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 »
Don't forget to register now for the August Mack webinar tomorrow (Mar. 21) at 10:00 a.m. on "Common Safety and Health Issues in Primary Metal Industries." According to OSHA, over the last decade Primary Metal Industries (PMI) has been in the top five manufacturing industries for fatalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2006 the highest incident rates of non-fatal occupational injury and illness cases indicated that three of the top ten industries were in PMI and of the...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 »
On Thursday March 21st at 10:00 a.m. August Mack will present a free webinar on "Common Safety and Health Issues in Primary Metal Industries." Register here to attend. According to OSHA, over the last decade Primary Metal Industries (PMI) has been in the top five manufacturing industries for fatalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2006 the highest incident rates of non-fatal occupational injury and illness cases indicated that three of the top ten industries were in...Read More »
The August Mack Webinar Program had another successful year with over a thousand registrants. The webinars, which are free to registrants, cover a range of environmental, health and safety topics and are designed to provide education and value to our clients. Be sure to check the August Mack website for information on the upcoming 2013 webinars.
Don't forget to register for the free webinar tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. titled "EH&S Compliance Overview." This webinar will be an overview of a number of the basic environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance requirements for industrial and commercial facilities. Topics will be briefly reviewed and will include EH&S requirements related to air, waste, wastewater, oil storage, chemical reporting, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, hazard assessment, lockout/tagout,...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.
How to Minimize the Effect of Losing Institutional Knowledge with Regards to Your Environmental Compliance Programs
If your environmental, health and safety (EH&S) manager or compliance programs director left the company, who would take on his responsibilities? Is there anyone else in the organization who knows how to keep the company in compliance with environmental regulations? Unfortunately, many times the answer is “no”.
To learn more about this topic, read the full article here.
Register here for the free webinar on Thursday, December 13th titled "The New SEC Rule on Conflict Minerals: What Every EH&S Professional Should Know." Starting in 2013, a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requires “covered companies” to annually report on their use and sourcing of “conflict minerals.” This new rule potentially affects thousands of companies and their suppliers. Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) professionals can use their background with similar regulations to...Read More »
Because the days when people work for one company over the course of their career are a thing of the past, managing personnel changes can be challenging. Not discounting the loss of institutional knowledge, there can be problems with compliance deficiencies if a smooth transition is not made between environmental, health and safety (EH&S) personnel. Unfortunately, there typically is no transition period and in some cases a gap of months while the position remains vacant. When this happens, what...Read More »
Register now for the free December 6th webinar titled "EH&S Compliance Overview." This webinar will be an overview of a number of the basic environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance requirements for industrial and commercial facilities. Topics will be briefly reviewed and will include EH&S requirements related to air, waste, wastewater, oil storage, chemical reporting, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, hazard assessment, lockout/tagout, confined space, and emergency...Read More »
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines process safety management (PSM) as requirements for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals. These releases may result in toxic, fire or explosion hazards.
To learn more about this topic, read the full article here.
Following are several Phase I Environmental Site Assessment non-scope considerations that August Mack has assessed in connection with our clients' commercial real estate transactions:
- Asbestos-Containing Building Materials
- Lead-Based Paint
- Lead in Drinking Water
- Regulatory Compliance
- Cultural and Historical Resources
- Industrial Hygiene
- Health and Safety
- Ecological Resources
- Endangered Species
- Indoor Air Quality
For more information, call 800.579.0770 and ask to speak to one of the...Read More »
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 »
In order to successfully fulfill our mission of providing expertise, innovation and commitment, we are always looking for ways to engage and inform our clients. In 2005 we started our free webinar program as a new avenue for sharing the valuable expertise of August Mack employees to the public. Over the years we have presented approximately 400 webinars to an audience of over 5,000 registrants. In fact, this fall we will be celebrating our 7th anniversary of providing educational webinars on a...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.
Personal protective equipment is a necessity for anyone who is in a hazardous environment. It is your responsibility to wear the appropriate protective gear. Protective gear ranges from respiratory devices and protective shields, to equipment to cover your eyes, face and /or hands. Make sure you take the proper precautions in order to protect yourself in hazardous work conditions. Wear your equipment! For many projects that August Mack is involved in, this is all spelled out in the Health...Read More »
Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the free August Mack webinar. To attend, register here. In September 2008, August Mack’s eCAP® (Compliance Assurance Program) was formally qualified as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. The eCAP® program is an environmental (as well as health and safety) management system (EMS) that uses a team of August Mack experts to routinely and methodically assess and maintain compliance at a...Read More »
The picture to the left is of the fire extinguisher training recently conducted at August Mack's Dublin, Ohio office. August Mack prides itself on its outstanding health and safety program and related safety record. Technical employees that may be involved with projects involving uncontrolled releases of hazardous waste have completed OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour training. Technical EH&S training is kept current through ongoing, mandatory, monthly EH&S training sessions covering internal policies and...Read More »