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

Updating Methane Emission Factors at Landfills

Methane in Landfills Methane is a significant contributor to greenhouse gases and air pollution; many times more impactful than carbon dioxide and other air pollutants.  Almost half of methane emissions in the U.S. come from gas, petroleum and landfill systems.  To estimate the amount of methane emissions from various sources within facilities, scientists and engineers… Read More