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Reasons for Change
- To reduce risk exposure for employees.
- To reduce workers compensation, fire and liability insurance costs.
- To improve credit worthiness as a result of reduced risk of contaminated property concerns.
- To improve operational efficiency (reduce material costs).
- To improve product and work environment.
- To gain or maintain market advantage.
- To reduce or eliminate applicability of environmental regulations (reduce disposal costs and annual permit fees).
How to change
- Benchmark operations using compliance & pollution prevention checklists.
- Identify options/alternatives for action.
- Consider ramifications of not making a change, review future risk.
- Consider how recent changes in regulation apply to past activities that were at one time legal.
- Act on best alternative.
- Evaluate change and document measurable reductions. This may require a long-term evaluation/review.
- Obtain assistance from trade associations, peers, and environmental assistance organizations (State & University programs).