Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Programs
Each company has its own set of problems, issues, and challenges when confronted with meeting local, state and federal regulations. These EHS issues are ever changing with regulatory requirements becoming progressively more stringent.
The management of any facility requires a watchful eye to ensure regulations and procedures are followed and the intent of management is met. By conducting audits, companies can be assured that prescribed environmental and safety procedures are properly performed. It is an approach that makes good business sense. The lack of proper oversight can adversely impact not only local communities but also the health and well-being of employees. Regulatory fines, increased costs, a poor reputation, and low employee morale result.
Two factors remain central to EHS auditing today:
- Companies benefit from reviewing their operations for EHS shortcomings with regulatory standards.
A health and safety audit is an independent evaluation of your health & safety programs and facilities. Your programs and facilities are compared to recognized industry standards and evaluated using comprehensive protocols. An up-to-date program audit is mandatory.
- In many industries, demonstrating compliance with governmental regulations and national/international standards.
- The audit identifies program strengths as well as areas needing improvement. It may also recommend steps for the client to take in order to eliminate deficiencies and improve the program. An audit is frequently the first step in developing an effective health and safety program.
- Audits are a critical feature of an effective health and safety program, ensuring regular monitoring and continuous improvement. In addition to precisely indicating areas in need of improvement, an audit has the positive benefit of singling out existing areas of quality performance. The audit process often enhances communication between workers, supervisors and managers and serves as proof of management’s commitment to worker health and workplace safety.
- The EHS regulatory system continues to grow and become more complex.
Safety Guidance Specialists-key staff members are s familiar with laws, regulations and permits and can provide you with a comprehensive audit.
This Service Includes:
- Site evaluation
- Review of EHS records
- Written report of findings and regulatory references
- Recommendations for compliance and improvement