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May 23, 2018

June Compliance Training Events! Enroll Now!

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RCRA/DOT June 20th

HAZWOPER June 27th 

 rcraTraining flyer June 20 2018

HAZWOPERTraining flyer June 27 2018

 

Register Today!  Call 1.855.459.0021

Email: Training@ERGenvironmental.com

July 7, 2017

RCRA / DOT Refresher Training: Are you “Audit Ready” ?

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rcraTraining flyer 7.18.17

Audit Ready?

#Compliance is Key!

Check your teams #training records!

RCRA refresher training is required annually as defined by 40 CFR 262.34a and 40 CFR265.16.

#RCRA #DOT #Training #HazardousWaste #Audit #Compliant #Industrial #EnvironmentalServices #Register #Environmental #WasteManagement #Mandatory #WasteGenerators

Audits are proving to review training records.  Be sure your team is confident and compliant.

Be Audit Ready!  Tuesday, July 18th!  

ERG presents an enjoyable learning experience that exceeds /meets regulatory requirements.  Our training professionals provide field experiences and examples that deepens knowledge and keeps the class engaged.

Regulations are constantly changing.  Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations for managing your hazardous waste from cradle to grave under the US EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations.

Build team confidence working with the RCRA hazardous waste rules to keep employees safe, prevent releases, and avoid costly EPA civil penalties and liability. EPA requires annual RCRA training for all hazardous waste facility personnel. In July 2016, US EPA raised the fines for RCRA hazardous waste violations. Fines are now as high as $71,264 per day, per violation.

Be Prepared !  Tuesday, July 18th 

The training includes an overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations, a guide to complying with hazardous waste regulations including how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement.

This class also includes a review of the DOT’s regulations for shipping hazardous materials, including the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), proper shipping name, hazard classes, marking and labeling, shipping papers, packing groups, and security.

This is a refresher course and is intended for individuals who are familiar with both RCRA and DOT requirements. Hands on materials are used throughout the class.

The class fee includes a light breakfast, beverages, lunch and the course materials.

Learn more about ERG Environmental Services: http://ergenvironmental.com/

 

A Trained Team is a Confident Team

 

Registration is easy!  Call today 1.855.459.0021 or Email: Training@ERGenvironmental.com

 

 

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.

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 8, 2017

100% Compliant? RCRA/DOT Refresher Training March 15

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                RCRA/DOT Refresher Training!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017    9 am – 4 pm    

Lunch Provided   Location:  Livonia, Michigan

ERG Environmental Services is pleased to offer training.

ERG is now in open-enrollment for an all-inclusive training course.  This mandatory course will provide our clients with affordable training that (1) meets/exceeds regulatory requirements, (2) focuses specifically on issues of interest in industrial operations, and (3) provides an enjoyable, informative experience.  Our trainers are experts in their fields; have extensive experience working with industrial companies, and work hard to make their courses interesting.

We are offering the following class that is required of virtually all hazardous waste generators and many other companies as well.

The training course will include:

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Training, which is required annually for employees of hazardous waste generators who work in any position related to hazardous waste management as defined by 40 CFR 262.34(a) and 40 CFR265.16.
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Training, which is required every three years for all hazmat employees, which are defined as “a person (including a self-employed person) who loads, unloads, or handles hazmat; tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat; prepares hazmat for transportation; is responsible for safety of transporting hazmat; or operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat” as defined by 49 CFR 172.700- 172.704.
  • The rates for the listed training courses are based on the number of attendees from each company.

Now is the time to review the job descriptions of your team to make sure each team member is compliant with the appropriate training required.  ERG hosts training events on a regular basis, We hear this feedback at each and every training.  The attendees realize that their job description has changed slightly on the tasks they perform on a regular basis, which requires a different set of training classes required.  The health, safety and preparedness of your employees & company are the direct result of training and company processes.  It is a great time to review records and make sure all team members are; in fact, compliant on training certificates.  Audits include training compliance as well, have peace of mind for you and your team.  Register today!

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Training@ERGenvironmental.com

ERG Environmental Services

13040 Merriman Road  suite 200 Livonia, MI  48150

 

February 7, 2017

HAZWOPER Refresher Training February 28, 2017 Livonia, MI

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

HAZWOPER Refresher Training:

February 28, 2017  9 am – 4 pm Livonia, MI

Lunch Provided

ERG Environmental Services is pleased to offer training.

ERG is now in open-enrollment for a HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher training course.  This course will provide our clients with affordable training that (1) meets/exceeds regulatory requirements, (2) focuses specifically on issues of interest in industrial operations, and (3) provides an enjoyable, informative experience.  Our trainers are experts in their fields; have extensive experience working with industrial companies, and work hard to make their courses interesting.

We are offering the following class that is required of virtually all hazardous waste generators and many other companies as well.

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course may include topics such as topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

Enrollment is open to those who have already completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training.

Contact Us-

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Training@ERGenvironmental.com

ERG Environmental Services

13040 Merriman Road      

Suite 200                          

Livonia, MI  48150

 

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January 17, 2017

Selecting A Hazardous Waste Service Vendor

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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.