UK Nuclear Power Stations Pass ‘Stress Test’

Safety reassessments undertaken at UK nuclear power stations in the light of events at Fukushima Dai-ichi have revealed no fundamental weaknesses. A report just published by the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the UK’s independent nuclear safety regulator, confirms that UK sites have identified and made improvements to enhance safety by learning from events in Japan. … Read more

Abbott Irish Facility Wins Environmental Health and Safety Energy Excellence Award

Abbott’s diagnostic facility in Longford has won a prestigious award from its headquarters for its excellence in environment, health, safety and energy. The Environment, Health, Safety and Energy Excellence Award recognises Abbott sites from around the world for their contribution to the environment, health and safety. The Abbott award was presented to the Longford facility … Read more

Abbott Longford is Abbott Global EHS Manufacturing Plant of the Year

Abbott’s diagnostic facility in Longford has been recognised by the global healthcare group’s leadership for its outstanding Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) performance and environmental excellence. The Longford site has been named as the Abbott EHS Manufacturing Plant of the Year 2009 at the global Environment, Health and Safety Excellence Awards which took place recently in … Read more

Scottish Group to Tackle Pipeline Reliability and Safety Challenges

A team from the University of Dundee have been awarded two grants totaling almost £300,000 to improve the safety and reliability of ultra-deep water oil and gas extraction. The team, led by Dr Huirong Le from Mechanical Engineering in the University’s School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics have received the funding from the Knowledge Transfer … Read more

Dangers in the Dust – Inside the Global Asbestos Trade

Banned or restricted in more than 50 countries, white asbestos continues to be widely used in China, India, Russia and Brazil, and many developing nations, according to ‘Dangers in the Dust’, a joint report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the BBC’s International News Services. A multinational network of industry-backed trade associations … Read more