More than four decades ago, the American public began demanding a higher standard of environmental accountability from industry. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established with a single unyielding mission: to protect human health and the environment.
EPA regulations touch on almost every aspect of industry, from air emissions, to drinking water and stormwater control, to chemical and waste storage, shipping, and cleanup. What’s more, these increasingly complex regulations often overlap with workplace safety, transportation, and other federal and state laws, which can complicate compliance.
Whether you’re a company owner, a plant manager, or a safety supervisor, you need to stay current with EPA’s rules and regulations and how they affect your operations — or risk suffering costly consequences. In 2018 alone, the agency assessed $88 million in criminal fines, restitution, and court-ordered cleanup projects.
The J. J. Keller® SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE provides round-the-clock access to state-specific EPA regulations, customizable safety plan templates, and a wealth of other convenient resources to help ensure environmental compliance.
Celebrating Earth Day in the Workplace
Each year on April 22nd the world takes pause to celebrate Earth Day — people plant trees, host environmental fairs, and make crafts out of recycled materials. While worthwhile and fun events, Earth Day activities don’t always fit in the budget and schedule driven workplace environment. At the same time, environmental stewardship is important to many businesses and not acknowledging...
Tracking greenhouse gases can save money and prepare for future regulation
Between the always increasing conversation around greenhouse gases (GHG) and the rapidly approaching March 31 deadline for federal GHG facility reporting, it seems impossible to ignore the topic. Today mandatory reporting at the federal level (many states also have reporting rules) applies only to large GHG emission sources, fuel and industrial gas suppliers, and carbon dioxide injection sites. However, that doesn’t mean smaller emitters and other industries couldn’t benefit from tracking and reducing GHG emissions....
Test yourself: Hazardous waste, solid waste, or something else?
Classifying your wastes can be confusing and complicated. We commonly get questions asking for help to determine the correct disposal method for all sorts of wastes. Today we test your waste classification knowledge. Read each of the waste disposal scenarios, decide how you think the wastes should be handled, then read on to see how much of a waste-whiz you are....
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE'S POPULAR ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Air Quality
- Water Quality
- SARA Compliance
- Toxic Substance Control