Compliance

Compliance

  • Published On: June 11, 2024

    Many companies are already familiar with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) having been required to provide in depth information to the EPA in 2016 and in 2020 on the quantities manufactured or imported of certain chemicals along with their industrial processing and use, consumer and commercial applications, potential exposure […]

  • Published On: April 29, 2024

    The OSHA Top 10 is a list of the most cited violations in a given fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). Inspectors are on high alert for these violations and are likely to issue citations for them. OSHA violations begin at $16,131 per violation per day. If that violation […]

  • Published On: January 30, 2024

    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, […]

  • Published On: January 23, 2023

    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, […]

  • Published On: October 12, 2022

    Have you ever heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss”? I’m sure we all have.  Unfortunately, that phrase isn’t always correct, especially when it comes to environmental and safety regulatory infractions.  Setting aside the moral obligation to protect our workforce and natural resources, with documented fines reaching the million dollar mark […]

  • Published On: September 29, 2022

    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 […]

  • Published On: August 17, 2022

    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” […]

  • Published On: August 9, 2022

    The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) is the overarching federal management regime for the disposal of hazardous waste. This act dictates the different classifications of waste, such as hazardous, municipal, and industrial (non-hazardous), as well as the management requirements associated with each classification. It can be daunting […]

  • Published On: August 9, 2022

    The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, promulgated under 40 CFR 112, is to prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shore lines.  In order to better understand the SPCC rule, below are some of the fundamentals of the SPCC rule […]

  • Published On: April 29, 2022

      The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) standards were updated for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) (sometimes previously referred to as “aerial lifts”) in June of 2020. These updates included new classifications (groups and types) which can impact facilities and industry. These revisions […]

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