Category: EHS Management

UST Releases: What You Have to Report Within 30 Days, 45 Days

UST Reporting Within 30 Days of Release A leaking tank may be repaired if standard industry practices are followed. After completion of the repair, the tank must be tested within 30 days. When testing the tank, use one of these methods: An industry-standard internal or tightness test Leak detection monitoring (but not the combination method […]

9 Steps for Successful Recycling

1.  Set up appropriate recycling programs in administrative offices, food service areas, and public areas. It is best to concentrate on areas that produce significant amounts of particular materials. 2.  Walk through the facility noting what type of waste is discarded in each area. A walk-through will help determine which types of bins are needed. […]

EPA’s Small Business Compliance Policy – What You Need to Know

In fact a great number of actions are taken against small businesses. Given the immense population of regulated small businesses, EPA and many state agencies have adopted self-audit policies intended to encourage these entities to voluntarily discover, disclose, and correct violations, thereby partly lessening the workload of overextended inspectors. EPA introduced its Policy on Compliance […]

EMSs: Document Control and Record Management

EMS Document Control You have to keep all your EMS-related documents controlled and up to date. Here’s what’s required: All EMS documents must be carefully controlled and be easily accessible to persons who need them. They must be periodically reviewed, revised, and approved by management. Obsolete documents must be promptly removed. For example, there is […]

Got an EMS? Better Keep Good Records

The ISO focus is more on adopting a set of universally accepted procedures than being in compliance with local or national environmental laws. So, you don’t have to be in full compliance with environmental laws at the time you seek certification, but you must have a set of documented procedures in place that are designed […]