Tag: Operations

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Operational Excellence Depends on Your Safety Culture

The EHS Daily Advisor recently partnered with Sphera® to conduct research into the link between safety and operations. The resulting report, Realizing Operational Excellence Through Safety Culture and Leadership, is now available—read on for some key highlights from our study, along with details on how you can download your free copy of the report.

8 Issues Your City or Town May Look for in Partnering for Stormwater Control, cont.

Outreach. A CBP3 requires timely communication on progress, feedback, and forward planning. Key outreach points a municipality must consider include: Effective and well-documented transparency and participation; Opportunities for stakeholders, property owners, businesses, and institutions to become partners in planning and implementation; Access for stakeholders to all relevant documents, plans, meetings, and reports; Measurement and evaluation […]

8 Issues Your City or Town May Look for in Partnering for Stormwater Control

What Is a CBP3? The EPA has been promoting CBP3 programs to help municipalities meet their stormwater management program needs. A traditional P3 is a performance-based contract between the public sector and the private sector to arrange financing, delivery, and typically long-term operations and maintenance of public infrastructure. The CBP3 includes many features of the […]

UST Amendments—What You Need to Know About Training

Who Will Be Paying the Compliance Costs? The EPA estimates $160 million in annual compliance costs for the final UST regulation. Motor fuel retailers, which account for roughly 80 percent of UST systems, are expected to bear approximately 70 percent of the total costs. Previously deferred tanks—emergency generator tanks, airport hydrant fuels distribution systems, and […]

Do Your Workers Know These Important Asbestos Safety Rules?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have adopted regulations to protect workers from exposure to asbestos-containing materials, asbestos-containing building materials, and presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACMs). An Operations and Maintenance (O&M) program is a formulated plan of training, cleaning, work practices, and surveillance to maintain the ACM in […]

HAZWOPER: What You Need to Know for Emergency Responders Training

Emergency responders must be trained before their participation in emergency response operations. Their training must be based on the functions and duties they will be expected to perform. Examples of activities emergency responders could be involved in include: Responding to the spill of a highly toxic substance from an overturned 55-gallon drum Responding to a […]

HAZWOPER—Who You Gonna Train?

HAZWOPER applies to employers involved in three general categories of work operations: Hazardous waste site cleanup operations (e.g., Superfund, voluntary cleanups, and corrective actions under RCRA) Operations involving hazardous waste at TSDFs (e.g., a landfill that accepts hazardous waste), and Emergency response operations for releases of, or the threat of release of, hazardous substances at […]