Category Archives: Emergency Response

Emergency Response

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 […]

Low Hazard Spills

There are millions of products that are manufactured, transported and utilized all over the world.  Transporting and storing materials in bulk reduces costs and increases a business’s ability to meet customer demands and make profits.  Handling materials in bulk has many benefits, but it also comes with an inherit risk of having a large spill. […]

Spill Response; a Complicated Business

As anyone who’s handled a chemical spill response from beginning to end can attest, it’s complicated.  Depending on where a spill occurs, there can be many players involved in the response.  A small spill in a warehouse will be completely different from a spill in a public or natural area.  Local police, fire and environmental officials […]

The Secret to HazMat Response

Protect has been in the business of responding to hazardous material spills for over twenty years.  During that time, new technologies and techniques have been introduced and marketed as a ‘cure all’ for environmental remediation needs.   These new technologies may show promise in certain circumstances, but each one comes with limitations.  Experienced safety and […]

Don’t Let Waste Wait

Businesses that generate hazardous chemical wastes as part of their day to day operations are typically up to date on the requirements put forth by the EPA and the TCEQ.  Large and small quantity generators track waste shipments and report their waste activities to the state, but generators who don’t produce hazardous waste on a […]

Asbestos Key Facts

Asbestos has been a common word in the public sphere for many years.  It’s widely known that Asbestos poses a risk to the public health but asbestos has a long and complicated history that many people at risk of exposure may not be aware of.  The following are a few important facts to know about […]

Managing Risk at Your Business

Every business faces natural and man-made events that could lead to potential loses of property or capital.  These negative incidents and their probability are known as risk.  The risks an individual organization will face will vary depending on geographic location and the types of services or products they provide.  Every business has to analyze and […]

Protect Environmental has Celebrated its 20 Year Anniversary

  Protect has now been providing unequaled emergency response and environmental services for over twenty years.  We have conducted thousands of spill cleanups involving hazardous materials, fuels, chemicals, bio-hazardous wastes, regulated materials, and the notorious Ebola outbreak in Dallas, Texas. Over these past two decades we have developed procedures and protocols that protect lives and […]