Accident Monitoring Articles

  • Gas Distributors and Specialty Gas Suppliers are the Key to Technology Companies

    The technologies that power laptops, smartphones, LED televisions, and other technologies rely on one hidden ingredient: Gas. Compressed and inert gases help create a pure environment, control the temperature, and carry other substances for a high-quality end product. See how the different gases used play a pivotal role in technology product development and also how they introduce health and ...

  • Air Sampling During NPP Accident

    There has been considerable interest recently generated regarding emergency air sampling protocols as a result of the Fukushima accident in Japan. A major concern involving air sampling requirements is the accurate determination of gaseous-radioactive iodine species emitted from the NPP to the environment as a result of an accident. During normal NPP operation gaseous radioactive iodine ...

  • A Record Year for EHS Non-Compliance fines in the UK

    The sentencing landscape for Environmental, Health and Safety offences in the UK (England & Wales specifically) has undergone significant change over the last 18 months. In England and Wales, companies have been handed record fines in these fields. So what does this mean for businesses? ...

  • Patterns of gob-water inrush in Chinese coalmines

    Gob-water is a serious hazard in Chinese coalmines. Such inrushes have caused more than 80% of the coalmine water accidents recorded in recent years. This study is based on reviews of past gob-water hazard cases in China. Six inrush patterns are suggested, caused by gobs exposed by tunneling, channeled by faults, or fissure or caving zone channeling, damage to or collapse of water-resistant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Contamination accidents in China's drinking water distribution networks: status and countermeasures

    In recent years, frequent urban drinking water contamination accidents have caused significant impacts on society in China. However, emergency measures are primarily realized as management policies lack systematic technologies especially for those within-network contamination accidents. The aim of this paper is to perform analysis on cases of contaminant accidents that occurred in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Press or pulse exposures determine the environmental fate of cerium nanoparticles in stream mesocosms

    Risk assessment models indicate that stream ecosystems receiving municipal wastewater effluent may have the greatest potential for exposure to manufactured nanoparticles. We determined the fate of cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles in outdoor stream mesocosms using 1) one‐time pulse addition of CeO2 nanoparticles, representative of accidental release and 2) continuous, low‐level press addition ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Need of Surveillance and High Quality Monitoring

    With the rise in unwanted scenarios in nature due to the man-made activities in the environment a severe need for proper surveillance of various disasters causing factors is a must in the current prevailing situations. An uncountable millions of lives are being lost every year due to accidents or natural calamities. The squandering caused by such undesirable phenomena’s can be curtailed by ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Bruce Power (Canada) Gamma Monitoring System - Case Study

    System description and operational performance after first winter period 2014/2015 The Bruce Power nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ontario, Canada, is the largest nuclear generating station in the world, operating 8 nuclear reactors producing 6300 MW. In correlation with Bruce Power’s safety culture, “Safety first” and continuous improvement are essential and substantial ...


    By Bertin Instruments SAS

  • All About Health and Safety Software

    The many different health and safety laws and regulations can be understandably difficult to get to grips with it, but do the tools to help you implement them have to be? With the right health and safety software suited to you and your business, you can look forward to an educated and, most importantly, safe working environment. Health and safety ...


    By Safety Media Ltd.

  • Inverting time dependent concentration signals to estimate pollutant emissions in case of accidental or deliberate release

    We test the reliability of an inverse model to estimate the amount of mass released instantaneously by a source of pollutant in a turbulent boundary layer. To that purpose we use wind tunnel experiments simulating the dispersion of puffs due to the impulsive release of pollutant. For each of these emissions we recorded time dependent signals at fixed receptors. These single signals have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement

    Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to “all around.” Putting power into the hands of the people is, quite literally, Erik Hersman’s life’s work. With the help of mobile phone technology, open-source software and a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs, the ...


    By Ensia

  • Oxford instruments case study

    Delivering operational efficiency Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, space, energy, defence and healthcare. Business needs Oxford Instruments needed to improve the management of Health & Safety acrossall locations. A gap analysis identified a number of key ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Plant area monitoring at Krško

    Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering system and hydrogen recombiners, a new emergency diesel generator, and a protected store of mobile emergency equipment, is already completed. The next phase in ...


    By Bertin Instruments SAS

  • 5 Reasons to Perform a Consequence Modeling Analysis for Your Facility

    The potential for accidental release of toxic chemicals to the environment is a daily threat for many industrial facilities and plants. These releases can occur very suddenly and unexpectedly, putting employees and the public at risk of injury or death, and the surrounding environment at risk of damage or destruction. A consequence modeling analysis is a powerful tool (and sometimes a regulatory ...

  • Basic Principle of Safety

    A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or ...

  • The culture of denial, workplace injuries and lessons learned

    Try to imagine this workplace injury scenario: A construction worker is seriously hurt on the job. It’s a very minor injury. Years later, under similar circumstances, a worker is killed from a similar incident. Why didn’t the company learn from the first incident? Recent research in the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Comparative investigation of Source Term Estimation algorithms using FUSION field trial 2007 data: linear regression analysis

    Given a warning based on detections at a few sensors, it should be useful to rapidly provide an estimate of the location, time of release and amount of material released. Such information could lead to refined predictions of the hazardous area and support follow–on actions to investigate the cause and nature of the hazardous release. In September 2007, a short–range test designed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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