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  • Pipeline accidents now reportable online

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has alerted operators of pipelines that carry gas and hazardous liquids to use the new online system for reporting incidents and accidents. PHMSA, a DOT agency, changed the reporting forms as of Jan. 1, 2010, and told operators to continue filing hard-copy reports until the online system was launched. The online system is available at ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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 ...

  • Media advisory: unscear launches reports in runup to anniversary of chernobyl accident

    Journalists are invited to attend a press briefing on two reports, Radiation exposures in accidents and Effects on non-human biota to be published by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). The two reports, which are being launched in the runup to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, are detailed scientific annexes to the main findings of ...

  • ESG achieves 12 months without a reportable or lost time accident

    Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading environmental compliance and food testing company is pleased to announce that it has been recognised for the second year by Skanska Civil Engineering for working safely. This year, Skanska has awarded ESG its 12 Months Working Safely Certificate for its ‘contribution towards 12 months without a reportable or lost time accident ...

  • Russia`s preparedness for a nuclear accident

    The IAEA has conducted a review of Russia´s preparedness to respond to a radiation emergency in the country´s northwest Murmansk province. The area is of particular concern with regards to environmental challenges posed by an aging fleet of Soviet-era nuclear submarines, stored nuclear waste, and planned decommissioning and dismantlement work. The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) exercise ...

  • OSHA New Accident Rule is Stirring the Pot

    A new accident rule issued by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which will go into effect on Aug. 10, will change the way that manufacturers and businesses log their injuries and illnesses. OSHA directives state that all businesses inform their employees of their respective rights to file any ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work

    The costs of work-related injuries and illness can be substantial. In the EU-28 in 2012, 3 515 accidents at the workplace resulted in death and there were just under 2.5 million non-fatal accidents that resulted in at least four calendar days of absence from work. Establishing an accurate overall estimate of the cost to all stakeholders at a national or international level with regard to ...

  • Waste industry on track to reduce workplace accidents

    The chairman of the Waste Industry Society and Health Forum  is optimistic that its members can reduce workplace accidents in the waste industry by 50 per cent over the next five years. Speaking to MRW Chris Jones said: “We are trying to get people to take on board the basic safety messages and stick with them. We are also trying to get people to do ...

  • Waste and recycling industry pledges to reduce accident rate

    Members of the Waste Industry Safety and Health forum have pledged to reduce industry accidents by 10% over five years. The waste industry has the unenviable reputation of having a fatal incident rate that is more than 10 times the national average and a reportable accident rate that is more than four times the national average. Signatories of the five year charter hope to see these figures ...

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    It"s hard to believe now, as oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon well encroaches on the Louisiana marshes. But it was only six weeks ago that President Obama announced a major push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama"s commitment to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling reflected the widely-held belief that offshore oil operations, once perceived as dirty and dangerous, were now so ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • Irish HSA advises workers on prevention of workplace related accidents

    The Health and Safety Authority asked all workers and workplaces to “take five” to think about accident prevention and safety at work on World Health and Safety at Work Day this Monday (28 April). Celebrated internationally, World Health and Safety at Work Day aimed to raise awareness about managing risk in the work environment, one of the main principles of accident prevention. Globally, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environment: Better information for citizens about major accident risks

    New rules that enter into force today will see EU citizens better informed about major threats posed by industrial plants in their immediate vicinity. The rules are part of an otherwise technical update of the Seveso Directive, a key instrument in industrial risk management, which is being adapted to reflect recent changes in the ...

  • ANSI provides tips for avoiding accidents during National Safety Month

    It’s time to repair broken steps, clean out the medicine cabinet, and install lighting in dim hallways - June is National Safety Month. This event, which brings national attention to accident prevention, is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). During National Safety Month, NSC helps Americans to prevent injuries and ...

  • Better managing of risks can reduce work-related accidents, says ILO

    The United Nations labour agency is calling for better management risks in the workplace in an effort to reduce the over two million deaths each year resulting from work-related accidents and ill health. In a new report published on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, observed this Monday (28 April), the International Labour Organization (ILO) outlined management ...


    By United Nations

  • 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

  • DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

    Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the accident investigation report for the underground mine fire involving a salt haul truck at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. “The Accident Investigation Board report is a thorough examination of the events that led to the fire ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Henkel publishes 20th sustainability report

    Henkel has published its 20th Sustainability Report in conjunction with its Annual Report for 2010. More than 20 years ago, Henkel made a commitment to principles and objectives relating to occupational health and safety, resource conservation and emissions reduction. In 2008, the ...

  • Sulzer publishes its sustainability report 2009

    The Swiss multinational engineering company Sulzer has released its Sustainability Report 2009 at http://ethicalperformance.com/reports/links/sulzer-sustainability The report, which has received the application level A+ of the Global Reporting Initiative, documents how the company is aiming to continuously improve its sustainability performance. Among achievements highlighted in the document are ...

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