Friday, July 21, 2017

Chicago Multimedia Compliance Audit For Manufacturing Plant

Caltha LLP Project Summary



Project: HSE Compliance Audit
Client:
High Tech Manufacturer
Location(s):
Chicago, Illinois


Key Elements: EH&S audit, hazardous waste, air permit, hazardous material storage, wastewater permit, PPE assessment, hazard communication


Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a multimedia environmental, health and safety audit of this manufacturing facility located in Cook County. The scope of the audit included:

  • EPCRA
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
  • Current IEPA Air Permit
  • Cook County Air Emission Ordinance
  • Current wastewater discharge permit
  • TSCA
  • Tanks
  • Hazard communication
  • DOT Hazardous material transportation

The audit was led by a IIA-certified professional auditor.


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

PPE Assessment and Employee Exposure Review For Minnesota Manufacturer

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: PPE Assessment
Client:
Chemical Formulating Facility
Location(s):
Minnesota


Key Elements: PPE assessment, OSHA hazard communication, employee training, safety data sheet, employee exposure control


Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this chemical processing facility to conduct a PPE assessment for specific processing areas, including dry mixing, blending, wet mixing, and packaging. Caltha staff reviewed raw material and finished product safety data sheets, as well as specific tasks being conducted in each area. For each area, a standard set of employee PPE was prescribed; specific materials which require additional or other types of PPE were then identified. Employees were provided training, including visual reminders at each work station, to alert them when PPE beyond the standard was required.


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Hazardous Waste and DOT Hazardous Material Training For Minnesota Facility

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Employee training on Hazardous Waste management, Universal Waste Management, and DOT HazMat training for shipping of regulated hazardous materials
Client:
Medical product manufacturer
Location(s): Minnesota

Key Elements: Waste management, Employee training, DOT hazardous material shipping

Overview: Caltha LLP assisted this medical product manufacturer by conducting employee training sessions at the client's facility covering:
  • Hazardous waste management, for conditionally exempt small quality generator (CESQG)
  • Universal waste management
  • DOT HazMat employee training for individuals responsible for preparing and shipping hazardous materials, including wastes
For more information on Caltha LLP training services provided to small and medium sized facilities, go to Employer's Environmental Health and Safety Training Center.

Registration Permit Review For New Facility In Minnesota

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Option D Permit Review For New Process
Client:
Food Manufacturing Processing Facility
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Air permitting, Air permit compliance, Air emission estimates, Control equipment efficiency

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this food manufacturing processing facility to conduct an evaluation to determine if a new project planned at the facility would require a modification to the existing air emission permit issued by MPCA or if prior notifications would be required for the project. Caltha staff reviewed project plans to determine added air emissions resulting from the new project. These estimates were added to emission estimates for all other permitted sources at the facility to determine if any permit actions were required. Based on the technical evaluation, it was determined that the project could be constructed with no permit modifications or notifications.

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Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Training For Food Manufacturer

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Environmental Awareness / Sustainability Training Module For Facility Management
Client:
Grain Processing & Food Manufacturing Corporation
Location(s):
Minnesota, North Dakota

Key Elements: Regulatory training, Sustainability, Permit compliance, Employee training, Webinar

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this grain processing and food manufacturing corporation to prepare and present a training module that provides corporate and facility managers with basic compliance training to assist them in managing EH&S compliance activities at multiple facilities. The training was developed to be specific to the corporation's facilities and products and included:
  • Company's commitment to sustainability / Sustainability policy
  • Background on environmental regulations and key issues at company's locations
  • Overview of company's key procedures
Training was created as a recorded live webinar which can be replayed as needed.

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SPCC Plan Review | Five Year SPCC Plan Amendment

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: SPCC Plan 5-Year Review, Plan Update & Management Compliance Training
Client:
Transportation Terminal
Location: Wisconsin

Key Elements: Regulatory compliance training, SPCC Plan

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this multimodal transportation terminal to conduct the five-year review of its Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Under 40 CFR 112, SPCC Rule regulated facilities are required to conduct and document a review of their SPCC Plan at least every five years, independent of the requirement to keep the facility SPCC Plan updated to reflect changes at the facility. In conjunction with this review, Caltha staff provided ad hoc compliance training to selected facility staff on SPCC Rule requirements. Finally, Caltha prepared an updated facility SPCC Plan to reflect administrative changes at the facility.

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Wisconsin Air Emission Reporting For Printing Operation

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Air Emission Inventory Reporting Technical Support
Client:
Printing Facility
Location(s):
Wisconsin

Key Elements: Air emission inventory, Air permit compliance, Air emission tracking, Hazardous waste management

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this printing facility to assisting in preparing the air emission inventory report required by the Wisconsin DNR under their FESOP for VOC emitting equipment. Caltha staff reviewed operations and developed material usage tracking systems and monthly air emission estimate tracking sheets. The tracking system incorporated adjustments based on hazardous waste disposal records. This allowed the facility to comply with monthly recordkeeping requirements which were then available for annual air emission reporting using the WDNR on-line reporting system. Caltha provided training to facility staff on emission tracking procedures.

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