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Visit us in Music City for the SAME SBC 22!


EnSafe is excited to be a Silver Sponsor and exhibitor (Booth #1245) at this year’s national SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) Federal Small Business Conference, November 2-4 in Nashville, TN. EnSafe is also sponsoring the Networking Luncheon on Thursday, November 3. If you’re in attendance at this year’s SAME event, find us at Booth […]

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October 24, 2022


EnSafe is excited to share the opening of our latest office, in Blacksburg, VA


EnSafe is excited to share the opening of our latest office, in Blacksburg, VA. Opening on October 1st, our presence has been established to accommodate the growing needs of our Virginia clients and the greater mid-Atlantic region. The office launch and business planning have been spear headed by Virginia locals Heather Govenor, PhD, Senior Risk […]

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October 3, 2022


Written Health and Safety Programs are Just Good Common Sense


To Write or Not to Write – That is the Question Whether your business is undergoing a self-imposed health and safety audit, a voluntary audit from an accredited organization, or a not-so-voluntary inspection through a regulatory agency, one of the first items likely to be requested by the auditor is a copy of your written […]

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September 16, 2022


Regulatory Changes Expected as Findings Suggest Increased Risk from EtO Emissions


Prompted by findings of increased cancer risks associated with ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering regulatory changes that will affect the use of EtO, a colorless, odorless, flammable gas typically used for sterilization of medication equipment but is also used to make other chemicals and products like antifreeze and […]

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September 14, 2022


U.S. EPA Announces Intent to Designate PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances


On Friday, August 26, 2022, U.S. EPA announced its intent to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as CERCLA hazardous substances.  U.S. EPA posted a pre-publication notice for the Federal Register listing, including Supplemental Information describing the basis for designation. This rulemaking marks the first time U.S. EPA has used its authority under […]

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September 2, 2022


Alternative Protective Measures, The Bridge Between Lockout Tagout and Machine Guarding


The requirements for using Lockout Tagout (LOTO) to control hazardous energy during machine servicing and maintenance are clearly prescribed in 29 CFR 1910.147, but OSHA enforcement citing of the LOTO Standard consistently remains in the top 10 most frequently cited standards.  Why? LOTO requirements are not always consistently or correctly followed, and they’re often viewed […]

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August 31, 2022


Performing Confined Space Assessments: Keys to Success


When one of the largest Liquified natural gas (LNG) plants in the country is relying on us to identify all its confined spaces, perform hazard assessments on those spaces, and determine whether each one is a “permit required confined space” (as defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] standard, here’s how we do […]

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August 25, 2022


SAFETY CULTURE: THE ICEBERG EFFECT


A strong, positive safety culture results in reduced injuries and lost time by valuable resources, improved morale and productivity, and greater loyalty to the organization. Safety culture and the desire to have a strong safety culture are often discussed, but what exactly is safety culture? In basic terms, safety culture is the “preferred way things […]

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July 25, 2022


Changes to Vermont Stormwater General Permit 3-9050


Landowners in Vermont are feeling the effects of the latest Stormwater General Permit 3-9050 requirement for stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. Sites with three or more acres of impervious surface that do not currently have coverage under previous operational general permits are now required to seek coverage under General Permit 3-9050. Affected sites are beginning […]

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July 11, 2022


PFAS Health Advisories Published/Updated for 4 PFAS


U.S. EPA has published and/or updated Health Advisories (HAs) for the following four PFAS: Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) – 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) – 0.02 ppt Hexafluoropropylene Oxide (HFPO) Dimer Acid and its Ammonium Salt, also known as “GenX chemicals” – 10 ppt Perfluorobutane Sulfonic Acid and its Potassium Salt (PFBS) – […]

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June 27, 2022


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