Department of Fire Services Issues Revision to 502 CMR 5 Reply

502 CMR 5 governs the permitting and use of containers greater than 10,000 gallons in capacity used for the storage of fluids other than water. On January 16, 2015, the new regulations went into effect, resulting in significant changes to the program.

Beginning with the next permit cycle, the use permit will be issued for five years. However, along with the next inspection report, owners must declare what nationally recognized standard applies to their tank. Future use permits will be issued contingent upon operators maintaining their tanks per the declared standard. Records must be kept in accordance with new recordkeeping requirements.
In addition, the new regulations clarify and expand application requirements, describe actions that must be taken to bring an unpermitted tank into the program, and specify how to apply for a change in use for a permitted tank.

CAPACCIO has extensive experience assisting clients with program compliance, through application preparation to inspections. Please contact Chris Walton, PE, BCEE, at (508) 970-0033 x139 or cwalton@capaccio.com for more information.

CAPACCIO to present “Expanding Scope Of Quality Management Systems To Keep Up With Stakeholder Demands”at ASQ BOSTON Reply

On February 10, Lisa Wilk, PE, President and CEO, and Julie Muszalski, RABQSA ISO 14001 Provisional Auditor, Sustainability Professional, both of Capaccio Environmental Engineering Inc. will present “Expanding Scope Of Quality Management Systems To Keep Up With Stakeholder Demands” at ASQ Boston’s monthly meeting. ASQ, the American Society for Quality, is a non-profit professional society dedicated to quality improvement and to bringing the benefits of quality to both industry and the community. The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites in Waltham from 5:30 PM to 8:30 p.m.

The presentation will review current applicable standards as well as provide an update on proposed standards, including several new international management systems standards and guidelines. Specifically, the presentation will address QC 080000:2012, IEQC’s “Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components – Hazardous Substance Process Management System (HSPM); the new ISO 14001 Revisions; ISO 26000:2010 (Social Responsibility); ISO 22301:2012 for Business Continuity Planning; and ISO 45001, which will be the replacement for current OHSAS 18001 Occupational Safety and Health Management System.

Integrating these management systems will require both internal process controls as well as consistent external reporting to customers and other important stakeholders. This presentation will also discuss these challenges and explore opportunities for addressing these needs through the use of common elements of ISO management systems.

For more information on ASQ BOSTON or to register for the February meeting, please visit: http://www.asqboston.org/
For more information regarding the content of this presentation, please contact Lisa Wilk at lwilk@capaccio.com or Julie Muszalski at jmuszalski@capaccio.com.

Register Now! MassMEDIC/CAPACCIO Webinar: Using Technology to Streamline EH&S Data Management Reply

Medical Device Companies: Join us for a free Webinar on Wednesday, December 3

Title: MassMEDIC Webinar: Using Technology to Streamline EH&S Data Management
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/694302183

The year is coming to a close and that means it’s time to start gathering data for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulatory reports due in 2015. Have you set yourself up to easily have the data readily available for EH&S regulatory reports or corporate sustainability reports?

Medical device companies are required by federal, state, local, and even global EH&S regulatory agencies as well as non-governmental stakeholder commitments (such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) to maintain EH&S records and monitor many aspects of their operations. These demands create an on-going challenge to organize, manage, and standardize all of the EH&S data. Harnessing the full potential of readily available technologies such as smart phones, tablets, and the cloud can make a significant difference in streamlining EH&S systems.

This webinar will provide examples of how available technologies can eliminate duplication, time-consuming data collection and analysis, and inefficiencies in communication of important information. We will also discuss some common data management challenges faced by medical device companies and share some of technologies and solutions that streamline these processes and additional systems that are being developed to assist with future needs. Lastly, we will provide an overview of the EH&S requirements which will affect Medical Device Companies in 2015.

Be ready for the upcoming year and its EH&S regulatory submittals, sustainability reports, and reports that show continual improvement of your environmental management system.

Presenters:
John Baycroft, Sr. Environmental Engineer, Solutions Coordinator, CAPACCIO
Linda Swift, CHMM, TURP, CET, RABQSA Auditor
Practice Area Leader for Medical Device Industry, CAPACCIO
Moderator:
Tom Sommer, President, MassMEDIC

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

For more information, please contact Linda Swift at 508-790-0033 ext. 119 or lswift@capaccio.com.

NEW OSHA Reporting Requirements For Employers Reply

Previously, employers had to report the following severe injuries to OSHA:

• All work-related fatalities
• Work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees

Starting on January 1, 2015, employers will have to report the following to OSHA:

• All work-related fatalities
• All work-related inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees
• All work-related amputations
• All work-related losses of an eye

Fatalities must be reported to OSHA within 8 hours and the other injuries listed must be reported within 24 hours.

How to report an incident:
• Call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
• Call your nearest OSHA area office, during normal business hours (www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html)
• Report online (www.osha.gov/report_online)

For more information, please contact Bob King at 508-970-0033 ext. 113 or bking@capaccio.com.