Category Archives: EHS Compliance

EPCRA Reporting

Over the past few posts I have discussed the requirements of Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) for both Emergency Planning and Emergency Release Notifications.  In today’s post I am going to tackle part one of the last major … Continue reading

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EPCRA Emergency Release Notifications

I am on a quest to demystify the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) regulation.  In the previous post I discussed the requirements of EPCRA Emergency Planning, today I am focusing on EPCRA emergency release notification.  EPCRA standards … Continue reading

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EPCRA Emergency Planning Requirements

In my previous post I mentioned the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) is composed of three major parts.  In today’s post I will focus on Emergency Planning, the portion of the law which intends to prepare state … Continue reading

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Introduction to EPCRA

Environmental regulations have the tendency to confuse even the most intelligent of professionals.  A group of regulations that I revisit often is Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA).  This week I will post of series that will detail the requirements … Continue reading

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PBCs) Regulatory Changes Ahead

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of man-made organic materials that are desirable because of  the following characteristics: non-flammable, chemically stable, have a high boiling point and electrical insulation properties.  Unfortunately the same characteristics cause them to persist and bioaccumulate in the … Continue reading

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Not all bulbs are created equally

In the last post I summarized requirements for universal waste.  One waste stream that falls into this category are bulbs (lamps).  Did you know that not all lamps need to be managed as universal waste that, in fact, some are not … Continue reading

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Universal Waste Requirements

Universal waste is a special category of hazardous waste that includes batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and lamps.  For the most part, these wastes are self-explanatory but often confusion arises from mercury-containing equipment which includes a device or part of a device (including … Continue reading

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FAQ: Which companies are required to track employee work-related injuries and illnesses?

Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most US based companies to record and report work-related injuries and illnesses?  Let’s discuss each requirement a little further:

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Are You Shipping Batteries?

Based on my experience, one of the largest areas of non-compliance is the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat).    Many times logistics or warehouse personnel are unaware that hazardous materials are required to be packaged, unloaded, loaded, documented and shipped in … Continue reading

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The ABCs of EHS Compliance–Part Two

Part One of The ABCs of EHS Compliance discussed the role of an environmental, health & safety (EHS) Professional.   This article will review where to begin when implementing an EHS program or when improving an existing program.   EHS is a … Continue reading

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