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RCRA Training Requirements: Know Them or Risk Fines

Posted by Doug Graham on Mon, Jan 29, 2018

RCRA civil penalties can be as high as $37,500 per violation, per day. While employee training is one of the most frequently cited violations, once you have a clear understanding of RCRA training requirements, it’s also one of the easiest to avoid. Like many generators, you probably know you are responsible for training employees but may be confused as to who needs to be trained and how much training is necessary. Add another layer of state-specific programs and you have a recipe for compliance issues. This post provides clarification around: who needs RCRA training, federal and state-specific training requirements, and what steps to take next.

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Tags: RCRA, RCRA Training, compliance, RCRA training requirements

Incubator, Cold Room, and Biological Safety Cabinet Contamination

Posted by Ryan Miller on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Preventing and remediating contamination in incubators, cold rooms, and biological safety cabinets allows your organization to run a smoother operation, reduce equipment downtime, and create a safe, environmentally compliant, and healthy facility. Keep reading to learn how contamination in these places occurs, and how to remediate the situation and decontaminate the area.

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Tags: higher education, higher-ed, healthcare, industrial, Biosafety, life sciences, facilitycare

OSHA Standards: Top 10 Violations for 2017 Part II

Posted by Mark Liffers on Mon, Jan 15, 2018

OSHA StandardsEvery year, a list of the top 10 most violated OSHA standards is released. Last week, we offered an analysis of the top five standards on this list. Keep reading to see recommendations for some of the most frequently cited safety and health violations for 2017. Read More

Tags: higher education, OSHA, OSHA regulations, OSHA violations, OSHA standard, healthcare, industrial, life sciences, OSHA standards

Most Violated OSHA Standards: Analysis and Recommendations for 2017 Part I

Posted by Mark Liffers on Mon, Jan 08, 2018

OSHA StandardsEvery year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the ten most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year (OSHA top 10), determined by inspections of workplaces reviewing OSHA standards. In September 2017, the preliminary list was released.

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Tags: higher education, OSHA, safety, higher-ed, OSHA regulations, OSHA violations, OSHA standard, healthcare, industrial, life sicences

4 Tips to Keep Your Wastewater Pretreatment System in Tip-Top Shape

Posted by Craig Sasse on Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Properly operating and maintaining your industrial wastewater pretreatment system is key to efficient, successful, and compliant operations. Though many EH&S employees understand this, few have a concrete idea of what proper maintenance entails. Are there other steps you can take on a proactive basis to operate your system even more efficiently with less downtime and emergency calls? Absolutely. Here four tactics we use at Triumvirate Environmental.

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Tags: wastewater O&M, wastewater

2017 Holiday Safety Tips

Posted by Jim Holland on Mon, Dec 11, 2017

As the holiday season is upon us (can you believe it?!), we wanted to take a minute to wish everyone happy holidays! As you prepare for upcoming festivities and to spend time with your families and loved ones, we want to make sure you're keeping safe. Keep reading to see a compilation of top holiday safety tips for 2017!

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Tags: safety

5 Reasons to Work With an EH&S Partner

Posted by Jim Holland on Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Whether you're a large healthcare facility, a small research and development venture, or an industrial manufacturing powerhouse, using a partner to deliver environmental, health, and safety operations may have valuable benefits. Third party delivery of EH&S allows an organization to focus on its core goals, all while leaving the demanding safety, compliance, and health programs to the experts.

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Tags: Environmental Health and Safety, higher education, eh&s, higher-ed, EH&S program, EHS compliance, healthcare, industrial, ehs outsourcing, life sciences

Update to the CAA: How the EPA's Refrigerant Management Program Has Changed

Posted by Rick Foote on Mon, Nov 27, 2017

In the fall of 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated Section 608 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program, by extending ozone-depleting refrigerants to include substitutes like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). These changes strengthen the existing program, effectively reducing climate-damaging emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

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Tags: Clean Air Act, EPA, higher education, refrigerants, stratospheric ozone layer, healthcare, industrial, life sciences

Are You Prepared for the Tier II Reporting Deadline on March 1st?

Posted by Rick Foote on Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Section 312 of the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 states that Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reports, also known as Tier II reports, must be submitted annually by March 1st to your State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and local fire department(s). Failure to comply with Tier II reporting requirements can cost your organization. Each violation of EPCRA Section 312 may result in civil penalties of up to $25,000. Each day a violation continues constitutes a separate violation.

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Tags: eh&s, regulations, Tier II, tier II reports

America Recycles Day: Triumvirate's Red2Green Initiative for Life Science Facilities

Posted by Josh Chronopoulos on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

In celebration of America Recycles Day today, November 15th, the Triumvirate team wanted to take a moment to share the story of one of our biggest sustainability and recycling initiatives for our life sciences clients, our Red2Green solution for regulated medical waste disposal!

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Tags: sustainability, environmental sustainability, recycling, RMW disposal, life sciences, life science company

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