If you’re starting fresh designing an EHS program for your facility, or just ready to hit the reset button, the following eBook is an essential read.
Food and beverage manufacturing face some major challenges. They are heavily regulated by two federal agencies—the U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and many are also regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). From an operational perspective, they often have to operate with slim margins, heavy competition, and responding to ever-changing customer demands, including a recent trend toward sustainable and healthier food choices. Responses to these operational forces can then in turn trigger additional regulatory burdens, and companies in this industry must face a never-ending challenge of maintaining balance between all of the incoming directives they receive. Thus, food and beverage companies are increasingly adding new environmental priorities, including further reducing their environmental footprints and conserving natural resources.
Not only do these companies face external factors in the form of environmental regulatory scrutiny by agencies and increasing public awareness around sustainability matters, but there also is an equally strong trend in continuously improving worker safety both from a legislative perspective as well as being a good corporate citizen.
BBJ Group air quality professionals provide a full range of air-quality consulting services to both major and minor sources in a variety of industries. We assist with all aspects of air quality compliance, including application development, emission inventory preparation, and air dispersion modeling. Our team is well versed in local regulations as well as federal standards such as NSPS and NESHAPS. We work with clients to develop lasting air quality solutions from initial permit applications through long-term compliance assistance.
BBJ Group EHS compliance services are designed to reduce clients’ exposure to liability, including regulatory violations and fines. The EHS auditing, planning, and training process demonstrate a commitment to responsible corporate management, thereby enhancing relationships with communities, investors, and regulatory agencies.
A Client subleasing a bus terminal property received a state-issued notice of violation (NOV). To discharge the NOV, BBJ Group prepared a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and site-specific stormwater monitoring program in agreement with state guidance documents and regulations. Facility managers were trained to implement the program, showing them how to perform monitoring tests, document findings, report results, and keep records of all actions.
Facilities in any stage of development—design, commissioning, operation, decommissioning or demolition—may be subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation. BBJ Group can conduct an industrial hygiene survey at your facility to proactively assess the exposure of your workforce and evaluate OSHA compliance status.
ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. It is an independent non-governmental organization that develops and publishes International Standards that provide a framework to ensure that material, products, processes, and services are fit for their purposes.
State agencies often have jurisdiction supplementing federal authority for cleanup of contaminated groundwater, surface water soil, and other media. To meet state and local requirements, BBJ Group professionals have investigated and restored more than 1,000 contaminated sites in North America.
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 was the first major U.S. law to address water pollution. Increased public awareness and concern led to sweeping amendments in 1972, and the amended law is commonly known as the Clean Water Act (CWA). These amendments gave the U.S. EPA the authority to regulate discharges of pollutants to waters of the United States.