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CONTENTS : VOL 26 NO. 1 WINTER 2014
on the cover
ALBERTA OIL SANDS
Canada is home to the planet's third largest oil reserve, and 97 per cent of that oil is in the Alberta oil sands. With pipline controversies and concern about greenhouse gas emissions and possible spills, the oil & gas industry is under pressure to develop the resource sustainability. Environmental service company Newalta is on the scene, using technology to recycle oil slop waste into a valuable resource. by Guy Crittenden Oilsands mining. Photo: Julia Kilpatrick, Pembina Institute.
features 35 HAZMAT: LABELLING & SDS
Registry program offers credentials for SDS and GHS labelling. by Denise Deeds
40 HAZMAT: TDG
Mouvex pump transfers different viscosities of used oil. by Scott Jackson
Health & Safety
36 REMEDIATION: RISK ASSESSMENT Ontario's new modified generic risk assessment (MGRA). by Jason Hudson
37 CLEANTECH: BIOREMEDIATION
Microbes for water remediation at hydrocarbon-contaminated sites. by Amie Hingston
SITES & SPILLS CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 19-20, TORONTO, CANADA Preview pages 15-18
ANNUAL BUYERS GUIDE A directory and listing of products, services and equipment for all aspects of environmental health & safety in Canada.
— pages 19-34
NOTE: This is the final regular print edition of HazMat Management magazine. There will however continue to be an annual Buyers' Guide print edition toward the end of each year. Thus ends 24 years of continuous print publishing since the fall of 1989. The magazine now becomes a website with a regular email newsletter, a creature of the internet and digital era. Please look for updates on our website about how to submit articles for online publication and ad rates and sponsorship opportunities for the website and electronic newsletter, and the annual print Buyers' Guide at www.hazmatmag.com
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HAZMAT : EDITORIAL
Our Digital Future
Embracing an online format after a quarter century of print
by Guy Crittenden
“Our email newsletter offers readers news and feature stories relevant to their environmental compliance information needs.”
his will be the last regular print edition of HazMat Management magazine. With the exception of an annual end-of-year printed Buyer’s Guide, the magazine you’re holding represents the end of 24 years of uninterrupted production and printing of what was initially a bimonthly publication, that we scaled back quarterly a few years ago. That’s virtually a quarter century during which, as editor, I’ve stewarded HazMat Management through the vicissitudes of a changing environmental services sector, and different information delivery platforms. It’s hard to believe that when we launched the magazine, Microsoft Windows hadn’t been invented, and both the internet and email were unknown! Three’s a good chance you’re reading this magazine edition online. And therein lies the reason we’re making the jump to digital: HazMat Management — like many magazines these days — has become a creature of the internet. Print advertising has been in a secular decline in our industry niche for years; meanwhile, people have increasingly sought information on the internet. (We’re know, because we do it too!) So HazMat Management is, from this point on, a quality website and an email newsletter — both items in which we’re investing time and money. This is not “surrender” — instead, we’re engaging our readers and advertising customers in all the fresh possibilities that are expanding online. What does this mean, in practical terms? First, we’re expanding our website news coverage outside of Canada and into the United States — something we began doing some time ago. When the magazine was launched back in the fall of 1989 (with the slightly cumbersome title Hazardous Materials Management magazine) its subtitle was “Canada’s publication on pollution prevention and control.” There were a lot of American HazMat trade magazines in those days; our distinction was in serving the Canadian market, which had just been buoyed by new environmental legislation. We were helped by a postal subsidy and rules that supported the printing and distribution of a “made in Canada” publication. In the age of the internet, such strategies don’t make sense, at least for the environmental services industry that has increasingly become “borderless.” Pitching advertisers on a readership restricted to Canada’s provinces felt archaic. So, moving forward, our website and newsletter will
serve the information needs of environmental health & safety and emergency response professionals — as well as their clients in regulated industry and government — throughout Canada and the United States. The internet enables us to do that effectively, and not having to print and mail thousands of magazines will keep our business viable in future. In short, readers will continue to receive an email newsletter containing news and feature stories relevant to their environmental compliance information needs, and this will connect them with our website, which will continue to offer timely information and resources focused on our major themes: HazMat issues (such as spill prevention and emergency response), remediation of contaminated sites, and “cleantech” technologies for environmental compliance. Readers can look forward to special reports from time to time in their email inboxes, as well as more feature stories on our website and in the email newsletter. You’ll notice more online columns (“blogs”) from industry experts, and expanded resources related to industry events, technology, and equipment or products that help you do your job, clean up the environment, and keep your people safe. As our business has moved online, we’ve also noticed that readers want more opportunities to network with their industry peers, and update their knowledge and skills at one-day or half-day seminars, and at targeted trade shows and conferences. (The four-page preview of our upcoming Sites & Spills Expo on pages 15-18 is a good example. Please check it out.) You’ll want to stay on our email list and visit our website often to learn about our events, and other events we’ll present with other organizations. I can’t think of a more appropriate story to commemorate our quarter-century of print production and celebrate our new online direction than this edition’s cover story on the excellent work environmental services company Newalta is performing in the Alberta oil sands, recycling former “oil slop” waste into clean water and fuel on behalf of major oil & gas producers who ship their products across North America and around the world. Read the story, which starts on page 8, and then visit us online, now and in the future, at www.hazmatmag.com HMM Guy Crittenden is editor of this magazine. Contact Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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HAZMAT: UP FRONT
Lac-Mégantic first responder to speak at Sites & Spills Expo
he July 6, 2013 rail tragedy that occurred in Lac-Mégantic still resonates in the hearts and minds of Canadians, but still, there are lessons to be learned. Jean-Claud Morin, President and CEO of Quebec-based MD-UN, is an expert in HazMat transport who will share his wealth of emergency response knowledge as a keynote speaker at the February 2014 Sites and Spills Expo in Toronto, Ontario. As a first responder to the Lac-Mégantic train derailment, which resulted in millions of litres of crude oil spilled across the rural Quebec landscape and the deaths of almost 50 people, Morin has a number of stories and experiences to share with the rest of the HazMat and remediation industry. At the event, Morin will talk about his organizational skills and analytical capacity to react calmly in emergency situations. “The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster in summer 2013 was certainly our most publicized environmental emergency,” MD-UN stated following the accident. “Our CEO played a leading role, having been called first to co-ordinate the emergency response. “In total, more than 100 workers from 20 Québec companies, Ontario and the US worked to empty and safely dismantle the derailed cars by pumping and treating of water and drainage mains contaminated by the oil carried by the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway.” Jean-Claud Morin Morin’s talk will also examine the incorrect labeling of hazardous materials on the freight cars that crashed in Lac-Mégantic, and the impact of that error on the clean-up process. Morin also has interest in how legislation can play a major role in keeping communities safe around HazMat transport. MD-UN is part of the Canadian Emergency Response Contractors Alliance and was honored in 2006 by the Commission on Health and Safety for the company’s confined space entry training simulator, developed in collaboration with RSR. MD-UN is a small emergency response company, based in Saint Amable, Quebec. The 2014 Sites and Spills Expo takes place February 19-20, 2014 at the International Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the event and how to register or exhibit, visit sitesandspills.com
THIS IS IT! Our last regular print edition!
ou may wish to keep your print copy of this edition of this magazine, as this is the last regular edition of the publication, which how migrates to the website www.hazmatmag.com as a purely digital product: a website and a regular newsletter. The exception will be an annual Buyers Guide print edition like this one, which will normally produced at year-end. Special editions will also be produced to reflect special major events, conference and trade shows, or sponsored content. For more details, please read the Editorial on page 4. We look forward to continuing our relationship with readers in the digital space! Visit www.hazmatmag.com
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AG report slams Transport Canada’s rail safety approach
California fights flame retardants, approves new standards
Emergency responders at the site of the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that killed 47 people. The AG’s report was published before this disaster occurred.
n recent years, Transport Canada has exhibited significant weaknesses in railway safety, struggling with a 26 per cent audit completion rate, the fall 2013 report from Canada’s AuditorGeneral warns. The performance audit, released November 26, 2013, was completed just one week prior to the July 6, 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, so it doesn’t address the derailment that spilled crude oil over the rural landscape and killed 47 people. But the report does show that warning signs were there, and still need to be addressed. “Each year, federal railways carry more than 50 percent of goods, such as lumber and coal, moving across the country by land, as well as more than four million travelers,” wrote Auditor-General Michael Ferguson in the annual report. “Safety risks are inherent to all modes of transportation, and rail transportation is no exception,” he added. Ferguson’s report tackles rail safety issues in Chapter 7— Oversight of Rail Safety—Transport Canada, in which he notes that Transport Canada had planned to audit safety management systems for all 31 federal railways during a three-year period ending in 2012. However, just 14 audits were completed. Ferguson also found that Transport Canada had just half of the 20 auditors the department said it needed to complete the federal inspections, and that many of those staffers were insufficiently trained for an inspection role. Eight of the 14 audits that were completed looked at just two major railway companies, the report says, leaving smaller companies such as the one responsible for the Lac-Mégantic derailment (Montreal, Maine & Atlantic) without proper review. The report states that “despite the fact that federal railways were required 12 years ago to implement safety management systems for managing their safety risks and complying with safety requirements, Transport Canada has yet to establish an audit approach that provides a minimum level of assurance that federal railways have done so.” Transport Canada has not yet implemented recommendations made in a review of the federal Railway Safety Act, and in a House of Commons Standing Committee review by Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. According to the AuditorGeneral’s report, Transport Canada has implemented just 32 of 56 recommendations. Transport Canada has commented on the issues in the Auditor-General’s report, and says the department is working to implement changes. Visit www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/ parl_oag_201311_07_e_38801.html
California’s flammability standards for upholstered furniture sold in the state were nearly 40 years old.
alifornia has approved new flammability standards for upholstered furniture to reduce the state’s residents’ exposure to harmful flame retardant chemicals. “Today, California is curbing toxic chemicals found in everything from high chairs to sofas,” said Governor Edmund Brown in a November 21, 2013 announcement to media. “These new standards will keep the furniture in our homes fire-safe and limit unnecessary exposure to toxic flame retardants,” he added. In 2012, Brown directed state agencies to revise California’s nearly 40-year-old flammability standards for upholstered furniture sold in the state to reflect modern manufacturing methods that can reduce the use of harmful chemicals. Numerous studies have found links between exposure to chemicals used as flame retardants in upholstered furniture and cancer and fertility issues. The new standards will protect Californians from the most common ignition sources of fires, namely smoldering sources such as cigarettes, space heaters and extension cords. It also more effectively addresses upholstery cover fabric, requires the use of barrier materials with smolder-prone materials and tests the interactions of all the materials that go into a piece of upholstered furniture. The previous standards included an open-flame test for filling materials, such as foam, which were treated with flame retardants. The new standards eliminate an open flame test for filling materials. A number of manufacturers have already stated that under the new standards, they will no longer have to use flame retardants, and will either meet the requirements through the use of more smolderresistant cover fabrics or smolder-resistant barriers beneath the cover fabrics. Beginning January 1, 2014, manufacturers may begin manufacturing to the new standards. They will have a year to complete the transition and must come into full mandatory compliance on January 1, 2015. The standards, based on a comprehensive review, statewide workshops and public comment. Visit www.bearhfti.ca.gov/about_us/tb117_2013.pdf WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 7
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HAZMAT: COVER STORY
Newalta partners with producers to improve environmental performance
Conserving water in the
anada’s oil sands represent a huge opportunity for Canadians. Global demand for energy will increase 40 per cent by 2035 and, while all sources of energy will be needed to meet that growth, oil will be a significant part of the energy mix. Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world at 174 billion barrels — with 169 billion of those barrels located in the oil sands. Developing that resource is expected to contribute more than $2 trillion to the Canadian economy over the next 25 years, or about $84 billion per year. “While oil sands producers are focused on being the economic and energy engine for the country, they want to continue producing oil in the most responsible way possible,” says Bryne Gramlich, Vice President of Heavy Oil with Newalta. “They’re working with companies like ours to help meet and be part of their sustainability objectives.” Calgary-based Newalta (TSX:NAL, newalta.com) is a leading North American provider of innovative, engineered environmental solutions that enable customers to reduce disposal, enhance recycling, and recover valuable resources from industrial residues. “In the oil sands, we’re focused on recovering oil and water from waste streams,” says Gramlich.
Newalta is on oil sands sites using centrifuges to separate the slop-oil into its three main parts: oil, water and solids. Only the solids are sent to landfill for disposal, and solids typically represent less than five per cent of the original slop-oil volume. “We dramatically reduce the amount of waste that oil sands producers are sending offsite by extracting the oil and water at their operation,” says Gramlich. “Offsite trucking is reduced significantly, saving producers money, reducing the risk around traffic on roads, and ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” Newalta’s slop-oil treatment process also means producers recover additional oil for market and can re-use most of the water. “The oil we remove from slop oil is sent back to the operation for final polishing before going into the producer’s sales tank,” says Gramlich. “And the water is treated for reuse, which means producers don’t have to use as much fresh water.” Newalta has been working with producers such as Suncor and Nexen on their SAGD operations for five years. The company’s success there led to discussions with other producers who use mining extraction methods. These mining activities result in the creation of tailings ponds.
WATER USE IN THE OIL SANDS
For every barrel of oil produced in the oil sands, three barrels of water are needed. Water is a large component of both the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and mining methods of extraction. This can be a huge tax onlocal fresh water resources, so oil sands producers are working with Newalta to reduce their fresh water usage. In SAGD operations, steam is injected into the oil sands to increase the oil’s viscosity and get it out of the ground. A byproduct of the process is a dense mixture of oil, water and solid impurities called “slop-oil.”
“Five years ago, slop-oil was a waste material. Today it has commercial value.” by Guy Crittenden
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Tailings ponds are settling basins for tailings fines, and producers are partnering with established environmental service providers to address issues associated with these vast lakes of water, sand and clay. Photo courtesy of Pembina Institute.
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Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operation in Fort McMurray, Alberta with Newalta working onsite processing “slop oil.”
ISSUE OF TAILINGS PONDS
Tailings ponds are holding basins for water used in the mining extraction process in the oil sands. They currently occupy an estimated 176 square kilometres in Northern Alberta. “There is a massive focus on reclaiming tailings ponds in the oil sands right now, driven by producers and new government regulations,” says Gramlich. “Tailings ponds are such a critical issue in the oil sands that producers are working together through industry associations to find solutions.”
In the mining process, producers use hot water to separate bitumen from the sand. This water and sand is then put into a tailings pond to allow the materials to separate — a process that can take up to 30 years. The tailings ponds separate into three phases: sand on the bottom, water on top, and mature fine tailings (MFT) in the middle. MFT contains a mixture of water, clay and silt and has the consistency of yogurt. “The water on top is constantly re-used, but the MFT presents
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Building Newalta facilities on SAGD sites like the one shown here in Fort McMurray, Alberta reduces the need to truck waste off site for disposal and allows valuable oil and water to be recovered.
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HAZMAT : COVER STORY
“Only the solids are sent to landfill for disposal, and solids typically represent less than five per cent of the original slop-oil volume.” a real challenge to producers,” Gramlich explains. “Newalta is currently one of the leading suppliers introducing solutions to the MFT issue.” Newalta is operating on oil sands sites with producers such as Syncrude and Shell using large-bowl centrifuges to separate the clay, silt and water of the MFT. The recovered water is put back in the tailings pond and can be re-used in the extraction process; the solids are processed separately and prepared for reclamation. “The Newalta solution is reducing the size of tailings ponds and saving fresh water,” says Gramlich. “Based on the success we’ve had already, we’re confident that centrifugation can be a key solution to the MFT problem.”
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS ON HORIZON Alberta’s oil sands output will more than double to 4.2 million barrels per day by 2025. To continue being as environmentally responsible as possible, producers will need to find innovative solutions for many challenges, including water use. “Major changes to the way waste is managed in the oil sands sector are just beginning,” says Gramlich. “Five years ago, slop-oil was a waste material. Today it has commercial value. Oil sands producers are continuously looking to improve their operations, and Newalta is already exploring new technologies that will allow producers to recycle even more water and reduce waste volumes.
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In 2007 Newalta began operating centrifuges directly on SAGD customer sites like those shown above in the oil sands and in recent years the company has been working with mining customers on MFT processing solutions.
Newalta recently signed a deal with research and development leader DuPont Canada to test a water processing technology in the oil sands. The technology removes solids from water and facilitates a higher level of water re-use for producers. “Our customers want and need to reduce the amount of water
they use,” says Gramlich. “And we continue to provide the engineered environmental solutions they’re looking for.” HMM Guy Crittenden is editor of this magazine. Contact Guy at email@example.com
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Learn about new federal regulations, spill cleanup solutions, risk assessment analysis, municipal initiative and federal incentives.
Examine cleanup procedures, the latest in laboratory testing, soil management, liability and best practices.
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Welcome I personally invite you to attend the third presentation of the Sites & Spills Conference. Join the exhibitors and myself as well as the conference speakers listed here to learn about current strategies and technologies you can implement in your workplace today! Guy Crittenden, Editor â€” HazMat Management magazine
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Engaging seminars under two distinct topic streams of HazMat Management and Site Remediation interspersed over the course of two days.
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Collaborative Roundtable Panels
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Recent actual disasters are explored (Lac-Megantic Railway, Calgary Flood), along with techniques and solutions for future disaster management efforts.
