Marina Fuel: Tips to Comply with the Clean Marina Program

Marina Fuel: Tips to Comply with the Clean Marina Program - The State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Marina Program puts forth requirements for compliance of certain rules that keep the state’s marinas clean, particularly those serving the Atlantic coastline, the Delaware River and Bay, freshwater lakes, tidal mudflats and deep ocean waters. The DEP developed this statewide Clean Marina Program to protect important habitat areas catering to a variety of species including algae, plankton, shellfish and finfish. The program encourages marina owners, yacht clubs, boatyards and boaters to do their part to prevent negative impacts on water quality, sensitive habitats and living resources that are located close to marinas. Here are some helpful tips to help you comply with the regulations as a responsible marina: Understand the benefits of becoming a Clean Marina: First, educate yourself on how you can benefit from this initiative such as generate new sources of revenue, reduce costs associated with waste disposal, and attract customers that follow good boating practices. Free guidance and technical assistance are available through site visits and at informational workshops. Distribute relevant information to your tenants and boaters at your facility: Show them these helpful Clean Boating [...]

By |2018-04-19T09:26:13+00:00April 19th, 2018|Marine Fueling, Safe Fueling|Comments Off on Marina Fuel: Tips to Comply with the Clean Marina Program

Safe Work Practices for Fueling Equipment

Safe Work Practices for Fueling Equipment - Here at Taylor Oil, we’re all about safety. We continually train our technicians on safe work practices for fueling equipment to keep our employees, clients and machinery safe. Due to the highly combustible nature of fuel, it’s imperative that every safety precaution is taken when fueling equipment on site. Our goal with this blog is to prevent personal injury or property damage as part of the process of fueling equipment. Potential Safety Hazards Not surprisingly, there are many potential safety hazards that can arise during this process. Those safety hazards can include but are not limited to: Fire Explosion Spills Slips Falls Environmental Concerns In addition to potential hazards, there are many environmental concerns that arise as well. Spills are the #1 environmental concern in regards to fueling equipment. During storage, transport and the actual act of fueling, oil and other fuel products can be spilled onto the land or in waterways, resulting in a threat to human health and environmental quality, according to the EPA. That’s why every effort must be made to prevent such spills and, if they do occur, to clean them up immediately and effectively. In addition, the [...]

By |2018-08-01T15:24:54+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Safe Fueling|Comments Off on Safe Work Practices for Fueling Equipment