Allied Environmental Services, Inc. Presents Educational Workshop at 2012 OPFMA Conference

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Allied Environmental Services, Inc. presented an instructional workshop at the 2012 Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association Annual Conference on the topic of laboratory chemical/waste management and acid neutralization tanks.

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It’s good to be reminded of just how important small details, such as labeling and chemical segregation, can be when dealing with potentially dangerous materials.

On October 22, 2012, Chad Reynolds of Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) presented a workshop at the Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association (OPFMA) annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The workshop provided instruction regarding the proper storage, management and disposal of laboratory chemicals and hazardous waste, as well as maintenance and restoration of laboratory acid neutralization tanks.

Reynolds explained that the proper handling of lab chemicals and wastes is often overlooked. “In a busy school or lab environment, housekeeping and material management are often given a secondary priority," Reynolds stated. “It’s good to be reminded of just how important small details, such as labeling and chemical segregation, can be when dealing with potentially dangerous materials. And there is also a regulatory component when managing hazardous wastes, which can be overlooked," Reynolds added.

Acid neutralization tanks were also discussed, with some attendees raising questions about proper maintenance and service of these units. “As with most equipment, knowing the designed use of the equipment and conducting routine maintenance can greatly increase system efficiency and longevity. In the case of neutralization tanks, controlling what goes into them has a substantial effect on how well the system operates and how often service is required," Reynolds said.

The OPFMA is a non-profit organization devoted to the educational and professional development of public facilities maintenance employees at all levels. The organization’s annual conference is held to improve, promote and develop higher standards in the operation and maintenance of public facilities through education and peer networking.

About Allied Environmental Services, Inc.

Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) is a leading environmental consulting and contracting firm with offices in Lima, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio. For over 25 years, Allied has provided professional environmental management solutions to private industry, property owners, lenders, municipalities, schools, and hospitals. Allied specializes in hazardous materials management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning (vac-truck and hydroblasting services), asbestos abatement, underground storage tank closure, Phase I and II ESA, and air quality testing.

For more information please visit Allied’s website at http://www.allied-environmental.com.

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