By Jennifer Busick In yesterday’s Advisor, guest columnist Jennifer Busick looked at preventive measures that can keep a spill controlled and contained until it can be dealt with. But what happens when the spill control fails or when it was inadequate or absent in the first place? Busick tackles the topic in today’s Advisor.
With flu season making its approach, your company is probably beefing up by offering flu shots and telling employees to wash their hands. But are your efforts being wasted, especially when your employees are still acting like children? Recently, the Metro Planning and Design Services department for the city of Louisville, Kentucky has had to […]
While “wearable tech” bracelets are helping workers by counting their steps and tracking their respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure, a new bracelet developed by Oregon State University (OSU) can protect their health in another important way.
For owners and operators of commercial buildings, staying on top of asbestos training can be time-consuming, confusing, and costly. In addition to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to protect workers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also has numerous regulations designed to address asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) management. Due to the many considerations building operators must […]
In general, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focuses its efforts on compliance rather than on the training process used to achieve compliance. (However, asbestos, lead abatement, and certain other highly toxic or cancer-causing material handling are exceptions for which the EPA has specific training requirements.) In some cases, the EPA specifies general types of […]
At the 2013 National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s (NISTM) recent storage tank conference, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a really detailed, 3-hour review of SPCC regulations and best practices. Here are some things I picked up that I bet you didn’t know about the SPCC. 1. Emergency and backup generators count toward […]
If you have employees worried about the potential effects of radiation exposure from last week’s tragedy in Japan, California public health officials emphasize that there is no cause for concern.