Tank Cleaning Seminar Internet Helps Inform Tank Cleaners
Jun 1, 1999 12:00 PM
ANYONE in the tank cleaning industry who is not using the Internet is missing out on a lot of very useful information, according to Ed Matlage, Miller Transporters Inc. The Web is getting to be a timely source of information.
At the very least, managers need to be cruising the Internet as part of a company self-defense plan. "You need to know what is being posted about your company on the Internet," Matlage said. "For instance, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) uses the Web to list EPA-regulated sites by community. Environmental groups and anyone else can see those listings."
Information comes from a variety of sources on the Internet. Newsgroups provide discussion opportunities on a wide range of topics. About 65,000 newsgroups are active on the Web today. Regulatory updates and notices are available on many government sites.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a wealth of detail on its analytical methods, and data is updated frequently. In addition, companies can download OSHA's Confined Space Advisor software from the site.
Besides information and software, web sites are a good source of the many government forms that must be filled out and submitted by wash rack operators.
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