When it comes to environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance regulations in light of COVID-19 shelter-at-home practices, there are more questions than answers right now.
- Will regulatory compliance deadlines be extended?
- Will grace periods be issued?
- Will work related to compliance reporting be considered “essential”?
- What special allowances are being made by the regulatory agencies?
EnSafe is monitoring federal, state and local regulatory agencies to provide answers to our clients.
In the meantime, now is a good time to identify those EHS tasks most often pushed to the back burner that can reap long-term benefits.
If you’re looking for opportunities to proactively enhance your current and future EHS compliance management system, consider developing or improving your EHS compliance calendar.
Why using a Compliance Calendar will help you sleep better:
- Centralized Information. A Compliance Calendar puts all your company’s regulatory responsibilities and deadlines in one location, at the fingertips of everyone in the company.
- First-Class Compliance. A Compliance Calendar keeps you from having that “uh oh” moment when you realize a deadline upon you. With plan-ahead data in one place, your company moves from being reactive to being proactive when it comes to compliance regulations.
- Increased Workflow Efficiency. A Compliance Calendar spells out who is responsible, when they’re responsible, and what steps they should take to complete what they’re responsible for.
- Improved Accountability. A Compliance Calendar helps you monitor the status of compliance tasks across your company, so you know who needs helps and who can offer help.
EnSafe can create an EHS Compliance Calendar that identifies your organization’s applicable EHS compliance and management system activities. We use your current EHS legal register, corporate EHS standards and site-specific EHS procedures and work instructions to create a customized EHS Compliance Calendar that will help you stay on top of compliance regulations
We often rely on standardized training materials for regulatory training requirements. Many regulatory requirements expect site and hazard specific training. Some of these subjects include:
- Hazard Communication
- Personal Protective Equipment (including Respirators and Hearing Protection)
- Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention
- Waste Management (Hazardous and Universal)
- Emergency Response
- Lock Out / Tag Out
- Confined Space Entry
EnSafe can assist in making your EHS training packages more dynamic and focused to your facility-specific compliance and risk requirements.
Give us a call to help with tackling those back burner EHS tasks during this COVID-19 slowdown that will set your organization up for reap the long-term benefits.
EHS Tasks to Bring Off the Back Burner During COVID-19 Slow-Down
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