Policy Institute in Chapter 3 of its upcoming report entitled The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy. Use of this fuel will be declining worldwide, as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Smart Monitoring Solutions for a Hassle Free Project

    Geotechnical monitoring is very much responsible for the successful completion of any project. This monitoring is done with the help of the geotechnical systems. There are different companies that provide the customized solutions for the geotechnical monitoring. Such solutions include comprehensive programming like designing the systems, installation and delivering on the site, access of the data ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Monitoring oxygen levels for personnel safety in food packaging facility - Case Study

    Ghanim International have installed three EC96 oxygen deficiency monitors to monitor the oxygen levels at their manufacturing facility. Ghanim International UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Brunei Wafirah Holdings, was established in August 2011. Currently they manufacture their own label products from a production site in Birmingham but aim to acquire their own abattoirs and poultry ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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