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Hear from Environmental Industry Leaders listed below, AND MANY MORE! Keynote Speaker Tony Ciarla, Director of Account Management, Tervita Corporation Response, Recovery, Restoration: Tervitaâ€™s Flood Response Program for the Calgary Stampede Tervita will provide a first-hand account and insight on how its team of dedicated professionals responded to the flood-devastated Calgary Stampede to recover and restore the grounds to allow the 101st Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth to go on as scheduled! Faced with an uncompromising timeline, Tervita employed effective project management processes and techniques to restore nearly 20 buildings and facilities in time for the Calgary Stampede. Tervita managed to successfully tackle this monumental disaster while ensuring the safety of 500 personnel and 300 pieces of specialized equipment. Hear this fascinating story of intricate recovery and restoration in the face of one of Canadaâ€™s most recent and well-known natural disasters.
HazMat Management Jean-Claude Morin
MD-UN A discussion of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster and lessons learned
Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment New Technologies for Incidents Involving Anhydrous Ammonia and Propane Cylinders
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Dealing with Environmental Consultant Blunders
Pamela J. Dugan
TOTERRA Remediation Ltd. Investigation into the Treatment of Co-mingled and Hydrocarbon Plumes
Carus Remediation Technologies Treating Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater
HEMMERA Risk-based Remediation at Spill Sites: Solutions, Limitations, Pros & Cons
Roundtable Discussions CASE STUDY: A discussion of the Lac-Megantic railway disaster and lessons learned. Moderator: Richard Lande, Senior Partner, Lande Langford, LLP Panel: Jean-Claude Morin, President, MD-UN Andy Ash, Director of Dangerous Goods, Railway Association of Canada Francois Prenovost, Executive Vice-President, RailTerm
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Challenges in the transition from the rapid or first response contractor to the longer term investigation and remediation team. Moderator: Greg Quandt, HEMMERA
A business focused approach to risk-based remediation. Moderator: Ron Haley, XCG Consultants
O. Reg. 153 Sampling Considerations for Risk Based Soil Vapour Intrusion Assessment Moderator: Roy Smith, ALS Life Sciences
Discussion of best means for transportation of hazardous fluids. Moderator: Angelo Boccanfuso, CANUTEC Agenda listing confirmed as of print date; subject to change
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Conference Information The Sites & Spills Conference will take place February 19– 20, 2014 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Toronto, Ontario (near Pearson International Airport). Hotel Reservations ALT Hôtel - Toronto Airport 6080 Viscount Road Mississauga, ON L4V 0A1 905.362.4337 Toll free: 1.855.855.6080 email@example.com www.althotels.ca Four Points by Sheraton Hotel 6257 Airport Road Mississauga, ON L4V 1E4 (905) 678-1400 Toll free: 1-800-368-7764 www.fourpointstorontoairport.com Subject to availability. Includes free shuttle to and from International Centre. Please visit: www.sitesandspills.com for more information. Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel bookings. Cancellation and Refund Policy Registration fee is non-refundable but you may transfer your registration at no extra charge. Written notice prior to the conference is required to transfer registration to a new attendee. Please contact the conference office at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of new attendee, company and contact information. HazMat Management magazine reserves the right to cancel this conference as it deems necessary, and in such an event, will make a full and prompt refund of all registration fees paid. No refunds are given for no-shows or cancellations.
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE ABSORBENT/ADSORBENT PRODUCTS Arcus Brady Canada Can-Ross Environmental Serv Cartier Chemicals Enviro-Sol Ground Force Environmental Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Kapejo Inc. Loraday Enviro West Coast Spill Supplies Wipeco Industries AIR POLLUTION CONTROL AC Carbone ALTECH Consulting ALTECH Tech AVAR Can-Am Instruments Clear Edge Filtration Envirochem Fabricated Plastics MEGTEC Systems MEGTEC TurboSonic Nett Tech AIR QUALITY/TREATMENT/ MONITORING Acme Engineering Prod ACR ALARA Ind’l Hygiene Services Alaron Instruments Ambio Biofiltration Ancal, AVAR Avensys Solutions BOMA Environmental & Safety Can-Am Instruments CEA Instruments Chem Solv Church & Trought Circul-Aire Coastal Environmental Control Instruments Etcos Environmental GrayWolf Sensing Solutions INFICON Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters LEHDER Environmental Levitt-Safety LEX Scientific McGill Air Nett Tech NovaLynx R&R Lab
RGF Environmental Group Inc. Staplex T Harris Vertex Resource Group Wilks Ent ASBESTOS/LEAD/MOULD ABATEMENT Abacon Environmental Consultants Aim Environmental Group Air Earth Water AVAR The Cannington Group Inc. Chem Solv cr/x environmental services, inc First Response Environmental 2012 Grayling Industries HQN Industrial Lakeland LEHDER Environmental LEX Scientific Monalt Quantum Murray LP – Demolition Division Quantum Murray LP Raw Materials Company Inc. Restoration Env Contractors Staplex Vertex Resource Group BATTERY COLLECTION & RECYCLING Battery Council Int’l Newalta Raw Materials Company Inc. BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT AiMS Environmental Canadian Brownfields Network ECOLOG Info Resources exp Services Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Malroz Engineering Miller Thomson MMM Group Limited MTE GlobalTox Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt Sanexen Environmental Services Stantec Consulting Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie WESA Inc. XCG Consultants
CALIBRATION GASES Air Liquide America Spec CLEANERS/DEGREASERS/ SOLVENTS, ETC. Anachem Cartier Chemicals Intl Products Kam Biotechnology Rochester Midland COATINGS/PROTECTIVE FLOORING Corolon Coatings KPR Adcor VCI Rochester Midland CONFINED SPACE SAFETY PRODUCTS/TRAINING/ SERVICES Cdn Safety Equip Demesa Emergency Film First Response Environmental 2012 Gemtor General Equipment Hazmasters J. J. Keller & Associates, Lambton College Fire & Public Safety Lineman’s Testing Labs Sierra Monitor Skedco Tervita Wessuc Yow Canada CONTINUOUS MONITORING EQUIPMENT Can-Am Instruments Clean Air Instrument Rental Mil-Ram Technology DISTRIBUTORS & MANUFACTURER’S REPS Alpha Controls Avensys Solutions Cancoppas Demesa Fanchem Geneq GroundTech Solutions Mandel Scientific Norditrade Spez-Tech Eng Fluid PowerTech
EMERGENCY RESPONSE (EQUIPMENT SVCS, TRAILERS) Cdn Safety Equip Drain-All First Response Environmental 2012 Layfield Geosynthetic Quantum Murray LP Quantum Murray LP – Training Division Restoration Env Contractors Rocky Mountain Enviro Wells Cargo ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT Conestoga-Rovers exp Services Intrinsik Environmental Sciences MTE GlobalTox RPR Environmental Stantec Consulting ENVIRONMENTAL & WASTE AUDITING 2cg Chem Solv CIAL Group Conformance Check LEHDER Environmental LVM inc Pilot Performance Resources ISO Mgmt Procyon Environmental Consuling RPR Environmental SENES Consultants URS Canada ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING/ENGINEERING Abacon Environmental Consultants AiMS Environmental Air Earth Water ALTECH Consulting Anachem BOMA Environmental & Safety Bowie Environmental Edge Mgmt Briggs Cda C Tech Development Corp Century Group Church & Trought Clean Air Eng
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Conestoga-Rovers Donley Technology EcoBec Egmond Associates Ltd. Envirochem Environmental Business Consultants ESAA ERIS Etcos Environmental exp Services Green-Tech Enviro Eng Incinerator Consultants Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Kodiak Drilling LEX Scientific LVM inc Malroz Engineering Monalt MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Enviro O’Connor Assoc Environmental Pinchin Environmental Qikiqtaaluk Environment RJ Burnside Rivercourt Engineering Sanexen Environmental Services Schlumberger Water Serv SENES Consultants Skelly and Loy, SNC-Lavalin Environment & Water Spill Mgmt Stantec Consulting T Harris Terrapex Tetra Tech URS Canada WESA Inc. XCG Consultants ENVIRONMENTAL DRILLING SERVICES Kodiak Drilling Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Sonic Soil – Concord Vertex Resource Group ENVIRONMENTAL FRACTURING & INJECTION SERVICES Frac Rite Environmental
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS MTE GlobalTox RJ Burnside TankTek Enviro Serv ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ECOLOG Info Resources ERIS Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Miller Thomson Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt Specialty Tech Willms & Shier Env Lawyers ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT/SERVICES 3E Company Actio Corporation Anachem Bowie Environmental Edge Mgmt Chemical Safety CIAL Group Clear Edge Filtration Drain-All ECOLOG Info Resources Envirochem Enviro Accident Protection EQ HAZCO Environmental Services Logical Data McGill Air Network Enviro Pilot Performance Resources ISO Mgmt Pinchin Environmental Procyon Environmental Consuling Provincial Svcs Schlumberger Water Serv URS Canada Willms & Shier Env Lawyers Young’s Cleanup FILTRATION EQUIPMENT/ SYSTEMS AC Carbone Acme Engineering Prod Circul-Aire ENV Treatment HQN Industrial Lakeview Eng’d Mandel Scientific RGF Environmental Group Inc. TIGG Corporation
Treatment Products York Fluid GAS DETECTION SYSTEMS Air Liquide America Spec Analytical Tech Can-Am Instruments GrayWolf Sensing Solutions Hazmasters Mil-Ram Technology Smiths Detection GENERAL CONTRACTING/ DEMOLITION First Response Environmental 2012 Quantum Murray LP – Demolition Division GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES Egmond Associates Ltd. Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Sonic Soil – Concord GROUNDWATER MONITORING/ REMEDIATION AiMS Environmental Analytical Measurements Briggs Cda Church & Trought Frac Rite Environmental Geneq Geonics Limited Ground Force Environmental GroundTech Solutions INFICON Insitu Contractors INW Malroz Engineering MMM Group Limited MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Enviro NovaLynx Purifics ES RJ Burnside Sanexen Environmental Services Schlumberger Water Serv Sensaphone Inc. Skelly and Loy, SNC-Lavalin Environment & Water Terrapex Universal Fabric WESA Inc.
HAZARDOUS/NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT Accuworx Anachem Bennett Enviro Circul-Aire Clean Harbors Canada, Drain-All EQ Fanchem HAZCO Environmental Services ICC The Compliance Center Plasco Energy Group Proeco Corp Quantum Murray LP Quantum Murray LPRemediation Div RPR Environmental Safety-Kleen Solution Soil Treatment Facility Tervita Tri-Arrow HAZMAT STORAGE/CHEMICAL LOCKERS A & A Sheet Metal Products/ Securall Benko Products E.S. Systems, Inc. FPI Pacesetter Sls/Assoc Quatrex Environmental Stanley Vidmar X-treme Energy Group HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS & SERVICES Academy Savant Cdn Centre for OH&S Enviro Accident Protection ImageWave Levitt-Safety RPR Environmental Skedco HEPA VACUUM SYSTEMS cr/x environmental services, inc First Response Environmental 2012 Pentek, INCINERATION/THERMAL DESTRUCTION Bennett Enviro Eco Waste Incinerator Consultants WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 21
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Nelson Enviro Remediation RPR Environmental INDUSTRIAL CLEANING & DECONTAMINATION Accuworx EQ First Response Environmental 2012 Optimum Sciences Inc. Young’s Cleanup INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS Battery Council Int’l Canadian Brownfields Network Coast Waste Mgmt Assoc ESAA ONEIA SEIMA Solid Waste & Recycling Mag INDUSTRY INFORMATION/ TECHNICAL RESOURCES/ PUBLISHERS, ETC. aboutREMEDIATION.com Air Liquide Canada Cliff Lebowitz Donley Technology ECOLOG Info Resources Regscan Solid Waste & Recycling Mag INSTRUMENTATION/CONTROL/ SAMPLING/MONITORING EQUIPMENT ACR Air Liquide America Spec Air Liquide Canada Alaron Instruments Alpha Controls Analytical Measurements Analytical Tech Ancal, Argus Hazco Avensys Solutions Can-Am Instruments Cancoppas CEA Instruments CHEMetrics, Clean Air Eng Clean Air Instrument Rental Coastal Environmental Control Instruments Davis Controls Demesa Draeger Safety Canada
Geneq Geonics Limited GrayWolf Sensing Solutions INFICON INW Levitt-Safety Mandel Scientific Mil-Ram Technology MTS NovaLynx Response Biomedical Sensaphone Inc. Shimadzu Sci Inst Sierra Monitor Spez-Tech Eng Fluid PowerTech Staplex Wilks Ent INSURANCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Miller Thomson RPR Environmental Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Zurich Insurance Company ISO 14000 TRAINING/ CONSULTING BSI Group Canada IBS America, Inc. Pilot Performance Resources ISO Mgmt Procyon Environmental Consuling LABELS/SIGNS/PLACARDS/ MSDS 3E Company AV Systems Brady Canada Cdn Centre for OH&S Compliance Signs, DangerousGoods.com ICC The Compliance Center ImageWave Visual Plan LABORATORY SUPPLIES Forestry Suppliers Systems Plus LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES Alpha Controls Becquerel Clean Air Eng
Exova Invitor Intl Lineman’s Testing Labs Paracel Laboratories SGS Canada Inc. (Laboratory) LABPACK SERVICES RPR Environmental LEAK DETECTION/TANK TESTING Can-Am Instruments CEA Instruments Delta Piping Products Canada MTS Sensaphone Inc. Sierra Monitor LINERS/GEOTEXTILES Layfield Geosynthetic Ram Lining SEI Industries Ltd. Seaman Solmax Intl LIQUID WASTE VACUUM TRUCK HAULAGE Anachem Joseph Haulage Canada Provincial Svcs RPR Environmental NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS Coast Waste Mgmt Assoc ESAA OHAO SEIMA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY AV Systems Abacon Environmental Consultants ALARA Ind’l Hygiene Services BOMA Environmental & Safety BSI Group Canada Conformance Check Danatec Educational ECOLOG Info Resources Enviro Accident Protection Etcos Environmental IBS America, Inc. ImageWave OHAO Pinchin Environmental
SENES Consultants Specialty Tech Spill Mgmt T Harris Thomas Lift Truck Service Visual Plan Winter Walking, A Jordan David Yow Canada ODOR/VOC CONTROL ALTECH Tech Ambio Biofiltration McGill Air MEGTEC Systems TIGG Corporation OIL WELL ABANDONMENT/OIL FIELD WASTES Brown Bear Kapejo Inc. Nelson Enviro Remediation OIL/WATER SEPARATION & RECOVERY Anachem Arbortech Can-Am Instruments Davis Controls Kapejo Inc. Newalta Oil Skimmers Purifics ES RPR Environmental Treatment Products PCB SERVICES/ RECLAMATION/DESTRUCTION Green-Port Environmental Proeco Corp Quantum Murray LPRemediation Div Sanexen Environmental Services POLLUTION PREVENTION/ WASTE REDUCTION SYSTEMS American Compactor Arbortech CIAL Group Cliff Lebowitz Imbibitive Technologies Canada, International Environmental Prod Millennium Nett Tech NexGen Enviro Systems
