U.S. Compliance Corporation

US Compliance Corp EHS Expertise and Diversity Makes the Difference for Small Manufacturing Firms


Excelsior, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2015 -- U.S. Compliance Corp advisors have such diverse backgrounds and bring different perspectives to handling issues. Some advisors learned safety and health in the classroom and others learned it out in the field at previous jobs. Part of our job is to visit a variety of industries, so we get extensive exposure on the job as well. During monthly staff meetings, we talk about current events and upcoming deadlines. We are also provided with resources or training materials on communicating those changes to our clients.

Ellen Nesbitt, M.S. is the Environmental, Health, & Safety Advisor for U.S. Compliance Corp, based in the Illinois office. Nesbitt provides quality EHS services at various customers in Nevada, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and locally in Chicago. Nesbitt is responsible for developing site-specific training within various industrial settings and has been instrumental in developing environmental, health, and safety programs for numerous manufacturing firms.

Nesbitt recently shared that one of the top compliance challenges is getting everyone's buy-in to safety. Employees that have worked at the same job for several years may not be open to change or do not want to see the hazards that exist in the workplace. Several "mom and pop" business owners are not interested safety because they think it slows down productivity.

Smaller firms are challenged by learning how to use new technologies. There are new apps and devices coming out (such as headphones that claim to offer the same protection as ear plugs, using an iPhone app to measure sound levels); this may or may not be conductive to compliance.

A third-challenge, noted Nesbitt, is staying on top of changing regulations, such as the recent changes to the Hazard Communication standard and NFPA 70E.

Privately held manufacturing firms must attain and sustain environmental, health, and safety compliance. Manufacturers rely heavily on employees to make the business productive and profitable. Lost workdays due to sickness or injury quickly diminish profits; employees want to know manufacturers care about their health and safety. U.S. Compliance Corp helps manufacturers avoid non-compliance lawsuits and fines by partnering and creating a customized program, practical to implement, easy to follow, and preventing workers' comp claims or costly citations.

Manufacturers with $25M-$250M in annual revenue have the same requirements to keep up with the latest government regulations. U.S. Compliance Corp has over 25 years of experience keeping more than 1,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada compliant with OSHA and environmental laws. Manufacturers must keep innovating, making better and dynamic products, while U.S. Compliance Corp keeps track of the changing regulations. Outsourcing this vital function to experts ensures manufacturers stay on top of the requirements and provide implementation and documentation of safety and compliance programs.

About U.S. Compliance Corp
U.S. Compliance Corp (http://www.uscompliance.com/smartcompliance) offers Compliance Fundamentals services providing valuable, on-going compliance support for OSHA and/or Environmental regulations. Highly qualified specialists work at clients' manufacturing facilities and lead employees in interactive compliance trainings. On-site employee trainings are scheduled to evaluate manufacturing plant sites and complete the necessary OSHA and environmental reports.

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