HAZMAT Articles

  • How to prepare for a chemical attack

    It is a shocking and sad reality that chemical attacks are happening in the world today. The threats continue to rise as global tensions become greater. It can only be a good thing to be prepared if one was to occur in your area. The first step in preparation is to understand more about what chemical attacks are. What are chemical attacks? Chemical attacks involve using toxic ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Plastic Open Head Drums VS Tight Head Drums

    When you are buying plastic drums, you are often going to run into the choice of plastic open head drums or tight head drums. While the differences might seem small, they can mean a world of difference for your business. For some, the answer is a no-brainer because the materials they are used to package will require sealing, in which the tight head is naturally for liquids, but open head drums ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • Fiber Drums VS Steel Drums

    People are always using the same old products without trying out newer and more improved solutions. So often do we see people using drums and barrels that don’t need to be used when there is a better alternative. This truth is never more evident than in the comparison between fiber drums and steel ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • How One EMS Agency in Pennsylvania Has Taken Its Training Program to a New Level

    By Utilizing TargetSolutions, Holy Spirit EMS Is Able to Save Money, Streamline Training Efficiencies Emergency responders and the organizations they work for in the state of Pennsylvania are facing new challenges in how to meet EMS continuing education requirements. The previously utilized PA Prepared Online Learning System is no longer available. The ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • Tenet Health`s Western Medical Center Calls for 3E`s MSDS Compliance Program-- Stat!

    Background Western Medical Center of Santa Ana, Calif., distinguishes itself as a leader in redefining health care delivery. As a member of the Tenet Health System, a national provider of health care services, WMC is recognized for providing an “environment of care” that is innovative to patients. WMC has served Orange County residents since 1902 and now, more than a ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Costco Bulks Up Compliance Program with 3E

    Background Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouse stores, mainly under the ""Costco Wholesale"" name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. As of March 2004, Costco operates 319 warehouses in 38 U.S. states and Puerto Rico with more than ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Cleco Generates Significant Savings with 3E HazMat Compliance Services

    Background Cleco Corporation is an energy services company based in central Louisiana. With a history going back nearly 70 years it has become a regional energy services provider and has perfected the basics of a successful electric utility—developing a reputation for reliable service and a focus on the customer. Cleco has two primary businesses: Cleco Power LLC, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Oregon Hazmat Responders Receive 2013 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

    Cerex is pleased to announce the Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue, using a Cerex Micro Hound UVDOAS multi-gas analyzer for overhaul phase airborne toxicants studies has received national recognition for their efforts to improve fire-fighter safety practices. FIRE SERVICE SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THREE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE WORK TO IMPROVE FIREFIGHTER HEALTH AND SAFETY ...

  • State of Oregon acquires CEREX micro hound multi-gas analyzers for hazmat first responders

    Abstract: "During the overhaul phase of a structure fire, firefighters commonly doff their self contained breathing apparatus SCBA protection for easier working conditions and traditionally rely upon carbon monoxide (CO) detection as the determinate for this action. A CO level of below 35 ppm has traditionally been the acceptable limit for firefighters to wear this lesser level of ...

  • Sustainability framework for hazardous materials transport route planning

    Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) transport is a vital logistic activity from the supply of raw materials to production units. However, there are risks associated with trucks being involved in accidents during HAZMAT shipment. It is essential that all criteria and factors involved need to be considered prior to HAZMAT transport decision making. The main purpose of this paper is to present a HAZMAT ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Look, Same Great Company

    Niagara Falls, NY --- September 15, 2010--- ICC Compliance Center is very proud to announce the launch of our re-branding campaign.   Our refreshed image is designed to support our vision to become the recognized North American industry expert and provider for transportation, health and safety compliance products and consulting services.    ICC Compliance Center has seen ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • DOT eases requirements for security plans

    On March 9, 2010, the Department of Transportation"s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) narrowed its list of hazardous materials, or hazmats, that require security plans when transported in commerce. The new rule is effective on Oct. 1, 2010. Currently, persons offering certain hazmats for transport in commerce must develop and implement security plans. PHMSA revised ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOT Eases Requirements for Security Plans

    On March 9, 2010, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) narrowed its list of hazardous materials, or hazmats, that require security plans when transported in commerce. The new rule is effective on October 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Case Study: Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

    Ellis has provided major abatement management, hazmat testing services, and demolition administration for LMU since 1998, administering more than 3 million dollars in abatement/demolition ...

  • Case Study: UCLA Campus

    To date, Ellis has provided IAQ and hazmat testing and inspection services at the Life Sciences, Campus Health Services, Medical Plaza Building, Murphy Hall, Young Research Library, Franz Hall, and Schoenberg Hall. In August 2003, Ellis provided Emergency Response Services, administering the removal and cleaning of carpet and furniture after a storm line ruptured in the Medical Plaza ...

  • 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

  • New Security Requirements for HazMat Transportation

    Every day 800,000 hazardous material shipments take place in the United States. The vast majority of these shipments are carried by truck and include fuels, medicines, and agricultural fertilizers. There are 85,000 trucks need for the transportation of gasoline and propane alone. High-volume shipments of flamable fuels could be used as a weapon of catastrophic proportions if in the wrong ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By Verisk 3E

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