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New date: P2 and Metal Fabricating and Finishing Webinar
The date and time for the P2 and Metal Fabricating and Finishing Webinar has changed to Feb. 18, 2022, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. It isn’t too late to enroll for this free training that will discuss findings from summer 2021 internships within the metal-finishing industry and feature a presentation from Dr. Kathleen Wolf on P2 degreasing strategies. To learn more, visit the event page. 
 
Looking for safety committee or toolbox talks?

According to the CDC, more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States between May 2019 and May 2020. The FDA reports that up to 850,000 people are injured every year by sharps that were not discarded properly. 

PPI has a dedicated webpage to assist companies, institutions and communities in preventing prescription drug abuse and increasing proper disposal of both prescription medications and sharps. Both topics can be great toolbox talks for your employees. For questions or assistance, please email sbeap@k-state.edu or call 800-578-8898.
January means air compliance reporting 

For some sources, January begins with a flurry of annual compliance reports that are due by the end of the month. For others, due dates can be based on the facility’s Class I or Title V permitting schedule or a result of applicable federal rules, known as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants found in 40 CFR Part 63

One rule, 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart XXXXXX, applies to many sources that apply paints and coatings to metal parts and are considered area sources of hazardous air pollutants. This rule requires annual compliance reporting by Jan. 31 each year. 

Other common rules with Jan. 31 annual compliance reporting deadlines include the following: 

For small businesses needing assistance with compliance reporting, email sbeap@k-state.edu or call 800-578-8898.
CST Storage in Parsons is one of many manufacturing sites for CST Industries, which is currently the world’s leading manufacturer of factory-coated bolted storage tanks, aluminum domes and specialty covers.

This 2019 case study highlights how a company can right-size their painting pre-wash system to reduce their use of natural gas and water usage. It also highlights energy projects, including compressed air audit and LED lighting upgrades.