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Drinking Water Contamination: Can It Happen In Your Town?

Think about lead. There is probably no metallic constituent in our industrial society for which the vigilant practice of hazardous waste management is more important. As this is being written, lead commands nearly $2400 per metric ton. It is an essential material in car batteries—especially in the rapidly expanding realm of electric and hybrid [...]

By | 2018-09-14T08:51:21+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Environmental Remediation, Safety|Comments Off on Drinking Water Contamination: Can It Happen In Your Town?

Penalties for Noncompliance Will Soon Cost You More

We have long said that failing to remain in compliance with the many different regulations out there will cost you more in the end. With an increase in penalties fast approaching, it’s more true now than ever before. Due to Congress amending the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 in 2015, the Environmental Protection [...]

By | 2016-07-22T16:23:11+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|EPA, Regulatory, Safety|Comments Off on Penalties for Noncompliance Will Soon Cost You More

What You Should Know About High-Hazard Waste

The seriousness of hazardous waste alone is typically enough to raise concern for generators of such materials. Imagine, then, what kind of concern the thought of high-hazard waste could potentially stir up. But what exactly is high-hazard waste, and how should generators deal with it? What is High-Hazard Waste? Most environmental companies have the [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:08:50+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Hazardous Waste, Safety|Comments Off on What You Should Know About High-Hazard Waste

Is Your Workplace Ready for the June 2016 GHS Labeling Deadline?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its new Hazard Communication Standard in March 2012, which resulted in numerous changes. Now, with the final June 1, 2016 deadline quickly approaching, it is time to make sure you’re in full compliance. Why the Update? If this is the first you’re hearing about the final [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:11:44+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Hazardous Waste, Regulatory, Safety|Comments Off on Is Your Workplace Ready for the June 2016 GHS Labeling Deadline?

What You Need to Know About Sodium Azide

With the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeing an increase in the number of reported incidents involving sodium azide, it’s important circle back to discuss the compound itself, the potential danger of accumulating it over time, and proper disposal techniques. A Potentially Explosive Situation A colorless salt, sodium azide is an inorganic [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:18:26+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Hazardous Waste, Safety|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Sodium Azide

OSHA Just Made Injury Reporting Much Easier

Regardless of how unfortunate they are, injuries are part of the workplace, especially when you’re dealing in a more traditional, industrial setting. And while filing injury reports has been a pain in the past, OSHA recently made the process of injury reporting much simpler. How Online Injury Reporting Works Employers are required to notify OSHA [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:06+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Regulatory, Safety|Comments Off on OSHA Just Made Injury Reporting Much Easier

Hazmat Employee Training Requirements Every Employer Must Know

Hazmat employee training is not something to be ignored and could potentially hinder day-to-day operations if it is. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all employers dealing in hazardous materials to provide their employees with general safety, awareness, and security training in regards to those hazardous materials. What defines a hazmat employee? [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:23:43+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Hazardous Waste, Regulatory, Safety|Comments Off on Hazmat Employee Training Requirements Every Employer Must Know

Revisiting the Importance of Proper Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Management Gone Wrong The massive explosions in Tianjin, China were an unfortunate reminder of not only the deadly consequences hazardous materials can have, but also a ringing endorsement for the need of proper hazardous waste management. While the cause of those explosions is still under investigation, the company that owned the warehouse—Rui [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:32:09+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Hazardous Waste, Safety|Comments Off on Revisiting the Importance of Proper Hazardous Waste Management

How to Avoid Penalties for Hazardous Materials Transportation

By nature, hazardous materials transportation comes with a high level of responsibility. These items can often pose a significant threat to humans and the environment alike, and must be handled with care. Failing to do so will rack you up some hefty fines and potentially even prison time. That’s why it’s absolutely vital to [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:37:13+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Hazardous Waste, Regulatory, Safety|Comments Off on How to Avoid Penalties for Hazardous Materials Transportation

Radon & Safety: Ubiquity, Exposure, and OSHA

Radon & Safety: Ubiquity, Exposure, and OSHA   Radon: The Insensible Radioactive Gas Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless radioactive gas. Increased exposure to large concentrations of the gas have been correlated with an incidence of lung cancer. Radon is released during the decay of uranium and thorium, which are found naturally occurring [...]

By | 2018-09-14T11:14:52+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Hazardous Waste, Safety|0 Comments