Pollution Prevention Practices were developed for businesses and contractors by Environmental Risk Professionals. They include information on specific environmental hazards and provide best practices on how to prevent the release of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the environment. These best practices are common environmental controls generally used and accepted by industry and may be seen in Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety programs, fire protection programs, insurance policy requirements, or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Pollution Prevention Practices were developed for businesses and contractors by Environmental Risk Professionals. They include information on specific environmental hazards and provide best practices on how to prevent the release of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the environment. These best practices are common environmental controls generally used and accepted by industry and may be seen in Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety programs, fire protection programs, insurance policy requirements, or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Distributing Pollution Prevention Practices provides a training opportunity to promote pollution prevention and increase safety awareness among employees. Pollution Prevention Practices may also do the following:

  • Minimize the risk for a spill or release of hazardous materials
  • Substitute current products for more environmentally safe ones
  • Reduce waste generation through recycling/reuse
  • Mitigate health and safety risks to employees
  • Improve E-Mod rating to lower Workman Compensation insurance costs
  • Lower long term costs through operational changes

Distributing Pollution Prevention Practices provides a training opportunity to promote pollution prevention and increase safety awareness among employees. Pollution Prevention Practices may also do the following:

  • Minimize the risk for a spill or release of hazardous materials
  • Substitute current products for more environmentally safe ones
  • Improve E-Mod rating to lower Workman Compensation insurance costs
  • Reduce long term costs through operational changes
  • Reduce waste generation through recycling/reuse
  • Reduce health and safety risks to employees

Typical environmental exposures that are covered by Pollution Prevention Practices include:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos
  • Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Batteries
  • Chemical Application
  • Chemical Storage
  • Concrete Truck Washout
  • Demolition Debris
  • Crystalline Silica
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Fugitive Dust Control
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Illicit Abandonment
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Legionella
  • Medical Waste
  • Mold
  • Oil Water Separators
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s
  • Refrigerants
  • Responding to Spills
  • Scrap Metal Recycling
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Stockpile Management
  • Stormwater
  • Universal Waste

Contractors that have been trained on environmental risks are better long-term business partners. Contact Environmental Risk Professionals at 1-800-815-9468 or via email at info@envriskpros.com for more information.