Safety Regulations Articles

  • What does the RoHS certification mean for OTT products?

    The EU Directive 2011/65 / EU is intended to limit the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Since 22 July 2017 the RoHS regulation is applicable to monitoring and control instruments, including OTT devices and sensors. From this point onwards, we must have a RoHS certification for all devices and sensors. As of 22 July, RoHS is also a compulsory part of the CE ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • What does the soon mandatory RoHS certification mean for Lufft products?

    Up to now RoHS wasn’t mandatory for us because we were affected by an exception rule concerning monitoring and control instruments. This exception will end on July 22, 2017 meaning that all products on the market need to be compliant with the RoHS regulations henceforward. If we couldn’t ensure this, we aren’t allowed to further sell and export them. As an environmental ...

  • Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies

    Introduction RBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States. For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers. Situation Prior to becoming a msdsBinders ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How HDXRF Helps Volcom Comply with Global Regulations - Case Study

    Volcom, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that designs, markets, and distributes high-quality boardsportsoriented products like clothing, footwear and accessories. As a global company, their restricted chemicals list is a combination and reflection of many international standards. CPSC and Proposition 65 lead the way for many of the chemicals’ lower limit regulations, but Canadian, Chinese, and ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Safety Manual of The Plugco In Pipe Plugs

    Stay Clear While the Plug Under Pressure!!! The End User must read and understand this Plugco Safety Manual before using the plug. The failure of a plug for any reason including improper maintenance, installation or use can result in bodily injury, death and/or property damage! 1-BEFORE USING THE PLUG [1.1] Read and understand this Plugco ...


    By PLUGCO

  • Bioconservacion at the CEPSA Chemical Plant

    CEPSA continues to trust in Bioconservacion solutions for the prevention of corrosion in electrical control rooms. In CEPSA's different refineries we have already installed equipment to regulate corrosion and pressurisation in electrical rooms. We recently published an article on this subject on our blog; to read the article ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Workplace Safety Training – A Double-Edged Sword

    Building workplace safety awareness on the job can be an application of two extreme views of managing people. The first would be analogous to the army first sergeant, who might tell his troops, “What I’m about to teach you will save your life, because if you don’t learn it I will kill you!” Or there’s the less threatening approach that ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • Zika Virus: WHO announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    The first meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurologic disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 February 2016. According to the Pan American Health Organization the Zika illness is caused by the ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Donald Blankenship Charged in Mine Disaster

    Former chief executive of Massey Energy Company, Donald Blankenship, was charged for multiple violations of safety rules and deceit of federal inspectors that ultimately led to the death of 29 coal miners during a single incident in 2010; the deadliest mine incident since 1970. Indicted on four criminal counts by a federal grand jury in the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faces a ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

  • Creating a Business Case for a Safe and Healthy Workplace

    In considering a “Business Case” for creating a psychologically safe and healthy workplace, we need to move beyond the idea that companies have a moral responsibility to send workers home from work as healthy as they were when they arrived. During my learning for this post I increased my knowledge about psychological illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The dangers of setting a bad Health and Safety example

    Inspire safety in the workplace, not carelessness We regularly use the expression “lead from the top” when referring to good practice that should be adopted in the workplace but why is this? There are some managers out there who perhaps feel that they have worked hard to get where they are and surely they are entitled to “bend the rules” a little, or ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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

  • Health & Safety Legislation Post-Brexit

    There has been much talk about the impact of Brexit on UK Health, Safety & Environmental legislation. The think tank ‘Open Europe’ for instance calculated that two-thirds of OSH-related regulations introduced between 1997 and 2009 originated in the EU. As an HSE professional for a number of years I’ve had the opportunity to work with both UK-driven and EU-driven legislation ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • ARCO Chemical - Case Study

    Custom Designed Furnace Reclaims $100,000 Condenser PCPC burn-off oven removed 4,240 lbs. of styrene polymer in compliance with local environmental laws. The Problem: ARCO Chemical Company's Beaver Valley plant in Monaca, PA, a manufacturer of styrene-based plastics, was experiencing severe problems and expense with the periodic cleaning of their ...

  • California Department Of Toxic Substances Control Announces New Members Of Green Ribbon Science Panel

    On June 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced three new members of the Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP). The new members are Jack Linard, Ph.D., Personal Care Regulatory Affairs Team for Unilever North America; Elaine Cohen Hubal, Ph.D., Deputy National Program ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biocidal Products Regulation - White Paper

    The European Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012) stipulates that biocidal products may only be made available and used on the market if they are certified in accordance with this regulation. Unlike the previous biocidal products legislation, so-called “in-situ” procedures such as electrolysis, chlorine dioxide and ozone now also fall under this certification ...

  • Case study - Summit leveraged UL The Wercs to reach its goal of obtaining ISO 21469 certification

    Summit Industrial Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Klüber Lubrication, is a leading manufacturer of specialty lubricants and lubricant technology. Summit manufactures more than 5,000 products in its three North American facilities, creating and maintaining over 25,000 labels to fulfill health and safety requirements. Maintaining proper labeling for its products is paramount for Summit. ...


    By UL The WERCS

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