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It is imperative that the EHS professional have a general understanding of why environmental regulations exist, how compliance is typically achieved, and when changes may
impact a sites regulatory obligations. Understanding these three elements will enable the EHS professional to manage the entire Environmental Management System more effectively and
efficiently, from A to Z. This paper will focus on air requirements and obligations, but
the same tools and concepts can be applied to other environmental aspects, such as waste and
During the past few years, companies have been moving toward developing environmental, safety and health management systems in order to organize their regulatory and internal company requirements and information. It is necessary for safety and environmental resources to understand the benefits in developing a management system that will meet their company’s specific needs.
An ENMS plan can be developed to formalize any energy management programs in line with the organization’s procedures allowing for the proactive pursuit of optimal energy solutions that will lead to environmental, societal and economic benefits. This plan can be implemented over all operations, facilities and services.
Compressors are used in all aspects of natural gas development. In production, they are used at the wellhead to compress gas for fluids removal and pressure equalization with gathering equipment systems. The primary use of compressors is in the natural gas processing, transmission and storage. They have been identified as an emission source that has the potential to produce emissions to the atmosphere during oil and gas production (gathering and boosting), processing, transmission and storage.
While exposure to arsine gas is critical to address, emergency response and emergency planning are equally important. More specifically, safety professionals must be prepared to react in the event of a gas leak and the resulting facility evacuation, which can be difficult without first establishing a good understanding of arsine from the perspective
The primary purpose of this Engineer Manual (EM) is to provide practical
guidance for statistical evaluations of environmental chemical data to ultimately improve the
quality of decisions.
A summary of the discussion which took place during this Safety 2014 Roundtable session on Environmental Leading Indicators.
Hydraulic fracturing is a well-stimulation process that maximizes the extraction of underground resources. The process is not new, but it has become increasingly prevalent in the past decade with the advent of new technical developments such as enhanced horizontal and multi-stage fracking technologies (OSHA, n.d.). These technologies improve access to natural gas and oil deposits by allowing workers to pump large volumes of highly pressurized water and sand into a well to break down shale and other tight formations, which allows oil and gas to flow into the well.
Humans have buried the dead underground for thousands of year, and in the past century, flame cremation has gained acceptance. Today, burial and cremation are nearly equal in popularity, each accounting for approximately 50% of final dispositions in the U.S.
Environmental problems have the potential to
cause serious harm and represent significant liability
and risk. This presentation will review the major
problems and issues in the environmental area that
impact SH&E professionals. Regulatory requirements,
management of environmental programs
and other topics are discussed.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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