site 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

  • Site 426: Fieldwork Goes On to Ensure Safety Near New Dorms

    Environmental Management is investigating the former location of a World War II-era chemical warfare material (CWM) storage yard. The location designated Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Site 426, lies east of the new dormitories between Rousamond Boulevard and Popson Avenue, west of South Muroc ...


    By J.C. Palomar, Inc.

  • Improvement of food safety for older adults participating in congregate meal sites

    The elderly population in the USA is rapidly growing and is expected to reach 72 million people by 2030, more than double the number in 2000. Older adults are more likely than younger adults to contract foodborne illness and therefore they experience more health complications from food contamination. As the elderly population increases, the number of participants in government–sponsored ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ClorTec™ On-site Disinfection Helps Ensure Safety at British Columbia Water Treatment Facility

    Constructed in 1997, the District of Chetwynd Water Treatment Plant (British Columbia, Canada) treats nearly 2,500 cubic meters of water per day using gas chlorination as its primary form of drinking water disinfection. With recent concerns about the safety of chlorine gas, including potential eye, skin and respiratory irritation and the risk of death with high exposure, the district elected ...

  • The pied piper of safety

    Many of us remember the story of the Pied Piper, that mythical person who simply played a flute to get all the mice to follow him wherever he wanted them to go. Sometimes it doesn’t take a flute. It just takes a person who is so passionate about their cause that they make others want to follow. I’ve met such a person. His name is David Biderman, whom I respectfully dub the Pied Piper ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • A Health and Safety Career

    From Starting Out to Becoming Chartered Former SHEilds student Gary Webster who became an employee describes a Health and Safety career, from starting out to becoming chartered.  I suppose the foundations of Health and Safety were planted within me when I served in the Army. I was a PTI (Physical Training Instructor) in charge of the daily fitness ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Site specifics: display screen equipment

    Display screen equipment (DSE) is defined in the legislation as 'any alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved', though the Regulations do exclude some displays, such as calculators, cash registers and those used in vehicles. The legislation's primary application is to desktop computers, but it also applies to laptops and other 'portable systems', unless ...


    By LexisNexis

  • 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

  • IndustrySafe safety software case study

    Introduction IndustrySafe Safety Software is a web-based safety data management solution developed by TRA so organizations can track incidents, corrective actions, OSHA reporting, training, claims, inspections, hazards, behavioral based safety, and more. IndustrySafe clients include leaders in manufacturing, construction, government, and transportation. General ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • On-Site Servicing: Imperium Training & Asset Management - Case Study

    Name of customer: Imperium Training & Asset Management Project title: Onsite Maintenance Contract Location: Nationwide Project description: Imperium needed a team of engineers to carry out a routine maintenance of their clients Health & Safety equipment. The engineers had to be trained and competent in taking the ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Facility siting changes for process plant buildings in the works

    Facility siting identifies hazards that may affect process plant buildings, assesses the potential consequences and leads to the development of a means to manage the risks of these hazards. In short, it is a procedure to make sure process building siting (location, construction and function) is appropriate based on the known hazards (toxic, fire andexplosion) at the facility.Past incidents at ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • 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.

  • Valve actuators: vital elements for reliability and plant safety

    In any hazardous area installation the requirement for safety is paramount and recent accidents at refinery and tank farm sites offer vivid illustrations of the catastrophic consequences of such events. Valve actuators have an important impact on safety as vital components for the movement and isolation of bulk fluids, providing not only the muscle to open and close the valves but also the ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Construction safety and the top 10 OSHA citations for 2013

    Construction safety, that is, injuries and illnesses at construction sites, have been getting increased attention from OSHA Inspectors. Each year, OSHA compiles the Top 10 List of Citations to increase awareness of the most commonly found safety issues and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses. In 2013, 40% of the citations were from construction regulation violations. This is consistent ...

  • Emergency and crisis exercises: Methodology for understanding safety dimensions

    A qualitative methodology developed for emergency exercises analysis is presented. The methodology is a collaborative one, involving a team of specialised observers. Each of them collects video data in one of the different 'sites' involved (e.g., the field, the crisis centre(s), expert cells, etc.) or on one crisis management activity. Using a situated approach, the methodology gives us the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Skikda LNG accident: losses, lessons learned and safety climate assessment

    The Skikda LNG accident was the worst petrochemical plant fire in Algeria, in which 27 employees died, 56 injured and cost $900 million. The accident was caused by several reasons: poor maintenance and poor general condition of unit 40, the site distribution of different units which caused domino effect and there is no perfect prevention, communication system on safety. The paper summarised the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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