Tag: OK

Q&A: Fume Hood in a Small Room

Is it OK to place a fume hood that is 78” by 29” in a small room 113” by 131”? This room has a front and back door that leads to another room. It’s like a holding room. There seems to be enough room for someone to walk through and exit. I’m concerned about safety […]

Before You Hit the Road: Hit the “Off” Switch

In 2013, over 3,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, and 424,000 were injured. According to the annual survey conducted by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at any given moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving; a number that […]

USTs: 15 Steps to Take After a Flood

After a Flood If your UST has been in a flood, take the following actions, depending on site-specific conditions: Do not assume everything is OK because water didn’t actually flood over the station. The water table could have risen and caused problems. Make sure the power to any UST-related equipment is off (such as power […]

Electronic Training Records and Lockout Verification: What Does OSHA Say?

Here’s a question: Your employees carry identification badges that identify the individual employee when it is swiped on an electronic reader. The badges are used for workplace security, documenting time on the clock, and recording attendance in training classes. The badge-swiping system identifies individual employees, but is not equivalent to an “electronic signature.” Is it […]

A Label for All Seasons … and All Situations

In yesterday’s article, we looked at the labeling requirements for solid materials, specifically, when a solid material is an “article” that does not require labeling and when it is a potentially hazardous chemical that must be labeled. Today, we’ll look at other unusual labeling situations that may arise and how to handle them.

SPCC Q&As: Part I

Will a PE certification be required if active secondary containment measures are utilized instead of permanent measures? In general, the answer is “no,” but there are a couple of caveats. For secondary containment for permanent storage containers, such as bulk storage containers like tanks, you do have to have permanent secondary containment for those kinds […]