Paint Disposal: a Primer

It’s something found in nearly every garage, maintenance shop, and hardware section across the country. Paint protects surfaces while adding color to the world around us. It allows businesses and artists alike to express themselves. It’s undoubtedly an important part of modern life, as it has been throughout much of history. A problem anyone who […]

Who’s Responsible for This Mess?

Finding the responsible party after a spill The cost of a chemical spill cleanup depends on many factors. The type of material involved, where it spilled, and how much was released all come into play when removing contamination. Heavy equipment and extensive labor could be necessary, and large amounts of waste may need to be […]

Safety: a Workplace Priority

Safety in the workplace is one of those things that is often taken for granted. No one goes to work thinking that they’ll have an accident or injury that prevents them from going home at the end of their shift. Unfortunately, workplace accidents are very much a reality. OSHA states that 5,147 workers were killed […]

Dress for Success: The Importance of PPE

Not every workplace is the same.  For many employees, functionality supersedes style when it comes to the garments they wear on the job.  Clothing that is durable and comfortable is a must for employees whose work is vigorous or dirty.  In some industries, the outerwear we use doesn’t just make our jobs easier; it saves […]

Emergencies Happen

What constitutes an emergency?  Managers may find themselves asking this question at one point or another in their careers.  Even though the busy hum of day-to-day operations might make it difficult to plan for ‘what if’ scenarios, emergency situations should be taken seriously.  Employers who strive for accident free workplaces through intensive training and maintenance […]

The Protect Way

  The world of environmental services can be a complicated place.  It encompasses areas of industry such as workplace chemical exposure levels, waste management, pollution control, emergency response, contingency planning, and site remediation.  Successful contractors have to be well versed in all these areas and more.  They also have to realize that each client is […]

The Ever Changing World of Environmental Services

Like most industries, environmental services are constantly changing.  New regulations, emerging technologies, and evolving client demands mean that environmental contractors should always be adapting.   Additional methods for removing and remediating surface and soil contamination sometimes enter the market, but they aren’t universally applicable.  Each spill situation is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to handling […]

Protect Environmental: An Integral Part of Any Contingency Plan

Accidents happen all over the world every day of the year.  Workplace accidents can have consequences ranging from sprained ankles to multi-million dollar property losses.  If your company hauls cargo, operates heavy machinery, or stores large quantities of chemical products, the risk of HazMat spills should be taken seriously.  Major spills can cripple a company […]