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How to Prevent Heat Illness in the Workplace

How to Prevent Heat Illness in the Workplace

The combination of heat and humidity can be a serious health threat during the summer months. If you work outside (for example, at a beach resort, on a farm, at a construction site) or in a kitchen, laundry, or manufacturing plant you may be at increased risk for heat related illness.

2020 Violations

2020 Violations

St.Germain provides services ranging from remediating spills on the ground beneath us, testing the air we breathe, and providing plans and performing inspections to keep client facilities on par with environmental regulations.

Renewed Focus on OSHA Inspections

Renewed Focus on OSHA Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is charged with ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Desktop Reviews

Desktop Reviews

We would like to provide you with a brief update and reminder of St.Germains’ Desktop Review resources during this time of COVID-19.

Enforcement Actions – 2019

Enforcement Actions – 2019

St.Germain has compiled a select list highlighting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and individual State enforcement actions from 2019.

Good News From St.Germain

Good News From St.Germain

To our valued clients, vendors, partners and friends: It is with great pleasure that today we announce the completion of St.Germain's...

Project: Railroad Yard in Maine

CHALLENGE Preliminary investigations at a large railroad yard--which has operated since about 1900--showed the presence of elevated lead and arsenic...

What a Waste Presentation

What a Waste Presentation

Mike Rioux, CHMM our Senior Regulatory Specialist has been asked to present "What a Waste" at the 92nd Annual Maine Safety & Health...

Project: Road Salt Contamination

CHALLENGE A private well in Pittston, Maine was discovered to have elevated salt levels that were attributed to an outdoor municipal road salt...

The Under Agreement Road Map

The Under Agreement Road Map

Erin Pike, one of our Environmental Professionals here at St.Germain was invited to participate in as a local expert on the "Under Agreement Road...

Mölnlycke Wins a Sustainability Award

Mölnlycke Wins a Sustainability Award

St.Germain has enjoyed working with Mölnlycke for 15 years, and witnessing their effectiveness at going above and beyond regulatory compliance...

SOP 50 10 5(K)

SOP 50 10 5(K)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 50 10 5(K), Lender and Development Company Loan Programs,...

SWANApalooza National Conference

SWANApalooza National Conference

St.Germain is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North American (SWANA), and is very involved in the Northern New England Chapter....

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

As members of the Northern New England Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of Northern America (SWANA), St.Germain is posting this scholarship...

Enforcement Actions 2018

Enforcement Actions 2018

Knowing the type of enforcement actions initiated by regulatory agencies can help you better understand what pitfalls to avoid. As a service to...

US DOT Training – Who Needs It?

US DOT Training – Who Needs It?

US DOT training...who needs it? You might. Training is required every three years for anyone who directly affects hazardous materials transportation...

Annual Forecast Calls for Espresso

Annual Forecast Calls for Espresso

MEREDA's 2019 Annual Forecast Conference is next week: Thursday, January 17, 2019 9 am - 5 pm Holiday Inn by the Bay 88 Spring Street in Portland...

Reporting Due Dates

Reporting Due Dates

To help you stay on track, St.Germain has developed a listing of typical environmental health and safety (EHS) reporting due dates. For your...

Final Training Sessions of the Year

Final Training Sessions of the Year

Have you and your environmental, health and safety (EHS) staff completed all your hazardous materials training requirements? The final two training...

Understanding Your MEPDES Permit

Understanding Your MEPDES Permit

Sandra Perry, St.Germain' Director of Environmental Health and Safety presented "Understanding Your MEPDES Permit" at the 2018 Maine Water...

What You Should Know About e-Manifest

What You Should Know About e-Manifest

St.Germain hosted an e-Manifest Brunch and Learn event at our office in Westbrook. It was a packed house of generators, transporters and receivers...

Affordable Housing Redevelopment Project

Affordable Housing Redevelopment Project

South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) received final Planning Board approval for the redevelopment of the St.John's Church and school property at...

Mining for Gold in RCRA

Mike Rioux presented "Mining for Gold in RCRA" at the Maine Hospital Association's annual meeting in March, 2009. Here is a link to the MHA...

Dioxin Soil Cleanup Case Study

Here is the link to the Dioxin Soil Cleanup Case Study. This presentation was given at the AEHS/UMASS Conference by Keith R. Taylor, C.G. and...

Spill Reporting Webinar

Here is the recording of the webinar:  Federal and State Hazardous Substances Spill Reporting in Maine. Scroll down for links to...

MEREDA Stormwater Event

At MEREDA's November 2016 Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure = Sustainable Growth:  Perspectives on Stormwater...

Industrial Wastewater Conference

Industrial Wastewater Conference

On June 25th, our Director of EHS Services, Sandra Perry, attended the Industrial Wastewater Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The event was...

Summer Interns

Summer Interns

We're pleased to announce two new interns here at St.Germain this summer:  Nicholas "Nick" Barker, Environmental Intern Nick recently graduated...

Manufacturing Summit 2018

Manufacturing Summit 2018

This week, companies from across all manufacturing sectors will gather at the Manufacturing Summit 2018 for workshops and exhibits while looking at...

EPA’s New e-Manifest System

EPA’s New e-Manifest System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing its new nation-wide e-Manifest system beginning June 30, 2018.  With the promise...

