CAL/VPP RECOGNITION FOR A PRIVATE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CLIENT
A private client with an annual manufacturing capacity of over 9.1 billion pounds of petrochemicals and high-density polyethylene pipe approached us with a need to improve industrial hygiene and safety performance in order to pursue California Voluntary Protection Program recognition through the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health.
Our team of certified Industrial Hygienists reviewed all existing documentation, including past assessments, sampling records, and written plans. On-site employee interviews were held, as were process observations so we could offer recommendations for improvement. During this initial phase, we regularly met with the client to track progress and flag high priority items. We also performed a noise survey and industrial hygiene sampling for various physical and chemical hazards, making the necessary improvements, as well as engineering and administrative controls to protect workers.. The final outcome was improved worker safety and environment, with the ability to apply for Cal/VPP recognition within a year’s time.