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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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • NRDC Report: U.S. Nuclear Safety Regulators Ignore Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risks Despite Fukushima Tragedy

    Three years after hydrogen explosions wreaked havoc in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is still not adequately protecting American nuclear reactors from the risk of similar hydrogen blasts in a severe accident, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As ...

  • Augusta Announces Shipment of Eight EFM Corrosion Monitoring Systems to Enbridge Pipelines

    Augusta Industries, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AAO) ("Augusta" or the "Corporation"), through its wholly owned subsidiaries FOX-TEK Canada Inc. a developer and manufacturer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, is pleased to announce that, further to its press release of January 10,2012, FOX TEK Canada Inc has shipped the eight (8) Electric Field Mapping ("EFM") monitoring systems. The eight (8) ...


  • Augusta Announces Sales of Eight ("EFM") Corrosion Monitoring Systems

    Augusta Industries Inc. ("Augusta" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: AAO), a developer and manufacturer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary FOX TEK Canada Inc. has been awarded contracts for eight (8) Electric Field Mapping ("EFM") Corrosion monitoring systems. Of these eight (8) systems, five (5) systems were ordered by Enbridge ...


  • 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

  • HI-Q Environmental Products Company, Inc. and VF, a.s. announce the award of radiation monitoring system contract by Energy Northwest

    Energy Northwest selected the team of HI-Q and VF over several other radiation monitoring equipment suppliers for this project. Marc Held, the President of HI-Q stated that "The contract awarded by Energy Northwest to the HI-Q & VF team is yet another significant step toward the successful application of flexible, world-wide solutions in radiation monitoring and protection systems to the ...

  • Augusta Announces Deal With Enbridge Pipelines for the Sale of Eight EFM Corrosion Monitoring Systems

    Augusta Industries Inc. ("Augusta" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: AAO), through its wholly owned subsidiaries FOX-TEK Canada Inc. a developer and manufacturer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, is pleased to announce that FOX-TEK Canada Inc. has been awarded a contract for eight (8) more Electric Field Mapping ("EFM") monitoring systems. The eight (8) systems were ordered by ...


  • Are You An OLED Display Manufacturer? Why PureAire Monitoring Systems May Be Your Next Partner

    OLED -- organic LED -- is a top desired feature in smartphones, yet manufacturers do not have the production capacity needed to meet industry demands. Since OLED devices have stronger contrast, a faster response time, a better quality, and a lower cost, there are many reasons for consumers as well as manufacturers to embrace this trend. To build capacity needed to ...

  • FOX-TEK Provides Corrosion Monitoring Systems for A Technology Development Drive for the Pipeline Industry

    Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FOX) ("FOX-TEK" or the "Corporation"), a developer and manufacturer of patented non-intrusive sensing systems, is pleased to announce that the Corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government. FOX-TEK will take a key role in supplying ...


  • Water intake protection using fluorescence monitors

    The protection of municipal drinking water producers and industrial plants water intakes from oil and hydrocarbon contamination has long been a problem for users of rivers, lakes and oceans.  Potential pollution sources include ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, local surface traffic accidents with fuel spills, upstream industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling ...

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