Health & safety is at the forefront of everything a company does. They are essential principles to minimize employee risk and streamline implementation – ensuring everybody goes home in the same condition they came to work in. Understanding OSHA regulations is crucial to maintaining compliance and keeping employees safe. Therefore, companies often hire occupational health & safety, compliance experts.
Audits of health and safety programs are performed to assess a company’s written protocol, work practices, record keeping, employee behavior, work environments, and process safety management. Assessments can be tailored to either a comprehensive review of an entire operation or a detailed investigation of a specific area of concern. Once the audit is complete, a report is generated identifying root causes, establishing a schedule for compliance, and can include assistance with ongoing training. Items considered for a safe and health-minded work environment include, but are not limited to:
- Hazardous Management,
- Confined Space Entry,
- Process Safety Management (PSM),
- Combustible Dust,
- Electrical Safety,
- Working at Heights/Fall Protection,
- Hearing Protection,
- Personal Protective Equipment,
- Bloodborne Pathogens,
- Machine Guarding and Injury Recordkeeping.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in the more common areas like bio and renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, biomaterials, biochemicals, and biotechnologies. But, they also have expertise in a wide variety of specialty services like OSHA matters, environmental compliance, expert witness testimony, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, feasibility studies, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, insurance, due diligence, risk management, benchmarking, intellectual property, HAZOP, financial modeling, competitor analysis, and assistance with RIN and Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) matters. These firms should also be able to assist with other things like Aspen plus, logistics, bioreactor design, municipal solid waste remediation, syngas, and bio-based product development, carbon credits, climate change analysis, environmental permitting, equipment sales, experimental validations, grant writing, IP strategy, life cycle analysis (LCA), plant operations, plant sales, and auctions, and risk analysis (FMEA).
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s premier bioeconomy consulting group, with over 150 highly qualified experts serving in all these areas. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. We specialize in putting together full-service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact for larger projects. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.