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Environmental, Health, and Safety Services


We develop Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs, processes, and management systems that minimize risk to people and the environment.  Our goal is to create EHS solutions that are scaled and paced to your business culture in order to achieve Operational Excellence.

 

Areas of expertise include:

  • EHS Inspections
  • EHS Compliance
  • EHS Compliance Audit
  • EHS Training Programs
  • Organizational Alignment & Development
  • Comprehensive EHS Management Programs
  • EHS Risk Assessment (Field-based & Desktop)
  • EHS Compliance Protocol/Checklist Development
  • Lean Six Sigma Process Evaluation & Improvement
  • Contractor Risk Management & Support (ISNetworld, PICS/Avetta, PEC Safety, etc.)

 We'd love the opportunity to help improve your business processes.  Contact us today for a consultation!



Environmental


Environmental Leader

Drawing Closer to 100% Water Restoration: Intel’s Todd Brady (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
Todd Brady, global public affairs and sustainability director for Intel, leads corporate-wide sustainability initiatives. “We’ve been working on this for 20-plus years and did the easy stuff a long time ago,” he told us last fall. Here’s a quick look at what Brady does, along with an update on the company’s projects. The post Drawing Closer to 100% Water Restoration: Intel’s Todd Brady appeared first on Environmental Leader.
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Innovative Tech Drives Biz & Sustainability Goals, Says EDF Survey – Here’s How (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
Business and environmental goals are more closely aligned today than they were five years ago, according to an EDF survey. A major factor behind this alignment of goals? Innovative technologies. Here’s an in-depth look at the survey results, including top technologies, what’s driving adoption, what consumers think of it, and what business leaders say. The post Innovative Tech Drives Biz & Sustainability Goals, Says EDF Survey – Here’s How appeared first on Environmental Leader.
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Health & Safety


Industrial Hygiene - Google News

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Recognizing Workers' Memorial Day and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Services - WebWire (press release) (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
WebWire (press release) Recognizing Workers' Memorial Day and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Services WebWire (press release) Since 1960, ABIH®, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world's largest organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH® is the premier credentialing body responsible for ensuring high-quality certification ...
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OSHA News Release

U.S. Department of Labor, Georgia Tech, and Georgia Department Of Public Health Form Alliance to Reduce Lead Exposure (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
April 23, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor, Georgia Tech, and Georgia Department Of Public Health Form Alliance to Reduce Lead Exposure
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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Penalties for Farm Supply Company For Operating Damaged Forklift at its Ohio Facility (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
April 23, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Penalties for Farm Supply Company For Operating Damaged Forklift at its Ohio Facility
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US Department of Labor:  Workers can stay safe and healthy if employers watch out for their health and remember 3 simple words: Water, Rest, and Shade. Go to osha.gov/heat for more on OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention campaign.

US Department of Labor:  You have rights on the job, and your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. OSHA wants you to have a safe and rewarding work experience.



US Chemical Safety Board:  Four people were killed and five others were seriously injured when propane vapors from a storage tank ignited and exploded at the Little General convenience store and gas station in Ghent, West Virginia. Propane was used as fuel inside the building, which was completely destroyed.

US Chemical Safety Board:  On October 2, 2007, five people were killed and three others injured when a fire erupted 1,000 feet underground in a tunnel at Xcel Energy Company's hydroelectric power plant in Georgetown, Colorado, located approximately 45 miles west of Denver. This CSB safety video explains how the accident occurred.



OSHA Federal Register

Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida, LLC: Grant of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
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Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION


TED Talks Daily (SD video)

A woman's fury holds lifetimes of wisdom | Tracee Ellis Ross (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
The global collection of women's experiences can no longer be ignored, says actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross. In a candid, fearless talk, she delivers invitations to a better future to both men and women.
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Visions of Africa's future, from African filmmakers | Dayo Ogunyemi (Tue, 24 Apr 2018)
By expanding boundaries, exploring possibilities and conveying truth, films have helped change Africa's reality (even before "Black Panther"). Dayo Ogunyemi invites us to imagine Africa's future through the lens of inspiring filmmakers from across the continent, showing us how they can inspire Africa to make a hundred-year leap.
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Innovation – Innovation Excellence

How Doctors and Patients Can Win the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a mental model created by the leaders of the Joint Economic Forum and describes how physical, digital and biologic technologies have collided and the resulting challenges and opportunities that presents. Here is how AI is changing sick care. Here is how 3-D printing is changing sick care. Here are the opportunities using VR/AR ...
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Alas, Poor Henry and the Problem (Tue, 24 Apr 2018)
According to legend, Henry Ford scoffed at market research and what we now call Consumer Insights, proclaiming, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” While there is a certain degree of wisdom in this statement, it has been misquoted to justify bad, hubris-inspired product failures by too many ...
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Industry Hot News - Disaster Recovery Journal - Disaster Recovery Journal

