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

Bringing the Heat: OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Outdoor and Indoor Heat Related Hazards

OSHA is making heat illness and hazards a top priority with its Heat Hazard National Emphasis Program (NEP), which went into effect on April 8. The agency will conduct proactive inspections for heat-related hazards in “high-risk” industries, including a category that covers many facilities and construction sites. Assessing the Workplace [...]

By |2022-08-17T14:07:13-04:00August 17, 2022|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

“Cradle-to-Grave”: Regulating Hazardous Waste From Generation to Disposal and Every Step In-Between

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 [...]

By |2022-08-12T22:38:08-04:00August 9, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Fundamentals of SPCC Plans

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 [...]

By |2022-08-12T22:37:39-04:00August 9, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Ohio’s Cessation of Regulated Operations Program

Abandoned sites can be damaging to the environment and can lead to expensive cleanups. Take for example the former Dayton Tire and Rubber Facility. In 1987, vandals entered the closed tire and rubber plant to recover salvageable materials. While removing copper cores from electric transformers remaining at the facility, the [...]

By |2022-04-29T12:57:52-04:00April 29, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments

Environmental Considerations with Land Use Redevelopment

The range of land use in the United States is extensive, varying from agricultural land use to heavy industrial use. Not only do environmental considerations arise when redeveloping a Brownfields site, they must also be taken into account in nearly all redevelopment scenarios whether it is agricultural to residential or [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:38-04:00April 29, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms – How Have Standards Changed?

  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 [...]

By |2022-09-29T15:29:38-04:00April 29, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments
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