Environmental Standards Articles

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Monitoring the purity of nitrogen in cryogenic air separation plants - Case Study

    In the manufacturing of the containerised plants, Linde Cryoplants Ltd utilise the Systech Illinois EC923 trace oxygen analyser to monitor the purity of the nitrogen. With 125 years of experience and expertise in the field of cryogenics, Linde Cryoplants is a leading manufacturer of air separation plants. Their compact Nitrogen and Oxygen generators provide custom-made and standard supply ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • How the New Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations Can Impact EHS at Your Food & Beverage Company

    Nearly 80 years ago, the United States enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to introduce the 40-hour work week, establish a minimum wage, guarantee overtime for specific jobs, and end oppressive child labor. Over the years various amendments--such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967--have been added to further improve the life and work environment ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How air pollution affects office workers—and the economy

    FOR anyone who has tried jogging through smog, the physically sapping impacts of air pollution should come as no surprise. But pollution doesn’t just slow down runners, it hampers workers too. Research by Tom Chang of the University of Southern California and colleagues found that pear packers working indoors were slowed by air pollution even at levels well below current air-quality ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • Developing a Culture of Quality Through EQA

    From specimen collection to delivery of test results, laboratory testing must conform to the highest standards of quality: lives depend on it. Click the image below to read more from APHL. ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • Using Devices and Analytics in Safety

    Technology touches virtually everything we do in modern society and in EH&S, it is becoming more prevalent by the day. Businesses can now use analytics and devices to vastly improve their safety strategy and, thanks to data that is obtainable from both humans and connected machines, make much smarter, strategic EH&S decisions. The rise of the ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Primary Standard Gas Flow Calibration—The Only Guarantee of Accuracy

    At Sierra, we have a saying: “An instrument’s accuracy is only as good as its calibration.” The accuracy of your mass flow controller (MFC) is essential in assuring the efficiency, performance, and quality of your flow meter. In many cases, if your instrumentation is not calibrated, then a decline in performance is possible due to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How to Get Higher Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Anywhere

    The quality of the indoor air we breathe is a concern for everyone, especially those in urban environments where contaminant and particle levels are higher due to nearly constant exposure to things like automobile and truck exhausts, construction, and fumigation. Unfortunately for most people, when it comes to the quality of the air in the buildings where they spend most of their time, ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 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

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Microflow LC offers better sensitivity due to reduced matrix effects!

    What is matrix effect? In my last post, What is Microflow,  I talked about two main parameters,  better sampling efficiency and reduced matrix effect, for microflow LC/MS offering higher sensitivity than its conventional counterpart. Let’s take a close look at the matrix effect. It is a result of ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

  • Understanding the UK Labour Standards Assurance System [eBook]

    The Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) is designed to reduce the incidence of labor standards abuses in the medical supply industry. Companies who supply to, or will supply to, National Health Service (NHS) Supply Chain must ensure the use of fair labor in their supply chain. The LSAS was developed by NHS Supply Chain, the Department of Health and other industry ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Water Loss management will be critical to climate change adaptation

    Water loss management is one of the most important issues facing water suppliers around the world. The Sustainable Development Goals have made poverty alleviation and access to safe drinking water a political priority. Targets on providing safe drinking water as a basic human right aim to ensure everyone can access a safe water supply. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of the most ...

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • AQMesh tracks pollution hot spots

    Location Wales (UK) Environment / location Rural, major roadside Installation Single AQMesh pod used in several locations Application Monitoring traffic emissions Objectives Having identified concerning levels of NO2 that breached ...


    By AQMesh

  • Air quality assessment in the EU: room for improvement?

    Different modelling approaches are used to design and assess air quality plans across Europe. This study assessed the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches. The researchers conclude that a large variety of models is in use, without a preferred or standard model having emerged yet. They identify integrating local-scale and large-scale models and verifying models with measurements ...

  • Interlaboratory evaluation of the assessment of arsenic bioaccumulation from field collected sediments using Hexagenia spp. 

    Standardized bioaccumulation testing of aquatic organisms is essential to understanding the impact of historical contamination on the quality of water and sediment. A standardized 28‐day laboratory bioaccumulation method with a freshwater burrowing mayfly, Hexagenia spp., has been developed and internally validated by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). An ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case study - GIGABASE uses UL The Wercs to set higher sustainability standards

    The Situation GIGABASE is a Chinese-based platform that ranks construction materials based on their ecological and health impact. Their mission is to create market incentives for manufacturers to incrementally produce cleaner, healthier materials and explain their potential impact on human health and the environment. Clients look to GIGABASE for full-disclosure results and ...


    By UL The WERCS

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