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Blog 2017-05-02T03:03:20+00:00

Hydroblasting Services: What is it & Why is it necessary?

Hydroblasting Services: What is it & Why is it necessary? Hydroblasting is a very effective method of cleaning. The team at First Environmental uses this tool in plant and factory cleanings. The water blasts the grime or material at such a magnificent force that the surface is cleaned and germ-free. Contact First Environmental today for your hydroblasting needs! Waterblasting Details Our waterblasting tools can be adjusted [...]

Proper Personal Cleanliness & Protective Equipment When Dealing with Hazardous Material

Personal cleanliness and protective equipment is key to protecting you and others when you handle hazardous material. Thankfully, toxic material is managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. However, even with these great organizations helping to manage hazardous material, every employee should take daily precautions to protect their health.

Exposure to Hazardous Material: What Should I do?

According to the Institute of Hazardous Material Management, a hazardous material is “any item that has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.” Unless you are trained and have proper safety equipment, you should never try to dispose of hazardous material yourself.

Disposing of Hazardous Waste: What is it & Why Does it Matter?

Hazardous waste is any material that is harmful to our health or the environment such as paints, oils, batteries, corrosives, and pesticides. These materials should not be thrown into landfill like other trash. Instead, you should contact a professional to dispose of the waste properly. When improperly disposed, hazardous waste can cause physical harm to people and pollute the environment. For example, if you put liquid [...]

Why It’s Important for First Environmental to Manage Your Dust

Combustible dust is found in elevated areas like ceilings and roof structures in manufacturing plants. Because of the explosive nature of dust, this creates huge health and safety concerns. In order to maintain a clean and safe environment, it’s vital to remove the dust from these areas in the plant that are not cleaned often.