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The Art and Science of Process Hazard Analysis for EHS Risk Management

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is a powerful tool required for Process Safety Management (PSM) found at 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.119 (e).  The objective of a PHA is an analysis of hazards following a formalized approach including the team organizational structure.  The art and science include selecting the level [...]

By |2022-09-29T15:24:05-04:00September 29, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Asbestos And Your Responsibilities As a Business Owner

In my eighteen (18) years as consultant, I’ve seen a lot of oversight of environmental regulations (regs) by a number of clients. Typically, these oversights are not due to negligence. Rather, I find, it’s purely a lack of awareness of the environmental regs that apply to their specific industry. If [...]

By |2022-08-18T08:39:26-04:00August 17, 2022|Building Sciences, News|0 Comments

An Overview of Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene also referred to as occupational hygiene, is defined as anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in the workplace. The OSHA Act of 1970 set mandatory occupational safety and health requirements to protect employees from workplace hazards. What steps should an employer take to comply with OSHA? Every [...]

By |2022-08-18T08:37:18-04:00August 17, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Flammable Liquids: An Introduction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the flammable liquids standard to provide guidance on identifying, storing, and managing these materials. In 2012, OSHA revised the flammable liquids standard to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This revision changed the standard from “Flammable and Combustible Liquids” to “Flammable Liquids” [...]

By |2022-08-19T10:33:35-04:00August 17, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Industrial Storm Water Permitting

Are you in compliance? Is your business subject to storm water permitting? Storm water programs are regulated by the EPA, State, and local authorities. However, most states are authorized to implement individual storm water NPDES permitting programs. The EPA remains the permitting authority in a few states, territories, and on [...]

By |2022-01-31T14:59:43-05:00January 31, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Environmental Ethics: How Does Your Ethical Yardstick Measure Up?

How do you as an individual know what is right and what is wrong? How do we as a society determine what is moral? Where are those individual and/or societal lessons learned? The concepts of right and wrong have been debated for centuries and continue to this day. To improve [...]

By |2022-01-31T14:36:41-05:00January 31, 2022|News|0 Comments

A 2022 Refresher on Tier IIs

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) guides August Mack through the Tier II reporting season at the beginning of each new year. EPCRA was passed by Congress in 1986 in response to environmental concerns about the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. President Reagan signed EPCRA into law, [...]

By |2022-01-31T13:24:41-05:00January 31, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

#LookbackFriday: Environmental Edition

Several of the most popular social media trends to recently sweep social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all have a common theme – looking back at the past and comparing it to today. Challenges like “10 Year Challenge!” “How it Went…How It’s Going” or “#LookbackFriday” are interesting to [...]

By |2022-01-31T10:43:31-05:00January 31, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Use of Institutional Controls to Facilitate Site Closure

Historically, the use of Institutional Controls (ICs) was associated with large, complex sites involved in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup programs, such as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action and Superfund.  The ICs were commonly used in conjunction with removal actions, soil and groundwater remediation, and risk [...]

By |2022-01-31T10:42:46-05:00January 31, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments

Dealing with Management of Change (MOC’s) for Process Safety Management and Risk Management Planning

Management of Change (MOC) and Change Management are analogous elements for both Process Safety Management (PSM) (29 CFR 1910.119 (l)) and Risk Management Planning (RMP) (40 CFR 68.75).  Both are incorporated into PSM and RMP development as one of the 14 elements of each.  Simply stated, both are a formalized [...]

By |2022-01-31T10:16:21-05:00January 31, 2022|Compliance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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