ERA's Environmental Compliance Management Blog

Our EH&S blog is your go-to source for industry news, advice, and compliance information. With each post, our team of experts (advanced degree holders in chemistry, environmental science, management, and more) maps out today’s most pressing EH&S issues. We also try to keep things interesting!

We’re committed to helping companies like yours maintain safe, efficient, environmentally-conscious operations. Use the buttons below to find EH&S blog posts that match your specific interests. And if you don’t see the type of content you need, please let us know!

Dispelling TRI reporting Myths: Over-Reporting as a Safety Net

Posted by Nora Lopez

Nora Lopez is the recently-retired TRI Coordinator for Region 2. She has decades of years of experience overseeing TRI reporting, auditing, and trouble-shooting with the Environmental Protection Agency. ERA Environmental Management Solutions has partnered with Nora for TRI Month to deliver expert insights and tips for TRI reporters and EHS Professionals like yourself. Nora’s opinions are based on her own experiences and she is not an official spokesperson for the EPA. Have a question for Nora? Email info@era-ehs.com.

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Also posted in: TRI

Environmental Compliance Management: Are Your EHS Teams on Speaking Terms?

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Keeping an accurate record of your different environmental outputs - i.e. air emissions, water discharges, and waste generation - throughout the year is the foundation of Toxic Releases Inventory reporting (TRI). If your record keeping isn’t accurate, your annual report won’t have legs to stand on. But there’s another pressing issue in EHS management that can also jeopardize your TRI reports and put you at risk for fines, even if your record keeping is pristine.

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Also posted in: TRI

Fix TRI Report Red Flags with Auditor Tips: TRI Reporting Best Practice

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Toxic Inventory Release (TRI) reporting is the most difficult time of the year for EHS professionals: it’s an annual compendium of your air, water, and waste emissions that forces you to look back at all your records, activities, and materials used throughout the entire year.

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Also posted in: TRI

Air Compliance Alert: Greenhouse Gases Reporting, Ontario Cap & Trade

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

The Government of Ontario has announced that it is moving forward with a Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade program that will directly impact the operation of manufacturers across the province. Ontario will also be linking its cap and trade program with the GHG cap and trade markets in the province of Quebec and the state of California.

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Also posted in: greenhouse gases

TRI Best Practice: Waste Data Management and Credits for Air Emissions

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Why start TRI Month talking about waste reporting? Because waste is the most overlooked of all the emissions media. Most EH&S professionals are more worried about their air emissions reporting, then water releases (in that order) – and consequently, waste tracking and credits are where we see the most mistakes being made.

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Also posted in: TRI

Be TRI Ready with ERA's Toxic Release Inventory Month

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

June is officially Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Month here at ERA Environmental– and that means 30 days full of helpful TRI advice from our crack team of reporting experts, educational guides to improve your TRI emission calculations, and to top it off we’re partnering with former US EPA TRI Coordinator and Regulatory Leader Nora Lopez to bring you first-hand advice in a compelling blog series.

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Also posted in: TRI

Verdantix Recognizes ERA as Visionary in Incident Management Software

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

ERA Incident Management Software is setting the benchmark for the new age of incident reporting

Incident management and reporting is one of the most important elements of a successful business. Here's how to make sure you're using the right tool to for the job.

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Elite EPA Policy Makers and Environmental Thought Leaders Take Centre Stage at EHS Ingenuity at Work Conference

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

ERA Environmental Management Solutions, the leading world-class provider of global environment, health and safety software solutions is celebrating its 20th business anniversary by hosting the EHS Ingenuity at Work Conference on May 2nd to May 4th in Charlotte, NC. The EH&S Compliance Ingenuity at Work Conference is the meeting place for Environmental Health & Safety professionals. This 3-day conference is all about bringing together the best minds and environmental leaders in the manufacturing industry to discuss best practices, proactively address emerging challenges, and discover new EH&S solutions.

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Also posted in: TRI, EMS, EHS Training, BPM, EHS, EHS Conference, ehs compliance, regulatory reporting, SDS Document Management, Health and Safety, SDS Authoring, EHS Workshops

Looming OSHA Fines Make SDS Software Essential

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

GHS_Grace_Period_Blog_Image.pngAt this moment, many enterprises are not in compliance in with the OSHA adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) which mandates that MSDSs must be replaced with the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This change in chemical hazard communication marked a significant change in on-site safety and chemical management – but an alarming number of businesses have missed the 2015 deadline.

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Also posted in: SDS

Tank Emissions Software: What You Need to Know First

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Have you ever considered using some kind of software for tracking and reporting your tank emissions? Most Oil & Gas businesses have realized that tank emissions software is the most effective way to manage their EH&S obligations. In fact, ERA Environmental was invited to come speak at the Oil & Gas Environmental Conference this December to talk about how to evaluate and compare tank emissions software.

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If you've come to the conclusion that your business would benefit from a tank management software, there are some things to consider before hand:

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Also posted in: Environmental Compliance & Data Management, Oil & Gas

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