Basic Information About PCBs

There are many chemicals that can cause health and environmental problems if mishandled or accidentally released and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a family of chemicals that require special consideration.  PCBs have several qualities that made them ideal for use in a multitude of products but over the years, the toxicity and other dangers of PCBs […]

Universal and Household Hazardous Wastes

Hazardous chemicals can be found in nearly every home and business.  The chemicals that are generally used as cleaners and coatings can cause injury if they are ignitable, corrosive, toxic or reactive.  When these products from private residences are no longer needed or have expired, the EPA classifies them as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and […]

Overview of Spill Regulations in the state of Texas

No matter what companies try to do to avoid chemical spills, unforeseen factors will lead to accidental releases of chemicals or materials into the environment.  The Federal and state governments have many rules regarding how spills of hazardous and non-hazardous materials should be handled.  In the state of Texas, the regulations for spills and required […]

Why Blood Borne Pathogens Matter

Some of the greatest hazards are the ones that can’t be seen.  Blood borne pathogens are biological agents that can be present in blood and cause disease in humans.  Some of the most common blood borne pathogens are HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.  When a person who carries these microorganisms has an injury and […]

Spill Cleanup in Adverse Weather Conditions

  Each season brings different challenges when it comes to emergency spill containment and cleanup.  During an emergency cleanup, the weather plays a major role in how HazMat personnel conduct operations. Heat is the most common challenge in Texas and poses significant safety risks for everyone but especially for emergency responders working in direct sunlight […]

Ignitable Wastes

Protect Environmental responds to spills and waste problems on a daily basis.  Part of our job is to recognize the inherent dangers associated with the materials that are or could be present and how to handle them safely.  The wastes classified as D001 are such wastes that require special handling and disposal. The D001 Code The […]

Confined Space Operations and Regulations

Confined Space Operations & Regulations OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 Standards and Guidelines Do YOU know the proper regulations and guidelines for Confined Space Operations? Confined Space, by definition:  Is large enough for an employee to enter fully and perform assigned work  Is not designed for continuous occupancy by the employee  Has a limited or restricted […]

Know your Environmental Responder

Do you have a contingency plan that addresses who your emergency/environmental responder is? Protect Environmental would like to be your responder. https://www.protectusa.net/contingency-planning-business-risk-assessment-and-emergency-procedure-for-texas/ Have you called on that responder as a normal contingency drill to make sure the responder is even still in business (817) 589-9005 and can still respond?  You should verify that contact numbers […]

Spring Cleaning

April is here and it’s time for spring cleaning. Do you have a buildup of waste(s) that needs disposal? Don’t let it pile up anymore!! Call Protect to start your spring cleaning project today! Do you know that waste disposal and storage of hazardous waste have a deadline for storage? You only have 90 days […]

Contingency Planning, Business Risk Assessment and Emergency Procedures for Texas

Contingency Planning, Business Risk Assessment and Emergency Procedures for Texas What is a Contingency Plan? A contingency plan is a plan devised for a specific situation when things could go wrong. Contingency plans are often devised by governments, business organizations and schools who want to be prepared for anything that could happen. Why would my […]