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13
Apr, 2017

Things that make you go Boom – Again!

Many years ago I described an incident in Environews where a client was supplied with a spill kit that was labelled “Universal Spill Kit”. The Macquarie Dictionary definition states that universal means “extending over all (subjects or things) without exception”. In this case the subjects or things are spills. In this case a reasonable person would a [...]
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13
Apr, 2017

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in Spill Kits

Absorb Environmental Solutions has supplied PPE for spill kits for 20 years. In addition, we include the need to use PPE during spill clean up in all our spill response training courses. However we do not provide PPE in our wheelie bin spill kits unless we know what liquids the kit is intended to deal with. The fundamental requirement is to ensure that th [...]
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13
Apr, 2017

New Diploma Success

The new Diploma – NAT 10287 Diploma of Environmental Management, has received very positive feedback from the participants who attended the inaugural courses in Brisbane and Sydney. We look forward to seeing this group graduate after they complete the major assignment which is designed to improve the environmental performance of the participants workplace [...]
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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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25
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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25
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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25
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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25
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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