An Emerging Family of Contaminants:  PFASs

PFASs are a family of complex compounds primarily consisting of perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).  PFASs have very useful properties and therefore were included in many products in the past. PFASs have often been used to make materials stain-resistant, waterproof, and/or nonstick.  When added to fire-fighting foam, these chemicals are very effective at […]

EHS Compliance: A Big Picture Perspective

At the Maine Water Environment Association (MEWEA) fall conference, Sandra Perry presented “EHS Compliance: A Big Picture Perspective” focusing on environmental health and safety compliance from an industrial point of view. Sandy is Director of EHS Services at St.Germain Collins and has had experience as a municipal wastewater operator, a physical/chemical wastewater systems operator/supervisor, a […]

2017 Industrial Emission Control Technology Conference and Workshop

This week Mike Rioux, CHMM is attending the 2017 Industrial Emission Control Technology Conference and Workshop in Portland, Maine. The focus of this educational event is to:  + Review emission regulations and the applicability of emission controls and alternatives for industrial boilers; + Learn what technology advancements might be possible or required to improve energy efficiency, […]

New look, vision and values

Twenty-five years ago this firm was established with just one employee!  To reflect how St.Germain Collins has grown since 1992, we are transitioning to a new logo. You’ll start seeing the new look on reports, engineering plans and online soon. To honor our start and with a view to the future, we created these Vision and […]

Preventable Hearing Loss

Hearing loss due to high noise levels is irreversible. It cannot be corrected, even with surgery or hearing aids, but it is preventable. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) restricts your ability to hear high frequency sounds, communicate and understand speech, and may contribute to workplace accidents due to reduced ability to hear emergency sounds or warnings. […]