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Does Your Company Have Insurance Against Reactive Chemical Accidents?

Reactive chemicals transported by rail or truck have potential acute health hazards to responders and surrounding neighborhoods.  If an accidental spill or roll over occurs, the result could be catastrophic. Let’s use chlorosilanes as an example of one of those reactive chemicals. Chlorosilanes can release hydrogen as well as hydrogen chloride if spilled.  This makes […]

Reactive chemicals

Dealing With Reactive Chemicals

When we think dangerous chemicals a whole array of compounds come to mind. But, the description of dangerous reactive chemicals is best stated by the University of Iowa Environmental Health and Safety: The category “Reactive” is a term given to a chemical class that displays a broad range of reactions. This category includes explosives, oxidizers, […]

Oil Sheen

Dealing with Oil Sheen on Water

The USEPA has very specific requirements on reporting oil sheen on water otherwise known as the “Sheen Rule”. Rule Overview: “The Discharge of Oil regulation is more commonly known as the “sheen rule.” Under the Clean Water Act, this rule provides the framework for determining whether an oil spill should be reported to the federal government. […]

BOOM

Higher oil prices will lead to an explosion of growth in U.S. shale production, according to revised predictions from both OPEC and the IEA. According to Deloitte, the surge in domestic production of shale gas and tight oil—resulting from the technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—has created an unprecedented demand for infrastructure to […]