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Flammables and Compressed Gases Best Management Practices

Flammables and compressed gases are two hazardous materials commonly found in nearly any facility.  From heavy industry, light industry and warehouses and nearly any facility resembling one of the three described.  Over the course of 30 years of experience best practices have changed as technology advanced. For example, a gasoline can from 30-years ago no … more »

Industrial Hygiene Sampling: Why, When, How, What If?

Dust, fumes, and other airborne hazards are ubiquitous among some industries. Following regulations that control airborne hazards can seem daunting especially in industries where dust and airborne chemicals are a virtually unavoidable result of their processes. Fortunately, industrial hygiene (IH) sampling (sometimes referred to as occupational hygiene sampling) is an available option to empirically determine … more »

Closure – What Does It Mean?

This webinar will discuss what closure is, review steps necessary to achieve closure (including investigation, remediation, preferential pathway evaluation, monitoring, etc.), and outline regulatory guidance as it relates to closure. This webinar will also cover remedial options and answer questions such as: “Can a Site be reopened after closure?” “What situations would allow this to … more »

Environmental Justice: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Learn about the impact Environmental Justice is having on the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. This webinar will include the regulatory, project and community perspectives. Topics covered include: The latest developments in the New Jersey laws that will serve as a bellwether for other states. Hear specific case studies about … more »

Closure – What Does It Mean?

Closure is generally defined as the point of the project where no additional investigation or remediation activities are required and the regulatory agency has provided a letter to that effect.  It is the point in the project that all responsible parties want to achieve, and in most cases, must achieve, preferably sooner than later.  Spills or … more »

Where to Start: Management of Hazardous Materials (OSHA Subpart H)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements for handling Hazardous Materials in Subpart H – Hazardous Materials 29 CFR 1910.101-1910.126. Facilities must pay special attention to managing hazardous chemicals and facility management must afford the necessary resources. This webinar will discuss the regulatory aspects and hazardous chemicals and how they pertain to … more »

When Asbestos Inspections Are Required

What most people don’t know is the EPA actually identified asbestos as a hazardous air pollutant back in March of 1971. Yes, 1971, almost 45 years ago. Following its designation, the EPA published the Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) in April of 1973. This means the NESHAP regulation has been in … more »

From “Oh No!” to “OK”: Effectively Responding the Moment You Discover an Environmental Problem

Environmental noncompliance happens.  Although each issue calls for its own type of response, there are best practices to promptly and effectively respond.  As a first step pause, carefully evaluate the compliance obligation, and consider the timing of any noncompliance and deadline.  For example, did you miss an internal deadline, like a regular inspection for your … more »

Environmental Compliance Assurance Relationship With Glass Manufacturing Facilities

August Mack began a working relationship with an Ohio-based glass manufacturing company providing environmental compliance support services. Initial projects involved the completion of air emission inventories and a ventilation survey at their main facility. August Mack was later retained to provide continued environmental compliance assistance by implementing our Compliance Assurance Program (eCAP®). Using our eCAP® … more »

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