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May 3, 2017

Lab Packing Services: Spring is here! Time to Schedule Spring Projects!

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Spring is HERE! Spring Projects!  

Lab Packing Services: Spring is here! Now is the time to schedule!

Many of our clients will be working on reorganizing projects, clearing out warehouse space and storage areas. Often, clients discover chemicals in small quantities that are obsolete, out of date, leaking or contaminated, even unknown. The proper packing, transportation and disposal of such chemicals is called a Lab Pack.  ERG Environmental Services specializes in Lab packing services.  Lab Packing is a commonly requested service from our client base although it is technically demanding.  ERG uses our professional, highly trained staff to segregate, inventory, containerize and prepare the regulated documentation.  ERG has over 25 years of experience in environmental services including chemical & lab packing in many industry segments.

The reasons for lab packing may be different, but clients share some common features. They have accumulated chemicals for many months, years, or even decades.  The safety risks involved with continued accumulation is significant.  The clients realize that the items are impractical to keep, and decide that the chemicals are not worth the risk of keeping them stored.

ERG will take inventories, segregate, stabilize, package, label and transport the chemicals following all regulations and laws.

Proper Disposal 

ERG provides turnkey lab pack services. Lab Packing and Chemical Packing must follow specific rules and regulations outlined by RCRA and DOT.  Improper handling, labeling and packaging could lead to health hazards, dangerous conditions or substantial fines.

Industries Served:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Labs
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities/ Hospitals
  • Demolition
  • Facilities closing/Relocating
  • Government Facilities
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Warehouses
  • Research & Development facilities
  • Business Campuses
  • Office Buildings
  • Industrial Complexes

 

If you need to clear out or safely manage expired, contaminated, or unidentified chemicals in 5-gallon or smaller containers, your organization needs to adhere to regulations, keep incompatible wastes separate, and rely on ERG to handle your lab packing & compliance support needs.

Now is the time to schedule Spring environmental Projects!  

Call us toll free 1.855.459.0021

From full-service recycling; material recovery, disposal and storage; comprehensive hazardous materials management and transport; and total site cleanup and remediation, ERG delivers solutions and capabilities quickly, cost-effectively, and with obsessive safety and professionalism.

April 7, 2017

Team Spotlight

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ERG Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight : ERG Environmental Services

Team Spotlight : ERG Environmental Services

For more than 25 years, ERG has held a strong position in the environmental service industry. What makes ERG unique, what we stake our reputation on, is our ability to respond to a multitude of situations with precision.  The strength and diversity of our team gives us the ability to provide superior products and services to our clients.  This Team Spotlight features the manager of our transportation department: Kirk Miller.   

Transportation Manager

Kirk Miller, Transportation Manager

ERG Environmental Services:  Team Spotlight  

#WeAreERG 

Name:  Kirk Miller                                                              

What is your role here at ERG in 25 words or less?

Transportation Manager-Run the transportation department, handle vehicle maintenance, schedule trucks for pickup & delivery, handle all regulatory business for transportation.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

Handling stressful situations, tactically to achieve a goal ! 

What are 3 words to describe ERG?

Professional, Committed and Determined

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I love riding my Harley-Davidson Road Glide

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

Ride Route 66 all the way West

What does true leadership mean to you?

Being able to relate to employees due to experience, getting hands-on when needed to help out

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.  

I love historic tours, cemeteries, homes and forts.

ERG Environmental Services is your single-source provider for all your environmental needs.  ERG takes pride in the strength, knowledge and technical expertise of our team.

We are here to help!

Haz & Non Haz Waste Management: Waste recycling, waste disposal, transportation, drums, totes, bulk liquids, bulk solids, laboratory waste, fuels, automotive fluids, paint waste, electroplating waste, explosive waste, reactive waste, radioactive waste, van trailers, roll-offs, flatbeds, vac-trucks, tankers, turbovac

Recycling & Universal Waste Services: Fluorescent lamps, light ballast, batteries, mercury, PCB transformers, capacitors, oil, solids, sludge, soil, advanced phase separation of mixed phased PCB waste

Industrial Cleaning & Decontamination: Pressure washing, pit / sump cleaning, confined space entry, paint booth maintenance, facility maintenance, water blasting, sand blasting, dry ice blasting, tank cleaning, specializing in: PCBs, cyanides, acutely toxic, flammable, mercaptans

Site Investigation & Remediation: Subsurface sampling, Power Probe technology, soil vapor well placement, monitoring well placement, test pit excavation, site characterization, site remediation, UST location, tank opening, cleaning, removal

Landfill Free Absorbents: Pads, socks, drum tops, wipes, pillows, surface socks, spill kits, custom sizes

Training & Compliance: HAZWOPER 4, 8, 40 hour, DOT Hazmat, RCRA Compliance, Confined Space Entry, Confined Space Rescue Training, SPCC plan review, Preparation, Compliance Assistance

 

 

February 27, 2017

ERG Environmental Services exhibits Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2017

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Safety First!

