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Increase in EPA Fines Means Noncompliance Is a Dangerous Game to Play

Increase in EPA Fines Means Noncompliance Is a Dangerous Game to Play Since 2015, the EPA annually increased their fine amounts.  The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act allows agencies the chance to increase fine amounts every year due to inflation.   This means the EPA can implement higher fines for clean air, water, waste […]

SRP Joins Industry Leaders To Present At AIHA Conference & Expo

HOUSTON, TEXAS – SRP Environmental joins NIOSH and other industry leaders to  present at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) in May.  SRP Environmental’s Director of Gulf South Operations, Chad Hyman, MS, CIH, CSP will speak about Upstream Oil and Gas Exposures as part of the Professional Development Course series at the conference. […]

4 Good Reasons to Conduct Exposure Monitoring

You probably hear about work place safety all the time, especially in manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas industries. Visit a manufacturing plant or major construction site and you will see a “196 Days Accident Free” sign or something to that affect. How does a  company go about business being accident free?  Managers and supervisors […]

Workplace Needs Account for 43% of Distracted Drivers

Work Phone Calls Account for 43% of Distracted Drivers What is so important that it cannot wait? Most people will say work. Travelers Insurance conducted a new survey and found that 43% of distracted driving is caused by work related issues. According to the CDC, there are three types of distractions which include Visual: Taking […]

Free Louisiana TIER II Compliance Lunch & Learn

Avoid Costly State and Federal Fines. FILE A TIER II BY MARCH 1. Do you have a 55 gallon drum of chemicals, product or hazardous substance?  Most companies do and yet those companies are not in compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Tier II reporting affects almost all facilities that use, manufacture, or […]

Recent Roof Damage? Call For an Asbestos Inspection

In addition to floor tiles, joint compound, mastic and insulation, asbestos can be found in roofing materials.   And the roof is the one place most property owners forget about. It is important for roofing contractors, general contractors, insurance adjusters and property managers to know about asbestos.   Severe storms, rain, hail and wind can cause roof […]

4 Ways to Mess Up Stormwater Sampling

Your facility may require stormwater sampling as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).    If so, make sure your stormwater specialist knows what not to do. One huge problem inspectors see is that stormwater samples don’t reflect what is actually running off-site.  This could be due to poor timing or inconsistent sampling location.   Either […]

Injury Reporting: “Do I Have to Report This?”

Injury Reporting: “Do I Have to Report This?” Many employers often wonder if they have to report certain injuries or incidents.  Is it a recordable or is it not?  What if they didn’t go to the doctor?  What if they received treatment? If healthcare professionals diagnose employees with an injury or illness and the company determines […]

A Winter Storm Damages Your Property, Do You Know What to Do?

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the weather news lately, several parts of the US have been experiencing colder than normal temperatures–thanks to all the winter storms. According to the Insurance Information Institute, freezing weather and winter storms are the third-largest cause for catastrophic losses. Frozen pipes and pipe bursts can cause significant […]

Asbestos & Renovating: 5 Things Not To Do

Tearing into materials that contain asbestos can be detrimental to your family’s or employees health, which is why it is important to contact a professional prior to any renovation or demolition work. As a general rule, if the structure or building was built during or prior to the 1970s, there is a good chance that […]