ESOH Regulations Impact Your Business Operations

JENSEN HUGHES has built a reputation on its ability to review, analyze, and forecast changes to international, federal, state, and local environmental safety and occupational health (ESOH) statutes and regulations affecting client business operations.  Our engineers focus on determining the applicability of current and future mandates to our client’s facilities and operations, identifying impacts to cost and continuity of operations, and developing solution sets to mitigate these impacts.  We recommend engaging in the rulemaking process at the earliest stages to ensure that regulators make well-informed decisions and that our clients have as much time as possible to prepare for potential changes to their operations.

Major Federal Laws and RegulationsPicture_Section 3-Services_Sustainability and Pollution Prevention_Regulatory Analysis

JENSEN HUGHES engineers have substantial expertise dealing with ESOH laws and regulations at the federal level, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), and Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).  We support our clients in responding to data requests from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), preparing formal comments on proposed rules, identifying optimal compliance strategies, and forecasting how regulations may change in the future.

State and Local RegulationsPicture_Section 2-Services_Sustainability and Pollution Prevention_Regulatory Analysis

Our engineers have broad experience analyzing ESOH regulations at the state and local levels.  ESOH regulations vary widely based on the physical location of the facilities and operations.  For example, the state of California has enacted rules that differ significantly from federal regulations on cosmetics and other consumer products, solvent degreasers, and numerous other types of operations.  Such rules apply directly to those entities conducting business in the state, but their impacts can be felt nationwide as other states and localities insert the same or similar language into their own regulations.  JENSEN HUGHES can help determine how these state and local rules apply to you and identify the next steps to be taken.

International Treaties and Regulations

Picture_Section 1-Services_Sustainability and Pollution Prevention_Regulatory AnalysisJENSEN HUGHES has been integral in developing and monitoring international treaties related to environmental protection, in particular those regarding ozone depletion and global warming, such as the Montreal Protocol.  Our staff has chaired committees, led working groups, and authored technical reports for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Program, among other international bodies.  In addition, we have extensive experience in analyzing the impacts of international regulations on U.S. operations, including REACH, RoHS and WEEE.

Contact Us Today:

Contact us today using our online form or by contacting one of our many regional branches.  For specific questions regarding JENSEN HUGHES’ sustainability and pollution prevention services, please contact:

Patrick Taylor,
410-737-8677  x412