Clay Whitney


Smith Management Group is Growing

Clay Whitney

Smith Management Group, a respected and established EHS management firm based in Kentucky, is planning to meet growing client demand by adding Environmental Engineers/Compliance Specialists.  Our initial priority is to augment our Louisville team with subsequent opportunity in our Lexington office.  Candidates must demonstrate experience and proficiency in: Environmental Permitting (air, water, waste), Compliance Evaluation […]


DOT HazMat Proposed Rule

Clay Whitney

The US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a proposed rule  to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171 and 180) to be more consistent with international regulations and standards for hazardous material shipping names, hazard classes, packaging groups and air transport requirements, among other changes (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-07/pdf/2016-20580.pdf).  This will […]


Free ISO 14001:2015 Executive Overview

Clay Whitney

ISO 14001:2015  – BRIDGE THE GAP – Changes to the Environmental Management Systems  standard you need to know about. Your Registrar has told you that ISO 14001 was revised last September and future registrations will need to conform to the new standard. You are invited to a free SMG  executive overview of the changes on […]


SMG Invites You to an Executive Overview of ISO 14001:2015

Clay Whitney

ISO 14001:2015  – BRIDGE THE GAP – Changes to the Environmental Management Systems  standard you need to know about. Your Registrar has told you that ISO 14001 was revised last September and future registrations will need to conform to the new standard. You are invited to a free SMG  executive overview of the changes on […]


OSHA Amends Silica Standard for Employee Exposure

Clay Whitney

OSHA is amending their standard for employee exposure to respirable silica, effective June 23, 2016. There will be a new permissible exposure limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (50 μg/m3, roughly 50% of the previous general industry and 20% of the construction industry standard) as an 8-hour time-weighted […]


ISO Updates their Environmental Management Systems Standard ISO 14001:2015

Clay Whitney

ISO has published the updated version of their Environmental Management Systems standard ISO 14001:2015. Transition to the new standard will be required over the next three years. The new standard and available support materials can be found at the ISO Technical Committee 207, Subcommittee 1 web site https://committee.iso.org/sites/tc207sc1/home/projects/published/iso-14001—environmental-manage.html. A revised guidance document, ISO 14004 is […]


Whitney to Speak at Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals National Conference

Clay Whitney

Clayton Whitney has been invited to speak at the 2015 Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals conference on September 1. His presentation will address upcoming changes to the international standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use. A final revision is expected to be published mid-September 2015. Some of the key changes […]