Category: Ask the Expert

Fall protection, fall arrest system

Ask the Expert: A Couple of Fall Protection Questions Answered

With the eighth annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction happening this week, we’re taking a look at some fall protection questions answered by our experts at EHS Hero® . Do you need a plan or personal fall arrest systems if you have adequate railing and protection from hazards? What about scissor lifts? Read […]

Emergency Lights and Lighting

Ask the Expert: What’s the Story with Emergency Lights?

Experts at EHS Hero® recently were posed a question from a subscriber concerning lighting, specifically as it relates to emergencies. So, what’s the story with emergency lights? Are there federal OSHA requirements or state laws? What about industry standards? Read on to see how the experts responded.

Back pain ergonomics

Ask the Expert: Are There Safety Statutes on Home Office Ergonomics?

With a large portion of the workforce currently working from home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (and many positions possibly remaining remote post-pandemic), safety managers are wondering where their responsibilities begin and end as it relates to home office ergonomics. A customer recently posed a question on this to the experts at EHS Hero®—read on […]

Hazardous materials and waste, paint waste, HAZWOPER

Ask the Expert: Do SQGs Need to Provide HAZWOPER Training?

An EHS Hero® subscriber recently asked our experts at BLR® if an organization that is a small quantity generator (SQG) of hazardous waste needs to provide the extensive training required under OSHA’s standard for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). Read on to learn the answer.

Hazardous material release, RCRA, CERCLA

Release Reporting Requirements Under RCRA: Info from Experts

No environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager wants to experience a release of hazardous materials or waste. Accidents happen, however, and it’s important to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Experts at EHS Hero recently answered a subscriber’s question about release reporting requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)—let’s see what […]

Hazardous Waste: Property Owner/Operator

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.

What Is the Status of the RICE NESHAP (Subpart ZZZZ) Following the 2015 Vacatur of Certain Emergency Engine Provisions?

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 […]

Do I Need to Install a Leachate Collection System?

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.