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Aerosols: A Universal Waste?

by Jake Thorson, CHMM, CHESS Inc. Do you spray aerosols at your facility? Brake cleaner? Paint? Lubricants? If you do, how do you dispose of them? If you are at a facility in Minnesota and puncture your aerosol cans to … Continue reading

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CHESS Newsletter

The most recent newsletter from CHESS is now available online.  Topics include OSHA recordkeeping and new reporting requirements, regulatory updates, environmental deadlines, MPCA general permit updates, environmental and safety grants, hazardous waste hauler updates and employment poster updates.  All of … Continue reading

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Free safety assistance in Minnesota

While we would love every company to hire us, we realize that resources (financial and personnel) are limited.  Best to spend your dollars and time wisely.  In Minnesota there are several non-enforcement resources available to small businesses: Fire assistance: Your … Continue reading

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Environmental Assistance Grant Applications due June 14th

From the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Business focus of MPCA EA Grants – Apply by June 14th! On May 14, 2012, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced the opening of the Fiscal Years (FY) 2012-2013 Environmental Assistance (EA) Grant … Continue reading

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What a Minnesota State Government Shutdown Might Mean to Safety and Environmental Concerns

Last week Governor Dayton submitted a recommendation of essential services to continue in the event of a government shutdown. Our understanding is that this is a recommendation only, and that an appointed judge or Special Master would make the final … Continue reading

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April 22: Earth Day

Earth Day 2011 is Friday, April 22, which got us thinking about environmentally sustainable practices. Our experience is that businesses that implement them are finding that they are frequently saving money as well. Here are a couple of examples: Warners … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Compliance Calendars

From the MPCA Small Business Enterprise publication: Get your 2010 compliance calendar and keep proper records Compliance calendars make it easier for you to keep proper environmental compliance records. The calendars contain recordkeeping logs for records required by federal and … Continue reading

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