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EH&S Compliance: Is Your Back to School Checklist Complete?

Posted by Corinne MacDonnell on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Is your university ready in terms of safety and compliance for students to come back from summer break? Your EH&S program should be ready to help you minimize liability, keep people safe, reduce your cost of managing waste, stay compliant, and protect your school's reputation and brand. That's a lot to think about with school right around the corner.

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Tags: higher education, eh&s, EHS training programs, university, lab safety, EHS compliance, college, lab, Education, ehs outsourcing

7 Things You Need to Know Before Moving Your Lab

Posted by Ian Lanza on Fri, Mar 03, 2017

There are a lot moving parts when it comes to completing a lab relocation. You have to pack and label chemicals, decontaminate your lab thoroughly, and transport everything to the new lab, all while remembering every regulation associated with the move and making sure you’re in compliance with all of them. 

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Tags: Field Services, lab pack, lab safety, lab move, lab relocation, Education, life sciences, lab decontamination, technical services

Are You Using Peroxide Forming Compounds?

Posted by Olivia Smith on Mon, Nov 14, 2016

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Tags: eh&s, lab safety, peroxide, Education, life sciences, technical services

7 Things You Need to Know About Before Moving Your Lab

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

There are a lot moving parts when it comes to completing a lab relocation. You have to pack and label chemicals, decontaminate your lab thoroughly and transport everything to the new lab, while, all the while, remembering every regulation associated with the move and making sure you’re in compliance with all of them. 

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Tags: Field Services, lab pack, lab safety, lab move, lab relocation, Education, life sciences, lab decontamination, technical services

EH&S in Action: A High Risk Lab Decontamination

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Triumvirate Environmental recently performed a lab clean out and decontamination at a large university. To learn more about this project, watch the video to the right.

Due to the sensitive nature of the lab's condition, the university asked to remain anonymous. Prior to Triumvirate's project, the lab had been abandoned. The lab contained explosives, corrosives, and toxic chemicals that were over 30 years old. Triumvirate performed a complete clean-out and decontamination of the lab and brought in its high-haz team to safely remove unidentified and forbidden-to-ship materials.

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Tags: decontamination, Field Services, Education, life sciences, technical services

Know the Regulation, Improve Your Chemical Inventory System

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Yesterday, we hosted a webinar on managing a chemical inventory system. One of several topics addressed were the regulations surrounding chemical inventory sysem management. Here they are:

(You can view the entire slide deck at the end of this post.) 

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Tags: chemical inventory, Education, life sciences, technical services

Chemical Management & Inventory: It's Not Easy

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Can you spot where this chemical inventory system needs improvement? Scroll over the stars for more information on creating a top-notch chemical inventory system. 

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Tags: Field Services, chemical inventory, Education, life sciences, technical services

Chemical Inventory: 5 Things Students Don’t Know

Posted by Ben Mallard on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

For educational institutions, it’s important that an EHS employee keep a proper inventory of all chemicals in your labs and facilities. Unfortunately, this job is often left up to work-study students without in depth knowledge or training regarding the chemicals they are taking inventory of. While a work-study student can mean money savings in the short term, in the long run it can result in additional costs from mistakes, fines or even injuries.

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Tags: Field Services, higher education, chemical inventory, Education, life sciences, technical services

Choosing the Right Chemical Inventory Software for You

Posted by Schuyler Stuart on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

If you are a company that stores Hazardous Chemicals onsite you will, at some point, be required to present a legitimate chemical inventory to Federal, State or local authorities.  As of recently, many companies have turned to chemical inventory software to automate or simplify the process. Choosing the right chemical inventory program is an important decision. The correct software for you depends on your company’s needs and wants. Here are some tips on how to make a decision that’s right for you.

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Tags: higher education, hazmat, chemical inventory, Education, life sciences

Is Your Team Prepared to Respond to an Emergency Spill?

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Imagine this: a custodian enters your facility during after-hours, to discover that a No. 2 fuel oil tank is leaking, and has already spilled hundreds of gallons of oil out of the tank, into the basement.

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Tags: oil spill, ER, Field Services, emergency response, chemical spill, Education, industrial, emergency response teams

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