Management System Certification: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Does your sustainable business strategy include an effective environmental and safety management system? In today’s increasingly global industries and operations, obtaining certifications for your management systems can add credibility, raise awareness and competency, strengthen leadership, enhance legal and other compliance, mitigate risk, and demonstrate your commitment to exceeding your customers’ expectations. Although standards certifications are […]

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Dealing with Asbestos: FAQs

Are you dealing with the presence of asbestos in your facility? Here’s our answers to some frequently asked questions. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of long, thin, easily separated fibrous bundles. Asbestos was added to building materials to make them stronger and more temperature resistant.  Buildings constructed as late […]

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Phase II Environmental Site Assessment: What to Expect

If you suspect a property has contamination, a Phase II ESA is one of your best options for identifying potential liability and future cleanup costs prior to purchase. What is a Phase II ESA? A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is typically the second step in the environmental due diligence process and usually succeeds […]

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Process Safety Management 101: 4 Must-Dos to Protect Against Catastrophic Release

What’s the best way to have peace of mind that your facility is protected against an unplanned release of chemicals that could trigger an environmental, personnel or business catastrophe?  We have four suggestions. Our suggestions are based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) process safety management (PSM) standard, which outlines fourteen interrelated elements […]

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Vapor Intrusion

How to Assess Potential Vapor Intrusion Threats

(Part 2 of a 3-Part Series) As we learned in Part 1, vapor intrusion (VI) is the migration of chemical vapors into a building from its subsurface (beneath its foundation). The vapors may originate from contamination within soil, groundwater, or other sources (for example, petroleum free product around a nearby underground storage tank).  Identification of […]

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