What is an Emergency Action Plan and Why is it Needed?

An Emergency Action Alan (EAP) is required under OSHA standard 1910.38, with the purpose to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during emergencies that occur within the workplace. A well-developed EAP and proper employee training minimize the potential for employee injuries and workplace structural damage during emergencies. Alternately, poorly developed plans and lack of… Read More

CONTROLLING THE AIR QUALITY IN YOUR FACILITY: Meeting Permitting and Recordkeeping Requirements

State and local regulations govern the permissible levels of certain emissions. Those requirements dictate when a facility owner needs a permit. Permits and registrations are legal documents that facility owners and operators must follow. Air permitting requirements are largely dictated by environmental laws (rather than workplace safety laws). Federal, state and local agencies may each… Read More

Controlling the Air Quality in your Facility: How to Ensure You’re Meeting Applicable Requirements

There are a few primary instances when manufacturers should test their air quality: upon setting up a new operation or piece of equipment, to identify the source of any potential exposures to hazardous material, and to confirm that operations all meet regulatory requirements. Both the substances of concern and the circumstances will determine the appropriate… Read More

Controlling the Air Quality in your Facility: Developing Effective Engineering Controls

Air Quality

Employers can manage their hazardous emissions with careful planning and thoughtful engineering. With the proper controls in place, emissions of chemical vapor, dust or fine particles can be controlled to ensure workers’ safety. Engineering controls either minimize the generation of the contaminant or reduce the amount of contaminant in the air through various methods. It… Read More

CONTROLLING THE AIR QUALITY IN YOUR FACILITY: What You Need to Know About Your Regulatory Requirements and Options for Compliance

Workplace air quality is critically important, as clean air keeps communities healthy and employees productive. However, it can be quite challenging to identify potential contaminants in the air, and determining how best to comply with the myriad of federal, state and local air regulations can be mind-boggling for companies dealing with emissions. Once companies begin… Read More