SPCC enforcement: On the slopes [Infographic]

This infographic takes a look at recent SPCC enforcement actions at ski areas in New England. oakley whisker sunglasses Common violations include: failure to include certain information in facility diagrams; failure to maintain employee training or tank inspection records; and failure to provide appropriate secondary containment.

EPA considers adding solvent to HAP list

The EPA is considering adding the organic solvent n-propyl bromide (nPB) to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). oakley monster dog sunglasses nPB was introduced to compete with well-established solvents, such as MeCL, perchloroethylene (perc), and trichloroethylene (TCE), primarily in the industrial degreaser market.  As with those other solvents, nPB serves as a chemical processing […]

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How to properly inspect oil tanks

This week, we’re sharing a checklist you can use during visual inspections of oil tanks or other containers at your facility. nike air max barkley Here are 14 tips to consider during your next inspection: Visually inspect exterior. Check for external pitting and corrosion. Look for noticeable distortions, buckling, denting, or bulging. Examine bolts, rivets, […]

How business can benefit from EPA’s TRI P2 Search Tool

Have you heard of the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory’s (TRI) Pollution Prevention (P2) Search Tool? Have you used it? Here’s what you need to know When facilities provide TRI reporting information to the EPA, many choose to describe the actions and procedures they take to reduce toxic pollutants from releasing into the environment. oakley sunglasses […]

SPCC Plan writing tips for Tier II facilities [Video]

Are you subject to SPCC requirements? Then you know writing an SPCC Plan is no easy task. In this video, excerpted from a recent BLR® webinar, Laura Casey, a Certified Safety Professional with two decades of experience, offers tips for writing plans, including: Primary plan components, Diagram required details, and Diagram recommendations. Template not found

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Delayed spill report costs chemical company $25,000

An Idaho-based company will cough up $25,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a settlement after failing to report a large sulfuric acid spill within 15 minutes, as required by federal law. cheap oakley sunglasses According to the press release from the EPA, Gly-Tek, Inc., a food additive formulator, took more than two hours […]

Safer chemicals in 7 steps

Tens of thousands of chemicals are used every day in U.S. workplaces. While there are regulations and safe guards in place, chemical exposures are still common. oakley sunglasses canada In fact, there more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually due to chemicals, according to recent estimates. How to reduce chemical hazards While PPE and […]

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In case of an oil spill, remember SWIMS

Do your workers know what to do in the event of an oil spill? oakley razrwire nbt sunglasses This week, we’re sharing an easy acronym—SWIMS—that you can use in your SPCC training to help workers remember what to do if a spill occurs at your facility. SWIMS Stop the leak. For example, shut the valve, shut off […]

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Changes coming to oil spill dispersant requirements

The EPA has proposed to revise requirements for the use of dispersants and other chemical and biological agents used in response to oil spills in U.S. waters. The proposal is in part a response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. According to the agency, approximately 1 million gallons of dispersants were used over a […]

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EPA’s most enforced SPCC-related regulations

Which regulations related to the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule are most likely to be enforced? oakley dartboard sunglasses Check out the 5 most frequently cited and enforced regulations as reported in EPA’s expedited settlements during 2012 and 2013. #1. No inspection records were available for review (18 violations) 112.7(e) Conduct inspections […]