Our EHS Program



The SMA Service Approach
  1. Analyze Accidents & Losses
 
 
All injury reports, accident investigations and loss data from insurance carriers is reviewed to determine if there are identifiable loss trends. The results of these analyses are used to focus the safety inspection effort and also as a means to allow comparison of your accident record with similar companies and other industries. This will also provide a mechanism to measure the effectiveness of your loss control program over time.


 

  2. Evaluate Program
 
 
A programmatic evaluation is conducted to determine compliance with OSHA required recordkeeping, training and inspections. The structure of the safety organization is evaluated including all program documentation such as safety directives and minutes of safety meetings and interviews are conducted with management, staff and personnel with safety responsibilities. Compliance with mandated written procedures for lockout-tagout, confined space entry and hazard communication are also reviewed.
 
       
  3. Inspect Facilities and Operations
 
 
A physical safety survey of maintenance and office facilities is conducted and an audit of ground support operations performed to identify occupational hazards and other potentials for loss. The inspection report will provide a "snapshot" look at regulatory compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Our report details the extent, nature and location of each deficiency and provides recommended corrective actions. In addition, a cost estimate is included for each deficiency along with a Risk Assessment Code (RAC). The RAC is a numeric index assigned on the basis of the potential severity and probability of loss. The Risk Assessment Code allows corrective measures to be prioritized so that your effort and resources are directed to the most serious problems first.


 

  4. Survey Health & Industrial Hygiene Exposures
 
 
SMA conducts a level I survey of potential occupational health hazards such as exposure to noise, toxic materials hazardous wastes and airborne contaminants. A Level I survey identifies potential health hazard exposures and the need for more detailed industrial hygiene studies or laboratory analysis. SMA will evaluate your industrial health related compliance programs such as medical surveillance, personal protective equipment and environmental testing. Where practical, field measurements are taken to assess noise levels or detect the presence of airborne contaminants. If in-depth industrial hygiene studies are indicated, SMA will provide a separate proposal to take samples and arrange for laboratory analysis. All laboratory results will be reviewed by a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

5. Environmental Assessment

A pre-phase I enviromental assessment is conducted in conjunction with the facilities inspection and industrial hygiene survey. SMA notes potential environmental issues such as asbestos, lead, radon, volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, underground storage tanks (UST) and hazardous waste disposal. An evaluation of indoor air quality in all occupied areas is conducted for contaminants such as CO, CO2 and formaldehyde. The purpose of the Pre-Phase I survey is to identify areas of environmental concern that may pose potential future liability and need additional in-depth evaluations. If additional environmental studies are indicated, SMA will provide a separate proposal to assess compliance with Federal & State regulations or to perform Phase II testing.

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