Louisiana

Free Louisiana TIER II Compliance Lunch & Learn

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Tier II Lunch and 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 store hazardous chemicals and materials.

SRP Environmental Consultant, Doug Grant, EI, will explain the changes to the Right to Know Act and simplify TIER II reporting requirements for Louisiana and Texas. Plus, SRP is paying for lunch!

Thursday, February 15 2018
11:30 AM    |    Superior’s Steakhouse

Key Takeaways:

  • How Do I Know If I Need a TIER II?
  • How Do I Submit a TIER II in Compliance with the Louisiana State Police?
  • How Do Regulation Changes Affect Me?
  • What Else Can I Do to Maintain Environmental Compliance?

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OSHA Addresses Amputation Hazards In The Manufacturing Industry

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OSHA Addresses Amputation Hazards In The Manufacturing Industry

According to OSHA, there were a reported 2,600+ amputations across the country in 2015.  In fact, approximately 57% of reported amputation cases involved manufacturing workers.

Planned OSHA inspections will be conducted in manufacturing sites throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas as a result of increased amputation cases.  Enforcement of safety regulations should be managers and supervisors top priority

Expect on-site inspections to include focus on machinery that present amputation hazards to exposed workers.  Inspectors will review operational procedures, employee working conditions, record keeping, as well as the company health and safety manual.  Make sure these items are updated and in place before an inspector visits.  Ensure compliance with proper implementation of health and safety programs.

Types of Amputation Hazards in Manufacturing

There are several different mechanical components that expose workers to amputation hazards.

  • Point of operation—the area of a machine where it performs work on material.
  • Power-transmission apparatuses— flywheels, pulleys, belts, chains, couplings, spindles, cams, and gears in addition to connecting rods and other machine components that transmit energy.
  • Other moving parts—machine components that move during machine operation such as reciprocating, rotating, and transverse moving parts as well as auxiliary machine parts.

Employers and employees should be able to identify, manage, and control amputation hazards commonly found in the workplace.   Hazards are commonly associated with mechanical components of machinery, the mechanical motion that occurs in or near these components, and the activities that workers perform during mechanical operation.

Methods of Safeguarding Machinery

Safe work practices, adequate employee training, and proper administrative controls can help prevent and control hazards. Machine safeguarding is crucial for all types of machinery.  There are two ways to safeguard machinery: utilizing guards and installing devices.

Guards provide physical barriers that prevent access to hazardous areas. They should be secure and strong, and workers should not be able to bypass, remove, or tamper with them. Guards should not obstruct the operator’s view or prevent employees from working.

Devices can help prevent contact with points of operation and may replace or supplement guards. Devices interrupt the normal cycle of the machine when the operator’s hands are at the point of operation, prevent the operator from reaching into the point of operation, or withdraw the operator’s hands if they approach the point of operation when the machine cycles. They must allow safe lubrication and maintenance and not create hazards or interfere with normal machine operation.

Additionally, it is always a good practice to ensure worker compliance with lockout tagout procedures.

Not Sure If Your Facility Is Safe?  Contact an SRP Safety Consultant Today to Schedule a Safety Audit.  Call 866.222.4972 Now!

Established in 1996, SRP Environmental has become turnkey consulting firm offering environmental, health and safety solutions to organizations in construction, manufacturing, agricultural, oil and gas, healthcare and property management industries.  SRP has seven convenient locations in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Midland, Shreveport and Pittsburgh to better serve their clients.

SRP Environmental LLC Acquires Excel Civil and Environmental Associates, PLLC

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Shreveport, May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SRP Environmental, LLC (Shreveport, LA,) an Inc. 5000 company specializing in Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) and Security Consulting has announced it has acquired the assets of Excel Civil & Environmental Associates, PLLC. ECEA is a provider of Civil, Geotechnical and Environmental Consulting Services to both the private and public sectors in the Southeast. “The acquisition of ECEA broadens our geographic footprint, strengthens & expands our core services and diversifies our customer base,” said Keith Sampson, President and CEO of SRP Environmental LLC (SRP).

Mike Stanforth, Founder and Principal Engineer of ECEA, noted, that the acquisition “would provide unparalleled, comprehensive Civil and Environmental Services in an environment that values both clients and service providers. The resources of SRP Environmental, LLC will strengthen our ability to do this and expand our opportunities.”

Excel Civil & Environmental Associates, PLLC, located in the Charlotte NC area, has been providing Environmental, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services since 1996.

Founded in 1996, SRP Environmental, LLC, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for three consecutive years and was named a ZweigWhite Hot Firm Winner for 2011 and 2012. With operations throughout North America and the Pacific, SRP provides an array of EHS Services that include Environmental Compliance, Assessment, Remediation, Industrial Hygiene, Catastrophe Response, Safety Consulting and Security Integration. The addition of ECEA, a well-respected Civil, Environmental and Geotechnical firm, allows SRP to provide expanded services, thereby maximizing our dedication and proficiency to the client.

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SRP Environmental, LLC
Corporate Headquarters
348 Aero Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107
Office: (318) 222-2364
Website: www.srpenvironmental.com

Increased Fatalities for Mowers & Tree Cutters Cause Regulators to Enforce Protection Standards

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Even though we work closely with oil and gas, manufacturing, construction and agricultural companies, we have found that the landscape industry has its share of safety concerns. We have worked with landscape companies who provide services to Department of Transportation and commercial properties. Their common safety concerns include PPE, heat stress, noise conservation and mobile equipment rollovers. Continue reading