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Plasco Energy Group Transport Environmental Systems, Treatment Products PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/ EQUIPMENT Ansell Canada Argus Hazco Best Glove Cdn Safety Equip DQE, Forestry Suppliers Gemtor Hazmasters J. J. Keller & Associates, Lakeland Lineman’s Testing Labs MAPA Professional Optimum Sciences Inc. Ronco Safety House Standard Safety Winter Walking, A Jordan David PUMP AND TREAT SYSTEMS Hydro-Thermal PUMPS/VALVES/METERS Alaron Instruments Fluid Metering Gorman-Rupp of Canada Hydro-Thermal Insitu Contractors Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters Netzsch Canada SEI Industries Ltd. Spez-Tech Eng Fluid PowerTech Xylem Water Solutions York Fluid RADIATION DETECTION INSTRUMENTATION Smiths Detection RADIOLOGICAL DECONTAMINATION AND DEMOLITION Pentek, RECYCLING EQUIPMENT/ SERVICES Anachem Arbortech NexGen Enviro Systems Norditrade Quantum Murray LP – Metals
Division Tee Mark Manufacturing Voghel Enviroquip Inc Wizard Drum RELOCATABLE BUILDINGS Can-Am Instruments Rubb, RENTAL EQUIPMENT Argus Hazco Can-Am Instruments Cancoppas Clean Air Instrument Rental Draeger Safety Canada Gorman-Rupp of Canada Hazmasters INW Thomas Lift Truck Service Xylem Water Solutions York Fluid SECONDARY CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS A & A Sheet Metal Products/ Securall Arcus Benko Products Can-Ross Environmental Serv Century Group Corolon Coatings Delta Piping Products Canada E.S. Systems, Inc. Enviro-Sol FPI Hassco Industries JP Specialties Loraday Enviro Millennium ModuTank Pacesetter Sls/Assoc Quatrex Environmental Ram Lining Rocky Mountain Enviro Seaman Solmax Intl West Coast Spill Supplies Westeel Storage Systems X-treme Energy Group SHREDDERS/CRUSHERS/ COMPACTORS/SCREENS Allu Group, American Compactor Tee Mark Manufacturing Voghel Enviroquip Inc
SITE & SOIL REMEDIATION Aim Environmental Group Air Earth Water Allu Group, ALTECH Consulting Bennett Enviro Briggs Cda Brown Bear C Tech Development Corp The Cannington Group Inc. Clements Assoc Conestoga-Rovers DEG Environmental ECOLOG Info Resources Egmond Associates Ltd. First Response Environmental 2012 Frac Rite Environmental Green-Tech Enviro Eng Ground Force Environmental GroundTech Solutions HAZCO Environmental Services International Environmental Prod Joseph Haulage Canada Kodiak Drilling LVM inc MMM Group Limited MTE Consultants Inc./Frontline Enviro Nelson Enviro Remediation Quantum Murray LP – Demolition Division Quantum Murray LPRemediation Div Ram Lining Sanexen Environmental Services Sarva Bio Remed Skelly and Loy, SNC-Lavalin Environment & Water Solution Soil Treatment Facility TankTek Enviro Serv Terrapex Tetra Tech Universal Fabric Wilks Ent XCG Consultants SLUDGE FILTRATION/ DEWATERING/DREDGING Brown Bear Ellicott Dredges ENV Treatment HQN Industrial
Wessuc Xylem Water Solutions SOFTWARE/CD-ROM/ INTERNET/MULTIMEDIA 3E Company AV Systems Academy Savant Actio Corporation Chemical Safety Conformance Check Donley Technology Eagle Technology, ECOLOG Info Resources EmerGeo Solutions IBS America, Inc. J. J. Keller & Associates, Logical Data Regscan Visual Plan SOIL SAMPLING EQUIPMENT CHEMetrics, Clements Assoc Dakota Technologies Forestry Suppliers Sonic Soil – Concord Systems Plus SOLVENT RECOVERY SYSTEMS MEGTEC Systems NexGen Enviro Systems Spez-Tech Eng Fluid PowerTech SPILL CONTROL PRODUCTS Arcus Benko Products Can-Am Instruments Can-Ross Environmental Serv Cartier Chemicals Century Group DQE, E.S. Systems, Inc. Enviro-Sol FPI Ground Force Environmental Hazmasters HQN Industrial Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Layfield Geosynthetic Loraday Enviro Millennium ModuTank MTS Oil Skimmers WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 23
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Quatrex Environmental Rocky Mountain Enviro SEI Industries Ltd. Seaman Transport Environmental Systems, West Coast Spill Supplies Wipeco Industries SPILL RESPONSE/CLEANUP 3E Company Accuworx Clean Harbors Canada, Drain-All EmerGeo Solutions Enviro Hazmat Emergency First Response Environmental 2012 Ground Force Environmental Hannay Reels Harold Marcus Hotz Enviro Serv International Environmental Prod Provincial Svcs RPR Environmental Sarva Bio Remed Standard Safety Tervita Tetra Tech Veolia Environmental Wessuc Young’s Cleanup SPILL TRAINING Enviro Hazmat Emergency First Response Environmental 2012 RPR Environmental STORAGE SYSTEMS (USTS, ASTS, ETC.) A & A Sheet Metal Products/ Securall Hassco Industries ModuTank Stanley Vidmar
TankTek Enviro Serv Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Westeel Storage Systems X-treme Energy Group SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The Bloom Ctr for Sustainability Eagle Technology, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Green-Tech Enviro Eng TRADESHOWS/ CONFERENCES/SEMINARS aboutREMEDIATION.com Battery Council Int’l Coast Waste Mgmt Assoc ECOLOG Info Resources TRAINING Achieve Technologies BSI Group Canada Eagle Technology, EcoBec Emergency Film First Response Environmental 2012 Global Hazmat, Hazmasters Quantum Murray LP – Training Division Yow Canada TRAINING & CONTINUING EDUCATION aboutREMEDIATION.com Academy Savant ALARA Ind’l Hygiene Services The Bloom Ctr for Sustainability Bowie Environmental Edge Mgmt Danatec Educational DangerousGoods.com ECOLOG Info Resources Emergency Film Incinerator Consultants Lambton College Fire & Public Safety
Qikiqtaaluk Environment Quantum Murray LP – Training Division Rochester Midland RPR Environmental SEIMA Solocks.com Spill Mgmt TRANSPORTATION & TDG PRODUCTS/SERVICES 3E Company Achieve Technologies Danatec Educational DangerousGoods.com Fanchem Global Hazmat, Harold Marcus Joseph Haulage Canada Lambton College Fire & Public Safety Qikiqtaaluk Environment Raw Materials Company Inc. Regscan RPR Environmental Solocks.com Yow Canada VACUUM TANK PRODUCTS & SERVICES Drain-All Raw Materials Company Inc. Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Westeel Storage Systems WASTE COLLECTION/ DISPOSAL SERVICES Anachem Drain-All Green-Port Environmental Hotz Enviro Serv Network Enviro Quantum Murray LP – Metals Division RPR Environmental Solution Soil Treatment Facility Tri-Arrow
WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS AC Carbone Acme Engineering Prod ALTECH Tech Analytical Measurements Can-Am Instruments The Cannington Group Inc. Clear Edge Filtration Cliff Lebowitz Davis Controls ENV Treatment Ground Force Environmental Hydro-Thermal Insitu Contractors JP Specialties Lakeview Eng’d Netzsch Canada Oil Skimmers Purifics ES RGF Environmental Group Inc. Rivercourt Engineering Sanexen Environmental Services TIGG Corporation Waterloo Biofilter WEAPONS DEMILITARIZATION/ DESTRUCTION (CHEMICAL/ BIOLOGICAL) RPR Environmental WHMIS/ONLINE OHS TRAINING Achieve Technologies Brady Canada Global Hazmat, ICC The Compliance Center Solocks.com Yow Canada
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE 2cg Inc. 159 Ridout St S London ON N6C 3X7 519 645-7733 Pres/Owner Paul van der Werf
3E Company 3207 Grey Hawk Court Suite 200 Carlsbad CA 92010 760 602-8700 Fax: 760 602-8852. Toll-Free: 800 360-3220
A & A Sheet Metal Products/Securall 5122 N State Rd 39 La Porte IN 46350 219 326-7890 Fax: 219 324-3780. Toll-Free: 888 326-7890 Toll-Free Fax: 888 324-3780 Sls Mgr Randall G Veatch
A.C. Carbone Canada Inc. 300 rue Brosseau St-Jean-Richelieu QC J3B 2E9 450 348-1807 Fax: 450 348-3311. Gen Mgr Karl Mertn Jr
A V Systems, Inc. – MIRS 4657 Platt Rd Ann Arbor MI 48108-7913 734 973-3000 Dir-Mktg Julie Lasko
Abacon Environmental Consultants Inc. 62 Ventana Way Woodbridge ON L4H 1L8 905 893-9609 Fax: 905 893-4020. Mgr Mark Jakubczyk
aboutREMEDIATION.com 2070 Hadwen Rd Suite 101A Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558. Project Mgr Wayne Coutinho
Academy Savant Inc. PO Box 3670 Fullerton CA 92834 714 870-7880 Fax: 714 526-7400. Toll-Free: 800 472-8268 Pres Rabin D Lai
Accuworx Inc. 40 Advance Blvd Brampton ON L6T 4J4 416 410-7222 Fax: 416 410-7405. Toll-Free: 877 898-7222 Pres Jason Rosset
Achieve Technologies Ltd. 130-8191 Westminster Hwy Richmond BC V6X 1A7 604 272-9840
Toll-Free: 888 833-7233 Mgr Norm Kerray
416 759-9579 Pres Charles Pilger
Toll-Free: 800 635-5580 Pres W Richard Adey
Acme Engineering Prod Ltd.
Alaron Instruments Inc.
Analytical Technology, Inc.
1-1111 Davis Dr Suite 402 Newmarket ON L3Y 9E5 905 989-0277 Fax: 905 989-0279. Toll-Free: 800 559-6238 Toll-Free Fax: 800 576-7886 Sls Mgr Wayne Fox
6 Iron Bridge Dr Collegeville PA 19426 610 917-0991 Fax: 610 917-0992. Toll-Free: 800 959-0299 Natl Sls Mgr Bill Popp
2330 State Rte 11 PMB 10 Mooers NY 12958 518 236-5659 Fax: 518 236-6941.
ACR Systems Inc. 210-12960 84 Ave Surrey BC V3W 1K7 604 591-1128 Fax: 604 591-2252. Toll-Free: 800 663-7845 Commun Mgr Jason Rock
Actio Corporation 30 International Dr Suite 201 Portsmouth NH 03801 603 433-2300 Fax: 603 433-2302. Toll-Free: 866 522-8102 Pres Russell McCann
Aim Environmental Group 202-400 Jones Rd Stoney Creek ON L8E 5P4 905 560-0090 Ext. 2177 Fax: 905 560-0099.
AiMS Environmental 111-1020 Denison St Markham ON L3R 3W5 905 474-0058 Ext. 103 Fax: 905 474-0601. Pres Mohamed Jagani
Air Earth & Water Environ mental Consultants Ltd. 423 Ireland Rd Simcoe ON N3Y 5J1 519 426-7019 Fax: 519 426-5035. Pres Robert Lovegrove
Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC PO Box 310 Plumsteadville PA 18949 Location: 6141 Easton Rd 215 766-8860 Fax: 215 766-2476. Toll-Free: 800 217-2688 Pres Steve Dziak; Project Mgr Michele Haurin
Air Liquide Canada Inc. 1250 boul René-Lévesque O bureau 1700 Montréal QC H3B 5E6 514 933-0303 Fax: 514 846-7700. Toll-Free: 800 817-7697 Pres Adam Peters
ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Limited 103 Parkview Hill Cres Toronto ON M4B 1R5
Allu Group, Inc. 700 Huyler St Teterboro NJ 07608 201 288-2236 Fax: 201 288-4479. Toll-Free: 800 939-2558 Pres Mardi Ohanessian
Alpha Controls & Instrumentation 6-361 Steelcase Rd W Markham ON L3R 3V8 905 477-2133 Fax: 905 477-4219. Toll-Free: 800 567-8686 Sls Mgr Marc Brand
ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd. 12 Banigan Dr Toronto ON M4H 1E9 416 467-5555 Fax: 416 467-9824. Toll-Free: 800 323-4937 Pres Brian Bobbie
ALTECH Technology Systems Inc. 12 Banigan Dr Toronto ON M4H 1E9 416 467-5555 Fax: 416 467-9824. Toll-Free: 866 734-8437 Pres/CEO Alex Keen
Ambio Biofiltration Ltd. PO Box 644 Stn Main Rockland ON K4K 1L4 Location: 224 Montée Outaouais Rockland ON K4K 1G2 613 446-0274 Pres Calvin Pride
American Compactor, Inc. PO Box 1303 Mansfield OH 44901 419 522-9550 Fax: 419 522-1807. CEO David Shook
Anachem Ltd. 255 rue Norman Lachine QC H8R 1A3 514 481-8010 Fax: 514 481-6340. Pres Richard Zieba
Analytical Measurements 22 Mountain View Dr Chester NJ 07930 908 755-7170 Fax: 908 755-7170.
Ancal, Inc. PO Box 38-5121 Waikoloa HI 96738-5121 702 810-1501 Fax: 602 532-7018. Pres Bud Wood
Ansell Canada Inc. 105 rue Lauder Cowansville QC J2K 2K8 450 266-1850 Fax: 450 266-6150. Toll-Free: 800 363-8340 Toll-Free Fax: 888 267-3551 Brand Support Mgr Catheryne Gobeille
Arbortech Corporation 3607 Chapel Hill Rd Johnsburg IL 60051-2515 815 385-0001 Fax: 815 385-0089. Pres Raymond J Graffia Jr
Arcus Absorbents Inc. 3-75 Deerhide Cres Toronto ON M9M 2Z2 416 745-7947 Fax: 416 745-1174. Toll-Free: 877 227-6727
Argus-Hazco A-6541 Mississauga Rd N Mississauga ON L5N 1A6 905 858-3215 Fax: 905 858-3192. Toll-Free: 800 361-3201 Gen Mgr Rose Calabrese
AVAR Environmental Inc. 12 Baldwin St Dundas ON L9H 1A6 289 238-9098 Pres Justin Lewis
Avensys Solutions 422 Consumers Rd Toronto ON M2J 1P8 416 499-4421 Fax: 416 499-0816. Toll-Free: 888 965-4700 VP-Sls/Mktg Pierre Michaud
Battery Council International (BCI) 330 North Wabash Ave Suite 2000 Chicago IL 60611 312 644-6610 Fax: 312 527-6640. Exec VP Mark Thorsby
Becquerel Laboratories Inc. 6790 Kitimat Rd WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 25
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Unit 4 Mississauga ON L5N 5L9 905 826-3080 Fax: 905 826-4151. Mgr Steven Simpson
Benko Products Inc. 5350 Evergreen Pky Sheffield Village OH 44054 440 934-2180 Fax: 440 934-4052. Sls Mgr Laurie Hull
641 322-4220 Fax: 641 322-3527. Pres Stan Brown
BSI Group Canada Inc. 414-6205B Airport Rd Mississauga ON L4V 1E6 416 620-9991 Fax: 416 620-9911. Toll-Free: 800 862-6752 Marketing Carine Delorme
Bennett Environmental Inc.
C Tech Development Corporation
1540 Cornwall Rd Unit 208 Oakville ON L6J 7W5 905 339-1540 Fax: 905 339-0016. Toll-Free: 800 386-1388 Pres/CEO Lawrence Haber
2360 Corporate Circle Suite 400 Henderson NV 89074-7722 808 447-9751 Fax: 714 844-9255. Toll-Free: 800 669-4387 Pres Reed D Copsey Sr
Best Glove Manufacturing Limited
Can-Am Instruments Ltd.
253 rue Michaud Coaticook QC J1A 1A9 819 849-6381 Fax: 819 849-6120. Ops Mgr Jacqueline Bernais
2851 Brighton Rd Oakville ON L6H 6C9 905 829-0030 Fax: 905 829-4701. Toll-Free: 800 215-4469 Pres Mark Reeves
The Bloom Centre for Sustainability
BOMA Environmental & Safety Inc.
Can-Ross Environmental Services Ltd.
203-2621 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB R3J 0P7 204 889-5275 Fax: 204 889-2348. P Eng/Dir Dinko Tuhtar
1-2340 Winston Park Dr Oakville ON L6H 7T7 905 847-7190 Fax: 905 847-7175. Toll-Free: 888 847-7190 VP/Gen Mgr Terry Edgar
PO Box 592 Brockville ON K6V 5V7 613 345-4337 Fax: 613 345-0358. Pres James S Bowie
Brady Canada 50 Vogell Rd Units 3-4 Richmond Hill ON L4B 3K6 Toll-Free: 800 263-6179 Toll-Free Fax: 800 387-4935 Channel Dev Mgr Melanie Toulmin
Can-Ross Environmental Services Ltd., incorporated since 1985, provides industry with economical products that contain and clean-up oil and chemical spills. We carry an extensive line of ad(b)sorbent products, including pads, rolls, socks, boom and spill kits for clean-up and containment of all oils, fuels, greases, chemicals and all other liquids. The company•s products easily meet the most demanding governmentimposed standards of performance.
Briggs Canada Limited 104-60 Centurian Dr Markham ON L3R 9R2 905 479-1277 Fax: 905 479-1318. Pres Rick Greenly
Brown Bear Corporation PO Box 29 Corning IA 50841 Location: 2248 Avenue of Industries
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) 135 Hunter St E Hamilton ON L8N 1M5 905 572-2981 Fax: 905 572-2206. Toll-Free: 800 668-4284 Commun Mgr Eleanor Westwood
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc.
101A-2070 Hadwen Rd Mississauga ON L5K 2C9 905 822-4133 Fax: 905 822-3558. Pres/CEO Kevin Jones
Bowie Environmental Edge Management & Assessment Ltd.
stakeholders who want to effect change and address the barriers associated with brownfield redevelopment in Canada. The CBN was officially launched on March 1, 2004 and was federally incorporated in 2009 and now operates as an independent autonomous not-for-profit national organization. The CBN operates with a Board of Directors providing the framework and structure for daily operations. The CBN executives include members from the founding organizations. The vision of the CBN is that brownfield property reuse be the preferred solution by developers.
