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 [...]
First Environmental is one of the leading industrial cleaning companies in the Southeast (and for good reason). Our team has the necessary experience, knowledge, and passion to create safe workplaces.
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.
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.
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 [...]
A safe workplace starts with the use of protection equipment. Taking necessary precautions to avoid dangerous toxins from entering your eyes and mouth optimizes the health of the workers.
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.
In many industrial workplaces, ladder use may seem like common sense. However, with 300 workers dying each year from ladder-related injuries, it’s extremely important to discuss simple safety measures that can prevent these accidents.
What's It Like To Work In Industrial Cleaning? Careers in industrial cleaning are fast-paced and exciting. Everyday brings a new challenge that will force you and your team to find creative ways to tackle the toughest cleaning projects. From 2008 to 2012, there were more than 50 serious accidents involving the buildup of combustible dust at factories across the United States. All of these accidents were [...]