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OSHA Safety Standard on Heat Stress

OSHA Safety Standard on Heat Stress   During summer time, it is usual for every person working outdoors to be concerned about hot working conditions that might lead to heat stress related illnesses/injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working… Read More

What is Direct Push Drilling?

What is Direct Push Drilling? Subsurface investigations can be an essential component of environmental site assessments.  Direct-push drilling, commonly referenced in the industry as Geoprobing, has many applications in subsurface investigations, including the installation of soil borings. Soil borings by direct-push drilling entail the advancement of drilling equipment or tooling to a targeted depth below… Read More

Cyberthreats to Water and Wastewater Utilities

Cyberthreats to Water and Wastewater Utilities Cyberthreats are a growing concern for water and wastewater utility organizations. Antivirus programs are no longer enough and attackers can intentionally or unintentionally threaten public health and the environment. This month’s featured article in the Journal of the American Water Works Association (Improving Security for SCADA and Administrative Networks… Read More

Did you receive a NYCDEP Right-To-Know Violation?

Did you receive a NYCDEP Right-To-Know Violation? Did you know that every facility in New York City that stores hazardous material and substances must submit a Hazardous Materials Inventory of their facility to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the New York City Fire Department annually? Yes, every year. When is the… Read More

Did you receive a Local Law 84/133 Benchmarking Violation?

Did you receive a Local Law 84/133 Benchmarking Violation? According to New York City’s Covered Buildings List for Compliance in 2019 (https://www1.nyc.gov/html/gbee/downloads/pdf/2019%20LL87%20CBL%20Final.pdf), over 15,000 buildings larger than 25,000 square feet are required to submit an Energy Efficiency Report. This is regulated under Local Law 84 and Local Law 133: Benchmarking. The regulation requires you to… Read More