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EMSI offers Small Quantity Dental Amalgam Recycling Kits

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EMSI offers CESQG dental amalgam recycling kits If you have less than one pound of dental amalgam for recycling, this kit offers an economically friendly alternative to disposal as waste.These Dental Amalgam Recycling Kits contain everything needed to send dental amalgam for recycling. Supply price: $175.00 Disposal: $200.00 Total: $375 (Paid upon order)
Kit Includes: 1- Gallon Recycle Kit Pail 1 - Gallon Zip Lock Bag/ 16oz plastic jar 1- 1 - Return Label must be included in the box - (All Dental Amalgam return labels will have the Allentown address - this prevents the individual facilities from having to receive them and then ship them out to PA to be processed).
The 16oz jar can be used to hold the 'wet' dental amalgam. This container must be put inside the Ziploc bag. Other 'dry' dental amalgam waste can be packed around the jar and the Ziploc bag. The total amount of mercury contained in the kit must be less than 1 pound.
Acceptable Dental Amalgam Waste: Non-Contact Amalga…

Regulatory Updates: OSHA injury & record keeping report

Have you posted your safety summary of injuries and illnesses recorded in the previous year?Are you electronically submitting your OSHA injury and illness reports before the deadline?We are in the midst of the posting season for previous year injuries and illnesses and according to the new rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness you have until July 1, 2018 to electronically report.
Here are some links to important information to consider while posting your summary and electronically filing reports:
OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
OSHA’s new reporting explained (pictograph)
Submission year 20-249 employees 250 or more employees Submission deadline 2017 Form 300A Form 300A July 1, 2017 2018 Form 300A Forms 300A, 300, 301 July 1, 2018
More information can be found on the OSHA website https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3862.pdf Here is a link to the final rule published in the federal register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/12/2016-10443/improve-tr…

HWGI rule - Summary of important points

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement (HWGI) rule has been in effect since May 30, 2017.  Regardless of generator status designation, there are some important tasks generators must complete.  Here is a summary of the most important of those requirements. ·Episodic events – Generators can exceed their designated generator status threshold once per year.  Additionally, they can petition for an additional “unplanned” event within the same year.  Generators must have an EPA ID and advise the EPA at least 30 days prior to the event.  In the case of an “unplanned” emergency, the generator must advise the EPA with 72 hours. (§262 subpart L) ·Re-notification – SQGs are required to re-notify of waste activities using Form 8700-12 every four years starting in 2021.  LQGs continue current system of re-notification as part of its biennial reporting requirement. (§262.18(d)) ·Pre-transport marking & labeling – Generators must mark their hazardous waste …

EMSI is committed to support our communities

Here at EMSI we have a passion to provide excellent customer service as well as support our community in way such as volunteer hours, in kind gifts, or cash donations.  Not only do we take joy in collaborating and giving back to the community, we strive to exemplify our core value of stewardship through helping and supporting our customers, local and national organizations.  We are proud to share a few of the contributions and organizations we’ve partnered with in 2017:
Alexandria Real Estate & the Navy SEALFoundation Holy Cross Health Foundation Manna food drive Nourish Now Quest Diagnostics & the Fisher House Foundation Race for Women’s Cancer Sahasta Deepika Foundation for Education United Way Harvey Recovery
Union Hospital Foundation

Tech Corner: HWGI Rule on Contingency Plan Requirements & Labeling

Among the many changes implemented in EPAs Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement (HWGI) rule we’d like to focus on Contingency Plan & Labeling Requirements.
Contingency Plan One very notable aspect in which the HWGI rule has become more stringent is in the contingency plan requirements for Large Quantity Generators (LQGs).  Prior to the HWGI rule the issue became apparent that LQGs submitted lengthy contingency plans to local emergency responders and at the moment of an emergency response event, the responders would have to search entire plans to find the most important information.  Although LQGs are already required to submit contingency plans, New LQGs now have to include a Quick Reference Guide (described as an Executive Summary in the proposed rule) that contains information most critical for immediate response to an event.  Already existing LQGs are required to include a Quick Reference Guide when they otherwise update their contingency plan.  The goal behind the new requireme…

Sustainable Solutions at Your Disposal: Facility assessments and source reduction

Every business generates waste. For some, it may be only office paper; for others, it may be hazardous or toxic waste that requires special handling and disposal. Although waste minimization plans were originally developed to concentrate on the reduction of hazardous waste, a more comprehensive plan will continually and systematically reduce all wastes. Instituting a Waste Minimization Plan is a matter of good, sound business practice. The Plan formalizes the business goal to reduce waste, facilitates compliance with environmental regulations, outlines the structure for managing a waste minimization program, and helps personnel manage a waste minimization program. Nationally, waste minimization programs have contributed positively to the bottom line of those companies that have chosen to implement them. In summary, the Plan will: Reduce environmental impacts Promote environmental stewardship Increase company profitability
Please contact us today for more information on developing a waste…