Regulations and Permits… and How to Deal With Them Responsibly

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You might think you have all your environmental permits in good order at your facility. Fair enough. But I want you to think again.

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The Main Elements of a Strong EH&S Program, Including What’s Usually Missing 

The role of the facility manager has broadened over the years to encompass many responsibilities, including the facility’s physical structures and equipment, budgets and finances, training, compliance with laws and regulations (not to mention company policies, and employees).

 

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Three Magic Words Every Facility Manager Must Learn to Say

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Nobody likes to show weakness, especially in a corporation or business, least of all facility managers. As the guy or gal in charge, you’re “supposed” to know everything whenever executives or the staff on the production line come asking questions.

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Sustainability Is Important… But Focusing On It Too Much Can Cause Significant Issues

The big buzzword in environmental, health and safety (EH&S) these days is sustainability. Corporations love to tell the public how sustainable they are. Makes for great press and builds the brand. And public opinion is turning such that sustainability – “being green” – is something consumers are demanding more and more of companies.

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How to Re-Focus Your EH&S Strategy to Make It More Effective

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As a facility manager, it seems you have an ever-growing list of responsibilities, but never enough resources to account for everything you must do.

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The Top 10 EH&S Issues Facility Managers Face Today… and What to Do About Them 

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A facility manager has a lot on his or her plate when it comes to making sure that buildings and services at a facility provide those who work there what they need when it comes to the physical elements, budgeting, training, compliance, safety, and personnel.

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Case Study: Client Saves $7 Million Thanks to a Thorough Site Assessment

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I’ve been an environmental consultant for more than 30 years. Yet it still surprises me how many of my fellow consultants adopt a standard, by-the-numbers approach to conducting environmental assessments – which could result in major issues being missed or the wrong remedies recommended.

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The I.C.E. Protocol: An Easy Approach for Reducing Your Environmental Exposures and Liabilities

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The I.C.E. (Identify, Control and Eliminate) Protocol is an easy to follow approach for reducing your environmental exposures. With so much going on at your facility at any one time, these simple steps go a long way toward eliminating existing and potential liabilities.

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Four Steps to Achieving Compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations

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Step 4: Keep Moving Forward and Maintain Progress

At many of the talks I give at industry conferences, I often hear from facility and plant managers whose sites are not in compliance.

These managers want to play by the rules. But they don’t know where to start.

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Four Steps to Achieving Compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations

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Step 3: The Dreaded Regulations and How to Deal with Them

If you missed Step 1 or Step 2 of this series, use these links to read the articles. One of the biggest challenges for any facility or plant manager is to stay in compliance – and in the good graces of regulators. As your facility changes, the permits you have might need to be modified. Or, you might even need totally new permits. Not to mention, regulations are always changing.

But perhaps an even bigger challenge is to get in compliance in the first place.

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