114-2465 Cawthra Rd Mississauga ON L5A 3P2 905 949-2741 Fax: 905 272-1866. Toll-Free: 800 265-0182 Mgr Ross Humphry
Cancoppas Limited 2595 Dunwin Dr Unit 2 Mississauga ON L5L 3N9 905 569-6246 Fax: 905 569-6244. Toll-Free: 800 595-0514 Pres Jake Alaica
The Cannington Group Inc. 4-4 Fortecon Dr RR 1 Gormley ON L0H 1G0 905 841-1848 Fax: 905 841-1062. VP Frank Apollinaro
Cartier Chemicals Ltd. 2610A boul J-Baptiste Deschamp Lachine QC H8T 1C8 514 637-4631 Fax: 514 637-8804. Toll-Free: 800 361-9432 Pres Bill Robins
CEA Instruments Inc. Canadian Brownfields Network 2175 Sheppard Ave E Suite 310 North York ON M2J 1W8 416 491-2886 Fax: 416 491-1670. The CBN is a national advocacy network that represents the interests of brownfield practitioners and
160 Tillman St Westwood NJ 07675 201 967-5660 Fax: 201 967-8450. Toll-Free: 888 893-9640 VP-Sls/Mktg Steven Adelman
Century Group Inc. PO Box 228 Sulphur LA 70664-0228 Toll-Free: 800 527-5232 Ext. 118
Toll-Free Fax: 800 887-2153 Pres/CEO Railroad Prod Div Jon Russ Vincent
Chem Solv PO Box 608 Sutton West ON L0E 1R0 Location: 20848 Dalton Rd 905 722-6035 Fax: 905 722-5195. Chemist Peter Robertson
CHEMetrics, Inc. 4295 Catlett Rd Midland VA 22728 540 788-9026 Fax: 540 788-4856. Toll-Free: 800 356-3072 VP-Mktg Henry Castameda
Chemical Safety Software 5901 Christie Ave Suite 502 Emeryville CA 94608 510 594-1000 Fax: 510 594-1100. Sls/Mktg Mgr Robert Dunn
Church & Trought Inc. 106-885 Don Mills Rd Toronto ON M3C 1V9 416 391-2527 Fax: 416 391-1931. Partner John Trought
CIAL Group 119 Concession 6 Rd Fisherville ON N0A 1G0 416 410-0432 Fax: 416 362-5231. Pres Colin Isaacs
Circul-Aire Inc. 3999 boul de la Côte-Vertu Saint-Laurent QC H4R 1R2 514 336-3330 Fax: 514 337-3336. Toll-Free: 800 800-1868 VP-Bus Dev Harry Topikian
Clean Air Engineering 500 W Wood St Palatine IL 60067-4975 847 991-3300 Fax: 847 991-3385. Toll-Free: 800 627-0033 Sls Mgr Jim Pollack
Clean Air Instrument Rental 500 W Wood St Palatine IL 60067 847 991-3300 Fax: 847 934-8260. Toll-Free: 800 553-5511 VP-Mktg Steve Rees
Clean Harbors Canada, Inc. 4090 Telfer Rd RR 1 Corunna ON N0N 1G0 519 864-1021 Fax: 519 864-3865. Toll-Free: 800 485-6695 VP-Sls Michael La Rocque
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Clear Edge Filtration 1-449 Laird Rd Guelph ON N1G 4W1 519 837-1790 Fax: 519 837-1799. Toll-Free: 800 363-6612 Gen Mgr Canada Paul Golding
Clements Assoc. Inc. 1992 Hunter Ave Newton IA 50208 641 792-8285 Fax: 641 792-1361. Pres James M Clements
Cliff Lebowitz 16 N Franklin St Suite 110 Doylestown PA 18901 215 348-5105 Owner Clifford Lebowitz
Coast Waste Management Association 1185 Rolmar Cres Cobble Hill BC V0R 1L4 250 733-2213 Fax: 250 733-2214. Toll-Free: 866 386-2962 Exec Dir Will Burrows
Coastal Environmental Systems, Inc. 820 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134 206 682-6048 Fax: 206 682-5658. Toll-Free: 800 488-8291 Product Mgr Jim McGregor
Compliance Signs, Inc. 56 South Main St Chadwick IL 61014 Toll-Free: 800 578-1245 Toll-Free Fax: 800 578-1246 Mktg Coord David Anderson
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates 651 Colby Dr Waterloo ON N2V 1C2 519 884-0510 Fax: 519 884-0525. Toll-Free: 800 265-6102 Mktg Mgr Dan Kieswetter
Conformance Check Inc. 52 Harrop Ave Etobicoke ON M9B 2G9 416 620-0846 Toll-Free Fax: 866 306-5084 VP-Fin Louise Kolanko
Control Instruments Corp. 25 Law Dr Fairfield NJ 07004 973 575-9114 Fax: 973 575-0013. Mktg Mgr Patty Gardner
Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd. 803A-65 Cedar Pointe Dr.
Barrie ON L4N 5R7 Location: 803A-65 Cedar Pointe Dr 705 722-8377 Fax: 705 722-8896. Toll-Free: 800 461-4286 Acct Exec/Pres Todd Armstrong
Corolon Coatings & Corrsion Control Technologies Inc. 2 Haas Rd Toronto ON M9W 3A2 416 401-8855 Fax: 416 401-8878. Pres Stan Buchowski
cr/x environmental services, inc. 1118 Fourth Ave Coraopolis PA 15108 412 262-0730 Fax: 412 262-2250. Sls Rep Tim Benedict
Dakota Technologies 2201-A 12th St N Fargo ND 58102 701 237-4908 Fax: 701 237-4926. Pres Randy St. Germain
2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE E.S. Systems, Inc. Donley Technology PO Box 152 Colonial Beach VA 22443 Location: 220 Garfield Ave 804 224-9427 Pres Elizabeth Donley
151 Kalmus Dr Suite A202 Costa Mesa CA 92626-5999 714 513-2117 Fax: 714 513-2118. Natl Sls Mgr Mikel Bills
Eagle Technology, Inc.
9910 North by Northeast Suite 600 Fishers IN 46037 317 295-9770 Fax: 317 295-9822. Toll-Free: 800 355-4628 Pres Howard Levitin
11019 North Towne Square Rd Meguon WI 53092 262 241-3845 Fax: 262 241-5248. Toll-Free: 800 388-3268 Pres Harshad Shah
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.
14-5195 Harvester Rd Burlington ON L7L 6E9 905 634-7022 Fax: 905 634-0831. Toll-Free: 866 326-2876 CEO Steve Meldrum
7555 Danbro Cres Mississauga ON L5N 6P9 905 821-8988 Fax: 905 821-2565. Toll-Free: 877 372-4371 Toll-Free Fax: 800 329-8823 Mktg Asst Lynn Scharfe
Eco Waste Solutions
EcoBec 2000 17952 ch Sainte-Marie Kirkland QC H9J 2L5 514 697-9888 Fax: 514 697-5508. Pres Richard Masterton
Danatec Educational Services Ltd. 201-11450 29 St SE Calgary AB T2V 3V5 403 232-6950 Fax: 403 232-6952. Toll-Free: 800 465-3366
DangerousGoods.com Inc. PO Box 60543 AMF Houston TX 77205-0543 281 821-0859 Fax: 281 821-6558. Pres Larry Snellings
Davis Controls Ltd. 2200 Bristol Cir Oakville ON L6H 5R3 905 829-2000 Exec Asst Barbara Smith
DEG Environmental Ltd. PO Box 3024 Brighton ON K0K 1H0 613 475-1996 Fax: 613 475-5249. Site Mgr John Crowe
Delta Piping Products Canada Inc. 48 Centennial Rd Unit 1 Orangeville ON L9W 3T4 519 900-5704 Fax: 519 942-8808. VP Ian Thomas
Demesa, Inc. 458 Morden Rd Oakville ON L6K 3W4 905 842-6985 Fax: 905 842-0226. Toll-Free: 866 333-6372 Credit Dept Mgr Diana Kovacevic
Drain-All Ltd. 1611 Liverpool Crt Ottawa ON K1B 4L1 613 739-1070 Fax: 613 741-3153. Toll-Free: 800 265-3868 Branches:
444 Advance Ave Napanee ON K7R 3Z6 Drain-All Ltd provides Environmental Services, primarily in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, with support capabilities for other territories. Emergency Response and First Responder services for spill containment, removal and remediation – available for truck roll-overs, train derailments and other accidents. Other services include industrial wet/ dry vacuuming, high pressure blasting and vacuum excavation. Hazardous and non-hazardous waste removal, confined space entry & tank cleaning, CCTV inspections and sewer line flushing, daylighting and VAC2SAC dry chemical transfer to supersacs or haz bins.
EcoLog Environmental Resources Group 80 Valleybrook Dr North York ON M3B 2S9 416 510-6867 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 888 702-1111 Ext. 5 Gen Mgr Carol Bell-LeNoury The EcoLog Group includes environmental and safety legislation services, newsletters and websites for the busy EHS professional. We are Canada’s largest publisher of business information for environment and occupational health & safety. EcoLog also produces a number of events during the year to provide professionals with hands on training and information. EcoLog’s ERIS division provides environmental risk information and property data from different government and private databases in a fast, accurate and convenient manner. Now the choice for North America. For more information, visit EcoLog and it’s group of websites: www.ecolog.com, www.erisinfo.com, events. hazmatmag.com.
Egmond Associates Ltd Dupont Protection Technologies PO Box 2200 Streetsville Mississauga ON L5M 2H3 Toll-Free: 800 387-9326
27 Hall Rd Georgetown ON L7G 0A4 416 782-7227 Toll-Free: 877 755-7227 Toll-Free Fax: 877 755-7227 Principal John VanEgmond WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 27
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Edmonton AB T6X 0A9 Ellicott Dredges, LLC 1425 Wicomico St Baltimore MD 21230 410 545-0232 Fax: 410 545-0293.
Emergency Film Group PO Box 1928 Edgartown MA 02539 508 627-8844 Fax: 508 627-8863. Pres Gordon Massingham
EmerGeo Solutions Inc. 1001-1166 Alberni St Vancouver BC V6E 3Z3 604 681-0989 Toll-Free: 888 577-0911 Pres Mike Morrow
780 429-6363 Fax: 780 429-4249. Toll-Free: 800 661-9278 Dir-Prog/Event Dev Joe Chowaniec; Dir-Industry/Govt Rel Joe Barraclough
EQ-The Environmental Quality Company 36255 Michigan Ave Wayne MI 48184 734 329-8000 Fax: 734 329-8140. Toll-Free: 800 592-5489 Toll-Free Fax: 800 592-5329 Bus Dev Mgr Nanette Myers
exp Services Inc. 500-220 Commerce Valley Dr W Markham ON L3T 0A8 905 695-3217 Ext. 3621 Pres Jim Phimister
Fabricated Plastics Limited 2175 Teston Rd Maple ON L6A 1T3 905 832-8161 Fax: 905 832-2111. VP-Sls G Landry
Fanchem Ltd. 207-3228 South Service Rd Burlington ON L7N 3H8 905 637-7034 Fax: 905 637-7037. Gen Mgr Jeff Inkes
ENV Treatment Systems Inc. 70 High St Toronto ON M8Y 3N9 416 503-7639 Fax: 416 503-8925.
Enviro Hazmat Emergency Response Inc. Bay 12 Box 328 Beiseker AB T0M 0G0 403 236-4901 Fax: 403 947-3930. Toll-Free: 866 249-7583 Pres Barry Lesiuk
Enviro-Sol Plus PO Box 64001 Oakville ON L6L 0A1 Location: 466 Speers Rd Floor 3 Oakville ON L6K 3W9 Toll-Free: 888 767-2268 Toll-Free Fax: 866 593-3002 Admin Don Wright
Envirochem Services Inc. 310 Esplanade E North Vancouver BC V7L 1A4 604 986-0233 Fax: 604 986-8583. Toll-Free: 866 321-3311 Dir/Partner Thomas Finnbogason
Environmental Accident Protection Inc. 4218 Howletts Lane Petrolia ON N0N 1R0 519 328-2354 Pres Mark S Braet
Environmental Business Consultants 33 Wanita Rd Mississauga ON L5G 1B3 905 271-2845 Chairman James Sbrolla
Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) 102-2528 Ellwood Dr SW
ERIS (Environmental Risk Information Service) 80 Valleybrook Dr North York ON M3B 2S9 416 510-5204 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 866 517-5204 Dir-Sls/Bus Dev Mark Mattei THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL RISK INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDER FOR ALL OF NORTH AMERICA Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS) is the first company to provide comprehensive data to assess environmental risk for properties throughout all of North America. Now serving Canada and the US, ERIS is the leading source of current and historical property information in both jurisdictions, meeting criteria set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Since 1997, ERIS has delivered accurate, affordable, on-demand database research services, and now wants to serve you. Whether you are doing a Phase I, Phase II, a remediation assessment, financial perspective, evaluating insurance risk or legal due diligence, the ERIS service is an invaluable resource to assist you in assessing environmental risk of any property nationwide. Browse our site, learn about the different reports we offer, and discover how ERIS can best serve you!.
Etcos Environmental 96 Terrosa Rd Markham ON L3S 2N1 905 471-9890 Fax: 905 471-6439. Project Mgr Ravi Sharma
Exova 2395 Speakman Dr Mississauga ON L5K 1B3 866 263-9268 Fax: 905 823-1446. Cust Care Liz Summerfield
First Response Environmental 2012 Inc. 26 Burford Rd Hamilton ON L8E 3C7 289 639-2020 Fax: 905 578-5666. Ops Mgr Steve Tylliros Air, Land & Sea and everything in between. First Response Environmental’s got you covered.
Fluid Metering, Inc. 5 Aerial Way Suite 500 Syosset NY 11791 516 922-6050 Fax: 516 624-8261. Toll-Free: 800 223-3388 Mktg Mgr Herb Werner
Forestry Suppliers, Inc. PO Box 8397 Jackson MS 39284-8397 Location: 205 W Rankin St Jackson MS 39201-6126 Fax: 601 355-5126. Toll-Free: 800 360-7788 Toll-Free Fax: 800 543-4203
FPI 151 Kalmus Dr Suite A202 Costa Mesa CA 92626-5999 714 513-2100 Fax: 714 513-2111. Pres/Owner N. Stephen Van Valkenburgh
Frac Rite Environmental Ltd. 2-4416 5th St NE Calgary AB T2E 7C3 403 265-5533 Fax: 403 265-5648. Dir-Remediation Serv Gordon H Bures
Gemtor, Inc. 1 Johnson Ave Matawan NJ 07747-2595
732 583-6200 Fax: 732 290-9391. Toll-Free: 800 405-9048
Geneq Inc. 10700 rue Secant Montréal QC H1J 1S5 514 354-2511 Fax: 514 354-6948. Toll-Free: 800 463-4363 Pres Maurice Parise
General Equipment Company 620 Alexander Dr SW Owatonna MN 55060 507 451-5510 Fax: 507 451-5511. Toll-Free: 800 533-0524 Pres Dennis Von Ruden
Geonics Limited 8-1745 Meyerside Dr Mississauga ON L5T 1C6 905 670-9580 Fax: 905 670-9204. Tech Sls Rep Mike Catalano
Global Hazmat, Inc. 423 505-8840 210th St Langley BC V1M 2Y2 604 882-4999 Fax: 604 882-4980. Toll-Free: 877 744-4999 Toll-Free Fax: 888 882-4980 Pres Kevin Swinden
Gorman-Rupp of Canada Limited 70 Burwell Rd St Thomas ON N5P 3R7 519 631-2870 Fax: 519 631-4624. Dir-Sls Mike Cosgrove
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP 1 First Canadian Place 1600-100 King St W Toronto ON M5X 1G5 416 862-4300 Fax: 416 863-3410.
Grayling Industries, Inc. 1008 Branch Dr Alpharetta GA 30004 770 751-9095 Fax: 770 751-3710. Toll-Free: 800 635-1551 Mktg Mgr Ben Greene
GrayWolf Sensing Solutions LLC 6 Research Dr Shelton CT 06484 203 402-0477 Fax: 203 402-0478. Toll-Free: 800 218-7997 Sls Admin Cassandra Rivera
Green-Port Environmental Services & Recyclers 64 Todd Rd Georgetown ON L7G 4R7 905 873-8561 Ext. 2001 Fax: 905 873-8561.
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Toll-Free: 866 252-8645 VP-Ops Marc Mittleman
Green-Tech Environmental Engineering Ltd. 250 Consumers Rd Suite 307 Toronto ON M2J 4V6 416 364-1760 Fax: 416 253-8901. Toll-Free: 519 913-0696 Toll-Free Fax: 519 913-0787 Pres/Eng Thomas W Davis P Eng
Ground Force Environmental Inc. 4 Bast Pl Waterloo ON N2J 4G8 519 664-0767 Fax: 519 664-0772. Toll-Free: 855 664-0767 Sls/Mktg Mgr Jeremy Michel
519 451-3100 Fax: 519 451-3102. Toll-Free: 800 668-0814 Pres David Hassan
HAZCO Environmental Services – A Div. of CCS Corporation 103-3355 114th Ave SE Calgary AB T2Z 0K7 403 297-0444 Fax: 403 253-3188. Toll-Free: 800 667-0444 Dir-Sls Tony Ciarla
Hazmasters Inc. 1915 Clements Rd Unit 1-2 Pickering ON L1W 3V1 905 427-0220 Fax: 905 427-9901. Toll-Free: 877 747-7117 Mktg Mgr Jan Beattie
Hotz Environmental Services Inc.
GroundTech Solutions PO Box 1271 Stn K Toronto ON M4P 3E5 416 410-3130 Fax: 416 410-1249. Toll-Free: 877 877-1862 VP-Sls/Mktg Sven Dean Branches:
PO Box 102 Red Deer AB T4N 3T2 Location: 4819C 48 Ave 403 588-7011 Fax: 403 277-1115 GroundTech Solutions is the exclusive distributor of Geoprobe direct push machines and technologies in Canada. With locations in Toronto, Ontario and in Red Deer, Alberta we provide Genuine Geoprobe equipment, service, training, and field demonstrations of the very latest Geoprobe Models specially designed for the tougher soil conditions found throughout Canada.
