Entries by hazzmatt1

Environmental No-Fault EPA Orders Compelling Off-Site Investigations are Alive and Well in Ontario

The upshot of Hamilton Beach is that Ontario Environmental Protection Act, section 18 no-fault Orders requiring off-site environmental investigation are permitted even where the Orderee did not have any association with the polluting activity aside from the Orderee’s current or former ownership and/or occupation of the contaminated source property.

What are the most common HazMat threats for first responders?

by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics The unintentional release of toxic chemicals can pose a wide range of physical, health and environmental hazards. And when it comes to the storage, handling or transport of hazardous materials (HazMat), safety is paramount. The US Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) defines HazMat as any substance that is potentially harmful to […]

What is the best HazMat training method to keep first responders safe

by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics While regulations exist to guide HazMat training requirements for first  responders, the reality is that many personnel still don’t consider themselves to be adequately skilled in the use of their equipment. Sometimes it’s because there simply isn’t enough time to carry out regular and structured training programmes. Sometimes this lack of preparedness […]

Canada takes final steps to ban Asbestos

by Paul Manning, Manning Environmental Law Environment and Climate Change Canada, along with Health Canada, published the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II on October 17, 2018. These new regulations apply to any person who manufactures, imports, sells or uses asbestos or products containing asbestos. The regulations prohibit the […]