Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries. To remain in compliance, a broad knowledge of environmental, health, and safety regulations as well as an overall understanding of the issues that affect the healthcare industry are paramount. CAPACCIO’s knowledgeable staff of engineers, scientists, and regulatory specialists are experienced in compliance, reporting, training, permitting, health and safety program development, life safety, environmental control equipment design, and design and construction assistance so we can best meet your needs.
Below is a sampling of just some of the projects we have performed for this industry. For more information on our services and experience, please contact Bill Potochniak at 508.970.0033 ext. 134.
WWT SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECT
A major healthcare facility was having compliance issues with pH and mercury discharging to the MWRA. CAPACCIO assisted the client in evaluating the appropriateness of existing limestone chip tanks and identified these systems as biological accumulators for mercury. Read More
MWRA PERMIT COMPLIANCE SUPPORT
MWRA industrial user permits require routine discharge monitoring and reporting as well as permit renewals. These can be time consuming, and, if improperly completed, may result in noncompliance situations. In addition, permit limit excursions occasionally occur that require immediate attention and communication with the MWRA to avoid penalties. Read More
WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM DESIGN/MERCURY REMOVAL
CAPACCIO recently worked with a major healthcare facility in Boston to design, oversee the installation, commission, and assist with the initial testing and start-up of a new mercury removal system for one of their clinical and research buildings. The Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment System (IWPS) consisted of initial pH neutralization, equalization, particulate filtration, granular activated carbon adsorption, and final pH adjustment. Read More
ENVIRONMENTAL, ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING SERVICES
CAPACCIO provides this client, a major Boston hospital and its corresponding satellite facilities, with environmental engineering and consulting services on an as-needed and as-requested basis. These services include, but are not limited to, wastewater treatment, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) regulatory and permitting assistance, miscellaneous environmental licensing and permitting issues, and other applicable environmental requirements. Read More
UST THIRD PARTY INSPECTION
CAPACCIO conducted third-party inspection services of underground storage tanks at a major area healthcare facility. CAPACCIO obtained a list of required records including records of tank installation and maintenance; records of monitoring equipment repairs, calibration, and maintenance; records of tank testing and calibration; operation and maintenance manuals for tank monitoring equipment; copies of local, state and federal permits for tank installation and operation; standard operating procedures for tank repairs, maintenance, and emergency conditions; records of any prior releases related to each tank. Read More
CAPACCIO has made the following presentations related to this industry. If you would like a PDF copy of any of these presentations, please contact us.
- NEWEA - Mercury-An Old Problem with New Implications (2014) By Bill Potochniak, PE (CAPACCIO) and David Foye, PE (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
- WEF - Mercury - Wastewater treatment options for a capricious element (2007) By Wayne Bates, PhD, PE
- For a listing of all recent presentations - click here.
CAPACCIO professionals regularly participate and frequently present on the latest industry topics at national and local industry meetings.
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