May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted work place health and safety for nearly every company. What hasn’t changed is that the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) will continue taking the federal enforcement lead on worker safety. OHSA requires employe...

April 1, 2020

The Occupational Safety Health Administration has published a Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The guidance focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). OSH...

March 4, 2020

The number of workers in Michigan injured on the job continues its 20-year trend of decline, according to a recent report released by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). According to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisti...

January 10, 2020

Our love affair with aboveground storage tank air emissions continues. The U.S. EPA finalized revisions to Chapter 7.1 of AP-42 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks on November 20, 2019.  As a result of these revisions, the EPA TANKS 4.09D emissions estimation software,...

November 18, 2019

You have an air permit to operate equipment at your facility. The equipment has flexibility in terms of what raw materials can be used (e.g., a coating line can use different coatings and does depending on the part that is being painted).  You may believe that this cha...

October 8, 2019

The system for regulating wastewater discharges to surface waters was created in 1972 by the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The CWA made it unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a “point source” into navigable waters unless an NPDES permit was first obtained.

There are two...

September 17, 2019

State and federal rules require that a facility apply for industrial storm water permit coverage if storm water exposed to industrial materials discharges to surface waters. This requirement also includes facilities that discharge storm water to a municipal separate st...

September 16, 2019

In Michigan, the federal OSHA’s safety and health rules are delegated to MIOSHA. Many would be surprised to learn of the three different programs offered by MIOSHA: the Michigan Challenge Program (MCP), the Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MS...

August 2, 2019

In the past few years, you may have heard that many old dams are being removed from rivers throughout the country, including Michigan. Three notable examples of dam removal include the Grand River in Grand Rapids, the Boardman River in Traverse City, and Pigeon River i...

July 19, 2019

A generator accumulating hazardous waste in containers must do so in compliance with state and federal regulations. Specifically, the federal rules are found at 40 CFR Part 265, Subpart I, Use and Management of Containers. The management of a container of hazardous was...

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