Long Islanders Tour New Bedford Hurricane Barrier as Example of Flood Prevention (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
Long Islanders Tour New Bedford Hurricane Barrier as Example of Flood Prevention (TNS) - Compared to the nightmare of serious flooding, the cost of a hurricane barrier like New Bedford's looks doable, officials from Long Island said Monday during a visit to the city. A group of about 20 people from western Long Island got a close-up look at the barrier, including the gates, engine and subterranean tunnel. They are seeking ways to prevent the severe damage of Hurricane Sandy from happening again. "I'm not worried about resiliency; I'm worried about prevention," said Robert Kennedy, mayor of the Village of Freeport, population 43,000. He said Hurricane Sandy flooded one-third of the village, including its industrial area. ... http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Long-Islanders-Tour-New-Bedford-Hurricane-Barrier-as-Example-of-Flood-Prevention.html
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New standard for facility management just published (Wed, 25 Apr 2018)
New standard for facility management just published If the future of work is all about employee experience1), what about the workplace? The need to keep on top of the ever-changing trends in how and where people work makes facility management an essential aspect of organizational success… which is why new international guidelines have just been published. Increasingly complex, the global facility management (FM) market will be worth USD 1 trillion by 2025 – and that’s just that which is outsourced2). Concerned with the management, operation and maintenance of an organization’s facilities, FM is a discipline that needs to balance the rapidly changing needs and demands of the various stakeholders that it serves with effective, safe and sustainable business needs. It affects the health and well-being of all those who come in contact with an organization and covers a wide range of areas including occupancy costs (the second-highest overhead in almost every organization), use of space, maintenance, security, cleanliness, the environment and more. ISO 41001, Facility management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, has just been published to help FM teams achieve optimum efficiency. Drawing on international best practice, the new management system standard constitutes a benchmark for developing and driving an effective strategic, tactical and operational FM regime. It will also assist organizations seeking to outsource FM, as those providers who are able to demonstrate compliance with the standard will provide them with an assurance regarding their approach and processes. ... https://www.iso.org/news/ref2281.html
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STATE DEPARTMENTS


News from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Youth Hunters Find Success during 2018 Youth Wild Turkey Season (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
Many young hunters found success during Ohio’s 2018 youth spring wild turkey season after 1,860 birds were harvested, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
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Ohio Continues to Lead the Nation with 241 Tree City USA Communities (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Ohio led the nation for the 37th consecutive year as the state with the most Tree City USA communities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Last year, Ohio stood out as the nation’s leader in Tree City USA communities with 241 participating cities, villages and townships.
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Oklahoma DEQ






ENERGY


 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.


Created by industry, for industry, these publications provide recommended practices in upstream technical operations and in health and safety management upstream operations. (Click on the Enform logo above to access useful forms and publications for upstream operations.)


Published on Dec 18, 2012

See www.canadiannaturalgas.ca or www.capp.ca
The world needs more energy and a cleaner environment too. As demand for energy increases, we must look for innovative ways to safely and responsibly develop our natural resources.

 Hydraulic fracturing is a safe, proven technology that has opened up abundant sources of the cleanest burning fossil fuel - natural gas. Through continued innovation and responsible operations, Canada is leading the way in developing this important resource to help meet the world's growing energy demand.

In this video from the 2015 IADC Human Factors Conference in Galveston, Texas, on 21 October, Deepwater Subsea President Michael Fry explains how offshore drilling contractors can reduce procedural drift and promote proper adherence to procedures.

United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) presents key lessons to prevent flammable vapor explosions caused by welding and cutting.

This video was produced by the Operating Engineers Local 825 for the OSHA excavation training. Watch the spoil pile angle of repose, lack of set back and the lip on the left of the trench. This is why all trench & excavation rescue incidents should be treated as Class "C" soil and unstable until shored up properly.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Technical Director, Trey Shaffer, discusses the importance of Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility (HSSE - SR) within SPE Membership and throughout the petroleum industry.

Educational overview of the Petroleum Industry by Gulf Publishing Company.




Rigzone.com: Company Operations News

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine 1Q Profit Slumps 86%, Outlook Subdued (Tue, 24 Apr 2018)
Sembcorp Marine says first-quarter profit fell 86%, and signaled a subdued outlook for orders and business volumes.
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Norway's Point Resources Looks For Partners In North Sea Fields (Tue, 24 Apr 2018)
Energy firm Point Resources has hired investment bank BMO Capital Markets to find a minority partner in some of its oil fields in the North Sea.
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AIHA: Learn what an Industrial Hygienist and learn about the profession as a whole.

Sinkhole drains entire lake and surrounding buildings into a salt mine shaft.

US Department of Labor:  Many American families have seen firsthand the tragic effects of silicosis. In this video from OSHA, learn more about their stories and how dust control methods can help limit workers' exposure to crystalline silica.



Native News


Chickasaw-Nation Tours

Chickasaw Nation Citizenship (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
The path to obtaining Chickasaw citizenship begins with the Dawes Rolls.
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Chickasaw Nation Housing (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage.
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Kiowa-Tribe-of-Oklahoma Tours

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Enrollment (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
We appreciate your support as we continually work towards enhancing the overall quality of life of the Kiowa people!
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Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Housing (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
Darko Affordable Housing Solutions offers housing assistance.
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Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Car Tags (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
Provides tribal tags, licenses to Casinos for sales tax, and tobacco sales.
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Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Voter Registration (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
All voting in general elections and referendums shall be by secret ballot.
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Choctaw-Nation-of-Oklahoma Tours

Choctaw Nation Membership (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
To enhance the lives of all members through opportunities to develop healthy, productive, and successful lifestyles.
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Choctaw Nation Housing (Mon, 03 Dec 1)
Shelter for you and your family is a basic necessity
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