EHS Program Development
Does your facility need an EHS program?
A well thought out EHS program is critical to building a best-in-class safety culture in any organization. Industrial/manufacturing operations must have comprehensive compliance programs in place to address the safety and health of their employees, along with safeguarding the environment. Without in-house expertise in the various requirements, many leaders struggle with creating, maintaining, and growing a compliance culture that sustains pace with the continuously changing regulations.
To begin, leaders must first understand that there are specific regulatory requirements in place that pertain to each area of their operations. A detailed EHS program identifies applicable hazards and risks and then creates or modifies existing procedures to mitigate those risks and ensure the facility maintains compliance with statutory requirements.
Members of Walden’s EHS advisory team are experts in applicable regulations and well-versed in creating EHS programs. They collectively have decades of experience to share with clients in creating and deploying such programs.
A typical EHS project lifecycle:
- Conduct a complete audit of an operation,
- Develop a list of applicable regulations,
- Create individual programs for each area of compliance requirement,
- Customize each program to site-specific requirements,
- Roll the program out to the employees through various training programs,
- Create an annual review process and,
- Either roll continued maintenance of the program to the facility or establish a maintenance contract where Walden can support on an ongoing basis.
We collaborate closely with our clients to understand organizational needs, goals, and priorities.
Examples of EHS programs might include:
- Record keeping and reporting
- Wastewater treatment
- Hazard communication
- Hazardous waste management
- Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs)
- Emergency preparedness
Our EHS programs are always customized to each facility, ensuring that operators implement processes and procedures designed to maximize output efficiently and safely.
But Walden does not stop there. Recognizing that the best EHS programs are flexible and constantly evolving, Walden works with organizations to provide repeated training for staff while ensuring that the EHS program addresses any changes to the operation or updates in the regulation. Our EHS team understands that to truly realize the benefits of a robust EHS program, organizations must constantly perform training and auditing of their process. This step is particularly important as it uses data to help organizations understand what is working and what may need to be modified for improved.
Managing risk is of paramount importance to any organization. But doing so can be challenging for organizations that lack the resources of some larger companies. Take the stress of EHS program management off your shoulders and leave it in the hands of professionals. If your organization could use help developing an EHS program, contact Walden’s EHS specialists today to discuss how our EHS advisory services can help you.