Message from our CEO, Lisa Wilk – Organizational Announcement Reply

Hello to all our clients, vendors, and partners!

I want to share some very exciting company news about Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. and our continued commitment to offering you the highest level of service!

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Lori Harrington, President and COO

I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Lori Harrington to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the firm.   Lori has been with us since 1999, and most recently served as Vice President of Operations where she has been successfully establishing operational processes and systems to deliver innovative solutions to our clients.  In her new role as President & COO, Lori will be leading the company in the execution of our vision to integrate strategy, technology, programs and systems to provide leading-edge Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) services for our clients together with the support of our vendors and partners.

I will continue in my role as Chief Executive Officer and will remain very active in the business.  CAPACCIO remains committed to providing you with high quality EH&S consulting and engineering services.  Our unique approach ensures that we develop and implement solutions that align with the overall vision of your organization.  By combining cutting edge technologies, such as our EHS DashboardTM, along with our extensive EH&S expertise, we are able to facilitate and refine near and long-term strategic approaches that help your business to thrive while simultaneously allowing it to achieve top-level EH&S performance.

Our mission remains “helping industry and the environment prosper.”  I am excited about the ongoing evolution of our company and its solutions for you – and we’ll be providing more details in future announcements!  Along with our energetic and talented team of engineers, scientists, and strategists and the enhancements to our leadership team, we look forward to continuing to help you make substantial positive impacts on your EH&S programs while enhancing the overall success of your organization.

Lori looks forward to meeting those she has not already met, and will be touching base with those she has worked with previously.   We also welcome you to stop by our beautiful new office space at 290 Donald Lynch Boulevard in Marlborough if you are in the area (near Solomon Pond Mall).

Thank you for your continued partnership with us! We are excited for our future and value your business. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!

Lisa Wilk
Chief Executive Officer
Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.

Changes to the Hazardous Waste Biennial Report Reply

Large Quantity Generators are required to report hazardous waste (HW) activity by March 1st of each even numbered year (every two years) for the preceding calendar year.  Reports are to be sent to the facility’s state authority (in Massachusetts, MassDEP).

Previously, there was an independent software used to prepare these reports. This year (reports to be submitted in March 2018) HW Biennial Reports have to be prepared and submitted using the EPA RCRAInfo Industry Application (RIA) software.

Here’s what’s new:

    • The Biennial Reporting software is a part of the EPA RCRAInfo Industry Application (RIA) which is also a part of the EPA CDX system – so everyone who prepares and submits a HW biennial report needs a CDX account and to register in the RIA system.
    • MassDEP noted to be sure you understand that there are a number of roles for RIA and whoever signs up as the Site Management Role will have control not only of the HW Biennial Report roles and content but also any roles related to the eManifest (expected this summer), and Generator Notification form (expected in the near future), etc.  (Basically anyone with a waste role on CDX related to the client’s facility). So CAPACCIO is advising clients to be careful who they assign to that role.  Once roles are assigned, you need to make sure that those people have CDX accounts.  If they don’t have accounts, one of the first things you need to do is set a up CDX account and then register on RCRAInfo. 
Having trouble submitting your Hazardous Waste Biennial Report?
  • That’s because EPA has not loaded the SI form template (form with your site information) into the RCRAInfo Biennial Report site and you cannot submit the report without completing an SI form.  The form will likely be available in mid-January.
If you have questions regarding the Hazardous Waste Biennial report, contact Linda Swift at lswift@capaccio.com or Alexis Dallaportas at adallaportas@capaccio.com.

CAPACCIO Has Moved Reply

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Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. is excited to announce we have completed our move to our new offices. We are now located at:

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.
290 Donald Lynch Boulevard
Marlborough, MA 01752
(p) 508-970-0033
(f) 508-970-0028
http://www.capaccio.com

We look forward to continuing to serve you with all of your environmental, health and safety needs!

New OHS Standard ISO 45001 Update Reply

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been working on the development of ISO 45001, a new standard aimed at providing organizations with an established framework for preventing ill health, preventing workplace injuries, and providing a healthy and safe workplace.

ISO 45001 is now in the final draft stage international standard (FDIS).  The ballot on the FDIS must be completed by January 25, 2018.  If it is successful, it could be published as an approved standard in March 2018. The new ISO 45001 standard will replace OHSAS 18001 as the primary standard for occupational health and safety. It is noted to be an improvement on OHSAS 18001, credited to the new standard’s risk-based approach. ISO 45001 will also align with the new ISO standards format, Annex SL, facilitating integration of ISO systems and enhancing their roles in operations and business strategy.

Organizations that are currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will need to transition to ISO 45001 within three years of its publication. Taking a systematic approach to data collection, process execution, and responsible party assignments during the transition will be key in achieving certification. Consider a data management and procedural excellence system like the EHS-DashboardTM to do so!

For answers to questions or help with the transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001, please contact Linda Swift at (508) 970-0033 x 1119, or at lswift@capaccio.com.