Tag Archives: Health and Safety

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]