Updated February 2022 Owners of businesses in nearly every industry need to stay up to date on EPA regulations and violations to avoid unwanted penalties and fines. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulations in place that affect local, state and federal governments and their respective agencies. In addition, the EPA has regulations... Continue Reading
Category: Environmental Protection
The Most Environmentally Friendly Cities in the U.S.
Across the country, citizens are making more concentrated efforts to make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly. In fact, many of us take part in environmentally friendly activities every day, whether we know it or not: getting rid of junk mail, washing clothes in cold water, and choosing reusable water bottles or straws all play a... Continue Reading
Empty HAZMAT Container? Check Again.
What appears empty to the normal eye may not be considered empty by the EPA. So even though you set out to comply with all the hazardous waste management regulations for the material itself, you may still end up being at risk of violating the law. The Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contains... Continue Reading
Does your Organization Have a Contingency Plan in Place for Hazardous Waste Disasters?
Whether your organization is large or small, generates a little or a lot of hazardous waste, there’s always the potential for an unforeseen disaster. While it’s easy to dismiss as something that will never happen, it’s much better to have a contingency plan written and rehearsed than to wait until a disaster strikes. Why do... Continue Reading
What is a Waste Analysis Plan in the Hazardous Waste Disposal Industry?
If you’re involved in the hazardous waste industry, you may be familiar with the RCRA, or U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which was created to make sure that hazardous materials are being treated, stored and disposed of correctly. RCRA requires that any organization involved in the generation, treatment or disposal of hazardous materials requires... Continue Reading
Ways to Avoid 5 Common Hazardous Waste Violations
Both state and federal laws govern hazardous waste facilities. Facilities that are not following applicable laws can be penalized. Review simple ways to avoid common hazardous waste violations. Inspections Hazardous waste areas must be inspected weekly, and you must maintain logs of these inspections to provide proof. To remain consistent, inspect hazardous waste facilities on... Continue Reading
Are You Ready to Deal With a Hazardous Waste Spill?
Are you prepared to handle a hazardous waste cleanup? If you don’t have a plan in place, you can’t deal with the situation quickly and things will get worse. Use these tips to check your readiness for a hazardous waste cleanup. Review Cleanup Plans What plans do you already have in place, and where are... Continue Reading
4 Unpleasant Consequences of Mismanaging Hazardous Waste
To manage hazardous waste, you must follow laws and regulations which can feel onerous. If you’ve wondered whether you need to follow all the rules, learn four unpleasant consequences of mismanaging hazardous waste. Failed Inspections Mishandling hazardous waste breaks laws and regulations, which means your company will fail routine examinations. This can disrupt your operation... Continue Reading
Do You Have a Contingency Plan for HAZMAT Disasters?
There is no such thing as being immune from a possible disaster if you work with chemicals or hazardous waste. No matter how large or small your company or your chemical footprint, you must consider what could happen in a hazardous waste spill — and mitigate your risk. When to Develop a Contingency Plan The... Continue Reading
Improper Handling of Hazardous Waste Can Cost Your Company
Regardless of size, it is imperative for businesses to understand and follow regulations and laws regarding hazardous waste. Failure to do so can lead to costly fines and assessed charges for clean up of contamination tracked back to your company. Following are four hazardous waste mistakes that can lead to fines. Dumping Waste into The... Continue Reading