posted on 01.18.11

This publication is one that every heat treat plant and Quality Manager should have completed on their operations at least every 24 months if not annually. With the emphasis on government agencies to increase fines within audits due to falling tax revenues, it is imperative MTI members ensure their plants meet the minimum safety and environmental standards of the 22 regulations affecting heat treat plants.

It is also a good “best practice” to have this self audit checklist completed for viewing by a Nadcap, ISO or any other auditing firm who audits your plant to demonstrate you have a culture of safety and consistent evaluation of your plant.

This 85 page document covers 74 different areas impacted by the 22 regulations affecting your plant.

This publication ensures you cover each regulation and scope of an audit. If you would like to order your copy at the special member price of $69 ($109 for Non-Members), contact MTI today at 904-249-0448 or

The 22 Regulations Affecting Your Heat Treat Plant

  • EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste
  • EPA’s SARA Title III – Hazardous Chemicals
  • EPA’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program
  • EPA’s Clean Water Act (CWA) – Wastewater
  • EPA’s Clean Air Act (CAA) – Air Pollution
  • EPA’s Clean Air Act – Accident Prevention Program
  • EPA’s Stormwater Discharge Regulations
  • EPA’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) – Oil Storage
  • EPA’s Used Oil Management Regulations
  • EPA’s Toxic Substance and Control Act (TSCA) – Asbestos and PCB’s
  • OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS- Right-To-Know)
  • OSHA’s In-Plant Air Quality Standards
  • OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Regulations
  • OSHA’s Confined Space Entry Regulations
  • OSHA’s HAZWOPER Regulations
  • OSHA’s Lab Safety Plan
  • OSHA’s Respirator Maintenance Program
  • OSHA’s Process Safety Management Regulations
  • OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • OSHA Emergency Response Plan
  • OSHA General Safety Regulations
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)

The scope of your self-inspections should include at least the following:

  • Processing, Receiving, Shipping and Storage
  • Building and Grounds Conditions.
  • Housekeeping Program
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Machinery
  • Personnel
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Chemicals
  • Fire Prevention
  • Maintenance
  • Personal Protective Equipment