3 LinkedIn groups oil pros need to follow

If you’re an EHS professional in the oil and gas industry, it can be tough to keep up with changing environmental regulations and evolving best practices. nike free reviews Here are 3 LinkedIn groups that our TRAC360 team members participate in to keep themselves informed, and to share their knowledge with professionals like you. Want […]

5 top EHS groups to follow on LinkedIn

One of the best ways to stay in compliance with changing environmental regulations is to learn what works and what doesn’t from your EHS peers. Share this article on Twitter or LinkedIn! Here are 5 LinkedIn groups (and examples of typical posts) that our TRAC360 team members participate in to keep themselves informed, and to […]

9 insider tips for a successful SPCC inspection

Mark Howard, who leads the program used to train EPA inspectors nationwide, has offered some invaluable advice for making your SPCC inspection quick and painless. Tip #1: Use the EPA checklist for reference According to Howard, you should use the EPA’s inspection checklist (see here for the correct checklist in Appendix G of the EPA’s […]

Wearable tech makes its way to the oil field

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about “wearable tech,” including implications for the workforce. Google, a  big player in this area, has launched a Glass at Work initiative where companies and software developers can research and develop business-centered uses for Google Glass, its wearable tech product. What does this have to do with oil? […]

What defines an SPCC ‘facility’ in the upstream sector?

In a recent BLR webinar, “Upstream SPCC Guidance for Onshore Drilling, Production & Workover Facilities: Compliance Tips from the EPA’S SPCC Technical Team Leader,” Mark Howard offered compliance tips on SPCC guidance for upstream facilities when determining facility boundaries. nike air max 95 Howard is an environmental scientist with the EPA Office of Emergency Management […]

EPA’s SPCC guidance designed with you in mind

In BLR’s recent webinar, “SPCC for Downstream Refineries, Terminals, Distributors and Storage Facilities: EPA SPCC Technical Team Leader’s Compliance Tips,” Mark Howard, outlined tips and guidance for compliance with SPCC regulations. air max ltd Mr. Howard is an environmental scientist with the EPA Office of Emergency Management in the Regulation and Policy Development Division in […]

SPCC Q&A with EPA’s Mark Howard

Mark Howard, an environmental scientist with the EPA Office of Emergency Management in the Regulation and Policy Development Division in Washington, D.C., recently led a BLR webinar on SPCC compliance for downstream refineries, terminals, distributors, and storage facilities. During the presentation, Howard fielded some questions. Here are a few of the highlight Q&As: ray ban […]

5 biggest challenges of SPCC compliance

How many hurdles must businesses jump over to comply with the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures rule? Quite a few, according to one of BLR’s top product managers, Kelly Lagana. In a recent Inspectioneering Journal article, Lagana identified the five major challenges to SPCC compliance and suggested some industry best practices for overcoming those […]

Upcoming NISTM conferences you’ll want to attend

The National Institute of Storage Tank Management (NISTM) a non-profit organization focused on the operation, regulation, and management of underground and aboveground storage tank systems, will be hosting several conferences this fall. For storage tank owners and operators, NISTM conferences provide tactical advice on tank management, access to state and federal regulators as well as […]

Oil is oil

All oil—whether it comes from an olive or a barrel of crude—can be toxic to the environment and regulated by the EPA. nike free 5.0 running shoe Federal law requires oil-handling companies to write up a plan for preventing and controlling spills–but first, companies must identify themselves as “oil-handling.” Do you use any of the […]