Hannay Reels Inc. 553 State Route 143 Westerlo NY 12193 518 797-3791 Fax: 518 797-3259. Toll-Free: 877 467-3357 Toll-Free Fax: 800 733-5464 Dir-Sls/Mktg Edward Rash
Harold Marcus Limited
239 Lottridge St Hamilton ON L8L 6W1 905 545-2665 Fax: 905 545-7822. Toll-Free: 888 333-4680 VP Pamela McAuley
HQN Industrial Fabrics Inc. 487 Polymoore Dr Corunna ON N0N 1G0 519 344-9050 Fax: 519 344-5511. Toll-Free: 800 361-7068 VP Steve Reese
Hydro-Thermal Corp. 400 Pilot Crt Waukesha WI 53188 262 548-8900 Fax: 262 548-8908. Toll-Free: (Canada) 800 952-0121
IBS America, Inc. 24 Hartwell Ave Lexington MA 02421 781 862-9002 Fax: 781 862-9003. Sls/Mktg Rep Brenda Pearson
ICC Compliance Center (ICC) is a regulatory compliance solutions provider, and helps North American businesses comply with dangerous goods regulations, whether they are handling or transporting materials by air, ground or sea. We specialize in regulatory training, plant audits, SDS services, labeling solutions, placards, workplace signs, and UN certified packaging. With 7 locations throughout North America we serve our customers in the areas of GHS, 49CFR, 29CFR, TDG, IATA/ICAO, IMDG, WHMIS, OSHA, and EU. www.thecompliancecenter.com.
ImageWave Corporation PO Box 4504 Lago Vista TX 78645 512 267-9705 Fax: 512 267-9703.
Imbibitive Technologies Canada, Inc. 2-1131 Niagara St Welland ON L3B 5N5 905 735-2323 Fax: 905 735-2622. Toll-Free: 888 843-2323 Toll-Free Fax: 877 439-2323 Dir-Prod Dev J Chris Polis
Incinerator Consultants Incorporated 20755 Crescent Point Pl Ashburn VA 20147 703 437-1790 Fax: 703 891-9350. Pres Charles Brunner
INFICON Two Technology Pl East Syracuse NY 13057-9714 315 434-1100 Fax: 315 437-3803. Mktg Comm Supvr Naomi Kissel-Johns
Insitu Contractors Inc. ICC The Compliance Center 7-205 Matheson Blvd E Mississauga ON L4Z 1X8 905 890-7228 Fax: 905 890-7070. Toll-Free: 888 977-4834 Toll-Free Fax: 888 821-0735 Sr Bus Dev Mgr Greg Monette Branches:
15124 Longwoods Rd Bothwell ON N0P 1C0 519 695-3734 Fax: 519 695-2249. Pres Denis Marcus
12-1600 Derwent Way Delta BC V3M 6M5
Hassco Industries Inc.
ICC The Compliance Centre
223 Ashland Ave London ON N5W 4E3
16445 Air Center Blvd Suite 350 Houston TX 77032 2150 Liberty Dr Niagara Falls NY 14304
ICC The Compliance Centre
3506 78th Ave NW Edmonton AB T6B 2X9 88 Lindsay Ave Dorval QC H9P 2T8
150 Stevenson St S Guelph ON N1E 5N7 519 763-0700 Fax: 519 763-6684. CEO Harry Oussoren
International Environmental Products 2 Villanova Center 795 E Lancaster Ave Suite 280 Villanova PA 19085 610 520-7665 Fax: 610 520-7663. VP-Sls Joe Dougherty
International Products Corp. 201 Connecticut Dr Burlington NJ 08016 609 386-8770 Fax: 609 386-8438.
Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. 500-6605 Hurontario St Mississauga ON L5T 0A3 905 364-7800 Fax: 905 364-7816. VP Eastern Region Glenn Ferguson Branches:
Location: Calgary AB Location: Guelph ON Location: Ottawa ON Location: Halifax NS Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. is a leading science-based consulting firm, providing expert advice on toxicology, human health and ecological risk assessment, risk communication, public consultation and regulatory affairs. With five offices in Canada and more than 40 highly qualified professionals, we are uniquely positioned to apply our diverse expertise and experience in the fields of biology, toxicology, aquatic toxicology, environmental toxicology and environmental studies to help our clients manage their diverse environmental issues and challenges.
Invitro International 17751 Sky Park E Suite G Irvine CA 92614 949 851-8356 Fax: 949 851-4985. Toll-Free: 800 246-8487 Pres/CEO W Richard Ulmer
INW 8902 122nd Ave NE Kirkland WA 98033 425 822-4434 Fax: 425 822-8384. Toll-Free: 800 776-9355 Sls Rep Romey Gilbert
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. PO Box 368 Neenah WI 54957-0368 Location: 3003 Breezewood Lane Neenah WI 54956 920 722-2848 Fax: 920 727-7516. Toll-Free: 800 327-6868 Toll-Free Fax: 800 727-7516 Market Dev Mgr Stephanie Hallman
Joseph Haulage Canada Corp. 590 South Service Rd Hamilton ON L8E 2W1 WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 29
2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE 905 643-0637 Fax: 905 643-6354. Lambton College Fire & Toll-Free: 855 656-7374 Public Safety Centre of CEO Geoffrey Joseph Excellence 1457 London Rd JP Specialties, Inc. 25811 Jefferson Avenue Murrieta CA 92562 951 763-7077 Fax: 951 763-7074. Toll-Free: 800 821-3859 Pres/Owner David R Poole
Kam Biotechnology Ltd. 101-9710 187th St Surrey BC V4N 3N6 604 888-4336 Fax: 604 888-6623. Pres Aline Ferchichi
Kapejo Inc. PO Box 7250 Talleyville DE 19803-0250 302 322-4222 Pres/CEO Peter C Martinez
Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters 21 Creek Cir Boothwyn PA 19061 610 447-1555 Fax: 610 447-1577. Pub Rel/Mktg Monica Devlin
Kidde Canada Inc.
Sarnia ON N7S 6K4 519 336-4552 Ext. 22 Fax: 519 336-4537. Toll-Free: 800 791-7887 Ext. 22
Layfield Geosynthetics & Industrial Fabrics Ltd. 11603 180 St NW Edmonton AB T5S 2H6 780 453-6731 Fax: 780 455-5218. Toll-Free: 800 840-2884 Mktg Mgr Tim Starchuk
LEHDER Environmental Services Limited 210-704 Mara St Point Edward ON N7V 1X4 519 336-4101 Fax: 519 336-4311. Principal Mark Roehler
Levitt-Safety Limited 2872 Bristol Cir Oakville ON L6H 5T5 905 829-3299 Fax: 905 829-2919. Toll-Free: 888 453-8488 Mktg Coord Maureen McGillis
340 Four Valley Dr Concord ON L4K 5Z1 905 695-6060 Fax: 905 660-4670. Toll-Free: 800 667-0423 Toll-Free Fax: 877 545-6555 VP Joe Di Filippo
LEX Scientific Inc.
Lineman’s Testing Laboratories of Canada Limited
1101 North Service Rd E Oakville ON L6H 1A6 905 825-2943 Mgr Randall Goodwin
KPR Adcor VCI Inc. PO Box 57130 RPO Jackson Sq Hamilton ON L8P 4W9 Location: 2 King St W 905 628-3232 Fax: 905 628-2529. Toll-Free: 866 577-2326 Pres Rick G Kozuch
Lakeland Protective Wear Inc. 59 Bury Crt Brantford ON N3S 0A9 519 757-0700 Fax: 519 757-0799. Toll-Free: 800 489-9131 Natl Sls Mgr Jason Riesberry
Lakeview Engineered Products Inc. 2500 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne IN 46802 260 432-3479 Fax: 260 432-6239. Ops Mgr Jim Woolf
204-2 Quebec St Guelph ON N1H 2T3 519 824-7082 Fax: 519 824-5784. Toll-Free: 800 824-7082 Dir Michael Hoffbauer
46 Meridian Rd Etobicoke ON M9W 4Z7 416 742-6911 Fax: 416 748-0290. Toll-Free: 800 299-9769 Gen Mgr Robby Borda
Logical Data Solutions, Inc. 31 Windward Isle Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418 561 694-9229 VP Bill King
Loraday Environmental Products 142 Commerce Park Rd Unit 1 Barrie ON L4N 8W8 705 733-3342 Fax: 705 733-3352. Toll-Free: 888 853-6600 Pres Peter Lorimer
LVM inc. 417 Exeter Rd London ON N6E 2Z3 519 680-3868 Fax: 519 680-3870. Dir-Enviro Marc B Trudell
Malroz Engineering Inc.
MMM Group Limited
308 Wellington St Floor 2 Kingston ON K7K 7A8 613 548-3446 Fax: 613 548-7975. Pres David Malcolm
5151 3rd St SE Calgary AB T2H 2X6 403 269-7440 Fax: 403 269-7422.
Mandel Scientific Co Inc. 2 Admiral Pl Guelph ON N1G 4N4 519 763-9292 Fax: 519 763-2005. Toll-Free: 888 883-3636 Mktg Coord Tamara Jong
MAPA Professional 3901 Liberty St Aurora IL 60504 Toll-Free: 800 537-2897 Toll-Free Fax: 800 537-3299 Mktg Mgr Carmen A Castro
McGill AirClean LLC 1777 Refugee Rd Columbus OH 43207 614 829-1200 Fax: 614 445-8759. Natl Sls Mgr Jerry Childress
MEGTEC Systems Inc. PO Box 5030 De Pere WI 54115 Location: 830 Prosper Rd 920 337-1579 Fax: 920 339-2793. Toll-Free: 800 558-5535 Mktg/Admv Asst Heidi Taylor
ModuTank Inc. 41-04 35th Ave Long Island City NY 11101 718 392-1112 Fax: 718 786-1008. Pres Reed Margulis
Monalt Environmental Inc. 4-73 Railside Rd North York ON M3A 1B2 416 391-3241 Fax: 416 391-3815. Pres Cornel Monaru
MTE Consultants Inc. 520 Bingemans Centre Dr Kitchener ON N2B 3X9 519 743-6500 Fax: 519 743-6513. VP/Sr Hydrogeologist Peter Gray
MTE GlobalTox 520 Bingemans Centre Dr Kitchener ON N2B 3X9 519 743-6500 Fax: 519 743-6513.
MTS Sensors 3001 Sheldon Dr Cary NC 27513 919 677-0100 Fax: 919 677-0200. Product Mktg Mgr Lee Aiken
MEGTEC TurboSonic Inc. A14-550 Parkside Dr Waterloo ON N2L 5V4 519 885-5513 Fax: 519 885-6992.
Mil-Ram Technology, Inc. 4135 Business Center Dr Fremont CA 94538 510 656-2001 Fax: 510 656-2004. Toll-Free: 888 464-5726 Pres Carlos B Ramirez
Millennium Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 683186 Marietta GA 30068 770 926-9994 Fax: 770 926-9949. Toll-Free: 800 382-6940 Mgr Bob Blaskovic
Miller Thomson LLP PO Box 1011 Toronto ON M5H 3S1 Location: 5800-40 King St W 416 595-8500 Fax: 416 595-8695. Toll-Free: 888 762-5559 Sr Mgr-Mktg/Bus Dev Martha Hartwick
Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd. 26519C Township Rd 530 Spruce Grove AB T7X 3L5 780 960-3660 Fax: 780 962-6885. Toll-Free: 888 960-8222 Pres/CEO Darryl Nelson The worldwide challenge of remediating the Earth’s increasing inventory of contaminated soils is a daunting one – Nelson Environmental Remediation (NER) Ltd, an Alberta, Canada-based environmental projects corporation is extremely poised to address these problem by utilizing our MOBILE THERMAL DESORPTION TECHNOLOGY, experience and highly skilled personnel. Contact NER today to discuss our Clean Dirt, No Doubt! GUARANTEE! Please contact NER directly at Phone: 1.780.960.3660
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website: www.NERglobal.com Offices are located in Canada, USA & France.
Nett Technologies Inc. 6707 Goreway Dr Unit 2 Mississauga ON L4V 1P7 905 672-5453 Fax: 905 672-5949. Toll-Free: 800 361-6388 Tech Dir Abhinav Dhingra
Network Environmental Services Inc. 31 Golden Gate Crt Scarborough ON M1P 3A4 416 299-0116 Fax: 416 299-9649. Toll-Free: 800 272-6118 Pres Mike Aston
Netzsch Canada Inc. 740 Huronia Rd Unit 10-11 Barrie ON L4N 6C6 705 797-8426 Fax: 705 797-8427. Toll-Free: 866 683-7867 Adv/Mktg Mgr Diane Balcerczyk
2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Qikiqtaaluk Environment Inc.
PO Box 240 Grass Valley CA 95945 530 823-7185 Fax: 530 823-8997. Toll-Free: 800 321-3577 Pres Joseph R Andre
1026 Fourth Ave Coraopolls PA 15108 412 262-0725 Fax: 412 262-0731. Sls Rep Tim Benedict
Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO) 6519B Mississauga Rd Mississauga ON L5N 1A6 905 567-7196 Fax: 905 567-7191. Exec Dir Jason Boyer
O’Connor Associates Environmental Inc. 3715 Laird Rd Suite 100 Mississauga ON L5L 0A3 905 820-1210 Fax: 905 820-1221. ON Region Mgr Gerry Parrott
Oil Skimmers Inc. PO Box 33092 Cleveland OH 44133-0092 Location: 12800 York Rd 440 237-4600 Fax: 440 582-2759. Toll-Free: 800 200-4603 Pres Mike Guadiani
Pilot Performance Resources ISO Management PO Box 68584 Brampton ON L6R 0J8 Location: Box 68584-25 Great Lakes Dr 905 792-3130 Pres Jayne Pilot
Pinchin Environmental 2470 Milltower Crt Mississauga ON L5N 7W5 905 363-0678 Fax: 905 363-0681. Toll-Free: 855 746-2446 Mktg Coord Jose Barinque
Plasco Energy Group Inc. 1000 Innovation Dr Suite 400 Ottawa ON K2K 3E7 613 591-9438 Fax: 613 591-9441. Exec VP Christopher Gay
Ontario Environment Industry Association
Procyon Environmental Consuling
215 Spadina Ave Sutie 410 Toronto ON M5T 2C7 416 531-7884 Exec Dir Alex Gill
Newalta provides cost-effective solutions to industrial customers to improve their environmental performance with a focus on recycling and recovery of products from industrial residues. We push beyond conventional thinking about waste, finding solutions that transform it into new products that will contribute to our customer’s bottom line and reduce the environmental footprint. Where by-product recovery isn’t possible, we find ways to reduce the production of waste at the source.
10106 Dixie Rd W RR 2 Addison ON K0E 1A0 613 924-2242 Associate Doreen Chamberlin
Optimum Sciences Inc.
NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc.
Pacesetter Sales and Associates
Newalta Corporation 211 11 Ave SW Calgary AB T2R 0C6 403 806-7000 Fax: 403 806-7348. Toll-Free: 800 774-8466 Dir-Corp Commun/Community Rel Greg Jones
190 E Hoffman Ave Lindenhurst NY 11757 631 226-2930 Fax: 631 236-3125. Toll-Free: 800 842-1630 Pres Michael N Robbins
Norditrade Inc. PO Box 75060 Toronto ON M4W 3T3 416 469-8438 Pres Lars Henriksson
1874 Hwy 206 Unit 2 Fonthill ON L0S 1E6 905 892-1800 Fax: 905 892-4359. Toll-Free: 866 803-5133 Pres Paul Couture
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP PO Box 50 Toronto ON M5X 1B8 Location: 1 First Canadian Pl 416 362-2111 Fax: 416 862-6666. Partner Daniel Kirby
20 Arthur Hall Dr Sharon ON L0G 1V0 905 478-8042 Fax: 905 478-8010. Pres Craig Lindsay
Paracel Laboratories Ltd. 300-2319 St Laurent Blvd Ottawa ON K1G 4J8 613 731-9577 Toll-Free: 800 749-1947 Mktg Mgr Rachel Jones
7722 9 St NW Edmonton AB T6P 1L6 780 440-1825 Fax: 780 440-2428. Toll-Free: 800 661-5792
ProKleen Washing Services 500 Creditstone Rd Concord ON L4K 3Z3 905 761-0606 Fax: 905 738-8666. Toll-Free: 866 337-8110
Provincial Environmental Services Inc PO Box 843 Hamilton ON L8N 3N9 Location: 505 Kenora Ave N Hamilton ON L8E 3P2 905 577-0575 Fax: 905 577-0842. Toll-Free: 800 263-9762 Gen Mgr John Daneliuk
Purifics ES Inc. 340 Sovereign Rd London ON N6M 1A8 519 473-5788 Fax: 519 473-0934. Pres Brian Butters
580-3333 ch Queen Mary Montréal QC H3V 1A2 514 940-3332 Fax: 514 940-3435. VP Jacques Dion
Quantum Murray LP – Demolition Division 300-345 Horner Ave Toronto ON M8W 1Z6 416 253-6000 Fax: 416 253-6699. Toll-Free: 800 565-7054 Pres Demolition Jay Berman
Quantum Murray LP – Hazardous Materials Abatement Division 100-3600 Viking Way Richmond BC V6V 1N6 604 270-7388 Fax: 604 270-7389. Toll-Free: 800 251-7773 Pres Haz Mat Div Stephen Custeau
Quantum Murray LP – Metals Division 961 Zelco Dr Burlington ON L7L 4Y2 905 681-8832 Fax: 905 637-6267. Toll-Free: 800 932-6232 Pres Jay Berman
Quantum Murray LP – Remediation Division 1749 Woodward Dr Ottawa ON K2C 0P9 613 820-9622 Fax: 613 820-9623. Toll-Free: 800 251-7773 Pres Remediation Brian Stuckert
Quantum Murray LP – Training Division 10 Kenmore Ave Unit 4 Stoney Creek ON L8E 5N1 905 388-4444 Fax: 905 643-3106. Toll-Free: 877 378-7745 Chair Mark Jasper
Quatrex Environmental Inc. 16-1011 Haultain Crt Mississauga ON L4W 1W1 905 848-1039 Fax: 905 8489323. Toll-Free: 866 782-8739 Pres Patrick Paradis
R & R Laboratories Ltd. 1557 Fair Ave Peterborough ON K9K 1T1 705 748-9564 Fax: 705 748-9564. Pres Ramesh Makhija
RGF Environmental Group Inc. 1101 West 13th St Riviera Beach FL 33404 WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 31
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE 561 848-1826 Fax: 561 848-9454. Rocky Mountain VP Walter Ellis Environmental Ltd. R.J. Burnside & Associates 3155-21331 Gordon Way Richmond BC V6W 1J9 Limited 15 Townline Orangeville ON L9W 3R4 519 941-5331 Fax: 519 941-8120. Toll-Free: 800 265-9662 Exec Asst Patricia Halliday
Ram Lining Systems Inc. RR 1 Bayfield ON N0M 1G0 519 524-1904 Fax: 519 524-6721. Pres Frank Kunc
Raw Materials Company Inc. 17 Invertose Dr Port Colborne ON L3K 5V5 905 835-1203 Fax: 905 835-6824. Toll-Free: 888 937-3382
604 275-1346 Fax: 604 241-0995. Toll-Free: 888 677-4556 Pres Ron MacMillan
Rocky Mountain Soil Sampling Inc. PO Box C-23 Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0 Location: North Vancouver BC V7J 1G1 604 947-7677 Fax: 604 947-9500. Pres Andrew Thompson
Ronco 267 North Rivermede Rd Concord ON L4K 3N7 905 660-6700 Fax: 905 660-6903. Toll-Free: 877 663-7735 Toll-Free Fax: 877 663-7735 Mktg Mgr Vani Kshattriya
800 W Fourth St Williamsport PA 17701 570 323-1010 Ext. 1415 Fax: 570 323-8082. Toll-Free: 800 734-7226 Mktg Spec Heidi Ruckno
RPR Environmental Inc.
