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19
MAR
2015

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

Many companies have racks of fluorescent bulbs in storage and they have no idea how to dispose of them properly. Some companies don’t even know, by regulation, the bulbs actually have to be disposed of properly. You cannot simply throw the bulbs in the dumpster out back....
12
SEP
2014

Incandescent Bulbs vs CFLs…….An environmental tradeoff?

Switching from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs can save energy, but there other other issues.  The environmental complications with fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs) is that they contain mercury…and mercury falls under EPA’s hazardous waste listings and...
13
AUG
2014

Are you properly managing your company’s universal waste?

Most businesses are now aware of EPA’s request that universal waste not be sent as regular refuse to municipal or county landfills.  To make managing waste fluorescent lamps, batteries, electronic equipment and mercury containing devices (thermostats, hemostats etc.)...
16
JUL
2014

Emergency Response Plans

Have you reviewed your Emergency Response Plan? Emergency response planning is critical but having a plan is not enough.  Taking action quickly in the event of an emergency must involve clear communication and properly planned procedures.  Personnel, equipment and...
09
JUL
2014

OSHA updated Respiratory Protection Directive

OSHA has updated its Respiratory Protection Directive, which cancels and replaces the previous directive. It provides guidance to OSHA national, regional and area offices for performing compliance inspections involving OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR...
27
JUN
2014

Choosing A Waste Management Company

When choosing a waste management company, remediation or industrial cleaning company, qualifications are MOST important.  Using a company that is highly trained and knowledgeable with a clean environmental record could mean the difference in a smooth, cost effective...
23
JUN
2014

Dealership Receives Fine for Mishandling Universal Waste Lamps…

A well meaning employee causes problems for an auto dealership when he comes in on the weekend to take 150 of the dealership’s used fluorescent lamps to a public roundup at a local college.  He was not aware that regulations in his state prohibited small and large...
16
JUN
2014

Local Emergency Responders Work Together

A tornado struck Etowah county causing a passenger bus to collide with a truck transporting hazardous waste.  Several passengers where seriously injured and the driver of the truck was killed.  Well, not really.  This scenario was all part of a training exercise...