Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) managers must be constantly aware of the numerous and ever-changing chemicals that are present at their facility, as each chemical presents unique risks to the workforce and other onsite personnel. Seemingly innocent mistakes such as storing a chemical improperly or mislabeling a container can lead to potentially catastrophic consequences. Therefore, […]
October has been National Protect Your Hearing Month, and our experts at Safety.BLR.com® have been busy answering subscribers’ questions about hearing conservation. We’ve selected a couple for our EHS Daily Advisor readers—where does an office employee fit into a hearing conservation program, and what happens when an employee refuses to take a baseline audiometric test?
A Safety.BLR.com® subscriber recently asked our experts if an employee’s electric shock experience was recordable on the OSHA 300 log. Read on to see the specifics of the incident and what the experts had to say.
Experts at Enviro.BLR.com® were recently asked, “If the hazardous waste is unused and unopened and has GHS labeling on the container from the manufacturer, can you just write hazardous waste on there with the accumulation date and be compliant?” Read on to learn their answer.
Q. I manage our filter cake waste as a hazardous secondary material (HSM) and notified the EPA and state environmental protection agency before managing the waste as a HSM. Are there any other reporting requirements after the initial notification?
Q: We currently have locations across the US that pay our employees for their lunch break. If an hourly employee leaves the premises, while on a “paid” lunch break, would the employer be liable if they were to get into an accident or incur an injury?
In 1971, the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a joint memorandum to clarify jurisdictional issues related to the regulation of facilities with the potential to discharge oil into the environment. Nearly 50 years later, there is still significant uncertainty about where one agency’s authority ends and the other’s begins.
Q. A company on my property has generated hazardous waste from past operations (subsurface cleanup) and I’m wondering if I must be identified as the legal owner and operator on the forms for the EPA ID Number and subsequent Biennial Reporting.
Q: On May 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision on 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ vacating the 100-hour exemption for emergency generators participating in demand response from having to meet the more stringent emission limits, control device requirements, and/or work practice requirements applicable to […]
Q. Is installing a leachate collection system required by the EPA for a solid waste landfill? A. It is most likely that either the EPA or a state environmental agency will require a leachate collection system in a solid waste landfill.