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Regulation of chemicals (Part 2)

Regulation of chemicals (Part 2) Risk management within the new UK REACH framework Part two of our mini-series on the regulation of chemicals, regulators and policy makers focused on UK REACH – a new framework of chemical regulation in the UK post-Brexit. We discovered how it will go about tackling the UK’s first ‘substances of

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COVID19 Webinar

Covid-19: Science and evidence on environmental transmission and modelling

Covid-19: Science and evidence on environmental transmission and modelling Our three speakers gave a fascinating insight into how Covid-19 challenges the science and evidence around environmental transmission and modelling. All three are active participants in Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) and co-chairs of the Sage Environmental Modelling Group. The seminar was held on March

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Open Data Day event

The underpinning risks, challenges and opportunities of Open Data

The underpinning risks, challenges and opportunities of Open Data To celebrate Open Data Day on 6 March 2021, we hosted a panel discussion to explore the potential of open data in land development. Our panellists talked about what’s blocking its use, and how these challenges could be met. James Madison, from the Open Data Institute

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Regulation of chemicals

Regulation of chemicals In the first part of our joint event with the Institution of Civil Engineers, we hosted an hour long webinar on the 1st of December 2020 to discuss the ever-present issues with regulating manufactured chemical products.  Attracting a wide online audience, we learned from key regulators that from time to time, chemicals

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Managing the risks and consequences of a large polluting accident

Managing the risks and consequences of a large polluting accident Published 7th October, 2020 by Nick Shaw, Chair of Hazards Forum’s Board of Trustees This hour-long online event, held at lunchtime on 15 September 2020, successfully attracted an attendance of 100.  The audience learned about the new J-value framework (J for Judgement), an integrated methodology

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Maintaining nuclear safety during a pandemic

Maintaining nuclear safety during a pandemic Published 7th October, 2020 by Nick Shaw, Chair of Hazards Forum’s Board of Trustees Back in March 2020 as the world was changing rapidly in-line with the exponential curve of what we now know as Covid-19, all organisations were wrestling with the notion of how to respond.  In July

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Safety in space

Safety in space Published 7th October, 2020 A New Frontier, a report on an event at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 19 March 2019 Our March 2019 event saw us partner with the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) to present ‘Safety in Space – a new frontier’ – a topic area not previously considered

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Artificial Intelligence

30th anniversary event: artificial intelligence and automation

30th anniversary event: artificial intelligence and automation Published 7th October, 2020 by Thanos Moros, Hazards Forum Technical Advisory Committee Member Risks and Opportunities from the increased use of Artificial Intelligence in Industry and Society, a report on an event at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 18 June 2019 The event marked the 30th anniversary

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New hazards in road transport

New hazards in road transport Published 7th October, 2020 Automation, Infrastructure and Acceptability, a report on an event at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 17 September 2019 Advances in technology mean that we can look forward to the benefits of faster, more efficient and environmentally sound transport.  However, some significant barriers and hazards remain

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Forensic engineering

Forensic engineering Published 6th October, 2020 Failure, Investigation and Learning – the Anatomy of a Loss, a report on an event at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 3 December 2019 Our December 2019 event, and unknowingly at the time, our last physical meeting before Covid-19 necessitated the March 2020 shutdown in the United Kingdom,

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