Response Biomedical Corporation
1781 75th Ave W Vancouver BC V6P 6P2 604 456-6010 Ext. 6057 Fax: 604 456-6083. Toll-Free: 888 591-5577 Customer Support Lindsey Cowan
Restoration Environmental Contractors – REC Demolition-REC Disaster Recovery PO Box 746 Gormley ON L0H 1G0 Location: 10 Stalwart Industrial Dr Unit 5 905 888-0066 Fax: 905 888-0071. Toll-Free: 800 894-4924 Pres/CEO Don Bremner
164 South Service Rd Stoney Creek ON L8E 3H6 905 662-0062 Fax: 905 662-9607. Toll-Free: 800 667-5217 Sls Mgr Patrick Whitty 1 Rubb Lane Sanford ME 04073 207 324-2877 Fax: 207 324-2347. Toll-Free: 800 289-7822 Pres David Nickerson
SEI Industries Ltd. 7400 Wilson Ave Delta BC V4G 1H3 604 946-3131 Fax: 604 940-9566. Div Mgr Paul Reichard
Safety House 267 North Rivermede Rd Concord ON L4K 3N7 605 660-8794 Fax: 905 660-6903. Toll-Free: 877 663-7735 Toll-Free Fax: 877 663-7735
Rivercourt Engineering Inc. 4 Beechwood Cr Toronto ON M4K 2K8 416 421-4419 Pres Andrew Hellebust
408 262-6611 Fax: 408 262-9042. VP-Mktg Steve Ferree
200-9935 Catania Ave Brossard ON J4Z 3V4 450 466-2123 Fax: 450 466-2240. Toll-Free: 800 263-7870
Sarva Bio Remed, LLC 310 B Emig Rd Emigsville PA 17318 717 779-0040 Fax: 419 710-5831. Toll-Free: 877 717-2782 Ext. 1 Pres/CEO Satya Ganti
Schlumberger Water Services 72 Victoria St S Unit 202 Kitchener ON N2G 4Y9 519 746-1798 Fax: 519 885-5262.
Seaman Corporation 1000 Venture Blvd Wooster OH 44691 704 987-0055 Fax: 704 987-0140. Toll-Free: 800 927-8578 Toll-Free Fax: 800 649-2737 Mktg Mgr Bill Shehane
SEIMA 2341 McIntyre St Regina SK S4P 2S3 306 543-1567 Fax: 306 543-1568. COO Kathleen Livingston
SENES Consultants 12-121 Granton Dr Richmond Hill ON L4B 3N4 905 764-9380 Fax: 905 764-9386. Pres Don Gorber
Sensaphone Inc. 901 Tryens Rd Aston PA 19014 610 558-2700 Fax: 610 558-0222. Toll-Free: 877 373-2700 VP Mktg/Prod Dev Robert Douglass
SGS Canada Inc. (Laboratory) 185 Concession St Lakefield ON K0L 2H0 705 652-2111 Fax: 705 652-6365. Toll-Free: 877 747-7658 Sr Proj Spec Chris Sullivan
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Rochester Midland Limited 851 Progress Crt Oakville ON L6J 0A7 905 847-3000 Fax: 905 847-1675. Toll-Free: 800 387-7174 Serv/Support Mgr Annette Kieft
Sanexen Environmental Services Inc.
Safety-Kleen Inc. 25 Regan Rd Brampton ON L7A 1B2 905 840-0118 Fax: 905 840-7957.
7102 Riverwood Dr Columbia MD 21046 410 381-1227 Fax: 410 381-1222. Toll-Free: 800 477-1227
Sierra Monitor Corporation 1991 Tarob Crt Milpitas CA 95035
PO Box 3390 Tualatin OR 97062 Location: 10505 SW ManRasset Dr 503 691-7909 Fax: 503 691-7973. VP/Gen Mgr Bud Calkin
Skelly and Loy, Inc. 449 Eisenhower Blvd Suite 300 Harrisburg PA 17111-2302 717 232-0593 Fax: 717 232-1799. Toll-Free: 800 892-6532 Pres John Gunnett
Smiths Detection 21 Commerce Dr Danbury CT 06810 203 207-9700 Fax: 203 207-9780. Mktg Mgr Michael Burrows
SNC-Lavalin Environment & Water 110-20 Colonnade Rd Ottawa ON K2E 7M6 613 226-2456 Fax: 613 226-9980. Sr Geoscientist Austin Sweezey
Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine 80 Valleybrook Dr North York ON M3B 2S9 416 510-6798 Fax: 416 510-5133. Toll-Free: 888 702-1111 Editor Guy Crittenden
Solmax International Inc. 2801 boul Marie-Victorin Varennes QC J3X 1P7 450 929-1234 Fax: 450 929-2547. Toll-Free: 800 571-3904 NA Sales Mgr Michael Winterbourne
Solocks.com Training Inc. PO Box 44502 Westside RPO Vancouver BC V6S 2N5 604 221-8339 Fax: 604 224-4237. Toll-Free: 877 977-8339 Pres John French
Solution Soil Treatment Facility 236 Glasgow St N Guelph ON N1H 4X2 519 763-2227 Fax: 519 763-9887. Dir-Bus Dev Neil Ryan
Sonic Soil Sampling Inc. 668 Millway Ave Units 15-16 Concord ON L4K 3V2 905 660-0501 Fax: 905 660-7143. Toll-Free: 877 897-6642
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Specialty Technical Publishers 306-267 Esplanade W North Vancouver BC V7M 1A5 604 983-3434 Fax: 604 983-3445. Toll-Free: 800 251-0381 Pres Deon Kopke
Spez-Tech Engineered Fluid Power Technology 2144 Burbank Dr Mississauga ON L5L 2T8 905 828-5579 Fax: 905 828-8189. Sls/Tech Mgr Lou Speziale
Spill Management Inc. 45 Upper Mount Albion Rd Stoney Creek ON L8J 2R9 905 578-9666 Fax: 905 578-6644. Pres/Owner Cliff Holland
Standard Safety Equipment Company PO Box 189 McHenry IL 60051 Location: 1407 Ridgeview Dr McHenry IL 60050 815 363-8565 Fax: 815 363-8633. Toll-Free: 888 345-4773 Pres/CEO Scott R Olson
Stanley Vidmar 11 Grammes Rd Allentown PA 18103-4760 Toll-Free: 800 523-9462 Toll-Free Fax: 800 523-9934
Stantec Consulting Ltd 7070 Mississauga Rd Suite 160 Mississauga ON L5N 7G2 905 817-2074 Fax: 905 858-4426. Principal Bill Stiebel
Staplex Air Sampler Division 777 Fifth Ave Brooklyn NY 11232-1626 718 768-3333 Fax: 718 965-0750. Toll-Free: 800 221-0822 Sls Mgr Doug Butler
Systems Plus 1451 Gingerich Rd Baden ON N3A 3J7 519 634-5708 Fax: 519 634-5779. Toll-Free: 800 604-3645 Pres Garry Ruttan
T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. 101-93 Skyway Ave Toronto ON M9W 6N6 416 679-8914 Fax: 416 6798915. Toll-Free: 888 275-8436 Pres/CEO John C Fisher
TIGG Corporation 1 Willow Ave Oakdale PA 15071 724 703-3020 Fax: 724 703-3026. Toll-Free: 800 925-0011 Bus Dev Mgr Mike Bickel
TankTek Environmental Services Ltd. 970 Third Concession Rd RR 1 Pickering ON L1V 2P8 905 839-4400 Fax: 905 839-6600. Toll-Free: 877 789-6224 Gen Mgr Thomas Burt
Tee Mark Manufacturing 1132 Air Park Dr Aitkin MN 56431 218 927-2200 Fax: 218 927-2333. Toll-Free: 800 428-9900 Pres/CEO Denny Rach
Terrapex Environmental Ltd. 90 Scarsdale Rd Toronto ON M3B 2R7 416 245-0011 Fax: 416 245-0012. Toll-Free: 888 330-8739 Br/Sr Project Mgr Peter Sutton
Tervita Corporation 1650 Upper Ottawa St Hamilton ON L8W 3P2 905 383-5550 Fax: 905 574-0492. Toll-Free: 800 327-7455 Bus Dev Mgr Ralph H Clayton
Tetra Tech 6835A Century Ave Mississauga ON L5N 2L2 905 369-3000 Fax: 905 369-3200. Dir- Strategic Bus Chris MacEachern
Thomas Lift Truck Service Ltd. 30 Devon Rd Brampton ON L6T 5B5 905 791-0007 Fax: 905 791-0282. Toll-Free: 800 651-5850 Gen Mgr John Gowland
Transport Environmental Systems, Inc.
2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Weatherhaven Tri-Arrow Industrial Recovery Inc. 8355 Riverbend Crt 13364 Comber Way Surrey BC V3W 5V9 604 597-7334 Fax: 604 597-7382. Toll-Free: 877 579-9988 Dir-Sls Greg Wright
Burnaby BC V3N 5E7 604 451-8900 Fax: 604 4518999. Mktg/Media Mgr Karla Arias
Universal Fabric Structures, Inc.
PO Box 728 Elkhart IN 46515-0728 Location: 1503 McNaughton Ave Elkhart IN 46514-0728 574 264-9661 Fax: 574 264-5938. Toll-Free: 800 348-7553 Adv Mgr Scott Samuels
2200 Kumry Rd Quakertown PA 18951 215 529-9921 Fax: 215 5299936. Toll-Free: 800 634-8368 Bus Dir Mike Belisle
URS Canada Inc. 30 Leek Cres Floor 4 Richmond Hill ON L4B 4N4 905 882-4401 Fax: 905 882-4399. VP-Enviro Serv Mahmood Ghinani
Veolia Environmental 4390 Paletta Crt Unit K Burlington ON L7L 5R2 905 296-6700 Fax: 905 319-2265.
Vertex Resource Group Ltd 4240 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary AB T2G 4E6 403 229-3969 Fax: 403 244-1202. Sr. Vice President Business Development Rob Davis
Visual Planning Corporation 6805 boul Décarie Montréal QC H3W 3E4 514 739-3116 Fax: 514 739-0085. Toll-Free: 800 361-1192 Toll-Free Fax: 888 563-8730 Man Dir Joseph P Josephson
WESA Inc. 4 Kern Rd Suite 1 Toronto ON M3B 1T1 416 383-0957 Fax: 416 383-0956. Principal David Hopper
Wessuc Inc. 1693 Colborne St. E Brantford ON N3T 5L4 519 752-0837 Fax: 519 752-0840. Toll-Free: 866 493-7782 Toll-Free Fax: 866 493-7782 VP Hank Van Veen
West Coast Spill Supplies Ltd. 105-1763 Sean Hgts Saanichton BC V8M 0A5 250 652-4549 Fax: 250 652-5052. Toll-Free: 888 548-3800 VP D’arcy Anderson
Westeel Storage Systems 5812 48th Ave Olds AB T4H 1V1 403 556-9497 Fax: 403 556-9487. Toll-Free: 800 665-2099
Wilks Enterprise, Inc.
1681 rue de l’Industrie Beloeil QC J3G 4S5 514 990-6636 Fax: 450 446-6401.
25 Van Zant St Suite 8F East Norwalk CT 06855 203 855-9136 Fax: 203 838-9868. Pres Sandra Rintoul
Wallace, Van Egmond Spankie Inc.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Voghel Enviroquip Inc
4915 Arendell St Suite J-161 Morehead City NC 28557-2687 252 571-0092 Fax: 252 489-2060. Toll-Free: 800 220-2466
27 Hall Rd Georgetown ON L7G 0A4 Toll-Free: 877 755-7227 Toll-Free Fax: 877 755-7227 Pres John Van Van Egmond
Treatment Products Corporation
Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc.
PO Box 72444 Thorndale PA 19372 610 384-6279 Fax: 610 384-6239. Pres/Owner Donald R Zimmerman
PO Box 400 Rockwood ON N0B 2K0 Location: 143 Dennis St 519 856-0757 Fax: 519 856-0759.
900-4 King St W Toronto ON M5H 1B6 416 863-0711 Fax: 416 863-1938. Partner John Willms
Winter Walking, A Jordan David Company 400 Babylon Rd Horsham PA 19044 215 441-9595 Fax: 215 441-9642. Toll-Free: 888 667-5477 Pres/CEO Jonathan Bell WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 33
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2014 HAZMAT BUYERS’ GUIDE Wipeco Industries Inc. 201-3700 rue St. Patrick Montréal QC H4E 1A2 514 935-2551 Fax: 514 935-6653. Toll-Free: 800 303-6419 Pres Jonathan Kaufman
Wizard Drum Tool Company 400 Pilot Crt Waukesha WI 53188 262 548-3108 Fax: 262 548-8908. Toll-Free: 800 952-0121 Sls Rep General Sales
XCG Consultants Ltd. 300-2620 Bristol Cir Oakville ON L6H 6Z7 905 829-8880 Fax: 905 829-8890. Branches:
solutions. XCG offers comprehensive services in water and wastewater treatment, infrastructure management, water resources, site assessment and remediation, risk assessment, solid waste, and training and operations.
Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc.
Xylem Water Solutions
1306 Algoma Rd Ottawa ON K1B 3W8 613 688-2845 Fax: 613 248-0711. Toll-Free: 866 688-2845 Sls/Mktg Coord Marie-Chantale Perron
300 av Labrosse Pointe-Claire QC H9R 4V5 514 695-0100 Fax: 514 697-0602. Toll-Free: 800 588-7867 Commun Mgr Raymond Simond
X-treme Energy Group
Location: Edmonton AB Location: Kingston ON Location: Kitchener ON Location: Halifax NS Location: Cincinnati OH
PO Box 6239 Stn Main Innisfail AB T4G 1S9 Location: 3600 61 Ave 403 227-5400 Fax: 403 227-4073. Toll-Free: 800 661-3747 Mgr Tony Smethurst
Expert People. Better Decisions. XCG Consultants Ltd. is an environmental engineering firm that has earned a reputation for excellence. Our staff is committed to delivering innovative, practical and sustainable
York Fluid Controls Ltd. 2 Westwyn Crt Brampton ON L6T 4T5 905 454-4013 Fax: 905 454-8423. Toll-Free: 877 454-6066
G-5305 N Dort Hwy Flint MI 48505 810 789-7155 Fax: 810 789-3606. Toll-Free: 800 496-8647
YOW Canada Inc.
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd 400 University Ave Toronto ON M5G 1S7 416 586-3000 Toll-Free: 800 387-5454
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HAZMAT : STANDARDS
The New AIHA Registry Program Credential in Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Label Authoring for Hazard Communication Experts
n March 2012, when the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) updated its hazard communication standard to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the agency initiated a long-awaited change in hazard communication. Finally, safety data sheets (SDS) and chemical labels in the U.S. will be required to follow the 16-section format outlined in the GHS. In the view of many occupational and environmental health and safety professionals, standardizing the format for SDS and labels will help workers understand what they are exposed to on the job and how to protect themselves. Yet the effectiveness of hazard communication greatly depends upon the people authoring the SDS and labels. The skills go far beyond having a way with words: an author needs not only a thorough understanding of chemistry, toxicology, personal protective equipment (PPE), and design and engineering controls, but also a rare ability to express this information clearly, in writing, to an audience that has no such specialized knowledge. Unfortunately, the demand for this unique combination of skills exceeds the supply, forcing many companies to assign their chemical labeling and SDS authoring duties to employees who have little relevant experience or education. A related problem is that the truly competent authors lack an easy way to stand out from the crowd, to signal their expertise to the employers who need it. However, a new program is poised to change all that. The SDS and Label Authoring Registry was codeveloped by the AIHA Registry Programs, LLC®, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC). It recognizes chemical hazard communication and environmental health professionals who specialize in writing SDS and labels. To earn the “Registered Specialist: SDS and Label Authoring” credential, professionals must pass the Registry exam. A minimum amount of education and experience is required to qualify to take the exam. The two-part exam, based upon Revision 4 of the GHS rule, tests applicants on their practical skills, as well as their knowledge in broad subject areas related to SDS and labels. Professionals with the appropriate experience who
pass the examination earn the credential and can use a special insignia with an identification number on letterhead, cards, e-mails, and marketing materials to indicate their expertise in this area.
