Incident Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • The business value of doing the math

    Under the impulse of trends like ‘big data’, MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is broadening its scope, from the technical disciplines to other – more business- and service-oriented – domains. To promote the broad spectrum of applications for its tools and their role in improving the effectiveness of R&D ...

  • Insurer Uses Telematics to Defend Policyholder Liability Claim in UK First

    A UK court has used telematics data in a landmark case, ruling that a driver should not be held liable for a car accident. The case concerned a collision, for which the third party claimed fault lay with the Insure The Box customer. During the trial at ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Business Continuity Management: Weathering the storm

    Business Continuity Management (BCM) outlines the minimum requirements needed to keep vital functions operating during an emergency or shutdown, to allow an organization to weather unexpected storms. BCM identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an organization’s continued ...


    By IsoMetrix

  • Analox case study: Monitoring oxygen at Cranfield airfield

    Introduction For personnel safety, monitoring of oxygen levels was required as part of an experimental field campaign based at Cranfield airfield. This experiment was undertaken by researchers in the atmospheric physics group at Imperial College London. The researchers are interested in measuring Far-infrared radiance fields in the atmosphere ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Revisiting the Karlovac Brewery Incident

    As a gas monitoring company, we have been made aware of many tragic incidents concerning gas leaks. One of the most obscure and tragic is the incident which happened at the former Karlovac Brewery in Karlovac, Croatia in 2007. Karlovac Brewery (Karlovačka pivovara) was founded in 1854 and is one of Croatia’s most famous breweries, brewing national ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Beyond Incident Rates: Use the Power of Leading Indicators to Improve EHS Performance

    What if you were driving somewhere, and could only see backwards in the rear-view mirror? Sounds scary, but this is pretty much how traditional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) metrics like incident and injury rates have been used for decades to manage performance. Such lagging indicators measure what occurred in the past. They give you a good view of where you’ve been, but not where ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Compliance on the Cutting Edge - Keep Your Company From Becoming an Expensive Lesson in Non-Compliance

    When your company is operating on the cutting edge of technology or seeking to establish a foothold in a new market created by modern technology, the mundane requirements of staying compliant to existing legislation can seem to be archaic and ...


    By Convergepoint

  • 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

  • Integrated actions in the management of critical hydrologic events

    Owing to the increase in urban populations, there has also been an increased incidence of critical events, especially those related to floods and landslides. Since the implementation of the National Civil Defense System in Brazil, a focus on disaster management is no longer the answer when assisting those affected; instead, the answer has become managing disaster risk, in addition to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Case Study

    Background Janssen (formerly Centocor Inc), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, runs a state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Cork, Republic of Ireland. The plant consists of a 10,000m² production building along with a central utilities building, a laboratory and administration block, waste water treatment plant and warehousing/storage. The facility ...


    By Scannell Solutions Limited

  • Preventing loss and protecting profits - Managing security & loss prevention

    Introduction Organisations attempting to combat shrinkage face an increasing barrage of challenges. Shoplifting continues to be a major problem for retail and data security is now pervasive across every industry. The increasing presence of cybercriminals and cyber terrorists pose a much greater threat, and a single hacker sitting in his bedroom can cause far more loss than any ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Metso Minerals - Case Study

    Metso Minerals a is leading global supplier of equipment, service and process solutions to industries including quarrying and aggregates production, mining and minerals processing, construction and civil engineering, and recycling and waste management. In 2008, Metso chose the Intelex Safety Management System to manage all of their corporate health & safety efforts world-wide. The global ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Wincanton case study

    Project Summary Rivo’s Security software solution provides Wincanton with a consistent risk management platform. They are now able to monitor and respond to criminal incidents across pan-European operations more effectively. In 2007 Wincanton’s Group Profit Protection Manager, Paul Regan was looking to introduce a system driven incident reporting and escalation solution that ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Grosvenor case study

    Supporting a dedication to safety Grosvenor is a privately owned international property development and investment group, representing the interests of the Grosvenor family, headed by the Duke of Westminster, and managing over £12bn in assets, 1000 properties and 17 offices worldwide Control and Visibility across a diverse business Committed ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Key changes to the POEO Act

    The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POEO Act) introduces the changes below to improve the way pollution incidents are reported and managed. Key changes include: licensees who undertake monitoring as a result of a licence condition publish monitoring data that relates to pollution within 14 days of obtaining the data licensees who maintain a ...

  • Is your company using Nitrogen or other Cryogenic gases? Why PureAire Recommends an O2 Deficiency Monitor for Safety.

    PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc. focuses solely on safety in the workplace, and in laboratory environments. Oxygen deficiency monitors are used in areas using Nitrogen, Helium, Argon, and Carbon Dioxide. PureAire strongly recommends an oxygen deficiency monitor to be installed anywhere cryogenic gases are being stored. The purpose of an oxygen monitor is to alert employees in the immediate area ...

  • Managing incidents in the water utility sector – towards high reliability?

    Do water utilities exhibit characteristics of high organisational reliability? Here, the reported characteristics of high reliability organisations (HROs) were explored within a regional water utility, and specifically within their incident response team. We found the utility well positioned to manage incidents and that many HRO principles were identifiable as management practice under these ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • US forest service tracks motor vehicle incidents nationwide and reduces reporting time by 50%

    The United States Forest Service (USFS) is responsible for administering 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. Established in 1905, the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, summed up the service’s dedication to enhancing, restoring and protecting America’s landscapes and water resources by stating the purpose of the Service is “To provide the greatest good ...


    By IHS

  • Reynolds packaging unwraps global EHS system: deploys in only 90 days, delivers immediate value

    In April 2008, Reynolds Packaging Group – manufacturers and marketers of leading consumer products such as Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Oven Bags, Wax Paper and more – was sold by Alcoa to New Zealand's Rank Group. As the company geared up to do business under new ownership, its Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) team faced an urgent challenge. They needed to quickly transition ...


    By IHS

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