Managing Risk in the Construction Industry through Environmental Compliance: On-Site BMP Checklists (Paperback)
In "Managing Risk in the Construction Industry through Environmental Compliance," author Jerome S. Arcaro calls upon twenty-two years of experience, serving as an environmental compliance project manager for the US Navy, to bring construction industry professionals a how-to guide for managing risk and ensuring environmental compliance in a variety of construction situations. Field workers can carry this slim, portable volume with them on-site, to check off the recommended Best Management Practices (BMPs) for any one of more than a dozen common construction situations where environmental compliance must be maintained in order to avoid project delays, violation penalties and fines, and other project complications. Based on the current primary laws and federal regulatory requirements governing environmental compliance in the construction industry, the checklists include tips and tools for: - Boardroom discussions - Dust control - Erosion prevention - Litter control - Runoff control and conveyance - Sediment control - Protection of trees - Preparing for an environmental inspection - Analyzing the effects of environmental legislation on the construction project - Responding to a Notice of Violation - Handling the project team - Spill prevention and control - Vehicle and equipment washing - Waste management Also included is a glossary of more than 150 commonly used industry acronyms, which field workers can use to better communicate with other industry professionals and agencies in the regulatory community.
No stranger to the construction industry, Jerome S. Arcaro served as an environmental compliance project manager for the US Navy for twenty-two years. He began with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division's Environmental Restoration Program Partnering initiative and went on to earn membership on multiple partnering teams. He has worked closely with senior management and staff from the Navy, US EPA, State Department of Environmental Protection, and contractors and citizens. Building on this foundation, Mr. Arcaro developed the Environmental Compliance Assessment, Training, and Tracking System (ECATTS(R)), a unique, cloud-based, job-specific environmental compliance training tool for achieving environmental compliance. This risk-minimizing reference tool has been used to resolve job site environmental issues before violations occur, and has produced very compelling results. Using Mr. Arcaro's tool, military bases worldwide have seen more than a 90 percent reduction of violations.