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Mar, 2017

Environmental Site Inspection Process Upgraded

Absorb has reviewed the Environmental Site Inspection (ESI) which is a service that we have offered for many years, under the previous title of the Preparedness Program. The outcome of the review is the need to address the two main drivers that our clients require: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE COST EFFECTIVENESS Absorb will conduct an initial Environmen [...]
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Mar, 2017

New Diploma Launched – NAT 10287 Diploma of Environmental Management

The Diploma of Environmental Management that Absorb Training created 5 years ago has gone through a routine review and re-accreditation process. The result of this process is a new course designation – NAT 10287 Diploma of Environmental Management. We have changed some of the course Units of Competency; some due to upgraded versions of the previous Units a [...]
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Jan, 2017

Join us at IOSEM Symposium

How can improving environmental performance mean more profits? Environmental Managers understand the importance of a strong management program that engages the entire workforce while still running a profitable business. Come join us for this one-day symposium where you will learn about tools and strategies that can improve your organisati [...]
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Jan, 2017

Profile – Phil Abernethy Owner and Founder of Absorb Environmental Solutions

Phil developed a passion for the natural environment while growing up on a farm in Northern New South Wales.   After graduating with a BE(Chem., Hons) and later an MBA Phil has over three decades of hands on experience designing, commissioning and operating sugar mills and refineries.   He established his own company, Absorb Environmental Solutions, in [...]
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Jan, 2017

Environmental and the Law

Absorb routinely provides training to explain how the law drives the environmental performance within all industries. Usually the law is complex and difficult for the average person to understand.   Commonwealth; State and Territory Environmental Legislation changed after 1992 away from rule by regulation where the law  told us what to do. The current la [...]
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Jan, 2017

Biodegradable is always best!

When we read the marketing blurb on the side of a consumer package we often see the claim that the product is biodegradable. Does that mean it is harmless to the environment? Not necessarily.   Let's imagine the following incident has occurred: Two road tankers collide while on a bridge puncturing their tanks, which then leak into the nearby river. One t [...]
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Jan, 2017

New Industry Spill Kits Available

As a member of the Ausspill Association, Absorb Environmental Solutions are adopting the new Industry Standard Spill Kits, and we are pleased to announce that we have the new spill kit colours available now.   The new colour scheme uses Lime Green as the colour of spill kit base. This colour was chosen because of its high visibility and because it is uniq [...]
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Jan, 2017

How to use a Spill Kit in 8 Steps Now available as a POSTER

Many of you will be familiar with the  ABSORB 8 Step Spill Response Procedure which is the  focus of our Spill Response Training program and animated video. These 8 Steps  have evolved over the past 20 years that we have been delivering spill response training.   The 8 STEPS are now available in poster form in full colour printing. The posters are i [...]
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Jan, 2017

How to tell when a spill is cleaned up?

Many years ago I reported on a spill incident involving a council clean-up crew using dry sand to absorb engine oil from a bitumen road following a vehicle accident at a set of traffic  lights. The clean-up crew shovelled sand onto the oil; swept it through with a broom; then shovelled the sand back onto the truck and departed. Job Done? Twenty minutes la [...]
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Jan, 2017

Keep your SDSs Dry

Safety Data Sheets are required to be available to employees handling Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials. The trend is to store SDSs online using proprietary systems such as Chemwatch or Chemalert. This makes sure that the documents are up to date. However in practise I have found that the time required to retrieve a specific SDS from these systems whe [...]
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