Tag Archives: Environmental Hazmat Response

What Happens When You Call Protect Environmental for an Emergency

Tractor trailers crisscross the country day and night carrying every product imaginable.  The companies that own and operate these trucks strive for excellent safety records but accidents can happen on the roadways at any time.  Fuel, engine fluids and the cargo being transported can all be spilled when one of these trucks is involved in […]

Emergency Response and Spill Reporting

At Protect Environmental, we know that when a spill of regulated material occurs, it is important to take the proper reporting actions immediately to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.  The person or company that is deemed the responsible party is not only liable for cleanup costs but can also have hefty fines levied […]

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 […]

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 […]