federally compliant chemical storage

Federally Compliant Chemical Storage

Unlike our polluted ecosystem, federal chemical storage practices are crystal clear. Any industrial manufacturer that engages in negligent storage practices is culpable in resulting hazmat incidents. No industry operates in a vacuum. What happens down the road, or upstream can have a debilitating effect on surrounding communities and water supplies. Federal regulations aim to curb…

EPA Shipping Requirements

EPA Shipping Requirements

When it comes to chemical incidents and environmental incursions, there are no such things as isolated events. While accidental pollution and contamination of any magnitude are always a cause of concern, spills that occur during transit take on a more sinister moniker. Waterways are particularly vulnerable to widespread contamination as microscopic toxins can infiltrate groundwater…

pesticide storage

Temporary Pesticide Storage

Failure to invest in compliant temporary pesticide storage can cause irreparable damage from the roots up. Pesticides are complex chemical compounds used commonly to eradicate damage from insects, fungi, rodents and invasive flora. More than 100 different types of pesticides can be found on the market with various uses and countless associated risks. With spring…

Chemical Storage for Tornadoes

Are your dangerous stockpiles of toxic chemicals safe from tornadoes? With a terrifying increase in tornadoes nationwide, heavy industries and manufacturing are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Chemical storage inventories and manufacturing equipment fall into the dubious category of static collateral. This differentiation in terminology means products and supplies largely stay unmoved unless arduously relocated by…

Food Manufacturing Chemical Storage

A Wisconsin ice cream plant finds itself in a sticky situation following a series of alleged OSHA violations. According to the federal safety regulator, an investigation into the frozen treat confectionary began after a concerning report. Federal authorities claim workers were being exposed to anhydrous ammonia, which is a hazardous chemical used in refrigeration. Unprotected…

flammable materials storage

New OSHA Guidance Address Industry Questions

For the first time in nearly three decades, OSHA is releasing new guidance for the interpretation of process safety management pertaining to dangerous chemicals. While primarily intended for uniformed enforcement guidance of existing regulations, the 103-page document gives companies handling dangerous materials new insight on how federal agents interpret storage guidelines. The new directive requires…

petroleum storage

Petroleum Storage

Compliant petroleum storage is one of the most pressing threats to our vulnerable ecosystems. According to the Department of Energy, every year, about 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products find their way to U.S. waterways by inadvertent discharge or accidental spillage. Most of these unintended discharges result from mismanaged or leaky pipelines and maritime vessels.…