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

Free Tool: Do You Need Sodium Azide Decontamination?

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Wed, Jun 11, 2014

What do you know about sodium azide? Sodium azide is used in many hospitals and labs. When discharged improperly into metal piping, it can create metal azide salts that can cause an explosion. 

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Tags: decontamination, Environmental Health and Safety, healthcare, sodium azide, metal azide

Understanding the EH&S Dangers of Sodium Azide

Posted by Steve Barone on Thu, Oct 24, 2013

Sodium azide can be an extreme hazard when released into a facility’s plumbing infrastructure. Many healthcare institutions and life science organizations have hemostatis systems and blood coagulation equipment that utilize diluting fluid or preservative that contain low concentrations of sodium azide. Though the concentration of sodium azide in the solution is low, the discharges may buildup azide salts in the plumbing system. Buildup of sodium azide commonly occurs in pipe fittings, threading, and p-traps. Sodium azide has the potential to react with metals commonly found in the plumbing infrastructure, such as copper and lead, to form insoluble metallic azides – a highly explosive and shock sensitive compound. Explosion can occur when the metal azides experience friction, heat, or shock; or come in contact with other chemicals.

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Tags: Environmental Health and Safety

Expert Chemical Movers

Posted by Mark Campanale on Tue, Aug 25, 2009

By Dennis Colarusso, Director of Operations, Triumvirate Environmental Somerville

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Tags: Triumvirate Environmental, eh&s, Triumvirate, chemical movers, chemical move, Environmental Health and Safety, expert chemical movers, Dennis Colarusso

Safety and Security in Healthcare

Posted by Mark Campanale on Tue, Jul 21, 2009

By Steve Todisco, HEM, CHMM, Senior Healthcare Account Manager

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Tags: Triumvirate Environmental, eh&s, safety, Triumvirate, hazardous waste regulations, healthcare, safety and security in healthcare, safety in healthcare, security in healthcare, security, IAHSS, International Association of Healthcare Security a, healthcare safety and security, Environmental Health and Safety, hazardous waste operations, training coordinators, hazardous waste specialists, healthcare orginizations, pharmaceutical waste management, joint commission

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