The Best On-Line HSE Resources

When I started my career, there were no PCs and no internet.  Our education was obtained by attending classes, reading books, and most importantly though work experience.  Today, one essentially has access via the internet to the collective global HSE knowledge-base. Unfortunately, direct access to what is practically an infinite resource is not without problems.  We […]

The Challenge of E-Waste Management in Developing Countries

Life was much quieter and simpler when I started my HSE careers in the late 1970s – no electro-house music, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no internet, and no e-waste! Now computers, mobile phones, TVs and other electronic equipment can be found worldwide, even in the poorest communities.   While the electronics/internet age unarguably has […]

Garage, Garbage Everywhere – A Primer on Solid Waste Management

Over the last twenty years I have travelled extensively across Asia and visited countless industrial facilities, including those in primary (extractive), secondary (manufacturing) and tertiary (services) sectors.    Regardless of the sector, one of the greatest challenges faced by these companies – and also one of the most commonly overlooked and poorly managed – pertains to […]