PRACTICAL APPLICATION As an industrial hygienist with a consulting business that includes SDS and label authoring, my work brings me in contact with a number of small chemical companies and chemical distributors who desperately need help with SDS and labels, especially now that OSHA has embraced GHS. Smaller companies typically don’t have the resources to find and hire the right staff for this important work. The quality of SDS is often poor because the people who are writing them are not skilled. So if a little chemical company decides that the GHS and SDS are beyond its ability and is looking for a consultant, finding a registered author signifies to the company that this individual knows what he or she is doing. The Registry also helps me separate my business from my competitors. The fact that I am a registered author gives my clients, and potential new clients, a reason to say, “These people are really committed and really know what they’re doing.” I think it gives our existing clients more confidence in the work we do and it’s a great way for us to attract new clients who are struggling with how to do the new SDS and labels. While the need for competent SDS and label authors is as old as the OSHA hazard communication standard itself, the agency’s adoption of GHS is likely to bring new urgency to many companies’ pursuit of hazard communication expertise. By December 1, companies must have trained their employees on the new, GHS-inspired SDS and label format. So there’s a huge need for people right now, lots of jobs and not a lot of qualified applicants. If I were an employer looking for someone to run my program, I would definitely look for a registered author! For more information about the SDS and Label Authoring Registry, visit aiharegistries.org HMM
by Denese Deeds
“By December 1, companies must have trained their employees on the new, GHS-inspired SDS and label format.”
Denese Deeds, CIH, is with Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. in Shelton, Connecticut. Contact Denese at email@example.com WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 35
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REMEDIATION: RISK ASSESSMENT
Risk Assessment How effective is Ontario’s Tier 2 MGRA option?
by Jason Hudson
“Until the PHC F2 issue is resolved, the Tier 2 MGRA process may be unsuitable for sites with petroleum-related contaminants.”
uring a review by environmental consulting firm exp of the applicability of Tier 2 Modified Generic Risk Assessment (MGRA) model for former gasoline service station sites, exp completed a sensitivity analysis on the level of change achieved when using site-specific input values from the Site Condition Standards (SCS) to Property Specific Standards (PSS) for the typical petroleum related parameters of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes (BTEX), petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) fractions F1 to F4, and lead (Pb). By way of background, during 2010, the Ministry of the Environment of the Province of Ontario released the Tier 2 MGRA model, to compliment the changes in the Record of Site Condition Regulation (153/04) and updates to the generic soil, groundwater and sediment standards effective on July 1, 2011. The MGRA was offered as a streamlined alternative to meeting generic standards and from pursuing the Tier 3 Risk Assessment process. The Tier 2 MGRA model has twelve site-specific input parameters that can be input to develop PSS for the purposes of obtaining a Record of Site Condition (RSC). The input values include: distance from source centre to down gradient water body, fraction of organic carbon values, water table depth, soil type, and aquifer hydraulic conductivity values. In addition, the MGRA has Risk Management Measures (RMM) and/or pathway blocking measures that include: Modified Ecological Protection; Shallow Soil Cap; Fill Cap or Hard Cap; Storage Garage or No Enclosed Buildings; Ground Level Non Residential Use; and appropriate soil vapor screening level for soil and groundwater source. When generating PSS for soil during the sensitivity analysis, no change was observed from the SCS for BTEX, PHC F1 to F4, Pb when adjusting the depth of the water table (0.1 cm to 2000 cm) and hydraulic conductivity input values (10-3 m/s to 10-6 m/s). For distance from water body (36.5m to 5000 m), change was observed for the parameters toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene and PHC F1 only. All other petroleum related parameters did not change from the applicable SCS. When generating PSS for groundwater, change was observed for parameters BTEX, PHC F1 and Pb when adjusting depth of the water table. In respect of hydraulic conductivity values, only toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes,
and PHC F1 changed, and for distance from water body only toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, PHC F1 and Pb changed. The parameters PHC F2 to F4 remained unchanged from the SCS throughout the sensitivity study. The implementation of RMM can provide PSS greater than the SCS values. The Modified Ecological Protection (MEP) changes the component values for mammal and birds by 1,000 and plant and soil invertebrates by 1.9. Of all the RMM, this is the most straightforward to implement. For petroleum related parameters, the MEP option generated greater PSS values above the SCS for PHC F3, PHC F4 and Pb in soil, and no change is seen with respect to groundwater standards. The cap options provide protection to human health and increase the component values for mammal and birds by 1,000 and plant and soil invertebrates by 1.9 (hard cap by 1,000). The other engineered RMM options (storage garage, no ground-floor residential use) change the component values for soil to indoor air and groundwater to indoor air. For the petroleum related parameters, the RMM only increase the standard value for benzene. The soil vapor screening option at the soil/groundwater source will result in increasing the component values for soil to indoor air and groundwater to indoor by 100. For the petroleum related parameters, the RMM only increases the standard value for benzene. Following the consultants’ sensitivity analysis of the Tier 2 MGRA model for petroleum-related parameters, greater PSS values above the SCS can be achieved through the use of site-specific input data and RMM. All parameters in soil and groundwater can be changed using one or more of the input parameters/RMM except for PHC F2. The lack of dial-ability of the PHC F2 parameter within the Tier 2 MGRA model is particularly problematic for gasoline related sites, as this is usually a significant contaminant of concern for these sites. Therefore, until the PHC F2 issue is resolved, the Tier 2 MGRA process may be an unsuitable option for sites with petroleumrelated contaminants. HMM
Jason Hudson, M.Sc., P.Geo, FGS, is Senior Hydrogeologist with exp Energy Services Ltd. in Markham, Ontario. Contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bioremediation Microbes for soil and water cleanup
he costs of managing hazardous wastes continue to be a burden. Mitigating risks and weighing out the associated costs against the downside of the environmental impact is a complex exercise. The challenge is finding the right sustainable approach that matches technology to site-specific conditions. (See article, page 36.) The consideration of “bioremediation” should not be either/or, but how it can be integrated to achieving the desired objective: cost effectiveness, time efficiency, and sustainability. Microbes are often misunderstood and bioremediation is under-utilized. Why? It could be the fear of an organism known as “bacteria” often associated with diseases. Or lack of understanding of what “beneficial bacteria” can do; or having tried bioremediation unsuccessfully, by not having had the right beneficial strains in abundance. Since the 1920s, Pseudomonas bacteria have been recognized as capable of degrading a wide range of organic compounds by metabolism. The classification of microbes has been established by comparison of the compounds that the organisms metabolize, leading to a creation of an index of beneficial microbes.
For example, Pseudomonas sp. are known to metabolize benzene and naphthalene, which are in gasoline. There are on-going studies and journals written about bioremediation and bio-augmentation, as may be found on such sites as Taylor & Francis Online (tandfonline.com) and OMICS Group’s website (omicsonline.org) The strains beneficial in hazardous waste management are noted in Wikipedia, which states: Notable species demonstrated as suitable for use as bioremediation agents include: •P . alcaligenes, which can degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. •P . mendocina, which is able to degrade toluene. •P . pseudoalcaligenes is able to use cyanide as a nitrogen source. •P . resinovorans can degrade carbazole. •P . veronii has been shown to degrade a variety of simple aromatic organic compounds. •P . putida has the ability to degrade organic solvents such as toluene. At least one strain of this bacterium is able to convert morphine in aqueous solution into the stronger and somewhat expensive to manufacture drug hydromorphone (Dilaudid). • Strain KC of P. stutzeri is able to degrade carbon tetrachloride.
by Amie Hingston
Clockwise from upper left: A bag of freeze-dried MUNOX is added to 20 litres of water mixed with 6 litres of motor oil. The bottom right image shows the mixture after 48 hours, and the bottom left image shows the mixture after 72 hours, with the organic material degraded and floating on the surface. PHOTO BY LYNDA BLEASDALE, GREEN OCEAN DISTRIBUTOR, IN VANCOUVER, BC.
“Since the 1920s, Pseudomonas bacteria have been recognized as capable of degrading a wide range of organic compounds by metabolism.”
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• The bioremediation process may be undertaken in situ (on site), ex situ (removal and offsite), or a combination, thereof. If the geological and other conditions allow for in-situ treatment, that should be the option of choice. Avoiding “dig and dump” could save costs and be less invasive and disruptive to the property. Generally, an approach that is compatible with the natural conditions is more sustainable and will cost less. For a property with an existing structure on contaminated soil and groundwater, the microbes can be applied topically, as well as through drill holes, which facilitate accessing contaminants beneath the structure and could be a big cost-saving factor. The process must ensure that sufficient microbes come in contact with the contaminants. Knowing the population density of the microbial product is important, in order to calculate the amount required by reviewing the environmental test data, the soil conditions, geology and climate. With non-sporogenic microbes, the metabolization is effected upon contact with the contaminants
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(versus “sporogenic” microbes, which require a germination period). A typical bioremediation could take 30-90 days for the contaminants to be degraded to the required level. The microbes can withstand temperature range of near 0°C to 43°C, and should not require the use of nutrients (i.e., nitrogen) to maintain the metabolic activity. Bioremediation should be encouraged for a variety of reasons, including that there is very little downside, with considerable upside potential. Benefits include cost-savings, low environmental impact, sustainability, plus reclaimed and increased property value. Microbes will only metabolize and multiply as long as contaminants are present. Once the microbe population has sufficiently overtaken the contaminants, they die off. The byproducts are water, carbon dioxide, and biomass, which could be considered as fish food, or soil nutrients.
Clear surface water after treatment with microbes for hydrocarbon contamination.
Technological advancements in harvesting and isolating beneficial microbes allow qualified laboratories to produce microbial products that contain high counts of healthy strains, specifically designed for bioremediation purposes. Knowing how much of the right strains a product might contain is the first step towards a successful bioremediation. HMM
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Universal Lubricants’ re-refinery (launched in 2009) helps take some of the 1.3 billion gallons of used oil produced each year in the Unites States and convert them into the ECO ULTRA line of premium engine oil and other automotive fluids. The company uses Mouvex CC20 Series Eccentric Disc Pumps on its transport fleet.
Leak-Free Pump Solution for Used-Oil Transfer Disc pump technology optimizes used-oil recycling
by Scott Jackson
“The big selling point on the CC20 is the pump did not leak for more than one year.”
ach year, approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil is generated in the United States and a large amount in Canada also. Disposing of it can be problematic, but advances in “re-refining” technology — which allows the used oil to be returned to its original state and sold as new — have helped create a new, environmentally friendly niche market. Consumers can purchase a variety of “good as new” re-refined motor oils produced by service providers whose fleets collect the oil from service stations and other point sources and re-refine it in their processing plants. Recognizing the potential in used-oil handling, leading eccentric disc pump manufacturer Mouvex® is recommending its CC20 Series Eccentric Disc Pump as an alternative for North American used-oil handling operations. (Mouvex was founded in France in 1906 and is part of Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.) Mouvex’s CC20 pumps have been incorporated successfully in European used-oil hauling applications for nearly 60 years thanks to a design that features excellent self-priming capability, constant and smooth delivery, a small footprint, lightweight construction, simple installation and leak-free operation. Truck-mounted CC20 pumps can be driven via the vehicle’s power take-off, by universal drive or hydraulic motor. Pump speeds up to 500 rpm with flow rates to 88 gpm (333 L/min), with the capability to handle vis-
cosities ranging from 75 to 750 cSt (400 to 3,630 ssu), mean enviable operational versatility. CC20 pumps also have an adjustable safety bypass that compensates for low-pressure pumping situations. The first CC20 pump designated for use in the North American used-oil market was placed on a used-oil collection truck in 2011 operated by Universal Lubricants®, LLC of Wichita, Kansas. Universal Lubricants utilizes a fleet of 60 trucks to retrieve used oil from customer locations, including Jiffy Lube oilchange centers and large retailers like Walmart that offer automotive services. Universal transport s the oil back to its re-refinery where it’s blended with additives and remade into premium motor oil. Universal Lubricants turned to a CC20 pump, which it obtained from Werts Welding & Tank Service of Wood River, Illinois, which is a Master Distributor of Mouvex hydraulic coolers and vane compressors in the US, because the gear pumps that Universal had been placing on its collection trucks were prone to leaks and breakdowns. “Gear pumps may pump fine and perform very well, but the packing is prone to leaking, which makes them more labour- and maintenance-intensive,” says Guy Miller, Fleet Manager for Universal Lubricants. “With used oil you get lots of viscosities so you’re constantly having to adjust them and perform maintenance on them to keep them from leaking,” he says. “When you’re picking up used oil at lube centers like
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Guy Miller, Fleet Manager for Universal Lubricants, recently installed a Mouvex CC20 pump on one of his used-oil collection trucks since the gear pumps he was using were prone to leaks and premature wear. The Mouvex CC20 pumped more than 886,000 gallons during a six-month period and was still pumping without a leak.
Jiffy Lube or places like Walmart, who are very imageconscious, you obviously don’t need to be dropping oil, so a leaking pump is a big deal.” According to Miller, from January to July, 2012, the CC20 helped collect and deliver 211 used-oil loads, with an average load of 2,101 gallons (for a total pumped volume of 886,742 gallons). Getting technical, on the collection side the vehicle’s inlet hose is approximately 30 feet long with the oil flowing through a 1.5-inch barrel stinger and an 8x26inch mesh basket (with approximately 1/8-inch holes before entering the pump). Vehicle discharge at the re-refinery is over the top of the storage tank, through a hose just over 20 feet in length, at pump speeds up to 500 rpm.
While the initial cost for a CC20 may be higher than that of a gear pump, the total cost of ownership (when you factor in the CC20’s reliability, reduced breakdowns and need for maintenance) makes it the more sensible choice, as does the pump’s environmentallyfriendly operation and product containment. “The big selling point on the CC20 is the pump did not leak for more than one year. What gear pumps can do that?” Miller asks. “So, we get basically the same performance with no leakage and no maintenance. I’m extremely HMM satisfied with the performance of the CC20s.” Scott Jackson is Product Manager-Americas for Mouvex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mercury Control Technologies For the Alberta oil sands and beyond
by John Nicholson
“Mercury, being a naturally occurring element, can neither be created nor destroyed.”
s if the Alberta Oil Sands haven’t had enough controversy recently, the results from a long monitoring study shows the level of mercury downstream of oil and gas facilities is on the rise after years of decline. (See Cover Story page 8.) Although they don’t single out the oil sands as the source, the scientists who are part of the monitoring team stated that regional factors play a role in the increasing levels of mercury in the ecosystem. A possible source of the mercury found in samples collected near the Alberta oil sands is coal-fired power plants in Asia. This may not be far-fetched; according to scientists at Environment Canada, over 95 per cent of mercury deposited in Canada from human activity comes from foreign sources. Samples taken at remote Alberta locations, away from the oil sands, did not show a decrease in mercury levels. The report of rising levels of mercury downstream of the oil sands surfaced at about the same time Canada announced it had signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global agreement to reduce mercury emissions and releases to the environment. The international agreement places controls and reductions across a range of products, processes and industries where mercury is used. (The success of the global mercury treaty will hinge on how many countries sign and ratify it.) With an increased world-wide, legally-binding agreement on the reduction in the release of mercury into the environment from human activity, business opportunities will be created for companies with expertise in mercury abatement and remediation.
