Safety Inspections Articles

  • Light Color Recommendations for Commercial and Industrial Spaces

    Commercial, recreational and industrial spaces, such as offices, construction sites and outdoor parking lots, have different lighting needs. In most cases, the activities conducted on the location dictates the type of luminaries used, brightness settings and colors of the lights. Light color is a salient aspect of lighting systems, due to its passive contributions to productivity and ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A Monster Pipe Demands Monster-Size Inspection Approach

    From a purely visual perspective, some pipeline inspections are more awe-inspiring than others. This is especially true when everyone involved describes the pipe diameter as “monster-size,” clocking in at 210 inches in diameter. A challenge of this magnitude requires fresh thinking from an inspection approach, especially when the subject pipe is so critical to the lifeblood of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Confined spaces are dangerous places

    Our safety focus in February is on working safely in confined spaces. Confined spaces present some unique and serious hazards that can result in severe injuries and even death. Each year, hundreds of workers die from accidents in confined spaces.  Confined space entry incidents are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the U.S., primarily as a result of workers ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • LED Applications for Aircraft Maintenance Facilities

    Businesses that specialize in aircraft maintenance must take high quality lighting conditions into consideration during operations. There are numerous factors in such facilities could make inspections difficult to carry out. For example, the presence of large aircrafts and equipment promotes the creation of shadows and dark spots in the location. Additionally, shiny surfaces increase ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Why Chiller Efficiency and Maintenance are Key Facility Investments

    Typically, a chiller is the single largest consumer of power and most expensive piece of equipment in a building, so it’s logical to allocate time and budget towards energy efficiency and equipment maintenance. Without routine chiller maintenance, energy usage can double in just a ...

  • Dam Inspection: A Day at Still Creek Dam

    We’ve been busy lately visiting various municipalities, police forces, aquaculture sites, and water treatment plants showcasing both our portable ROV systems and our new product line, the DT340 Pipe Crawler. One project in particular, took place at the Still Creek Dam in Tamaqua, PA. Cody and Sam packed up the crawler and headed down ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Hazardous Material and Asbestos Inspection Case Study

    Global has been contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present. In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize MBEG and HHF funding sources to eliminate blight and ...

  • MSHA Update: June Impact Inspection Results and More

    The summer is often a slow time for industry updates. Not so for the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) this year. From the results of their June impact inspections and the legacy of the Upper Big Branch explosion, to the discussions around a new proposed rule and their upcoming 40th anniversary, MSHA’s been keeping busy. Here are the highlights. The ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Facility Asset Cataloging Service (FACS) - Case Study

    With the 2015 release of the updated EPA fueling facility regulations going into effect in the coming months, more and more multi-facility operators are working to get a clearer picture of what they have at their various facilities and what condition everything is in. We recently undertook a project for a large operator with hundreds of sites spread across the country, and this operator wanted ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

    Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Not Had Your Inspection Yet? Be Prepared!

    The CQC Notification We had our CQC inspection this week and if it hadn’t have been for the fact that we were notified of the visit the day before we were to move to a new clinical computer system (SystmOne) we might not have felt quite so anxious about our impending visit! Whilst everything we do is in preparation for an inspection there’s nothing like a deadline to ...

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Argus-Hazco

  • An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

    For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS managers of low-risk ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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.

  • New White Paper Explains How to Improve Safety Inspection of Pumped Food Lines

    A wide range of processed food passes through pipelines everyday, from meat and poultry to dairy products, and fruit and vegetables to confectionery. However, contamination detection in pumped products can prove challenging. Safeline X-ray's brand-new white paper entitled "Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products" explains how metal detection and x-ray pipeline inspection ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that it takes extensive time and investment to develop the food safety culture needed to meet the Global Standard for Food Safety requirements and achieve ...


    By SGS

  • EHS support for a manufacturing facility closure – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea Group was retained to provide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management services for an audio equipment manufacturer in support of closure of a large manufacturing facility in the Southeastern US. Solution: Duties included waste management inspections and shipping supervision, inspections of fire suppression equipment and petroleum ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Second Enhesa-Bloomberg BNA Survey Confirms Trend Towards Increasing Use of Audits for Compliance Assurance Worldwide

    This past February, Bloomberg BNA and Enhesa launched their 2nd joint benchmarking survey of corporate environment, health and safety auditing departments, with a particular focus on global auditing practices. Drawing close to 500 respondents, this survey not only demonstrated how the EHS auditing profession is continuing to grow and evolve in important ways, but also highlighted the impact the ...

  • Factory Conveyor Inspection

    A plywood manufacturer needed to inspect the roller bearings for its main conveyor motors. This inspection required a shutdown of the entire production line, and every minute of downtime would cost money. Additionally, because the motors were located in hard to reach areas, some several meters high, a portable and lightweight instrument would be needed. The VJ-ADV video borescope from RF System ...


    By RF System Lab.

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