When it comes to environmental health and safety for your company, it is vital that you understand and meet all required deadlines regulated by OSHA, your state, industry, etc. so as not to incur additional work or fines for your business. Do you understand and comply with all deadlines and regulations for your business? Many companies don’t unless they have a safety staff in place. If you don’t have a full-time safety staff, hiring an outside EHS Consultant can help benefit your business by ensuring you and your team are both minding and meeting the required deadlines for your industry throughout the year.
Here are three ways an EHS Consultant can help your business stay compliant with deadlines:
- Gives You A Point Person
Throughout the year, there is a myriad of benchmarks that need to be hit in order to comply with regulations. The regulatory reports themselves can be a job. Hazardous waste, Air Emissions Inventory and Infectious Waste are just some of the reports that need to be filed properly. An EHS Consultant can serve as a point person, someone with the responsibility of keeping up on the report schedule as well as any new regulations that are contained in each. They can serve as the person to go to for verification and assessment for each report.
- Establishes a Plan
A great way to protect yourself from any issues (including missing deadlines) is working to address potential issues before they happen. Having an EHS consultant can help develop a plan for meeting important deadlines, as well as to have a plan in place for any and all setbacks.
- Prior Experience
With new regulations in every industry on a pretty regular basis, it’s important to keep yourself informed not just of the current regulations, but also what is the best way to meet each one. EHS consultants have experience in dealing with and understanding new regulations specific to you and your industry and hitting certain regulatory deadlines.
Although deadlines for each industry vary, some of the important ones that may be coming up for your business on an annual basis may include:
- February 1st: post OSHA 300A form in the workplace
- March 1stEPCRA 311/312 Tier II report due
- March 1stHazardous Waste Report
- March 1stAir Emissions Inventory Report
- March 1stInfectious Waste Annual Report
- March 2ndannually OSHA 300A electronic submission
- July 1stEPCRA 313 TRI report
If you haven’t met the above reporting deadlines or have any questions about how we can help you meet these in the future (along with other deadlines specific to your business), we would love to speak with you. Contact EHS today for a free consultation.