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  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 4 questions to ask when working in hazardous conditions

    When conducting experiments with hazards or potential hazards, ask yourself these four questions: What are the hazards? What are the worst possible things that could go wrong? How will I deal with them? What are the prudent practices, protective facilities, and equipment necessary to minimize the risk of exposure to the hazards? This is the ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Ready T-Bracket Spill Berms measure up to largest spill containment and support requirements

    Oil spills and discharges most commonly happen during the oil storage container transfer process, and during fuel and chemical deliveries. Even though the majority of spills involve less than 100 gallons, most facilities that maintain above-ground storage of more than 1320 gallons of oil are still required to have oil spill plans in place as part of EPA and other regulatory rules. It is ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • EMSL Releases FREE Methamphetamine-Clandestine Test Kits

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., North America’s leading provider of laboratory testing services, is pleased to announce the release of their new Methamphetamine-Clandestine Drug Residue Test Kit for environmental and inspection professionals. Methamphetamine laboratories have been found in everything from hotel rooms and recreational vehicles to apartments and luxury suburban homes. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA, DoD Northern Command Providing Hazardous Material Response Equipment to Border Towns

    The equipment was transferred at a ceremony in Nogales, Sonora on November 7, 2012. The mayor of the city, representatives of the U.S. and Mexico Consulates, Mexico’s Federal Environmental Enforcement Agency (PROFEPA), Mexico federal and state police, and the recipient fire departments were in attendance. A showcase of the equipment followed the ceremony. “This hazmat gear is ...

  • Research and development company fined after waste chemicals kill fish in UK stream

    A Truro-based company has been ordered to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after a cocktail of hazardous chemicals leaked from an industrial estate into a tributary of the Penryn River. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Members of the public raised the alarm after a stream near the Kernick Industrial Estate turned foamy and started to smell ‘very strongly’ of chemicals. Several ...

  • The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

    The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The wrong handling of ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • US EPA and Northern Command to Provide Emergency Response Equipment to Nogales, Agua Prieta

    The equipment provided to the Agua Prieta and Nogales Fire Departments include protective suits, self-contained breathing masks, chemical testing kits, and tools necessary to respond to hazardous material spills. Who: Mayor of Nogales U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Region US Northern Command US Consulate Nogales Mexican Consulate Nogales Cochise County Emergency ...

  • Drilling Containment Pads Provide EPA Compliance and OSHA Safety Measures States AIRE Industrial

    Well pad liners are not just a nice afterthought in today’s tough compliance landscape, they are a necessity. The EPA does not hesitate to fine an operation that is out of compliance with the CFR, OSHA or SPCC regulatory mandates. The importance of drill pad lining is here to stay. AIRE Industrial, a world renown spill containment manufacturer has been making well pads for major entities in ...


    By AIRE Industrial

  • How to select hard top outdoor drum storage products

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers even better web-based tools and information to help its customers select the right hard top outdoor drum storage products for any commercial, industrial or farming application. IPI recently added new resources to its roll-top drum ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Take this jar shelve it

    If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligent in handling and storing these bottles properly, problems will arise. Those problems can run the gamut from mildly inconvenient to life-threateningly serious. Keep reading to learn how to avoid mishaps from mishandled chemicals. Previous articles laid the groundwork for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the ...

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