Source Registration and GHG forms are now available for 2016 data! Reply

It’s the news many of us have been waiting for: the new Source Registration (SR) web forms and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting forms – are now available!

This is great news for annual filers, but, right now, you will only be able to submit your 2016 data. MassDEP will notify you when annual reporting web forms for 2017 become available.

If you are a triennial filer, you, too, will have to wait. MassDEP has deferred 2016 triennial reporting to the 2017 reporting year due to delays in the web forms availability. One caveat is some triennial SR filers also submit annual GHG reports and will need to do so using the new forms for 2016 data by the date listed below.

As all of this can be confusing, below is a table outlining the dates:

Facility Type Year of Reporting Due Date
Annual SR Filer 2016 October 19, 2018
Annual GHG Filer 2016 October 19, 2018
Triennial SR filer 2016 Deferred to year of reporting 2017 – Due Date Unknown
Annual SR Filer 2017 Unknown
Annual GHG Filer 2017 Unknown
Triennial SR filer 2017 Unknown

For all reporters: Be sure any new equipment or processes that emit air contaminants which were installed since your last submission are included.

CAPACCIO can help you navigate the new reporting system, deadlines, and ensure you are including everything needed in this new process. We provide a full range of reporting services to meet your needs, from peer review to full submission.

For assistance, please contact Lynn Sheridan, EIT, at 774-249-2565 or lsheridan@capaccio.com.

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 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 www.capaccio.com.

 

 

Job Specific Training Requirements take center stage when complying with OSHA Standards Reply

As mentioned in our previous posts, public sector workplaces including state colleges and universities need to comply with OSHA Standards per House Bill 3952 by February 1, 2019.  Specifically, the law updates and clarifies employee safety requirements and will be enforced by the Department of Labor Standards (DLS).

One of the frequently asked questions centers around training requirements:

  1. What training requirements are there?

Training requirements are job specific. Safety training depends on the tasks and equipment handled by employees, such as aerial lifts, trenches, ladders, or chainsaws. For a summary, see the DLS website at www.mass.gov/dols/wshp and https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2254.pdf .

As many colleges and universities have workers whose jobs involve potential safety hazards, a complete job safety/hazard analysis or a review of specific programs along with training, has been an effective way to ensure compliance with the standards. Toward this end, CAPACCIO recently completed a successful Lock Out/Tag Out (LO/TO) program for a Massachusetts state university.

CAPACCIO assisted with the University’s LO/TO program by reviewing key processes/equipment, creating Energy Control Procedures (ECPs), and developing/implementing authorized and affected employee LO/TO training to support the LO/TO program. CAPACCIO also provided a written program along with the ECPs and training. CAPACCIO worked with staff to hone in on processes/equipment that were most critical to review and provided the most value to the University. CAPACCIO was able to set up the University so it could successfully develop its ECPs self-sufficiently. CAPACCIO also provided a level of effort that fit the University’s budget. 

This is just one of the ways CAPACCIO can help. We can conduct a H&S audit/gap analysis, review of your OSHA programs, H&S training, or, as in the case described above, update specific programs (JHA, LO/TO, PPE, HazCom) which are time consuming and which CAPACCIO can provide that extra set of hands to complete.

CAPACCIO’S Health and Safety team has worked with colleges and universities both large and small and can deliver specifically what you need quickly and cost-effectively. If you have any questions or need more information or assistance, please email Lucy Servidio or call her at 508.380.9217 or email Travis Wheeler or call him at 774.249.3246.

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 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 www.capaccio.com.

 

CAPACCIO Promotes and Continues to Grow its Engineering Team Reply

Dave Averill

David Averill, EIT

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of David Averill to Senior Environmental Engineer. Aligning with CAPACCIO’S mission of “Helping Industry and the Environment Prosper” and in delivering high value total solutions to our clients, Dave has been a consistent key player in bringing a variety of water/wastewater engineering and related projects to fruition for CAPACCIO clients. Dave’s promotion will further elevate his role within the Water/Wastewater Engineering group.

A multi-talented engineer, Dave has been instrumental in providing our clients with his wastewater expertise in permitting, system design, system evaluation and optimization, construction administration, commissioning, operator training, operation, sampling, testing, and environmental reporting. He supports several CAPACCIO clients who are regulated by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) and provides compliance strategy, permit negotiation support, regulatory filings and correspondence, and other engineering assistance.

Dave began as an Environmental Engineer at CAPACCIO in 2014 and quickly came up to speed to assist the engineering team in many areas most notably in using AutoCAD to depict all types of drawings from simple process flow diagrams to more complex piping and instrument diagrams as well as site plans. He became an effective contributor to a variety of projects, including assisting with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) and Stormwater (SW) plans.

In recent years, Dave has successfully stepped into the Project Manager role and became the facilitator and instructor for CAPACCIO’S Wastewater Treatment Operator Exam Prep and Training Contact Hour (TCH) courses. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and is also an Engineer-in-Training (EIT). 

Lily

Ben Lilly, EIT

CAPACCIO is also happy to announce a new addition to its growing engineering team, Benjamin (Ben) Lilly, EIT. Ben, a University of Rhode Island graduate with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, joins our team as an Environmental Engineer (ES1).

Ben who successfully achieved his Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification in March 2018, has skills in AutoCAD as well as experience working as a water quality field technician, a Best Management Practices (BMP) inspector, and a Sustainability intern.

Dave and Ben work together with others on CAPACCIO’s talented Water/Wastewater Engineering design team on a variety of projects.  For example, the team, led by Director of Engineering, Art Cunningham, PE, LSP, is nearing completion on a project for a large institution which has involved extensive sampling of labs and water use/discharges in numerous buildings to determine eligibility for a low flow low pollutant permit. This ongoing project involves tracking calculated flow rates for the numerous locations and tying the sample data to the actual files from the lab. To make the project more efficient and to ensure accuracy of the data, the engineering team is working with CAPACCIO’s Solutions Design team to develop and implement a customized solution utilizing CAPACCIO’s software as a service, EHS-DashboardTM, to meet project needs and objectives. Stay tuned for the complete write-up when the project is completed.

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 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 www.capaccio.com.

 

OSHA Electronic Injury/Illness Reporting Next submittal deadline is approaching, July 1, 2018 Reply

OSHA’s electronic injury and illness reporting requirements went into effect last year on December 15. This year the following categories of companies must submit their OSHA Form 300A electronically by July 1, 2018:

  • Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records
  • Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses 

For the 2018 submissions OSHA will NOT be accepting form 300 or 301 this year as they had originally communicated. They have indicated they will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the final rule including what will be required for submission.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Nick Grote, CSP, at 508.422.0905 or ngrote@capaccio.com.

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 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 www.capaccio.com.