Information is KEY !

ERG is once again, exhibiting at the Ohio Safety Congress. #OSC17

Stop by and visit us at:  Booth 540

Safety is our foundation of quality & service.  ERG continuously participates in training and informational conferences; both as participants and vendors.  We will be hosting a booth at the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo again this year.  The OSC is the largest regional safety and health conference in the United States.  This event is March 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  This is a fantastic event with over 200 educational sessions, 250 exhibitors, and lots of free opportunities for continuing education and BWC program credits.  The OSC17 will be helping organizations define and refine their safety programs with an abundance of educational resources as well as exhibitors to help you along the way.  Knowledge is Key!  Get your questions answered, more information, inquire about those projects and procedures you need to finalize.  Learn about new products and services.

Register for OSC17 Today!

On behalf of ERG Environmental Services, we invite you to visit our booth at the 2017 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC17) and the 2017 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium, March 8 to 10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Booth 540.

The OSC17 Expo Marketplace is Ohio’s largest gathering of safety, health and wellness products, services and gear. We stand ready to show you how to keep your workforce safe and productive. Look for our booth in the Expo Marketplace on March 8 and 9.

Whether you’re a human resource professional, construction worker, small business owner or anything in between, OSC17 has something for you.

And if that isn’t enough, registration is free! Click here to learn more.

ERG Environmental Services will be exhibiting at booth 540. Stop by and gather information & talk to our team about:

For further information about ERG and our services:  1.855.459.0021

http://ergenvironmental.com/

February 9, 2017

We are here to help with all of your environmental needs.

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We Are Here To Help!

855.459.0021

 

Remediation Waste Industrial Training

Haz + Non-Haz Waste Management

waste recycling • waste disposal • transportation

drums • totes • bulk liquids • bulk solids • laboratory waste

fuels • automotive fluids • paint waste • electroplating waste explosive waste • reactive waste • radioactive waste

van trailers • roll-offs • flatbeds • vac trucks/tankers • turbovac

 

Recycling + Universal Waste Services ●

fluorescent lamps • light ballast • batteries • mercury

PCB transformers • capacitors • oil • solids • sludge • soil

advanced phase separation of mixed phased PCB waste

 

pressure washing • pit / sump cleaning • confined space entry

paint booth maintenance • facility maintenance • water blasting

sand blasting • dry ice blasting • tank cleaning, specializing in:

PCBs • cyanides • acutely toxic • flammable • mercaptans

 

Site Investigation + Remediation

subsurface sampling • Power Probe technology

soil vapor well placement • monitoring well placement

test pit excavation • site characterization • site remediation

UST location • tank opening • cleaning • removal

 

HAZWOPER 4, 8, 40 hour • DOT hazmat • RCRA compliance

confined space entry • confined space rescue training

SPCC plan review • preparation • compliance assistance

First Responder • RCRA/DOT • HAZCOM

 

What makes ERG unique, what we stake our reputation on, is our ability to respond to our customer’s situations and needs with precision. We have over 25 years of experience and our team includes some of the most talented engineers, technicians and specialists in the industry.

ERG delivers the complete spectrum of environmental services including waste management, industrial services, and remediation services. We offer sampling, laboratory analysis, waste characterization, lab packs, packaging, marking, labeling, manifest documents, transportation and recycling/disposal. And our site remediation services are among the most comprehensive and respected in the industry.

CAPABLE, RESPONSIVE, INNOVATIVE

 

 

January 17, 2017

New Position Available! Shipping & Receiving Technician

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join our team

ERG Environmental Services is expanding our Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse Team. 

Environmental firm seeking Shipping and Receiving Technician with experience at our Livonia, MI location.

We are growing! We are expanding our warehouse team.

A candidate in this position will have the responsibility to compare identifying information. This job uses counts, weights, or measures of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, manifests, invoices, orders, or other records. This position will be required examine outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet DOT specifications and are properly labeled.  This position operates forklift trucks or use other mechanical assistance to move, convey, or hoist shipments from shipping-and-receiving platform to storage or work area.   DOT Hazmat experience, waste management, and OSHA HAZWOPER training is extremely beneficial to this position but not necessary as we will train.  A basic understanding of chemistry, organizational skills, the ability to work well with others, and multitasking is a must.

The environmental services industry is a growing field. This position offers learning opportunities, as well as a variety of projects on a daily basis. ERG values solid team work. The concept of working within a team requires members to provide communication and feedback along with problem solving ideas and skills.

