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THE MICHIGAN GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, AND SAFETY REGULATIONS...

INTRODUCTION...

The Michigan Guide to Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations is a joint publication of the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environment and Labor and Economic Growth. Manufacturers, institutions, local governments, consultants, and regulators will all benefit from this guide, which simplifies the maze of environmental, health, and safety obligations facing Michigan's businesses and institutions. The guidebook is a readyreference tool for anyone striving toward compliance with state and federal regulations that affect businesses and institutions. Although some reference is made to local regulations, they are not discussed in any detail. Be sure to contact your local government officials for information on applicable local requirements. Many businesses and institutions utilize a variety of materials and potentially hazardous chemicals that generate waste and, in turn, must be handled, treated, or disposed of properly. Although the average business is not a major source of pollution, the industry's aggregate impact on the environment is substantial. Improper handling of materials and waste products often contributes to environmental contamination, leading to costly and harmful effects on everyone involved. This guidebook describes how wastes may enter the environment, how to prevent them from doing so, and which remediation methods to use if contamination does occur. Some of the most common concerns, along with applicable solutions, are described in the chapters that follow. Topics include discharge of air pollutants disposal of solid, liquid, and hazardous waste discharges of wastewater to municipal sewage systems, storm drains, and on- site septic systems storage of materials and discharges/releases on the land or into lakes and streams. Along with discussing these environmental protection issues, the guidebook also stresses the importance of health and safety in the work place, outlines applicable health and safety regulations, and teaches how to comply with them. Some topics covered include integrating safety into operations as a normal business process, discussing safety at regular business meetings, participating in periodic housekeeping and safety inspections, availability and use of personal protection equipment, conducting routine safety training, and regular review of performance. The organizational structure of the newly formed Department of Na...

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