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EPA Proposes New Rules – Hazardous Waste Management

EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways
New Rules Also Reduce Regulatory Burden on Businesses

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses.

Toxic Mold – Moldy, The Movie

What You Don’t See CAN Hurt You…

"Probably every doctor in the United States is treating mold illness, and they just don’t realize it.” – Dr. Scott McMahon, M.D.

Today, at least 45 million buildings in America harbor unhealthy levels of mold.

2015 New Underground Storage Tank Regulations

The EPA has issued 2015 New Underground Storage Tank Regulations and the 2015 state program approval regulation. The revisions strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment.

OSHA Adds Safety Hazards for Healthcare

OSHA adds key hazards for investigators' focus in healthcare inspections

Emphasis placed on musculoskeletal disorders, bloodborne pathogens,
workplace violence, tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls

WASHINGTON — Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls.

Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) Installation and Certification

The largest telecommunication companies in the country, hospitals and data center operators select OCCU-TEC as their vendor of choice for Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) Installation and Certification.  OCCU-TEC has:

Certified personnel
Nationwide coverage
ATG selection process assistance
Designated Operator compliance services
Safety and Environmental training for all technician

Leak Detection
Installing or upgrading the right automatic leak detection system is crucial for environmental risk reduction.

Clean Water Rule Finalized

Via: EPA

Kansas City - The EPA Clean Water Rule Finalized  The rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making permitting less costly, easier, and faster for businesses and industry.

Asbestos Testing Kansas City

Since 1983, OCCU-TEC has been providing clients with asbestos testing in Kansas City; throughout the Midwest; and nationwide. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and exposure to Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) is regulated by the EPA, OHSA and local and state agencies.

New reporting requirements go into effect January 1

Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.