About ERG:  ERG delivers the complete spectrum of waste management and remediation services. We handle all aspects of waste transaction including sampling, laboratory analysis, waste characterization, packaging, marking, labeling, manifest documents, transportation and recycling/disposal. And our site remediation services are among the most comprehensive and respected in the industry.

Capable, Responsive and Innovative 

A resume may be uploaded on ERGenvironmental.com or email directly to: jobs@ERGenvironmental.com

It is the policy of ERG Environmental Services to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Selecting A Hazardous Waste Service Vendor

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Hazardous Waste Service

It comes as no surprise to you that all Hazardous Waste Service companies are not created equal.  It is important that you understand the vendor who is interested in handling your wastes.  This is important for a single reason, your ultimate liability.

The waste management regulations are specific about your liability for hazardous waste management.  You, as a generator of hazardous waste, are responsible for your waste, forever.  If a hazardous waste management facility becomes a site of environmental contamination under federal or state regulations, you will likely be financially responsible for the clean-up if you shipped any waste to that facility.

You want a competent company who can assist you in understanding the regulations.  You want a company that is concerned about your ultimate liability.  In environmental law, no one can remove you from that liability on a direct basis with the federal government.  Vendors may say that their company takes on your ultimate liability, but as a practical matter the federal government will approach you, the waste generator, and you will have to take third party legal action against your service vendor.  Do not be fooled by the transfer of liability offer that some companies make.

The size of the company does not really affect the quality of the environmental services.  Just because a firm is a national company, does not mean they have cornered the market on environmental knowledge, fiscal responsibility, or business ethics.  Large and small companies both can make errors in advising clients about environmental matters.  Competency is not directly related to the size of a company.

Actions steps for selecting a Hazardous Waste Service Vendor

Get to know your environmental service vendor personally and directly.  Take the time to really understand the ethical standards that they apply when servicing clients.  Ask a lot of questions.  Make sure you feel comfortable with the answer.  If you are not comfortable, look at some other vendors.

Check references.  Don’t just look at the list.  Make some phone calls.  Ask the tough questions about hazardous waste services, price, business ethics, financial stability, and environmental regulatory knowledge.

Contact state regulatory agencies and request a copy of the compliance file for that vendor.  Take the time to do the extra work.  There are civil and criminal penalties associated with hazardous waste management that can be applied to you personally and to your company.

Make sure you exercise good sense in Hazardous Waste Service vendor selection.  Purchasing environmental services based on price alone is not prudent.  Violations of environmental laws have put many people in prison and ended the operating life if businesses.  Don’t choose that route by being careless.

  • Be proactive.  Be careful.  Protect the environment.  Follow the law.  It’s the right thing to do.
August 16, 2016

Industrial Services

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ERG Environmental Services is committed to managing your industrial service projects from the planning stage through project completion including report preparation. We will service your needs in the manner and method your organization can come to rely upon.

ERG’s Industrial Services group offers turnkey solutions, specializing in industrial cleaning, PCB and mercury decontamination, industrial maintenance, video inspections and more, including providing these services within hazardous and/or complicated environments, such as:

  • Confined space entry and cleaning of highly flammable styrene product storage tanks
  • Double confined space entry into a vaulted flammable acetone product storage tank to facilitate tank cleaning operations
  • Cleaning of highly concentrated cyanide sludge tanks located within a 100-year old plating facility
  • Decontamination and management of a highly odorous mercaptan product storage tank
  • A continuous 48-hour decontamination of a high voltage utility cable vault impacted by a raw sewage leakage and subsequent repairs to ensure against future waste seepage into the vault

ERG maintains and operates an extensive fleet of specialized industrial cleaning equipment capable of meeting all of your industrial service needs. Additionally, ERG is a licensed hazardous and liquid industrial waste hauler, allowing us to manage the waste generated by our industrial service operations, including material recovery and recycling options whenever possible.

Industrial Services
Decontamination Services, including:
  • Chemical product and waste tanks
  • Cyanide tanks
  • Mercaptan tanks
  • Acutely toxic chemical cleanup
  • PCB and mercury decontamination
  • Robotic vent cleaning
  • Blood borne pathogen materials
PRESSURE WASHING AND BLASTING SERVICES, INCLUDING:
  • Water blasting
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Sandblasting
Other Related Services
  • Confined space entry, including entry into hazardous environments
  • Confined space rescue standby services
  • Confined space entry training services
  • Containment/pit/sump cleaning
  • Paint booth cleaning/maintenance
  • Epoxy floor coating services
  • Waste sampling and analysis
  • Management of waste generated by industrial service operations