CAPACCIO’s EH&S Regulatory and Industrial News Blog

In an effort to “help industry and the environment prosper,” CAPACCIO has developed this blog to provide the latest news on environmental, health and safety related regulatory updates, management systems and sustainability topics.

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Earn your 2019 TCH credits with CAPACCIO’s WWT Operator Courses – at our office or your facility! Reply

Whether you need to obtain your WWT Operator license or would just like to earn TCHs, CAPACCIO can help. 

WWT trainingSelf-Paced Wastewater Treatment Operator Course

CAPACCIO’s self-paced wastewater treatment operator course prepares candidates for the Massachusetts certification exam. The course includes an introduction and eight modules that you navigate at your own pace along with quizzes to measure your progress.

Upon completing the self-study portion of the course, CAPACCIO holds two 5-hour classroom sessions (which will be held on Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 3) at our Marlborough, Massachusetts offices. At these sessions, we will review the course material, take practice exams, and answer questions to further prepare for the licensing exam. These live sessions are approved for 5 TCHs each.

Please note: We recommend you sign up for the self-paced class as soon as possible to allow time to complete the self-study portion of the course before the first classroom session on 4/26.

Another note: You do not have to purchase the study materials or sit for the exam if you would like to participate in one or both of the live classroom review sessions. You may attend just one classroom session for 5 TCH credits or both for 10 TCH credits. 

Enrollment options:

TCH Courses

CAPACCIO also offers TCH courses (2 per day) on Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, May 2. Each course is approved for 2.5 TCHs. Take all four and receive 10 TCHs:

Courses are $200 each or all 4 for $700.

Sign-up for our TCH course/s

On-site Evaluation and Optimization Courses

For those operators who need training contact hours (TCHs) but find it difficult to attend off-site training, CAPACCIO can come to your site and provide a customized course utilizing your own wastewater treatment system and allowing your operators to receive TCHs.

Learn more about our on-site options

If you have any questions or need more information about any of these courses, please contact Dave Averill, EIT, at 508.970.0033 ext. 146 or daverill@capaccio.com.

You may also send a request for more information.

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at www.capaccio.com.

CAPACCIO’s Christine Silverman Receives Professional Engineer License Reply

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Christine SilvermanPE, TURP

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. (CAPACCIO) is pleased to announce that Christine Silverman, Senior Environmental Engineer, received her Professional Engineer (PE) license through the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, PE licensure is the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality. This honor is also an indication to employers and clients of the high-quality standards Ms. Silverman brings to her work.

 

 

Ms. Silverman has thirteen years of environmental, health and safety (EH&S) experience in project management, regulatory compliance, and engineering. At CAPACCIO, she manages a range of high-level projects including federal and state regulatory compliance applicability, comprehensive Process Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) analyses, air engineering, hazardous waste, Risk Management Planning (RMP) and OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM), as well as environmental auditing. Ms. Silverman provides her expertise and insight on these topics through various means including webinars, articles, and blog posts.

Ms. Silverman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a certified Toxics Use Reduction Planner (TURP) in addition to her Professional Engineer’s (PE) license.

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Christine Silverman (center) shares a celebratory cake with CAPACCIO staffers from l to r: Alexis Dallaportas, Lucy Servidio, Michelle Quebec, JP Pespisa, Clare Chamberlain, and Chris Bannon

About CAPACCIO

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with cutting edge innovative technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at http://www.capaccio.com.

VW Emissions Settlement Funding Plan focusing on Clean Transportation and GHG Reduction released Reply

Massachusetts area businesses could potentially benefit from new grant money available for funding alternative transportation including electric vehicle charging stations, which is now available as a result of a recent settlement with Volkswagen (VW).

On December 7, the MASSDEP announced, along with the Attorney General’s Office and Baker-Polito Administration, the Commonwealth’s final plan on how it will use the first portion of the $75 million secured for Massachusetts from the national case settlement against Volkswagen (VW) for unlawfully installing defeat devices in certain model-year cars. The release includes an announcement regarding the $23.5 million in grants which have become available and the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) which outlines how the funds will be used during the first phase of the 15-year timeline. The BMP was created after MassDEP held several public meetings and a comment period to ensure the plan includes smart investments in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive innovative technologies and expand the clean transportation system.

Climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector have been priorities for the Baker-Polito Administration as well as the MassDEP, the Attorney General and countless others who are concerned with the adverse effects of climate change on citizens and their environment. This news is very encouraging to businesses who share these concerns and report to MassDEP on alternative transportation under certain air regulations such as MassDEP’s Rideshare Program. The grants can be used to curb the cost to businesses looking to drive these initiatives.

CAPACCIO is a leader in EH&S and sustainability and can assist with the grant applications for electric vehicle charging stations, and in developing and implementing alternative transportation programs, transportation surveys and reporting to meet MassDEP requirements.

For more information, please contact Travis Wheeler at twheeler@capaccio.com or 774-249-3246.

About CAPACCIO
At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success.  Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges.  Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at http://www.capaccio.com.

Capaccio Environmental Engineering Inc. hosts Sustainability Panel Reply

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Pictured l to r: Lucy Servidio, Senior Vice President, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., Kevin Johnson, Director of Environment, Health, and Safety, Siemens Healthineers Point of Care; Cristina Mendoza, Solutions Design Lead, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.;
Sarah S. Chang, Worldwide Director, Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson; Brian Johnson, President, MassMEDIC; Tom Sommer, President Emeritus, MassMEDIC

Marlborough, MA – Capaccio Environmental Engineering Inc. (CAPACCIO) was pleased to host, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), a live panel presentation, “Aligning Sustainable Actions To Your Organization’s Goals – Building A Competitive Advantage” on Friday, November 30 at its offices is Marlborough, MA.

The panel of esteemed presenters included Sarah S. Chang, Worldwide Director, Sustainability at Johnson & Johnson; Kevin Johnson, Director of Environment, Health, and Safety at Siemens Healthineers Point of Care; and Cristina Mendoza, Solutions Design Lead at Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. In each of their presentations, the three addressed the tangible positive impacts companies, its employees, the environment, community, and stakeholders can receive by instituting a sustainability program and making a commitment to sustainable business practices.

At CAPACCIO, we live our mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper”. We align EH&S with your overall business objectives to strategically position you for success. Our unique approach combines our extensive EH&S experience with innovative tools, such as our EHS DashboardTM, to effectively address your challenges. Our comprehensive solutions have resulted in award-winning EH&S and overall business performance for our clients. We are certified WBENC, WBE. To learn more visit us at http://www.capaccio.com.