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  • Significant Changes in DOT Regulations On The Horizon

    Since 9/11, 2001 the Department of Transportation has dramatically increased enforcement and monitoring of hazardous materials shipments and hazmat compliance. Each day, thousands of pounds of hazardous materials are transported on America’s highways, railways, airways and waterways. Everything from Sparklers (the little “toys” our kids waive on Independence Day) to explosive weapons used in ...


    By Compliance Solutions

  • GROUP DOT EXAM PHYSICALS NOW AVAILABLE ON SITE

    GROUP DOT EXAM PHYSICALS NOW AVAILABLE ON SITE Save Money. Save Time. SAMEDAYDOT PHYSICALS Drug & Alcohol Testing Our On-site Group DOT Exam Services Increase Driver Productivity & Safety Keep Your Deadlines ...


  • Compliance Corner - Record retention

    In the course of a dangerous good shipment, a shipper’s declaration is created and needs to be stored as it contains information used to protect the safety of individuals, businesses and the environment. This shipping paper must be maintained for a given period of time depending on the method of shipment. There are also similar record retention requirements for dangerous good training ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing Regulatory Burdens

    hazardous materials can be found at virtually every construction project in the United States. Surprisingly to some, a brick is considered a hazardous material under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication regulations as a source of crystalline silica if cut or sawed. Primer purchased at the local hardware store is a flammable liquid to a highway patrol ...


    By 3E Company

  • Ease the Pain of Hazmat Regulatory Compliance

    Did you know that OSHA considers a brick a hazardous material if is cut or sawed during construction? And that a highway patrol officer enforcing Department of Transportation regulations considers over-the-counter primer a flammable liquid? Hazardous materials aren't always visible to the untrained eye, yet they are present at just about every construction site in the United States. OSHA, the ...


    By 3E Company

  • Software Solutions: Interactive CD-ROM Comes of Age

     Safety & Regulatory Compliance training is more important today than ever before. As costs from workplace injuries continue to increase and machines and processes are more complex, agencies like OSHA, DOT and the EPA continually require training (and retraining) on any number of topics. All of this makes it difficult for employers to keep up with the need for training. In fact, the ...


  • Diagnosing your HazMat compliance program - How do you get started?

    In a competitive industry, environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals are asked to do more, efficiently, with reduced staffs. This creates a tense atmosphere. Although employees perform to the best of their ability, they continue to feel the economic pressure. Other challenges facing companies today include multiple departments contending for the same limited dollars against a mass ...


    By 3E Company

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Compliance Corner - Develop and implement

    On March 25, 2003, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency revision to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) relating to security training and security planning for transporters and offerors (shippers) of hazardous materials (hazmat). DOT recognised a need to address growing concerns over the significant threat that hazmat can pose when it is used for malicious or ...


    By 3E Company

  • Turning HazMat Headaches into Retail Relief! - The Business Case for Retailers to Outsource EH&S Services

    Untitled Document The Hazardous Material Situation Think about a grocery store that stocks its shelves with an abundance of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Healthcare Organizations And HIPAA – The Cost Of Non-Compliance

    When stories break in the media of medical files with patient information found in dumpsters, or laptops with unencrypted data left in cabs or stolen from offices, one element that is often overlooked is that the medical offices in question are usually in possession of full HIPAA Compliance certification. All the necessary ‘I’’s have been dotted and ‘t’’s ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Bird droppings – a strange, but real hazard!

    Anyone who has lived or worked in a city or even a small town with a city hall or churches with bell towers knows the problem – Pigeons!  Also called “winged rats,” they love to roost in abandoned buildings, on the ledges of office buildings, skyscrapers, in bell towers and especially on statues in parks.  But roosting isn’t all they do.  We’re all ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Contractors and EPA Compliance: Questions Every Contractor Should Ask

    Call it a mistake, a breakdown in communications or a misunderstanding. When equipment or building owners are asked for their refrigerant records, a common statement heard is, "My contractor keeps all my records". Do your customers have this ...


    By IHS

  • The Great Global Warming Distraction: There is a lot more to the environment than just climate change.

    Not since the beginning of the environmental movement in the late 1960s has the fate of planet earth received so much media attention. Business executives are, without a doubt, very sensitive to global warming concerns. The downside may be that with all the current focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, executives may be unaware of other, possibly just as ...

  • Southwest Airlines’ Compliance Management Soars with 3E

    Southwest Airlines aims to use its 436 (and growing) colorful planes to safely move over 70 million Customers and 288 million pounds of cargo annually. That cargo and Customer baggage can contain all types of materials in them including clothing, paperwork, birthday presents, food stuffs and many other commercial products. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) are not allowed on Southwest Airlines (with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • 5 Tips for Implementing Successful Workplace Safety Policies

    Logical and well-implemented safety policies are the foundation of most healthy company safety cultures. In many ways, your policies are what set the rest of your safety activities in motion. From employee training (“Here are the policies you need to follow”), to internal audits (“Are we acting in accordance with our policies?”) to injury reporting (“Were the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The end of an Era?

    The U.S. Department of Transportation begins the phase out of the exception for Other Regulated Materials-Domestic. In last month's column, we outlined a series of proposed regulatory revisions that, upon promulgation, will have sweeping impact on organizations that manufacture, distribute, use or transport hazardous materials. This month, the focus will be on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ...


    By 3E Company

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