A safety audit aims to disclose the strengths, the weaknesses and the main areas of vulnerability or risk to an organization with regards to potential losses to people, property or the environment. It is important to ensure that the attitude of all personnel to the safety audit practice is positive. It may need to be pointed out that the purpose of an audit is to help management to establish those areas within an organization where additional effort is required. The audit is not there to find fault with the efforts of local management. Instead, the safety audit should be an aid to continuous improvement.
The oil and gas exploration and production process results in a number of specific waste byproducts, many of which may contain elevated levels of TENORM. These include but are not limited to:
- Produced water
- Drill-Out Sands
- Filter Socks
It is important for operators to meet the rigid regulatory requirements to maintain compliance and minimize your company’s long-term liability. NGE can provide a range of services regarding the management of TENORM waste.
Many companies require the use of a third-party prequalification provider to connect with safe, dependable companies that follow government regulations before utilizing them as contractors. The process of getting accepted and ensuring your compliance with ISNetworld, PEC Safety, and Avetta can be a difficult and time-consuming task.
If you need help setting up an account with ISNetworld, PEC Safety or Avetta, or with ongoing account maintenance, NGE can provide prompt assistance.
Melissa Heike, Manager of Health & Safety Services, Certified as an ISO 45001 Lead Auditor
Moon Township, PA: NGE, an engineering firm with offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has expanded its Health and Safety management services. Melissa Heike the Manager of Health & Safety Services at NGE has achieved her ISO 45001 Lead Auditor certification. ISO 45001 is an international occupational health and safety management system helping businesses to assess and improve the safety of their workers.
The PA DEP is making the first substantial revisions since 2002 to the “Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual.” The final draft, published on December 16, 2018, is open for a 90-day comment period, until March 16, 2019.
Don’t miss these upcoming federal and environmental compliance deadlines. Below are upcoming deadlines for the next three months, click on each deadline for a link to the corresponding agency. For a further look into the future, you can download our calendar below, or add the dates directly to your personal calendar.
Benefits of ISO 45001
This Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) can become an integral part of an organization’s overall operations and objectives. Enterprises that adopt ISO 45001:2018 as a part of their business practices will be able to better protect their workers, brand reputation, supply chain and future growth on a global level.
What is a Process Hazard Analysis?
Process Hazard Analysis: a systematic effort designed to identify and analyze hazards associated with processing or handling of highly hazardous material: and a method to provide information which will help workers and employers in making decisions that will improve safety.
When you perform a process hazard analysis you are seeking to identify all of the possible hazards that exist in any given industrial process and creating contingency plans to reduce risks associated with that particular hazard. A PHA provides managers and workers with the information they need to make decisions that will improve safety and reduce risks in their facility.
September 15th, 2018 is the deadline for organizations registered under ISO 14001:2004 to transition to the new standard, ISO 14001:2015.
Organizations who wish to maintain their certification must transition to the new standard since ISO 14001:2004 certificates will no longer be valid.
With the latest addition in 2017 of a Diedrich D-50 Turbo Plus track rig, NGE continues to maintain cutting-edge geotechnical equipment. Using our in-house equipment, drill crews, and geotechnical engineers, NGE can provide for all of your geotechnical needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.