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Manufacturing Environmental Health and Safety

ECOthink group provides a broad range of services to manufacturing facilities, in a wide range of SIC codes and NAICS codes, including environmental consulting, assistance with OSHA regulations and standards, compliance training, industrial hygienist services, safety and sustainability/green services.   All programs are site specific taking into consideration feasibility, efficiency, and productivity.

The OSHA standards for manufacturing, including those for asbestos, fall protection, cotton dust, machine guarding, benzene, lead and bloodborne pathogens have prevented numerous work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.  However, many preventable injuries and fatalities continue to occur.  Workers are still exposed to significant hazards and unsafe conditions in U.S. workplaces; each year more than 3.3 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.  Millions more are exposed to toxic chemicals that may cause illnesses years from now.

Top 10 – Most Accessed General Industry Standards (for general industry SIC codes and NAICS codes)

  1. Bloodborne Pathogens – 1910.1030
  2. Hazard Communication – 1910.1200
  3. Respiratory Protection – 1910.134
  4. Occupational Noise Exposure – 1910.95
  5. Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178
  6. Permit-required Confined Spaces – 1910.146
  7. Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147
  8. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response – 1910.120
  9. Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes – 1910.23
  10. Personal Protective Equipment – 1910.132

Besides the direct impact on individual workers, the negative consequences for America’s economy are extraordinary.  Work related injuries and illnesses cost American businesses more than $53 billion a year – over $1 billion a week – in workers’ compensation costs alone.  Indirect costs include lost productivity, employee training and replacement costs, and time for investigations following injuries can be immense. Workers and their families suffer great emotional and psychological costs, in addition to the loss of wages and the costs of caring for the injured, which further weakens the economy.

ECOthink Group environmental professionals, engineers, certified industrial hygienists (CIH) and certified safety professionals can assist your manufacturing operations with:

Environmental Compliance

  • Due diligence
  • Waste stream characterization and management
  • Permitting
  • Recycling
  • Training

Industrial Hygiene and Safety

  • Exposure and risk assessment
  • Air monitoring
  • Ventilation testing
  • Safety audits
  • Ergonomics and occupational health
  • Training

Sustainability:

  • Green business programs
  • Benchmarking
  • Energy and water effiency audits
  • LEED services
  • Energy star program
  • Training

Contact us today for a consultation regarding environmental consulting and/or OSHA regulations.

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