Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference

Baron personnel recently attended the Air & Waste Management Association North/Central NJ chapter’s 14th Annual Regulatory Update Conference held in Trenton on November 20, 2015. The program addressed changes in policies and regulations for all environmental media. Ray Papperman provided information on the Office of Dispute Resolution which offers mediation and facilitation services and will entertain any request to resolve a dispute with NJDEP as long as it does not directly challenge a regulation, rule or policy and is not a dispute solely between two or more private parties. The Office of Dispute Resolution has historically been used in land use issues, however it is now being used acros

Forklift Safety

According OSHA’s Fatality and Catastrophes report, at least 42 employees have died in the first nine months of 2015 due to injuries sustained from a forklift. Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries has published information indicating that there are 35,000 serious injuries as well as 62,000 non-serious injuries each year in the U.S. alone. A brief online search will uncover a large number of incident reports involving forklifts, most from being crushed when the vehicle tips over, crushed between the vehicle and a surface or being struck by a forklift. There are many factors that can contribute to forklift incidents including: Operators who are not properly trained Traveling

Preparing Aboveground Storage Tanks for Winter

With winter around the corner, now is the time to prepare your aboveground tank systems for winter. Special care should be taken around this time of year to conduct required monthly visual maintenance inspections and remove any water or debris in contact with tank components before it freezes. Here are a few steps that can be taken to save you time and possible expense over the winter: Be sure to remove all accumulated water from secondary containment areas before it freezes. Ice can damage system components, reduce containment area volume, and could result in you being cited for containment violations. Make sure your sump pump is not set to run automatically with a float; this could result

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