MERCURY POLLUTION Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in nature. However, exposure to even small amounts of this heavy is toxic; it’s a “top ten” chemical of health concern according to the World Health Organization. Interestingly, most people are exposed to mercury when they eat fish or shellfish containing it. A major global industrial source of mercury is smallscale gold mining and coal-fired power generation. Small-scale gold mining occurs in about 55 countries around the world and consists of using mercury to separate gold from sediments and ore. When the mercurygold amalgam is burned to extract the pure gold, the process releases mercury vapours into the environment. Likewise, mercury is found naturally in coal and is released to the atmosphere when the coal is burned. In Canada, the major industrial sources of mercury emissions are from coal-fired power plants (26 per cent) and incineration (25 per cent). According to National Energy Board information, Alberta and Saskatchewan rely heavily on coal-fired generation of electricity (52 per cent and 45 per cent respectively) and will continue to do so at least the next 20 years or more. In Canada, great progress has been made to reduce mercury emissions from man-made sources, with a 90 per cent reduction over the past twenty years. According to data in the 2011 National Pollutant Release Inventory, 3.7 tonnes of mercury were released to the environment in Canada, which represents less than one per cent of global emissions from human activity. The 20-decade decline in emissions in Canada is
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REMEDIATION: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS
mainly due to the adoption of emission-reduction tech- contaminated sites is an expensive challenge. A 2007 nologies by industry and the closing of some facilities. United States EPA report identified a total of eight technologies that remove mercury from either soil or water. The most common soil remediation method is solidINDUSTRIAL CONTROLS & REMEDIATION Mercury, being a naturally occurring element, can ification and stabilization (S/S), which involves mixing neither be created nor destroyed. Capture and recov- mercury-contaminated material with a binding agent such as cement that results in the mercury ery are the primary pollution control and being immobilized within a stabilized mass. contaminated site treatment mechanisms. The most common water and groundControl technologies utilized at coalwater treatment method involves prefired generating stations, incinerators, cipitation/co-precipitation. Precipitation cement kilns, and steel operations include uses chemicals to transform the disselective catalytic reduction with flue-gas solved mercury into an insoluble solid. desulfurization, activated carbon injection Co-precipitation involves adsorbing mer(with or without fabric filtration), and cury onto another compound that is preelectrostatic precipitation. cipitated. The precipitation/co-precipitatThe 450-MW Keephills 3 coal-fired power plant in Alberta, commissioned in 2011, uses acti- ed mercury is removed from the water by clarification vated carbon to control mercury emissions. TransAlta or filtration. HMM and Capital Power, the co-owner of the power plant, claim it’s the most advanced coal-fired plant in the John Nicholson, M.Sc., P.Eng., is a consultant based in country. Toronto, Ontario. Contact John at john.nicholson@ebcOnce in the environment, the remediation of mercury- canada.com
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HAZMAT: HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Changing World of Work
by Lynne Bard
“In 1988, WHMIS was established, requiring worker education about chemicals in the workplace.”
rom hunting and gathering in prehistoric times to today’s evolutionary processes, human beings have always had to work to survive. Work throughout the ages has almost always been accompanied by incident and hazards. References to the need for safe work practices date back to the Greeks and Romans, but it was the industrial revolution in the 18th century that brought about the real focus on safe work practices. In Canada, regulations came into play in the late 1800s with such acts as the Workmen’s Compensation for Injuries Act (1886) mandating guards on machinery, Mining Operations Act and Factories Act; and this was just the beginning. In 1887 the Government of Canada struck a Royal Commission on the Relations of Capital and Labour in Canada to investigate the conditions in Canadian workplaces. The Commission identified a high level of injury and oppressive working conditions, and recommended improvements to occupational health and safety by establishing standards and mandating regular inspections, plus the creation of a compensation system for victims of industrial accidents. October 31, 1913, Ontario established an arm’s length system of laws to support employees injured in the course of their employment. This system derived from a report and recommendations from Sir Meredith — known today as the “Meredith Principles” — became law on January 1, 1915; they were the first of such laws in Canada, Canada’s first social program, and the foundation of what we call today “the workers compensation system.” Today, the Meredith Principles are just as relevant in the standards that guide Canadian Workers’ Compensation Boards as they were in 1913. In 1919, the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada was founded. Today every province has workers compensation boards. These boards went from regulating the first hygiene, lighting, heating, ventilation, accident reporting and fire safety regulations to today’s compensation models that support injured workers and their families. In 1964, safety was properly defined with the Industrial Safest Act , replacing the Factory, Shop and Office Building Act ; this required employers to take such precautions as are reasonable to ensure worker safety. In 1968, The Canada Labour (Safety) Codes took effect, prescribing laws and regulations pertaining to the occupational health and safety of all workers in the federal jurisdiction. In 1972, Saskatchewan was one of the first of the provinces to introduce a broad based occupational health and safety legislation: the internal responsibility system. Ontario formed the Royal Commission on the Health
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and Safety of Workers in Mines in 1974 introducing three key rights for workers that have formed the basis for the health and safety regulations and processes across Canada. These are: • The right to refuse dangerous work without penalty; • The right to participate in identifying and correcting health and safety issues in the workplace, and • The right to know about the hazards that exist in the workplace. In 1978, Ontario passed the Ontario Health and Safety Act incorporating the internal responsibility system into the legislation. In 1978, The Government of Canada created “The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety” (CCHOS) as an agency of the Government of Canada with the foundation of belief that “all Canadians had a fundamental right to a healthy and safe working environment.” The centre was mandated to promote safe and healthy workplaces to help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. While the CCOHS exists for federallyregulated workplaces such as mining, transportation and federal employees, other workers are governed by provincial health and safety legislation of the province they work. In 1988, WHMIS was established, requiring worker education about chemicals in the workplace. In 2004, Bill C-45 amending the criminal code, passed law, imposing criminal liability for health and safety violations that result in injury or death. In 2009, Ontario passed Bill 168 amending the Occupational Health and Safety Act to include provisions for the prevention of workplace violence and harassment. Over the past 169 years or so, occupational health and safety has evolved from a market failure to a model that encourages businesses to embrace safety as a social responsible business practice. HMM
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HAZMAT : SPOTLIGHT
The NAHMMA A look at the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association by Guy Crittenden
At the 2013 NAHMMA National Conference in St. Pauls, Minnesota, Victoria Hodge, NAHMMA President and Municipal Sales Manager, Otto Environmental Systems, North America, presents Jim Quinn, Hazardous Waste Program Manager for Metro Portland, Oregon, with the Program Excellence award for his work on the Oregon DEQ Oregon School Chemical Cleanout program.
he North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) was formed in November of 1993 at the eighth national Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) conference in Burlington, Vermont, after a number of participants met to create a new, membership-based organization. They wanted to take the HHW movement to the next level, and do so via a membership-based, professional association (not an ad hoc group dependent on one or other contractor). Thus NAHMMA was born. The organization is based in Westminster, Colorado. The NAHMMA differs from another association — the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), based in Bethesda, Maryland — largely along public versus private sector lines. The AHMP focuses on professionals working in the HazMat field, fostering professional development and encouraging HazMat professionals to become Certified Hazardous Materials Managers. AHMP members tend to be from corporations and universities. (See profile of the AHMP in the Fall 2013 edition of this magazine.) NAHMMA members are more likely to be from state and local governmental agencies with more of a focus on people who coordinate or do the hands-on work with conditionally-exempt wastes from small businesses and households. The organization conducts regular regional training on over 15 different topics related to safe management of hazardous materials and regulatory compliance with hazardous materials-related regulations. The NAHMMA offer certificates of attendance/training for each program. Supporting product stewardship efforts is a key part of the association’s work. The NAHMMA integrates webinars with its regional and national conference trainings, providing leadership in the efforts to safely remove unneeded highly hazardous laboratory
and art chemicals out of K-12 schools across the United States. The association shares information and tips on dealing with fiscal, regulatory and technical challenges having to do with household and small business wastes, including safe and prudent management of chemical components of disaster debris. “I see NAHMMA as the go-to organization for professionals whose work focuses on hazardous products used and disposed of by households and small businesses,” says Jim Quinn, Hazardous Waste Program Manager for Metro Portland, Oregon. “Whether their work is in collection operations, education and outreach, or policy advocacy, NAHMMA is the place to network with peers, compare program results and best practices, and strategize about moving the profession into the future. Quinn notes that today there are thousands of programs around the country that ensure proper collection and disposal of hazardous products from homes and small businesses, educate the public, and work to reform the laws governing these wastes. “For 20 years NAHMMA has been the organization that helps galvanize and energize the people who run these programs,” says Quinn, who adds that the organization is working towards reform of TSCA, the federal law that governs the use of hazardous chemicals in products available to the consumer. “There’s widespread consensus that this law is not working,” Quinn says. “We believe it needs to be updated and significantly strengthened to properly protect public health and the environment.” The NAHMMA puts on a well-attended annual national conference. The 2014 National Conference is being held August 18-21, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Memberships in the organization range from $90 for individuals up to $450 for large businesses. For more information about the NAHMMA, visit nahmma.org WINTER 2014 HazMat Management 45
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SaunaRay for Detox
by Guy Crittenden
“Palmer’s unique sauna opened up a new possibility for medical doctors focussing on detoxification.”
he SaunaRay is an infrared sauna used by firefighters, first responders and other EMS staff to detoxify their bodies of environmental toxins on a regular basis, and immediately after acute exposures. The product is also used by all kinds of health-conscious people from a variety of backgrounds. SaunaRay was founded by entrepreneur Rodney Palmer, whose company is based in Collingwood, Ontario. In 2002 Palmer was working as a foreign correspondent for CTV News in China. His wife and son got so sick from the pollution in Beijing that their health became critical. After trying a variety of healing modalities, Palmer’s wife and son were cured by an American doctor who used low-heat saunas in his practice. When Palmer tried to purchase an apartment-sized sauna for their place in Beijing for ongoing treatment, they were discouraged by commercially available models that smelled like wet airplane glue every time they were turned on. Palmer returned to Canada with his family and designed a sauna heated with ceramics to eliminate all toxicity; a business was born. Ceramic naturally emits heat in the farinfrared spectrum, which is where water (i.e., humans) most perfectly absorb heat. The space is not super-heated as in conventional saunas. Instead, the SaunaRay gently warms the body to where it starts sweating at 27-35 degrees Celsius. (As this is below core body temperature, users can breath comfortably.) Palmer’s unique sauna opened up a new possibility for medical doctors focussing on detoxification. In 2003 when he designed his first sauna, there were probably less than 100 doctors in North America doing recommending them: now there are hundreds. The SaunaRay offers the advan-
tage of being made from natural wood; units have a natural beeswax finish, pure ceramic plate elements, and a stainless steel heater housing. All the wire connections are made with ceramic terminal blocks. In other words, there’s no hidden plastic, chemicals or glues that heat up when the units are in use, and therefore no dangerous off-gassing. This is critical. Old-style saunas were made from 2x4s and a heater. But newer infrared saunas flooding the market from China have many modern building materials in them; ironically, they become toxic when heated (thus defeating the whole purpose of using an infrared sauna). By 2004 Palmer’s SaunaRay units were being used by half a dozen doctors in their homes or offices, and they began recommending them to patients, especially for people with “chronic disease of no known origin” — these were the people suffering for years without medical
Sauna Ray infrared sauna. INSET: Company founder Rodney Palmer (right) with customer at the Whole Life Expo 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. Photo by Guy Crittenden
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HAZMAT: Event report
HazMat Seminar on eFracking Exploring the art and science of this cleanup technique
by David Nesseth
“You might be able to save years of remediation work on a site with fracking.”
e’ve come a long way from blasting into the ground with our fingers crossed, says Kyle Dacey of Chemco Inc., as HazMat Management magazine’s half-day seminar on eFracking wrapped at the BMO Financial Group Institute for Learning in Markham, Ontario. Most of the environmental consultants and other enviro-professionals took the opportunity to attend the October 8, 2013 event for one reason: to discover when and how to frack. While most of the population thinks of fracking in terms of oil and gas exploration, experts at the HazMat Management seminar focused the discussion on how the controversial practice can be used to remediate a contaminated site. Of course, fracking can also be used for product recovery, reductive fixation, Ph stabilization, carbon sorption, or even bio-venting. The practice known as eFracking (for “environmental” fracking) more or less predates the use of fracking for oil and gas exploration, at least in terms of mainstream use. The first eFrac demo took place in 1986, explained presenter Bill Slack, founder of FRx Inc., who gave seminar delegates a brief history lesson on the art and science of fracking. The first eFrac of a contaminated site occurred in 1990, he said. It wasn’t until eight years later that fracking for shale gas really took hold of the marketplace. “It went from a steep line to right up through the roof,” Slack said of the fracking boom that continued strongly until around 2005. The elements of shale gas fracking versus eFracking are night and day, Slack said. The sheer scale of shale gas fracking operations is tremendous. Huge property, equipment and staff. Anyone of the wells can use several hundred truckloads of water per day. Efracking is much smaller scale, Slack said. As it’s meant to enhance restoration of site, it uses significantly less wells — in the 2,000 to 3,000 range — compared to the vast scores of wells used for exploration. Oil and gas actually fracking dates back to 1946, explained Slack. “The first job they did was a failure. It was a dud. But the next four were spectacular,” Slack said of the initial efforts in the United States. Not only does shale gas fracking place a huge burden on local water supplies, the technique also uses a huge variety of chemicals, Slack said.
The eFracking seminar was attended by more than 40 delegates in the excellent BMO Institute for Learning in Markham, Ontario.
“It can be a pretty nasty cocktail of stuff when the water comes back out,” he warned. Efracking meanwhile, is 99.5 per cent sand and water, with just .5 per cent chemicals. Those chemicals are clean to boot, Slack said. “Every chemical we use can probably be bought at the grocery store or a health food store,” said Slack. Often, fracking moratoriums do not apply to eFracking. As for the question of when to use efracking, Vertex Environmental Inc. President Bruce Tunnicliffe told delegates that some of the initial considerations are the ability to access the contaminated area, and, of course, cost. “It’s part of your delivery or remediation technique,” Tunnicliffe said of eFracking, which can be expensive. It can cost upwards of $100,000 to even think about efracking. For areas larger than a typical gas station, costs can end up in the ballpark of $16 per ton of treated area. While expensive, and not useful in highly-conductive aquifers, eFracking can be useful for difficult to access areas, and to avoid additional remediation treatments in the near future. “You might be able to save years of remediation work on a site with fracking,” said Tunnicliffe. There are very few geological restrictions for eFracking. It can be done in bedrock, sandstone, limestone, and various soils. HMM
David Nesseth is Environment Reporter for this magazine. Contact David at email@example.com
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HAZMAT: LEGAL PERSPECTIVE
24 Years of HazMat Management
by Dianne Saxe
“George Crowe was the first Canadian to go to jail for an environmental offence.”
s this is the last regular print edition of the publication, I thought I’d look back over the past near-quarter century of writing and environmental protection. Despite some exciting swings and roundabouts along the way, 2014 is a lot like 1989. In 1989 and the early 1990s, environmental ministries and environmental regulation were on an upswing. Disasters such as the Hagersville tire fire and the PCB fire in St. Basil-leGrand fuelled public demands for better command, control and enforcement. George Crowe was the first Canadian to go to jail for an environmental offence, and the prosecution of Bata Shoes and its directors sent shock waves through corporate Canada. Waste disposal costs skyrocketed. Banks were shocked to discover that they could incur environmental costs for contaminated sites, and swiftly changed their lending practices, causing many unintended consequences. The mid 1990s brought a serious backlash, when environmental regulators were savaged by the Mike Harris’s “Common Sense Revolution.” Environmental ministries lost their momentum and up to half of their staff and budgets. Conservatives slashed away at “red tape” a.k.a. environmental regulations. Even further cuts were threatened, when salvation of sorts came to Canadian environmental regulators from the drinking water tragedies in Walkerton and North Battleford. In the political firestorm that followed, environmental ministries were rebuilt and laws multiplied. Command, control and enforcement came roaring back; fines and charges soared (although approvals backlogs never seem to get solved). A 1989 regulator would feel quite at home in today’s ministries, with at least one difference: in 1989, environmental regulators generally treated municipalities as their colleagues; now they often treat them as targets. Some issues go even further back but still feel the same. For example, in the 1970s, high oil prices were creating tensions in the Middle East, and transferring wealth from central Canada to Alberta. (We didn’t know enough to worry about climate change.) The last twenty five years of environmental regulation have brought huge improvements in environmental management. Canada now has a wealth of skilled and knowledgeable environmental professionals, both within and outside government. Most significant Canadian organizations now know quite a bit about their environmental impacts and how to manage them. Most make some effort to stay in compliance; many have environmental management systems. The federal and provincial environmental commissioners help to keep governments honest and at least partially attentive to environmental values. The process of decision-making is better, though still immensely frustrating. Public knowledge about environ-
mental rights, emissions and decision-making is better, thanks to Freedom of Information laws, the Internet, and environmental registries. Courts have become more sophisticated about environmental issues; no longer do judges groan (out loud) about “the frogs and logs brigade.” Technology has improved enormously, though we are not the world leaders we might have been. Emissions from many point sources have been slashed — sometimes by factories closing, sometimes by better end of pipe controls, sometimes by pollution prevention. There are more precautions against spills. Renewable energy has soared, especially when energy prices are high. Environmental quality is better, though not as much as we had hoped. Drinking water and groundwater are better protected. Effluent regulations have reduced the filth flowing from industrial facilities, sewage treatment plants, leaking underground storage tanks, septic tanks. Thus, the Great Lakes and other surface waters are cleaner than they were a generation ago, but facing major threats from increasing demand, urbanization, invasive species and climate change. Hazardous waste is better managed, but we still make vast amounts of it. Pesticides don’t kill birds anymore; now it’s bees and other pollinators. We have created new parks, but more land has been logged, mined, settled or otherwise disturbed. In terms of air, coal plants are being shut. Lead levels are down, but even the lower levels turn out to cause children lifelong harm. Benzene and mercury emissions have been cut; but not ground-level ozone and fine particulates. Auto emission laws have slashed per-kilometre emissions, but kilometres driven have soared. Just a few examples: Greenhouse gas emissions are up. Federal support for environmental science, research and monitoring has been slashed. The scientists who remain are muzzled. Environmental assessment has lost much of its promise. Key laws, like the Fisheries Act and the Endangered Species Act have been gutted. Climate change threatens to overwhelm everything else. Meanwhile, ill-thought out rules on historic contaminated sites are creating economic carnage, with little environmental benefit. Recent moves to impose liability on the innocent undercut the moral basis of environmental law. So, I’m just as concerned about our environmental future now as I was twenty five years ago. Just as angry about environmental crooks and tunnel-vision regulators, and just as grateful to all those good folks doing their very best to do the right thing. I hope this column has been some help to you, and I look forward to seeing you online! HMM
Dianne Saxe, Ph.D. in Law, is a leading Canadian environmental lawyer with her own practice in Toronto, Ontario. Contact Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org
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