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  • Accidents at work

    59 families were devastated by fatal injuries in the UK construction industry in 2005/2006. • 24 deaths were as a result of a fall of more than 2 metres • The majority were employed in small companies• An effective H & S management system, like the newly updated BS OHSAS 18001, is seen as necessary to reduce impact further There is a demonstrable improvement in the ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Worldwide nuclear accident monitoring network launched

    An IAEA-based international nuclear emergency response network has become operational through receipt of its first pledges of assistance from four Member States. Finland, Mexico, Sri Lanka and the United States have stepped forward to make the initial commitments to the Response Assistance Network (RANET), a global response arrangement designed to coordinate international assistance in case of a ...

  • Striving for zero fire accidents

    The UAE Civil Defense, in a joint effort with Gulf co-operation, is analyzing possible fire hazards and through commercial & residential national level campaigns are training people and monitoring them with great success to achieve the goals of a fire safe environment. Barely entering the second quarter of 2013, several unfortunate fire accidents have already made the news. Fire continues to ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Maritime safety: towards better prevention of maritime accidents

    On 11 March 2009 the European Parliament finally approved the third package of measures for maritime safety after the agreement reached in conciliation last December and approval by the Council. 'I am particularly satisfied with the agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council. It is a significant step towards improved prevention of maritime accidents and increased accountability of ...


    By European Commission

  • Pennsylvania DEP Releases Impact Report on Fukushima Nuclear Accident

    The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the completion of its Fukushima Nuclear Accident Report, which highlights DEP's response and findings regarding air and water sources, and the public's health and safety after the March 11 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility in Japan. "The report shows that DEP's Bureau ...

  • Dounreay workers achieve a year without `lost time accident`

    Dounreay’s workforce has notched up a staggering 3.76 million man hours without an industrial work-related personal injury that results in more than three days off work. This equates to one calendar year without such an injury. Although separate areas of the site have achieved excellent safety records, this is the first time that the site as a whole has reached a year without lost time accident. ...

  • NRC publishes survey results on nuclear accident response strategies to protect the public

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released a publication that provides new insights into how best to protect the public during a nuclear power plant accident. The publication is based on the results of focus groups and telephone surveys conducted in the Emergency Planning Zones (EPZs) around reactor sites. The data will help the NRC review its regulations and guidance related to emergency ...

  • Japan`s Nuclear Accident Spreading to Some Parts of the United States

    Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, commented today on a recent study funded by the US Departments of Energy and Homeland Security that linked elevated radiation in US rain water and food to the ...


  • European Commission launches consultation on revision of chemical accidents directive

    The European Commission has launched a consultation to review the Seveso II Directive on the prevention and response to major chemical accidents. The basic structure and requirements of this legislation have remained unchanged for over 10 years. The survey is intended to provide the Commission with feedback and lessons learnt about the implementation of the directive, and focuses on major ...

  • Spain, US sign new accord on nuclear accident cleanup plan

    Spain and the United States signed an agreement Monday to further discuss the cleanup and removal of land contaminated with radioactivity after a mid-air collision in 1966 dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs near the southern Spanish village of Palomares. Under a statement of intent signed by Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and U.S. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear accident in Japan: where to get up-to-date information

    Following the massive earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, a number of explosions and fires took place at the reactor buildings of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan declared a state of alert and reported leaks of radioactive material. Given the magnitude and the global dimension of the disaster, Japanese authorities and the international community are following the situation very ...

  • MEPs call for better protection of workers from occupational diseases and workplace accidents

     In a report on the Community strategy on health and safety at work 2007-2012, the European Parliament regrets that the Commission 'is silent on targets for the reduction of occupational diseases'. New and emerging risks had to be identified, and asbestos needed to be phased out. MEPs also repeat their call for a better protection of healthcare workers from blood borne diseases. The report ...


    By European Parliament

  • Bayer CropScience LP to pay US$37,790 for failure to implement risk program, perform accident review at Kansas city facility

    Bayer CropScience LP has agreed to pay a US$37,790 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to adequately implement a risk management program aimed at preventing and responding to chemical accidents and releases at its pesticide-manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Mo. Bayer CropScience LP has also agreed to spend US$100,000 on a supplemental environmental project ...

  • No immediate health risks from Fukushima nuclear accident says UN expert science panel

    "Radiation exposure following the nuclear accident at Fukushima-Daiichi did not cause any immediate health effects. It is unlikely to be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the general public and the vast majority of workers," concluded the 60 th session of the Vienna-based United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effect of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). The effects of ...

  • Safety net for hazardous chemicals strengthened as the scope of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention widens

    Safety at industrial facilities across 40 countries in Europe will be enhanced with the inclusion of 13 additional categories of hazardous substances and 32 more chemicals with serious health and environmental effects within the scope of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention). This will start on 19 December 2015 with the entry ...

  • Company to Pay Fine for Chemical Accident Prevention Violations in Sandwich, Mass. and E. Providence, R.I.

    A cold storage and ice manufacturing company has agreed to pay penalties of $225,000 to settle claims by EPA that the company violated federal Clean Air Act requirements meant to prevent chemical releases relating to its use of ammonia at facilities located in East Providence, R.I., and Sandwich, Mass. According to EPA’s complaint, JP Lillis Enterprises, which does business under the trade ...

  • OilGuard water monitoring system

    The OilGuard from SIGRIST-PHOTOMETER AG is the result of more than 15 years experience with online Oil-in-Water monitoring systems. The instrument has been developed in close cooperation with the oil industry and combines proven UV-Fluorescence technique with valuable features for an easy and reliable operation. These features include a proven contact-less measurement, which drastically reduces ...


    By SIGRIST - PHOTOMETER AG

  • `Not all particles are equal`, Air Monitors

    Recently, the Prime Minister’s car was covered by a thin layer of Saharan dust and air quality was suddenly a lead item in the national news. The dust itself does not pose a serious hazard to health in comparison with the finer particles (from diesel engines for example) that travel deep into the lungs, but Jim Mills, MD of Air Monitors, believes that the media attention that this event ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Surveillance and Monitoring of Explosive, Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Hazards

    This report provides: An overview of the global market for the surveillance and monitoring of explosive, chemical, biological, and nuclear hazards. Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013 and 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019. Discussion of how hazards due to industrial accidents, nuclear plant accidents, ...


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