Tag Archives: Health and Safety

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 […]

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 […]

Protect Environmental: Inclusive Emergency Response and Waste Management Services

Most companies, to one degree or another, transport, handle or store chemical products.  The presence of these chemical products means that the possibility of a spill exists as well.  Managers at small businesses with a handful of employees may not face the same level of risk that large industrial companies do, but they can still […]

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 […]

Medical Waste: Storage and Disposal

Healthcare facilities are a common sight across the landscape and are essential to the health and well-being of the public.  These facilities produce many types of waste during the process of treating patients.  These facilities will commonly generate municipal solid waste, hazardous waste and radioactive waste, along with a type of waste specific to healthcare […]

Ebola, Then and Now

At this time last year, several countries in Africa seemed close to being overwhelmed by Ebola.  DFW residents were on edge after the first case of Ebola in the US was confirmed in Dallas and almost every media outlet was consistently publishing stories about the disease for weeks.  The disease did not spread beyond a […]

Federal Agencies Involved in HazMat Response

There are millions of chemical products that are used for industrial and consumer applications.  These chemicals are used all across the country in processes that range from growing apples to manufacturing zippers.  These products play a crucial role in our economy but misuse or mishandling of chemicals can lead to severe consequences for human health […]

Women in the HAZMAT Industry

When Protect Environmental was founded in 1996, the mission statement was simple, “The absolute best job for the absolute best price”. Since then we have seen what has typically been a male dominated industry allow more women into its ranks. Protect has never had this problem, as it was founded and co-owned by a woman […]

Make Protect Environmental a part of you Contingency Planning

There are many types of disasters that can affect the businesses that operate in the North Texas Area.  Fires, floods, tornadoes, roof collapses, vehicle accidents, theft, chemical spills and other industrial accidents can put a sudden halt to operations and cost a company serious money.  In order to minimize losses and protect employees and resources, […]

Health and Safety during Cold Weather Activity

It is important for companies that perform work outdoors to plan for and educate their employees on safety policies regarding winter weather.  Protect Environmental conducts spill cleanup operations year-round so our employees are trained and equipped to prevent serious injury during the coldest months of the year.  When unprepared employees are exposed to cold weather […]