The Process of Confined Space Entry

  What is a Confined Space? OSHA has a three-part definition for a confined space: The space must be “large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work” AND… The space must “have limited or restricted means for entry or exit” AND… The space must not be “designed for continuous employee occupancy.” Before entry, the appropriate steps to work within [...]

Managing Waste

Managing Waste- An Overview When materials outlive their usefulness, they get discarded. At your residence, they go into the trash (or recycling). Household wastes are exempt from regulation (If you've seen H.H.W. events, they are in place to capture these hazardous wastes even though they aren't regulated). At your place of business, they are regulated. This means they have to be evaluated before they get disposed [...]

Working Safe Does Not Happen by Accident

It takes a team that is committed to operating safely at all times.  It requires training, it requires experience, and it requires effort.  It cannot be done if any of these things are missing. Our customers need contractors that have this level of focus on doing things the right way, all the time.  First Environmental works in various hazardous environments, including confined spaces, flammable atmospheres, hazardous [...]

Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment

  Our clients turn to us when they need help.  Within the water treatment services industry, this can be a bunch of different things.  Terms such as aeration basins, thickeners, clarifiers, vaults/wells, trenches, influents, effluents, neutralization tanks, sedimentation, drying beds all have their place. When evaluating and performing such cleaning projects, it is critical to have experience in scoping and providing clients' effective results. Then taking [...]

Hazardous Material Abatement

First Environmental Nationwide is excited to welcome Kellea Spivey to the team.  She is a licensed Asbestos Project Supervisor and has provided abatement and management services for various hazardous substances for many years. With Kellea’s arrival comes the announcement that FEN has developed a new business line to support clientele with asbestos abatement, lead abatement, and mold remediation needs throughout Georgia.  With existing internal resources and [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Hydroblasting

Water is powerful; the ocean is pounding on the beach or rivers cutting through canyons.  They are nature’s way of showing the power of water.  When we talk about hydroblasting, we essentially talk about the same thing, just focused on a particular task.  Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about hydroblasting. What is hydroblasting used for? Hydroblasting is where highly pressurized water [...]

Field Guys and Logistics

When evaluating an industrial cleaning project, it is critical to understand timing, scope, flow, and efficiency.  How to clean, what equipment will do the job best, scheduling, and minimizing downtime are factors. Putting an experienced “field guy” in front of our projects is one way we help our clients and potential customers.  Our team has real-world experience with our equipment, its’ capabilities, how to stage a [...]

Industrial Ductwork Cleaning Services

It is hard to believe that dust, particulates, and other contaminants can find their way into the ductwork, but that is their purpose.   Mostly, we see light material contamination such as dust or light fibers, but we can also see  “thick” materials (resins, paints) that require more substantial approaches.  Airflow ductwork is primarily designed to remove airborne materials from working areas, eliminating potential product contamination.  Usually, [...]

Saving Time and Money

  Saving Time and Money   Using heavy industrial equipment to clean your most challenging problems is our business. Having the right team to use that equipment is why clients turn to us for maintenance support. We want to help our clients run better and minimize their expenses. Finding the best way to approach the problem, solving it, and doing so promptly saves money. Improving the [...]

Are You Prepared For Your Next Audit?

 Do you have an upcoming audit of your facility? Are you looking for ways to help your location look better to meet compliance or appearance standards? First Environmental can help you.We have been assisting clients with site audit preparations, including interior and exterior services. In a recent food safety audit prep request, the client was looking for overall clean-up inside and outside of their packaging operation [...]

Planned and Unplanned Outages

As we approach the end of the holidays, many facilities will be back in full production, working towards their 2021 goals. During the year, many manufacturing facilities will pre-plan annual maintenance outages to develop optimum efficiency.  Examples such as ovens and furnaces, process piping, above ground process and holding tanks, tunnels, and conveyors (production lines) require routine industrial cleaning services to prevent unforeseen “downtime,” avoid safety hazards, [...]

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