hazardous materials protocol Articles

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Top Warehouse Hazards and How to Solve Them

    Injuries may seem like just another part of the job at warehouses, but in most cases it doesn’t have to be that way! Proper training, tools, and technique help avoid what the folks at Premier Handling Solutions have identified as some of the top warehouse safety hazards: ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

    Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals can be found in soil and rock formations in many regions of the Western United States. The term naturally occurring asbestos, or NOA, refers to the mineral as a natural component of soils or rocks as opposed to asbestos in commercial products, mining or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Potential environmental hazards of non–rechargeable electric torch wastes in Nigeria

    This study assessed the material and chemical compositions and methods of disposal of end–of–life non–rechargeable electric torches (EOLNETs). Thirty EOLNETs of ten different models were collected in Lagos, Nigeria. Total heavy metals in plastic and PWB components of the samples were determined using CPSC–CH–1002–08 and EPA 3050B methods. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 unselected ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?

    In the absence of a federal U.S. policy for schools located near potentially dangerous sites, community activists search for safer solutions. On April 17, 2013, an explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured hundreds. It also destroyed more than 150 buildings around the plant. Among these were the West Intermediate School for 4th and ...


    By Ensia

  • Determination of the Environmental TCLP Metals in Waste-Waters, Solid Wastes, and Soils by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

    Hazardous wastes can originate from many sources – industrial processes, product formulations, synthetic operations, virtually any manufacturing business. The nature and composition of the “wastes” can vary so much that one industry’s discharge can serve as another’s raw materials. It is the tremendous transfer of these materials – their storage, transportation, spillage and leakage into the ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Rapid Field-Screening of Waste Oil/Solvent Drums with Horizontal ATR / Fast-Screening IR Spectroscopy

    While the growth of technology and industry has given us a high standard of living, it has also given us a greater amount of waste products to deal with. A significant portion of the waste is either buried underground or stored in abandoned warehouses. Some of this waste material may be harmless and innocuous, and some may be quite hazardous; but all of it must be tested by some procedure to ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • HM-218D – The US Moves Forward on Gasohol and Other Updates

    On January 28, the US DOT passed Amendment HM-218D. This final rule adopts various updates and amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of 49 CFR, and is intended to provide relief to industry by clarifying and, in some cases, relaxing certain requirements. A major goal of this amendment is to help the environment by simplifying the shipment of Gasohol, a blend of gasoline with ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • America West Airlines On Board with 3E Compliance Management Services

    Background In a time when most airlines are struggling with the sluggish economy and decreased passenger demand, America West has seen steady growth. With operational hubs in Phoenix and Las Vegas, the airline has expanded its route system to 93 destinations, including four in Canada and 12 in Mexico, and has become the second largest low-fare carrier in the U.S. America ...


    By 3E Company

  • PHMSA Proposes Changes to Air Packaging in HM-231A

    The Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a proposed rulemaking to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) designed to reduce the number of spills of liquid hazardous materials during air transportation. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), HM-231A, responds to a number of studies on packaging failures by introducing new design requirements, as well ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain: A full life-cycle approach

    Kami Blake of 3E Company looks at the issue in managing EH&S data in the chemicals industry As regulations increase in number, scope and complexity, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance is fast becoming a major concern that spans virtually every industry. All companies are increasingly affected by and subject to more stringent EH&S regulations and are being faced with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Properties and Behavior of Explosives

    Information presented for SVOCs may also be appropriate for many of the contaminants presented in this subsection. The term 'explosive waste' commonly is used to refer to propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics (PEP), which technically fall into the more general category of energetic materials. These materials are susceptible to initiation, or self-sustained energy release, when present in ...

  • Temperature effects on bioremediation of PAHs and PCP contaminated South Louisiana soils: a laboratory mesocosm study

    Goal, Scope and Background. Temperature and soil moisture content are important environmental variables in bioremediation technologies.Optimizing these variables in-situ would enhance andmaintain remediation of hazardous wastes during cold winter seasons or in cold regions and may lead to reduced maintenance and/or cost. The effect of elevated temperature and soil moisture on bioremediation ...


  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

  • A new no-purge, non-displacement groundwater sampler

    What Is It? The HydraSleeve sampler is designed to collect representative water samples from monitoring wells without purging. The disposable sampler collects a discreet sample from only the 'fresh formation' water in the screened interval of the well. It is fast, inexpensive, simple to use, generates no purge water and collects a sample suitable for all analytical parameters. Why It Works The ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Auto Supply Chains Facing Increased Scrutiny

    Few industries face the same level of increased environmental scrutiny as the automotive industry, according to a column by 3E Company solutions engineer Kami Blake, published on Chemical Watch. Expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates and nongovernmental organization watch groups are all ...


    By 3E Company

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