Holiday cheers to you! - Alta Environmental|NV5 December 2019 Newsletter
Holiday cheers to you!
Holiday cheers to you our clients and friends! We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season. Because of you the team at Alta|NV5 gets to do the work we love. We help make businesses and communities cleaner, stronger, and safer.
Cheers to you! And cheers to a great new decade ahead!
Peace and joy,
Lisa Kay, President
Chrome Plating Facilities be advised!
By: David Renfrew, Vice President, Water Resources Director at Alta Environmental|NV5
On October 25, 2019, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued Investigative Order WQ 2019-0045-DWQ (Order). This was the second phase rollout of the SWRCB’s three phased investigation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) listed in SWRCB Resolution No. 92-49. The SWRCB already directed PFAS testing at 30 airports and 196 landfills, and intends to target other potential PFAS sources in the state to do the same.
For the past several years, programs and research studying Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have rapidly increased across the country. Although PFAS have been in use since the 1940s, public awareness of the environmental and health risks posed by PFAS began at the turn of the century.
Alta|NV5 Invited Participant in ASCE Future World Vision Summit
Alta|NV5’s Lisa Kay was part of the Future World Vision Leadership Summit, an invitation only full-day event immediately preceding the ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in November 2019. The Summit brought together business, industry, and government leadership from across the world to develop proposed actionable solutions toward improving infrastructure resilience to meet the future world’s needs. This summit resulted in commitments from attendee organizations and ASCE to take proactive steps toward ensuring more resilience in our work and increased industry standards.
AB 1805: Changes to Cal/OSHA’s Injury/Illnesses or Fatality Reporting Requirements
Current Cal/OSHA regulations, CCR T8 §342(a), require that “every employer shall report immediately by telephone or telegraph to the nearest District Office of the Division of Occupational Safety & Health any serious injury or illness, or death of an employee occurring in a place of employment or in connection with any employment. Immediate means as soon as practically possible but not longer than 8 hours after the employer knows or with diligent inquiry would have known of the serious injury or illness.
Effective January 1st, 2020, AB 1805 will introduce five changes to what qualifies as a “serious injury or illness.