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Is Your Facility Exempt From The Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines Rule?

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) regulations were finalized on Friday, August 20, 2010.  The rule is designed to regulate unconventional and conventional air toxics emitted from stationary engines that include … Continue reading

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Poor Air Quality Puts Chilean Miners at Risk

The world breathed a deep sigh of relief last week when the thirty-three Chilean miners were rescued after sixty-nine days below ground.  While the rescue mission went off without a hitch, the Chilean miners have a long road of recovery … Continue reading

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Tier II Chemical Inventory Reports

If we haven’t scheduled your Tier II reporting by now, what are you waiting for? Chemical Inventory reporting is about to be in full swing for this year (March 1st deadline.) Facilities covered by the Federal Emergency Planning and Community … Continue reading

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Does Your EOC Plan Have Room for Improvement?

This post regarding EES Healthy Environment topics is the third post in our series on the implementation, maintenance and continued improvement of the Joint Commission Environment of Care (EOC) standard. This series began in our August 2007 post that kicked … Continue reading

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10 Elements for Improving Environmental Performance and Compliance

On September 12, EES hosted a breakfast seminar on the U.S. EPA’s environmental compliance Audit Policy as it applies to hospitals and universities. This well received seminar featured a presentation from Samantha Beers, the EPA Region 3 Director of the … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Master Plan? Environment of Care Master Plan

Environment of Care Master Plan The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) requires that hospitals develop and implement a performance improvement framework for their environment of care function. This framework should include the management process and systems that affect the key Environment … Continue reading

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Katrina Raises Questions on Chemical Risk Management

By Peter S. Puglionesi, P.E., DEE  – an EES Associate (for Peter’s bio click here) Emergency planners around the country are re-assessing their ability to cope with a major disaster. News media have gone beyond wind and water damage to … Continue reading

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How Does The Drought Emergency Affect You?

We all know much of the northeastern United States is in a severe drought condition, but how much do we know about the impact of the drought emergencies and water restrictions that have been imposed in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey … Continue reading

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