PSARA NEWSLETTER | July 31, 2017                                     
             
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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On August 21, 2017, the moon will completely block the sun (in certain spots of the U.S.). This total eclipse of the sun will be the first to cross the US from Pacific to Atlantic in 99 years!


More information at: GreatAmericanEclipse.com
What is PSARA Up to?
PSARA Technologies takes pride in being a family of fun individuals. So we'd like to share that with you in the form of pictures and updates of what we do both inside and outside of work. Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram to see what we're up to!

Name that Acronym:

FOG


Previous Acronym:

PFAS
Personal Fall Arrest System
 

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Featured Article
Tips to Ensure Dissolved Air Flotation System Success    
By Pat Kneip 
 
Many industries must pretreat their process wastewater before discharging it to the local sewer system.   Dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems are used to remove fats, oils, and grease (FOG), certain organics, suspended solids, and metals from process wastewater to meet sewer discharge permit requirements.  These treatment systems are far more cost-effective than biological systems but can be ineffective and costly if they are not designed and operated properly.

The following tips will help ensure the success of DAF systems: 
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Why Online EHS Management Systems are Critical to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001   
 
 

SolutionsTRAK: EHS SolutionsBLOG - Implementing ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards can seem daunting. Here's how environmental health and safety software can significantly lighten the load. 
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Regulations
What's On the Regulatory Agenda?
The Office of Management and Budget released its Spring Regulatory Agenda on July 24, 2017. The Regulatory Agenda, released every Spring and Fall, provides an updated report on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Essentially, it is a plan and timeline for each agency's regulations, what the next steps are and when they are expected.

To view the agenda, click the link below and select the agency of interest to view their regulatory agenda. (i.e. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, etc.)
Current Unified Agenda 
OSHA to Launch Injury Tracking Application for Electronically Submitting Injury Illness Data on Aug. 1st
On August 1, 2017, OSHA will be launching Injury Tracking Application (ITA), a web-based form for electronically submitting injury and illness data. This form will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A, and will be available from the ITA Webpage.
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OSHA Fall Protection Rule Raises Questions Over 'Temporary, Relatively Infrequent' Work
Effective January 17, 2017, the final rule updating OSHA's general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards permits certain work near the edge of low-slope roofs without fall protection systems, as long as the work is "temporary, relatively infrequent."
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Guidance
Preparing for an Ohio EPA Inspection - What to Expect 
   
The Ohio EPA recently conducted a webinar covering what to expect from an Ohio EPA inspection. Click on the link below to watch.

Ohio EPA - Ever wonder what happens when an Ohio EPA inspector shows up at your business? First, don't panic. Learn more about the inspection process and get practical tips on how you can prepare your business when an inspector does show up. If you want to know more about what happens before, during and after an inspection and be better prepared when the time does come, attend this session.
Watch Webinar
 
OSHA Launches HAZWOPER Webpage 

OSHA has created a webpage aimed at helping workers and employers dealing with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (1910.120) for construction and general industry.

The page consists of links to background information, the corresponding OSHA standards, and resources for worker preparedness and training. Go to Webpage
 
PSARA Safety Tip
 
Employers must perform inspections on lockout/tagout program procedures at least annually to ensure the procedures and requirements are being followed.   
News
As City Infrastructure Ages, Property Owners Seek New Ways to Manage Storm Water Runoff 

Environmental Leader: As environmental regulations on how storm water runoff is handled tighten, property owners are increasingly becoming pressed to manage runoff in innovative ways - or face higher fees from cities and municipalities. Developers are charged by some local governments when stormwater runoff significantly increases the amount of water in storm sewer systems. Read More
 
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