Sunnyvale’s 7th Medical Waste Transfer Station Inspection!

On September 16, 2014 our Sunnyvale branch was inspected by the California Department of Public Health in relation to our Medical Waste Transfer Station Permit.  This is the 7th inspection conducted by the CDPH with 0 violations!

Jamie Shartzer (Operations Manager) and his team consisting of Dominique Triburzi, Fredy Vazquez, Mark Hartley, Marta Prada and Yadira Franco were well prepared and the inspector was impressed with the paperwork and condition of the facility.

This is exciting news as ACT is working closely with the CDPH to permit our new microwave disinfection unit (MDU) in our Escondido office.  The MDU is designed to shred and disinfect biomedical waste where the byproduct can be taken to a standard landfill.  Adding this treatment technology to our comprehensive waste management services will continue to help ACT grow and do much more than hazardous waste!

Thank you everyone for your hard work and for continuing to raise the bar!

ACT’s 2014 EMR just released!

ACT has once again proven we are one of the best in our industry! Our 2014 EMR rate was just released and for five years in a row our rate is below the national average of 1.0!

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What is an EMR? The Experience Modification Rate is a number that is used for several purposes. Most importantly, it is used by insurance carriers to determine past and future risks. The lower the EMR, the better the Workers’ Compensation premium. This number is determined by taking information from other similar companies like payroll, losses or claims (both severity and frequency), risk of the industry and much more based over a three year time frame.

At ACT, employee safety is our number one priority and we believe that safety training has real effects on reducing workplace injuries and preventing severe injuries. Our Branch and Operations Managers take training very seriously and ensure that all employees receive the required training initially and on a monthly basis. Each of our field employees receive approximately 16 hours of training on an annual basis; whereas most of our competitors only receive eight hours of annual training. Refer to the graph below to see how well each of our locations is doing!

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Go ACT Go!

ACT Los Angeles places 3rd in Best Places To Work!

Team ACT L.A. placed third in the medium sized businesses for Best Places to Work in Los Angeles!Best_Places_LA_2014 In their first time entering this survey ACT not only made the list but placed third overall.

General Manager, Dan Busbee, and Director of Operations, Pasquale Paduqno, are proud of the team they have put together in Los Angeles.

Dan Busbee, brought eight team members to the event to show how proud he is of his office. “We have a great environment in Los Angeles; from the drivers to our receptionists, we all pull together toward a common goal.”

Stephanie 10 Years with ACT!

Stephanie10YrsCongratulations Stephanie Alves! ACT would like to extend our best wishes to Stephanie on her 10th anniversary of service! Throughout the years ACT has enjoyed Stephanie’s dedication and enthusiasm for her job. Stephanie has significantly contributed to ACT’s success, particularly in the area of compliance where she has always completed the task at hand and been an example that others could follow. Stephanie started with ACT in 2004 as a CSR and quickly moved up working in sales and now with the consulting department and corporate compliance. To show our appreciation for your hard work, ACT would like to present you with a Rolex!  It’s been wonderful working with you Stephanie and your contribution and commitment to work is commendable! We wish you happiness and success now and always.

Get Ready for the California Industrial Stormwater General Permit!

As many of you have heard, after years of deliberation the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new stormwater “Industrial General Permit (IGP) on April 1, 2014. This new general permit will replace the current IGP effective July 1, 2015. Even though the effective date is almost a year away, the new IGP significantly expands the scope of the current IGP and also establishes a variety of new requirements and it’s not too soon to start preparing!
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ACT named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego for 2014!

san-diego-best-places-2104Advanced Chemical Transport was recently named as one of The Best Places To Work in San Diego. This is the 3rd time ACT has been named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places To Work list!

The list was designed to recognize the best employers and employees in The San Diego County. The list of 100 companies was divided into four categories small, Medium, Large and Mega sized companies, ACT made the list for medium sized.

Larry Moore was quoted as saying, “ how proud he is to have such an incredible team that all work together to make the entire company as well as this location one of the best.” Walter Singer, company Founder & President was also proud of his team and the entire ACT family!

Krista 10 Years with ACT!

Krista10YearAnniversaryThe ACT team would like to congratulate Krista Harsono for completing 10 years with us! It has been 10 wonderful years working with you, your commitment and contribution to ACT is commendable. In the past 10 years you have been promoted and helped ACT build one of the best Compliance Departments in the industry, which shows your dedication to your work and the company. It is because of your dedication, loyalty and hard work that ACT has stood ahead of its class in the Environmental Consulting Industry.

You have been an inspiration to all the team members, and we appreciate your selfless service for so many years. Your work has bought many laurels to the company, and it’s your hard work, which has given you and the company success on many projects. To show our appreciation, ACT and Walter H. Singer would like to present you with this small token of our esteem, a kirsta-10yrs-2Rolex watch!

Thank you Krista we appreciate all you have done and will do in the years to come!

Sincerely,
Walter Singer
Founder & President

Commitment To Excellence

Whether your needs are periodic or around the clock…ACT’s ON SITE TECH program has it covered. Working hand in hand with our client’s EH&S staff, ACT tailors a comprehensive program to meet their needs.

At Novartis, our on site tech team works extensively on rolling out new processes that will ensure a more universal, recognizable and practical standards for everyone involved. These collaborative efforts has not only streamlined services across the board, but has increased timeliness and efficiency as well.

For their Commitment To Excellence, ACT would like to extend a huge thank you to our Novartis On Site Tech Team.

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Cai Steffler, Ian Bailey, Jason Vroman, Trinidad Flores

ACT opens new branch in Phoenix AZ

Phoenix-AZOn March 1, 2014, ACT opened their newest facility, Located at 6216 South 75th Ave, Laveen AZ , 85339. The 80,000 sq ft. yard and 1,800 Sq ft. of office space, will allow ACT to better service the rapidly growing number of accounts in Arizona. Available equipment include , 20 and 40 cu yard bins, rocket launcher, tractor trailers, and box van.
We would like to thank Frank Sanchez for his efforts in establishing this location.

February 2014 CUPA Conference

CUPA-boothOn Feb 4, 5, and 6 Advanced Chemical Transport ( ACT) participated in the 2014 CAL CUPA Conference in Burlingame, CA. The conference was a great educational venue where regulators, from the City of Sunnyvale, Merced County and San Mateo County, vendors and generators intermingled and exchanged ideas.

ACT wants to thank April Casper from UCSC, Alan Leung from Genentech, and Mindy Glaze from Novartis for taking the time to visit our booth.