Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Radioactive Iodine In Wastewater Treatment Plants
    3/18/2014

    Radioactive material in the environment often causes public concern or even panic. However, it is very common for wastewater treatment plants to have some radioactive material passing through the system. Radioactive material may occur naturally or through nuclear fission. Iodine-127 and Iodine-131 are the most common Iodine isotopes found in municipal biosolids, because it has a tendency to re-concentrate in the waste stream. This article will further explain the basic background of radioactive Iodine, its use, health risks, and its presence in the wastewater treatment plant.

  2. 10 Key Changes To Fall Protection Regulations For General Industry
    12/15/2016

    The Walking-Working Surfaces rule for General Industry (GI) has been a long time coming for regulators. There have been fall protection rules with vague or missing wording in the 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D standard ever since it was adopted in 1971.

  3. How To Control Filter Cake And Membrane Surface Fouling
    3/20/2017

    Who wants cake? Certainly not treatment plant operators who employ microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes, and here’s what they’re doing about it.

  4. Confined Spaces In Construction: The New 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA
    6/1/2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just released a new construction standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA.

  5. How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees
    3/14/2018

    A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.

  6. Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
    9/1/2015

    It might seem straight out of Space Camp, but  there is an increasingly common scene in water and wastewater municipalities where supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) simulation training offers hands-on experience to usher in the next generation of operators.

  7. Jump Start Your Career In The Water Industry
    7/29/2016

    To achieve its plan to double the Company’s reach, Evoqua is looking to add to its team and ensure it continues to have the best talent in the industry.

  8. Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium
    12/5/2016

    If we are to realize the promise of innovation, implementation cannot be a risky proposition for water managers.

  9. An Overview Of The New Hazard Communication Standard With The GHS
    1/8/2014

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of chemicals is a logical, comprehensive, and international approach.

  10. Fawn Rescued From Sewage Lagoon
    6/25/2018

    "Joe Bauer, who works for the City of Fort Benton, was asked to go rescue a fawn from the sewage lagoon. The fawn was reunited with its mother."