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EPA Adds 1-bromopropane to Clean Air Act HAP List

Ever-changing regulations certainly keep engineers on their toes and companies scrambling to remain in compliance. The latest example is the addition of 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as nPB, to the Clean Air Act (CAA) List of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). Which industries are impacted by 1-BP’s addition to the CAA HAP? The chemical is a […]

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Life Safety Basics for Business and Industrial Occupancies (Part 1)

“Life safety” refers to the design and operating features of a building that provide its occupants a reasonable level of safety during fires and other emergencies.  It includes design features such as building construction type, compartmentation, fire alarms, fire protection (suppression) systems, exits, fire barriers, and more.  It also includes operational elements such as fire […]

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Is EHS Staff Augmentation Right for You?

Top five benefits to outsourcing EHS services “I just wish I could concentrate on business objectives while leaving the difficult tasks of protection, enforcement, and health to someone else.” If you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. Many of the clients who outsource short-, mid-, and long-term environmental, health and safety (EHS) services to […]

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Indoor Air Quality

Is the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your workplace acceptable? Let’s first define the term acceptable, which can mean anything from pleasing to barely satisfactory.  But in the specific terms of IAQ, the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality defines it as: Air in which […]

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Electrical Safety in the Workplace – NFPA 70E FAQs

Are you in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E)? Here’s our answers to a few of our clients’ most frequently asked questions when it comes to fire protection safety: Classroom training in NFPA 70E provisions Am I looking at the most current NFPA 70E revision? […]

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Hazmat Training Requirements Part 2: Responding To Emergency Releases

(This article is Part 2 of HazMat Training Requirements.  To avoid letting confusion about OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard cause non-compliance, we recommend starting with Part 1 for a complete understanding. We’ve found that most of the confusion surrounding training under the HAZWOPER standard is related to emergency response operations (paragraph q), so we’re diving into those […]

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Don’t Let Confusion about OSHA’s Hazwoper Standard Cause Non-Compliance

HazMat Training Requirements Part 1:  HAZWOPER Structure and Applicability The training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (aka the HAZWOPER) Standard found in 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 are often misunderstood.  To test your understanding, let’s start with a simple question: True or False:  The […]

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EHS Managers, We’re Here for You

Are you feeling lonely when it comes to driving toward greater environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance for your company? We understand! When EnSafe began working with a new client in Texas to ensure his firm was in EHS compliance, the client’s point-of-contact (POC) expressed frustration at the challenges and resistance he was facing from […]

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