Tag: Contingency Plan

4 Crucial Questions to Ask When Developing a Contingency Plan for Workplace Medical Emergencies

Every workplace should have a contingency plan for medical emergencies. Even workplaces with just a handful of employees could be susceptible to emergencies, and having a plan for what to do when those emergencies happen can help people stay calm and sometimes save lives. When developing a necessary and effective contingency plan for medical emergencies, […]

Hazwaste Generator Emergency Preparedness

As a hazardous waste generator, are you prepared in the event of an emergency? Does your facility have a “contingency plan”? Both large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste and small quantity generators (SQGs) of hazardous waste must comply with certain specific emergency preparedness and prevention procedures. These procedures involve use of response equipment and […]

10 Steps to Prepare for an EPA Inspection

Recent enforcement statistics from the EPA show that during fiscal year (FY) 2014, enforcement actions required companies to invest more than $9.7 billion in actions and equipment to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites. Companies paid $63 million in combined administrative, civil, and criminal fines. And that’s just on the federal level! Follow these […]

EMS for Higher Ed—Common Compliance Deficiencies

EMS for Higher Ed—Common Compliance Deficiencies The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was passed in 1976 with the goal of regulating the handling and disposal of hazardous wastes. RCRA was strengthened and amended in 1984 and has become the backbone of the national strategy to safely manage hazardous and non-non-hazardous wastes, conserve resources, and […]

SPCC Infographic: Do You Need an Oil Spill Contingency Plan?

Federal guidelines have been established for minimum criteria for the development and implementation of state, local, and regional contingency plans. The plans are developed by state and local governments in consultation with private interests in order to ensure timely, efficient, coordinated, and effective action to minimize damage resulting from oil discharges. Oil spill contingency plans […]

SPCC Infographic: What Type Of Plan Do You Need?

So, what’s a “qualified facility?” A qualified facility is one that meets the following Tier I or Tier II qualified facility criteria: A Tier I qualified facility is one that has no individual aboveground oil storage container with a capacity greater than 5,000 gal and that has had no single discharge of oil in harmful […]