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Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 1

Case Study SHUT OFF BY AIR CARRIERS Are you a shipper of dangerous goods (alternately identified as “hazardous materials” by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations)? If so, and you ship via air, the following case study may prove helpful to you. Recently, a subsequent client of CTI had its air transportation services cut off by...
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Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 1

Fear of the Unknown A review of archived CTI newletters indicates many compliance-related topics: highlights of EPA and OSHA inspections, findings, and penalties; self-conducted audit tools to get a baseline on current compliance; employee training requirements; and information regarding new regulations and how to work them into your current operations. However, companies throughout Ohio continue...
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Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 1

Compliance Checklist for Respirator Programs The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a respiratory protection standard that is designed to limit employee exposure to airborne contaminates. The respiratory protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, was established to limit and control occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes,...
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Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 2 News & Views

SHOULD YOU BE REGISTERED WITH D.O.T.? Many companies who ship hazardous materials (which include raw materials and wastes) have let this requirement slip through a crack in their compliance program. Check this list to determine if you should be registered with the Department of Transportation as a hazardous materials (hazmat) shipper because you ship: A...
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Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 2

News & Views THE UNIVERSAL WASTE CHECKLIST If you select an answer in BOLD print, you are in violation! 1. Are you throwing any lamps in your trash dumpster? YES  NO 2. If you answered YES to number 1, do you have documentation that your lamps are nonhazardous, such as up-to-date, comprehensive testing data from the...
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Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 2

Ohio EPA PTIO Program Since 2004 the Ohio EPA has been in the process of developing new air permitting program for non-major facilities (facilities not requiring a Title V permit). This was primarily in response to a backlog of permits to install and Title V permits to operate. OEPA indicates that the new program is...
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Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 1

News & Views FEDERAL OSHA TOP 10 CITED STANDARDS, FY 06-0 In the manufacturing (General) industry, for fiscal year 2006 – 2007, OSHA cited facilities most frequently for the following standards and sections: 1910.212 – General machine guarding 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication Written Plan 1910.212 – Point of Operation Guarding 1910.147 – Lock Out /...
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Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 1

Case Study A central Ohio chemical manufacturer was inspected by Ohio EPA in early 2007 for purposes of the Agency determining compliance with hazardous waste regulations for LQGs. The company did possess a valid I.D. number. The set of the company’s violations were as follows: 1. Unlawfully storing hazardous waste without a permit for greater...
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Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 1

OSHA Noise Standard Compliance Checklist (Editor’s note: Larry D. Giovinazzo, Doctor of Audiology, prepared this guest article concerning OSHA’s Noise Standard. Dr. Giovinazzo is the owner of Audiology & Hearing Associates, Inc. in Howland, Ohio, and he is a frequent contractor to CTI in providing professional hearing-related services to our clients.) Employers have many different...
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Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 1

U.S. EPA: NEW UST Program Provisions The 2005 Energy Policy Act contains amendments to Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, which created the underground storage tank (UST) program. These amendments were enacted to reduce UST releases to the environment and will significantly affect State UST programs. The amendments add requirements to State programs...
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