Plant Safety Articles

  • 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 - Servicing an entire state with JHA

    Arizona Public Service (APS) is Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company, with the goal to create a sustainable energy future for Arizona. APS generates safe, affordable and reliable electricity for more than 1.2 million retail and residential customers in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties. Situation APS operates almost 20 service centers across the ...

  • Symptoms vs. Systems: are we taking safety too personally?

    In the US our fatality rate has been flat (total fatalities are actually up a bit the last couple of years) for a decade despite our incident rate’s steady decline to an all-time low.  In addition recent disasters such as the chemical exposure fatalities at La Port Texas, the Texas City Refinery explosion and the Deepwater Horizon have demonstrated ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • European Retail Gasoline Site - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 200® successfully remediated petroleum hydrocarbon impacts at an active retail petroleum facility in Europe, achieving the remediation goal of eliminating vertical migration of impacted groundwater to competent limestone aquifer underlain the site. CHALLENGES Site characterization activities following the release identified residual ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Case study - Department of energy and decommissioning and decontamination (D&D) sites

    Customers Include: Department of Energy National Labs: Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Security Technologies, Oakridge, Sandia, Savannah River Service/Product Companies: Energy Solutions, Safety & Ecology Corp. (SEC), Environmental Dimensions Inc., RADeco Applications Include: ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

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