OSHA’s Agenda for 2019

OSHA’s Agenda for 2019 With so much recent talk of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rescinding regulations, Walden is taking this opportunity to review OSHA’s primary agenda items for 2019 with regard to general industry facilities and inspections. There are approximately 2,000 OSHA inspectors nationwide.  Approximately 65% of OSHA inspections are programmed, i.e…. Read More

What is the new EPA “e-Manifest”?

What is the EPA “e-Manifest”? The new EPA “e-Manifest” is an electronic system for tracking hazardous waste under the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. This act encourages users to transition from paper submissions to electronic submissions of the manifest. What are the positives of the new act? This system will go into effect on… Read More

Update: Long Island’s 1,4-Dioxane Issue

Long Island Groundwater

Cancer-causing Chemical Is Present in Long Island Groundwater and Drinking Water Samples Last year, New York State officials initiated a plan to sample groundwater at all New York State (NYS) Superfund sites on Long Island for the presence of the carcinogen, 1,4-Dioxane. Although by the end of 2017 less than 20 percent of these sites… Read More

Sampling PFOAs and PFOS: What you should know

Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFOA’s and PFOS’s) have been all over the news lately, but you may be asking yourself “why?”. Well, the United States Environmental Protection Agency(USEPA) Health Advisory Levels established in 2009 for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) went from 200 and 400 parts per trillion (ppt) to 70 ppt, both individually… Read More