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Your Facility Is Closing – Now What

A thorough environmental due diligence process is crucial when closing a facility for several reasons. And you should get started in hiring a qualified environmental consultant as soon as possible to do this assessment. Simply put, closing a facility is a complicated process and you must clearly understand the environmental risk and exposures at the site, the required regulatory steps you must take as you decommission the facility, and much more. Otherwise, not taking this step could come back to impact you for years down the line.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Exterior Storage

When it comes to potential environmental impact at a facility, the places where a material is produced usually get most of the attention. But storage areas are typically ground zero for environmental issues, especially chemical or liquid materials that could spill. That means it’s vital to closely monitor how a facility stores materials, whether inside or outside, to limit environmental impact and dangerous exposures to team members.

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Three Words That Are So Important For EH&S Compliance That They Are Worth Repeating

As a facility or plant manager you’ve got a lot going on at all times. It’s too much to keep track of it all when it comes to compliance and environmental, health and safety issues. But the solution – at least the start – is saying just three magic words…I don’t know. Uttering those three words puts you on the quickest path to finding solutions to your most serious and pressing problems.

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The Importance of Being “Shelf” Aware in the Workplace

Shelves can be a convenient way to store all sorts of materials in your facility. Shelves come in all shapes and sizes. And they are a seemingly simple piece of hardware. However, improper use of shelving can result in injury, even death, and a serious release of hazardous materials. Fortunately, there are some obvious best practices you can adopt to avoid that fate. Follow them to ensure that you are completely “shelf-aware” in your workplace.

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