EH&S Regulatory Update for Dry Cleaning Facility Due Diligence


By: Leah Krause

Considering the acquisition of a dry cleaning business or property where former dry cleaning operations took place? If so, environmental, health and safety due diligence is a critical component in protecting you from environmental liability.

There are many items to evaluate during due diligence due to the cleaning solvents dry cleaners use, and effective this year, the Small Business Association updated its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Lender and Development Loan Programs. The revisions included new due diligence requirements ...

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EH&S Considerations for Nutraceutical Manufacturing Facilities


By: Bruce Martin

Nutraceuticals, defined as “fortified foods or dietary supplements that provide health benefits in addition to basic nutritional value,”[1] have gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of decades due to maturing populations and a rising awareness in preventative health measures. This definition includes not only special fortified foods, but also herbal products, dietary supplements, genetically modified foods and foods processed to include specific nutrients.  According to a recently published report by Research and Markets, ...

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Taking A Pro-Active Approach to Emerging Contaminants


By: Simon Hunt

What are emerging contaminants and should I be concerned about them? If you don’t take a pro-active management approach – then the answer is probably yes.

Significant costs are being incurred by corporates, industry and developers managing emerging contaminants – these range from Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and other product formulations with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), asbestos and silica dust, and methamphetamine in residential buildings. Some might argue that these compounds, formulations and contaminants have ...

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The Importance of Evaluating a Property’s Historical Uses during Environmental Due Diligence


By: Brianna Sadoski

Evaluating a property’s historical uses is a key step in identifying potential issues and liabilities during environmental due diligence investigations. Consulting multiple historical sources can assist in developing a history of the previous uses of the subject property and surrounding properties to determine the likelihood of past uses having lead to recognized environmental conditions (RECs) in connection with the subject property.

The ASTM E1527-13 Standard for Phase I ESAs indicates all obvious uses of the property shall be ...

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Improve Client Service. Enhance Employee Retention & Engagement. Increase Profitability. Take Your Business Virtual Today!

In this article we outline Conscientia Global’s best practices for empowering your employees to be a team – from everywhere and anywhere.

By: Bethany Evans

With ongoing advances in technology and internet speed, it is no surprise that more and more companies are allowing employees to telecommute more often, with some businesses taking divisions, or even all of their operations, completely virtual. According to a recent Forbes’s article, a study conducted by ...

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