Environmental Compliance means a firm’s ability to implement various elements of a management system, and provide the tools necessary, such as employee training to produce good environmental performance.
An environmental compliance program starts with management’s commitment to the program, along with responsible employees, and an organizational structure that will establish and adhere to corporate policies. These corporate polices will be translated into procedures, directives and guidelines for rollout and implementation by employees.
Also, outside contractors and vendors who perform work for the company must also take positive steps to improve upon their own Environmental Compliance. An outside contractor who is hired to perform work by a company needs to also be sure their company is adhering to all the environmental laws, regulations, and other such standards on each and every job.
This can come into play for many environmental issues such as; working with lead-based paint, asbestos-containing materials, universal waste and hazardous materials just to name a few.
Being in compliance is something that an entire company should embrace and do together. After all, having a compliance program will help you comply with regulations with consistency and effectiveness. And having a compliance program will also help to avoid having a compliance-oriented program mandated by the EPA.
Now more than ever before there are agencies that are devoted to protecting both people and the environment. The EPA, HUD, and OSHA, along with various State and Local agencies are all on the watch for companies and contractors not in full Environmental Compliance.
Not being in full Environmental Compliance can not only significantly delay your project it can be costly for your company. Those who choose to push the envelope with the law and the agencies that set forth the regulations can see work stopped, have fines levied, and even face lawsuits and/or criminal prosecution.
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