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MATS Standards Proposed by EPA

Environmental Justice with Air & Noise Modeling

Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Pollution In the ever-evolving landscape of environmental concerns, air and noise pollution continue to pose significant challenges. Not only do these pollutants have the potential to harm the health of individuals, but they also highlight the need for environmental justice within industry. As a leading comprehensive EHS firm, Mostardi Platt recognizes the intricate […]

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OSHA Compliance Checklist

The US Department of Labor’s penalties for serious posting requirements, other-than-serious posting requirements, failure to abate, and willful or repeated OSHA violations will increase effective January 15, 2021. These penalties may reach as high as $13,653 per first time violation.  The most recent memorandum from the Regional Administrator states that the increased penalty plan is

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Good Faith Efforts

OSHA Good Faith Efforts During a Pandemic

OSHA continues to modify procedures to adapt during the ongoing pandemic.  Its emphasis has remained focused on the employer’s responsibility to ensure employee safety in the workplace. OSHA describes the employer’s ability to seek alternative avenues to ensure safety as “Good Faith Efforts.” These are used to protect employees from hazardous tasks, processes, or equipment

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Restrictions in Illinois Manufacturing Facilites: Covid Tier 3

Beginning on November 21, 2020, at 12:01 AM, the following new restrictions go into effect for all manufacturing facilities located in Illinois. There are additional restrictions for non-manufacturing facilities including retail establishments, bars and restaurants, hotels, and office-only establishments, which can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website: Manufacturing Requirements

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Compliance Testing

Compliance Testing and Air Emissions Permits

Compliance testing may be a requirement for facilities with state issued EPA Air Pollution Control Permits. Periodic Compliance Testing measures the various air pollutants that exit the stack. Standardized testing requirements can vary depending on a facility’s category of work. Standardized testing requirements may include: Solvents and Organic Flavoring- Volatile Organic Materials (VOM) Natural gas

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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

Now more than ever employers are taking responsibility to ensure the safety of their work environments and communities. At Mostardi Platt, we are clued into the latest Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). CFATS monitor the serious risks associated with hazardous chemicals. Some risks include the threat of sabotage, theft/diversion, and/or

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ISO 14001

Using ISO 14001

As leadership in environmental sustainability continues to be at the forefront of corporate responsibility, an increasing number of companies are using the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 to achieve and maintain measurable standards of quality and assurance. ISO 104001:2015(E) is an industry standard that defines an environmental management system (EMS) for companies to protect

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