August Mack’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic was established in 1994 with the opening of a Baltimore office. Then in 1998, Susan Burkett opened the office in southeast Pennsylvania to better serve the growing client base in Pennsylvania. Susan continues to serve clients in a corporate capacity as Principal Engineer for August Mack’s eCAP® Services. In its infancy, the Pennsylvania office provided environmental, health and safety compliance services to foundries, food companies, and metal products...Read More »
Over the years, the August Mack Pennsylvania office has expanded services to include compliance, environmental due diligence, site investigation, and remediation services. Similar to the expansion of services, the client base has expanded and includes a wide variety of industrial and service industries. Numerous clients were served by the Pennsylvania office in 2012 and projects included compliance audits, MSDS database development and maintenance, litigation support, air permits, MACT...Read More »
In September 2008, August Mack’s eCAP® (Compliance Assurance Program) was formally qualified as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) through the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. August Mack’s eCAP® program is an Environmental Health and Safety Management System (EMS) that utilizes a team of August Mack experts to routinely and methodically assess and maintain compliance at clients’ facilities. The innovative program includes much more than just...Read More »
Do you have an environmental, health & safety issue that will require the assistance of an outside consulting firm? Do yourself a favor and call me at 317-916-3105. I can direct you to the correct resources to get your problem solved. And if my company cannot be of assistance, maybe I can direct you to someone who can help.
The primary purpose for most of August Mack’s newsletter articles is to provide useful information related to environmental, health & safety issues. Many times this will take the form of discussing existing, new or proposed regulations. Or it could describe an approach or technology to solve an environmental or safety problem. But as I travel to and visit many of our clients, I realize that many clients have put us into a “box of services” and don’t realize the full breadth of our expertise...Read More »
Have you recently reviewed your various environmental, health & safety plans? Many of these plans require some frequency of review. And as we all know, things change and plans can get outdated. Maybe it's even time to completely re-do your plan if it no longer is meeting the requirements or objectives. If you need outside help in confirming your EH&S plans are adequate, call Tom Anderson at 317.916.3105.
Did you know that August Mack conducts approximately four to five free webinars each month on a variety of environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics? We also distribute a monthly newsletter with articles written by experts on important EH&S topics.
To attend one of our free webinars, visit the webinar page of the August Mack website, select the webinar topic of interest and complete the applicable registration form. Once your registration form is submitted, you will receive an e-mail with...Read More »
August Mack conducts approximately four to five free webinars each month on a variety of environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics. All of our webinars are conducted via the Internet in real-time by a leading EH&S expert from August Mack. To attend one of our free webinars, select the webinar topic of interest on our website and complete the applicable registration form. Once your registration form is submitted, you will receive an e-mail with login information for the upcoming webinar as...Read More »
August Mack Environmental offers safety services to our clients. We can help develop your lockout/tagout program, perform a safety audit, as well as numerous other types of safety projects. But safety is also very important in many of the environmental jobs we perform for a client. Since many of our projects include environmental remediation activities, we must keep safety at the top of our mind. These projects have hazards that must be identified and a health & safety plan must be developed...Read More »
Knowing what to expect should assist in determining the current compliance status with any applicable environmental policy. This is generally accomplished by conducting a baseline compliance audit. The audit involves evaluating the various applicable environmental regulations (CAA, CWA, RCRA, SARA, CERCLA, and EPCRA) as previously mentioned. The goal of the audit is to evaluate compliance and deficiencies with respect to permitting, reporting, monitoring, record keeping, and limitations...Read More »
A reprint of one of our popular
Hazardous material regulations are often found to be confusing and dense, and in our experience people often are not even clear on the delineation between a hazardous material and a hazardous waste. In response to the frequent questions we receive on this topic we have prepared a brief primer on hazardous materials management.
First, a few key words need to be defined:
- Solid Waste - any discarded material that is (1) abandoned, (2) recycled, burned to...
If you suspect a violation may be present or you become aware that a facility should have been complying with a law but has not, a consultant can come in and offer environmental compliance solutions.
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Look around, everything we do today is done electronically. In the eWorld, we can find the answer to almost every question in minutes rather than hours, days or weeks. However, with all of this information available at our fingertips it is becoming harder and harder to discern what information is valuable and what information is not. This task is even more cumbersome for those individuals responsible for managing environmental, health and safety (EH&S) functions for their company because these...Read More »
A facility’s Environmental Manager is tasked with ensuring compliance with the ever-changing rules and restrictions of today’s environmental policies. If this is a new role it is easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to begin. The following are typically regulated environmental policies and some of the common violations found in these areas.
Clean Air Act
Through the enforcement of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks to protect and enhance the quality...
Register for this November 17th Environmental Health and... Read More »