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 […]

Spill Control | NFPA Guidelines | Three Types of Spill Control

The NFPA gives three guidelines for protecting against breaches or tank failures which result in environmental damage. The three methods of Spill Control are: Impounding Diking Secondary Containment The Four Requirements for Impounding (1) Drain spilled material to a remote area using a slope of 1% for 50 feet. (2) The impounding area must have […]