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Greater Europe EHS Regulatory Challenges

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This presentation includes information from a European EHS audit findings from 2015-2018 on low-risk facilities. It includes information on general requirements, safety and health non-compliance, emergency preparedness, and other EHS concerns in Europe.

This was presented at the EHSxTech 2018 Paris meeting.

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Greater Europe EHS Regulatory Challenges

  1. 1. Greater Europe EHS Regulatory Challenges Audit Findings from 2015-2018
  2. 2. Regulatory Compliance in Greater Europe EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 Compilation of 2015-2018 audit findings from Greater Europe: 2 Low-Risk Facilities (offices, retail, non-manufacturing) 91Audits 1160Findings
  3. 3. Findings per Audit EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 3 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Sites/Audits Average number of findings per audit
  4. 4. Greater Europe Finding Frequency EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 4 Chemical Safety/ Dangerous Substances Environmental 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% General Requirements General Safety and Health Emergency Preparedness Machinery& Equipment IndustrialHygiene &Occupational Health
  5. 5. Top Findings: General Requirements EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 5 EHS Organizational Structure An H&S Committee has not been formed Risk Assessment Risk assessments are not conducted Visitor and Contractor Safety Visitors and Contractors do not receive site-specific EHS information EHS Organizational Structure Risk Assessment Training DocumentControl Housekeeping Legal Requirements Reporting and Record Keeping Self- Inspection 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Visitor/Contractor Safety EmployeeEngagement /Awareness
  6. 6. Top Findings: Safety and Health EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 6 Ergonomics The work environment is not compliant with ergonomic principles. Employee Welfare Counsellors are not provided. Psychosocial aspects are not assessed. Work at Elevated Heights/Fall Protection Indoor Air Quality Noise Visitor/Contractor Safety Building Security Manual and Materials Handling Hot Work Data Protection 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Ergonomics Walking/Working Surfaces InjuryandIllness Reporting EmployeeWelfare LoneWorker
  7. 7. Top Findings: Emergency Preparedness EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 7 SpillPrevention andProtection Fire Prevention and Protection: Fire extinguishers and prevention equipment are unavailable or not easily accessible. Prevention, Disaster and Recovery Plans Emergency plans do not exist or are not clearly communicated. Evacuation/Life Safety Escape routes are not clearly marked. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Fire Prevention and Protection Prevention, Disaster and Recovery Plans Evacuation/Life Safety
  8. 8. Top Findings: Machinery & Equipment EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 8 Electrical Electrical equipment is not properly secured. Electrical wiring issues. Hand and Portable Tools Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is not conducted. Tanks 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Electrical GeneralMachinery& Equipment Hand and Portable Tools PPE FleetSafety
  9. 9. Top Findings: Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 9 Medical Management/ First Aid First Aid Kits include out-of-date or improper supplies. Asbestos Site has not been surveyed for asbestos or cannot provide documentation. Legionella Risk Legionella risk assessments are not undertaken or documented. Control of Hazardous Energy Exposure Assessment 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Medical Management/First Aid Asbestos LegionellaRisk
  10. 10. Environmental Risks and Considerations EHSxTech Workshop – April 2018 10Antea USA, Inc. Waste Management • Proper sorting of all waste streams • Proper management and disposal of hazardous waste and e-wastes Water Management • Compliance with wastewater management requirements • Water quality monitoring Air Emissions • Management of refrigerants

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