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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Successful Startup and Acceptance of a Pacific Northwest Plant Vent Radiation Monitoring System – October, 2017

    HI-Q Environmental Products Company, Inc. (HI-Q) and VF, a.s. (VF) have completed the Site Acceptance Test for a Northwestern Nuclear Generating Station Plant Vent Radiation Monitoring System.  Energy Northwest has now started a two-month confidence run for the system after which it will become operational.  ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 OTT HydroMet

  • 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 ...

  • Methane Detection in Mine Ventilation Systems

    Mining is big business, with the world’s 50 largest mining companies worth a total of 1 trillion dollars.1 Worldwide, the mining industry is responsible for the direct employment of 3.7 million people, with over 150 million indirectly supported by small-scale mining operations.2 Many other sectors, such as high-tech industry, are also entirely dependent on mined supplies of ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Shreveport Plant Installs Fence-line Monitors to Safeguard Workers and Local Community

    Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes, L.L.C., plant will expand a fence-line monitoring system to increase awareness of toxic air releases. The crude refinery and petroleum products facility will also pay a civil penalty of $326,000 to settle nine violations of the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) Risk Management Program uncovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From Aug. 15-18, ...

  • Bertin launches the new SaphyGATE G range of radiation portal monitors for vehicles and their loads

    Bertin Technologies, a CNIM Group subsidiary, has announced the launch of its new SaphyGATE G range of radiation portal monitors. The first devices in this range of portal monitors automatically detect the potential radioactivity of vehicles, such as trucks and trains, and their loads. Dedicated to the control of radiation hazards on industrial and civil sites, these devices offer excellent ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • EC to integrate national maritime surveillance systems

    The European Commission published today three working documents describing the current state in the offshore government activities in the coastal EU Member States and maritime surveillance at EU level. These documents are seen as an initial response to the aim of the integrated EU Integrated Maritime Policy to provide tools for joined-up policy-making in the EU. In this sphere, this would be ...


    By European Commission

  • Protect sea-water intakes from oil using turner oil in water monitors

    The protection of Desalination Plants, Open Loop Cooling Water Intakes, Seafood Processing Plants and other seawater users is a special problem during an oil spill or other marine accident. Potential pollution sources include crude oil drilling and production, ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, and other industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling water discharges. Low ...

  • Reliance on trade makes food systems vulnerable

    Boosting international trade may not be the best way to improve food security, as it makes many countries vulnerable to food shortages caused by market fluctuations, according to new research. A ...


    By SciDev.Net

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