EHS Consulting

Helping You Put the Pieces Together
Puzzled over your Safety Program? An effective Safety Program serves to anticipate, identify, and eliminate conditions or practices that could result in work-related injuries and illnesses and should be specific to your work environment. If your Safety Program resembles a puzzle with a few missing pieces, you’re not alone. Since 1993, ETC has been helping companies just like yours not only navigate the world of regulatory compliance but also build (or rebuild!) Safety Programs. No matter where you are with your Safety Program, we have safety and environmental compliance services to get you started, help with your next step, or help you achieve all of your EHS goals.

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Management Commitment & Worker Participation

It takes two… To effectively implement change in the workplace, management must be committed to that change and workers must feel that their participation is valued. When it comes to your company’s safety program, lead by example and encourage worker participation throughout the program’s design and implementation. After all, it is at the worker’s level where safety actually occurs. Once everyone is on board, you’re ready to take the next step!

The following are services related to the components of an effective Safety Program:

job hazard analysis

Hazard Identification

Site Safety Audit
Hazard & Risk Assessment
Job Hazard Analysis
Compliance Audit

emergency response plan

Hazard Prevention & Control

Safety Manual Development
Emergency Response Plan Assessment/Development/Training
Emergency Response Guide

training needs assessment

Education & Training

Training Needs Assessment
Site-Specific Curriculum Development
Open Enrollment or Custom Training

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Program Evaluation & Improvement

Gap Analysis
Safety Management Services
Safety Manual Review

Areas of Focus

Your Safety Program should address site-specific hazards that pose health, safety and environmental risks and address standards from different regulatory agencies as appropriate. ETC’s safety professionals are dedicated industry experts, with years of real-world experience across overlapping industries making for strong collaboration, allowing ETC to provide customized, dynamic training and consulting services.

If your Safety Program is missing a piece or two, don’t hesitate to contact us. Whether you need OSHA, MSHA, DOT and/or EPA compliance assistance, we are prepared to solve your EHS challenges.

OSHAMSHA HAZWOPER DOTEPA

OSHA

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace. This involves identifying workplace hazards, reducing accidents, minimizing exposure to harmful situations and substances, keeping records, etc.

  • Have you identified the hazards at your workplace?
  • Are you aware of the training that’s required based on the tasks your employees perform?
  • Do your workers perform tasks that require respirators or other PPE?
  • When was the last time you reviewed and updated your safety program?

Our experts can efficiently assess your OSHA-related challenges and recommend an appropriate plan of action to help you achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

MSHA

Many mine operators from around the world, as well as their contractors, have contacted ETC for training and consulting services. We understand that mine safety comes with its own set of unique challenges:  fall hazards, dust hazards, confined spaces, heavy equipment with traffic considerations, heat problems, fatigue, excavation of unstable ground, indigenous wildlife and plant life, and the use and storage of large quantities of hazardous chemicals.

Whether it’s training a few employees in an open enrollment class, providing customized training at your site, or providing EHS consulting services, we are confident we have the infrastructure and expertise to truly enhance your MSHA compliance programs with cost-effective options.

HAZWOPER

OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard aims to prevent and minimize the possibility of worker injury and illness resulting from potential exposures to hazardous substances. The standard lists the types of operations it applies to, outlines the Health and Safety Program requirements, training requirements, and emergency response requirements.

OSHA’s HAZWOPER Fact Sheet

Are you confident that your program is compliant? Are your employees receiving the proper training? Are you prepared for an emergency? We can help! Our Safety Professionals can review your program, perform a site audit and identify any gaps that need to be addressed.

Hazmat Transportation – DOT / IATA

Up to 4 billion tons of hazardous materials are transported by highway, rail, air, and vessel every year in the United States alone. To transport these hazmat shipments through our communities safely, we depend on the knowledge, competencies, and regulatory compliance of everyone involved in the shipping process from start to finish.

Who Needs DOT / Hazmat Training?
Who Needs IATA Training?

In addition to initial and recurrent DOT and IATA training, our safety professionals can provide a third-party audit to review your DQ files or review/develop your site-specific Safety & Security Plan if required.

EPA (RCRA/Asbestos)

The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment from contaminants that can cause harm both in the short and long term. Regulations such as RCRA, TSCA, and CERCLA came about in the 1970s aimed at reducing hazardous waste problems for the United States of America.

RCRA regulations require the generator of the waste to be responsible for waste determination, generator status, handling of hazardous waste, and utilizing proper treatment, storage and/or disposal facilities. If you would like assistance with your company’s compliance, we can provide an auditing service and training for your staff to meet your specific needs.