Introducing TIPS – Today’s Incident Prevention System

Notwithstanding the claims promoted by many companies of their million upon millions of hours of work done without a loss time incident, we are all very much aware that accidents happen.  (If interested on my thoughts on the incident reporting scam please read this blog post – Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Loss Time Injuries). […]

Vapor Intrusion in the Workplace

I have previously discussed volatile compounds that are generated in the workplace from day-to-day activities and the hazards that they can pose to workers –Volatile Compounds in the Workplace: Part 1 VOCs. But, there is another less obvious source of volatile compounds in the workplace, and from my experience a source that is seldom considered […]

Do You Really Need an HSE Legal Register?

There are, at least to me, a surprising number of companies operating without any real idea of their worker health & safety and/or environmental regulatory obligations.  This is particularly true in developing countries, where there are undoubtedly many reasons for this lack of understanding of the HSE requirements: blissful ignorance, i.e., lack of awareness of […]

Volatile Compounds in the Workplace: Part 2 VICs

I have previously posted about particulate air pollutants in the workplace: Confused About Dust, Particulates and Fumes in the Workplace? Part 1: Dust and Particulate Matter Confused About Dust, Particulates and Fumes in the Workplace? Part 2: Smoke, Aerosols, Fumes and Mist I’ll continue the theme of potentially harmful air pollutants with a look at […]