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Storage Tank Data Collection Secrets from the Pros

 
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Data collection is the fundamental backbone of all environmental, health & safety management for the oil & gas and chemical industries. Any business that uses tanks as part of their processes should focus on collecting the very best possible data about their sources and use that data intelligently during emissions estimations.

Working & Standing Losses: Understanding Tank Emissions Inside & Out

 
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One of the most common topics ERA’s environmental research team is asked to explain is the ins and outs of tank emissions management reporting. So much so that ERA’s head consultant recently gave a presentation on it at a national conference. It covered working and standing loss emissions from different types of tanks, and shed light on some of the more complex scenarios, like hot and heated tanks, and tank degassing.

Oil & Gas Tanks Emissions Management: Splash vs. Submerged Loading

 
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When you rely on tanks to store, mix, or transport products and materials, you know just how complex it can be to measure and manage air emissions from any loading process. Every small detail about how you run your operations can affect the quantity of emissions you need to report and your permit requirements.

OSHA Hazcom SDS Compliance Clarification

 
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Clarifying end user responsibility for updated GHS SDS.

Recently, Ross Olsby from M3V Software shed light on the topic of replacing MSDSs with


Are You Aware of This New Oil & Gas EH&S Permit in Colorado?

 
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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recently issued a new General Permit for the Oil & Gas industry, also known as the GP07.

Straightforward AOS & MSS Management tips for Oil & Gas EH&S

 
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Alternate Operating Scenarios (AOS) and Maintenance, Startup, Shutdown (MSS) events are some of the most discussed topics among Oil & Gas manufacturers and their regulators, and it’s a topic ERA Environmental has covered on its industry advice blog too.

Understanding AOS and MSS for Oil & Gas /Petrochemical EHS Management

 
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Alternate Operating Scenarios (AOS) and Maintenance, Startup and Shutdown (MSS) operating scenarios are particularly difficult concepts to distinguish between for the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industries. But knowing the difference between the two, and understanding how each one affects your emissions tracking and reporting obligations is paramount to keeping your facility in compliance.

Tank Emissions Software: Why You Need it and What to Look For

 
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Every industry faces its own unique challenges when it comes to regulatory compliance, based on the types of activities, products, and materials used on site. Those industries using more heavily regulated types of materials or equipment face more strenuous reporting requirements.

Risk Management and the Globally Harmonized System

 
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The only way to innovate, and therefore succeed in the long-term, is to effectively and proactively manage risk. Changing government regulatory requirements, the evolution of technology and shifting customer preferences are the main factors contributing to the need for strong risk management in the US manufacturing space. businesses realize they need to constantly evolve to survive in a changing environment. Today, risk management is seen as a strategic business tactic rather than a separate practice, since businesses continuously take on more risk each time they innovate and adapt.

How to Guarantee GHS SDS Accuracy with Automated Vendor Communication

 
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Understanding the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an attempt to standardize the classification of labels and packaging across borders. As such, the new Globally Harmonized System guidelines for Classification and Packaging impact the classification of the hazards of chemicals as well as the communication of hazard information through SDSs, Labelling and Employee Training.

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