Stormwater Resiliency Conference

Stormwater Resiliency Conference

The Enhancing Stormwater Resilience in the Built Environment Specialty Conference showcases projects, strategies, and case studies that effectively...

Propane Summit 2.0

Propane Summit 2.0

Anthony Ortiz and Patrick Coughlin are attending Propane Summit 2.0 to stay up to date with the latest in the propane industry.  This...

“Talking Trash” Conference

“Talking Trash” Conference

The EBC / SWANA / NRRA 5th Annual "Talking Trash" in Northern New England Conference is happening today April 6, 2018. Mark St.Germain and Peter...

Enforcement Actions 2017

Enforcement Actions 2017

Knowing the enforcement actions initiated by Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Maine DEP) and New Hampshire Department of Environmental...

Summer Internship

Summer Internship

College students (juniors or seniors) majoring in science or engineering can gain real-world work experience and skills through St.Germain'...

Upcoming EHS Training Courses

Upcoming EHS Training Courses

Are you looking for EHS training in Maine? St.Germain is offering the following one-day courses in our Westbrook, Maine location. Maine Hazardous...

New Office in New Hampshire

New Office in New Hampshire

St.Germain has opened an office in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire!  Just like our office in Westbrook, Maine, our talented scientists,...

What’s New with VRAP, Part 2

What’s New with VRAP, Part 2

The Maine Legislature established the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Voluntary Response Action Program (VRAP) almost 25 years...

Maine Stormwater Conference 2017

Maine Stormwater Conference 2017

Visit us at the Maine Stormwater Conference Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. We will be at Booth #31 both...

EHS Compliance:  A Big Picture Perspective

EHS Compliance: A Big Picture Perspective

At the Maine Water Environment Association (MEWEA) fall conference, Sandra Perry presented "EHS Compliance: A Big Picture Perspective" focusing on...

New look, vision and values

Twenty-five years ago this firm was established with just one employee!  To reflect how St.Germain has grown since 1992, we are transitioning...

Preventable Hearing Loss

Hearing loss due to high noise levels is irreversible. It cannot be corrected, even with surgery or hearing aids, but it is preventable....

What’s New with VRAP?

What’s New with VRAP?

Changes Are Anticipated in the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Voluntary Response Action Program The Maine Legislature established...

Congratulations to Sandra Perry

We are pleased to announce that Sandra Perry has been promoted to Director of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Services. Sandy has been Senior...

Revisiting Air Licensing Thresholds

Revisiting Air Licensing Thresholds

You’re walking on air. Your licenses are in order, the license conditions are being met and you are using Sentry EHS for automatic...

New Environmental Team Member

Welcome Grant Austin St.Germain is pleased to announce that Grant Austin has joined our environmental team as a Senior Project Manager. In...

Project: Heritage Lantern

CHALLENGE The owner of a facility that had formerly handcrafted solid brass and copper light fixtures was prepared to close the business when the...

Proactive Compliance

Proactive Compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Regulations Can Save You a Pot o' Gold Keeping ahead of EHS...

Enforcement Actions 2016

Knowing the type of enforcement actions initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maine Department of Environmental Protection...

TSCA Reform Law

The 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) was passed to protect the public from "unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment" by...

Recent Staff Accomplishments

We are pleased to announce the following promotions: Patrick Coughlin has expanded his role at the firm and is now Director of Sentry EHS where he...

SENTRY EHS Version 2.0 Is Here!

St.Germain is pleased to announce the successful launch of Sentry EHS Version 2.0. This is a milestone for businesses in Maine and...

Recent Hires

We are pleased to announce these recent additions to our firm:  Kathryn Deneroff joined St.Germain as a Regulatory Specialist. She...

NOW IS THE TIME FOR MAIRIS REPORTING!

In order to provide an electronic reporting system that allows qualifying companies to fulfill the reporting requirements of Chapter 137 of the...

NEW HIRE FOR ST.GERMAIN COLLINS

We are pleased to announce that Peter Mohlin has joined our firm.  Peter is an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist whose experience...

NEW REGULATORY UPDATES WEBSITE

EHS regulations are extensive and complex, and St.Germain' senior scientists have been helping our clients understand how those rules apply to their...

Recent Achievements in Engineering

We've been busy! Here is an overview of our recent engineering projects.  Casella Environmental Park, Pine Tree Waste, Inc.,Westbrook, ME ...

MEDEP AND EPA ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS IN 2012

Knowing the type of enforcement actions initiated by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency can...

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Patrick Coughlin

Patrick Coughlin is Principal and Senior Scientist at St.Germain with environmental chemistry and public relations experience going back to 1989....

CONSERVATION LANDS IN MAINE

Second only to California, Maine leads the nation in total acres conserved by land trusts with almost 2 million acres according to the 2010 National...

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: ecomaine

In New England, 64 percent of consumer waste is either recycled or converted to energy, more than any other region in the U.S. (see map below). Part...

917 MAIN STREET LIVE-WORK CONDOMINIUMS

Project Description St.Germain provided civil engineering and local permitting support to the Westbrook Housing Authority. Our senior civil engineer...

SPCC Plans Required For Parked Trucks

EPA is saying that parked cargo tank vehicles (i.e., delivery trucks) containing product in a parking area (such as one that would be found at an...