How To Create A Culture of Safety and Training In Environmental Engineering

Environmental planning and response work involves exposure to dangerous environments and situations. Even the slightest misstep or oversight on a job site could result in a catastrophic event that sends people to the hospital—or worse. For these reasons, numerous safety requirements, standards, policies, and guidelines have been established by the industry and government agencies. However, they are only effective when companies establish strong safety training programs and prioritize a culture of safety.

How to establish an environmental and safety training program

At Pinnacle Engineering, safety is not a standard, it’s a necessity. It’s the foundation on which we do business and is reflected in the training our people undergo before even setting foot on a job site.

We have training programs and processes in place to ensure safety standards are met for employees in the office and out in the field. Programs are developed to meet applicable OSHA standards and requirements of our client’s including applicable industry standards. Pinnacle is enrolled in the ISNetⓇ and AvettaⓇ safety clearinghouse platforms used by several of our main clients. Our programs are reviewed and audited by those companies.

Requirements and regulations vary depending on the type of work being done. Having a comprehensive safety program in place is essential for any company, not only for employee safety but that of your clients and any subcontractors working on the site. At a very high level, here are some of our completed safety trainings, certifications and safety protocols we use:

  • PSM (Process Safety Management) Training
  • FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) Training
  • DOT (Department of Transportation) Training
  • NIMS (National Incident Management System)
  • PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)
  • OSHA Hazwoper Training
  • eRailSafe
  • Unified Command/Incident Command System (ICS) Training
  • Radiological Training
  • EPA Hazardous Materials Technician and Specialist Certifications
  • Rail Based Fire Training

Offering clients environmental safety through consulting and training services

Our service offerings include providing safety training support on job sites and ensuring all parties adhere to safety requirements. Also, we provide trainings to meet environmental regulatory or environmental permit requirements that also address worker and public safety. Examples of training include:

  • DOT/Hazardous Chemical/Material Transport
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental Awareness Training in Permitting and Operations
  • Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality Training (mold, chemicals, lower explosive levels (LELs)
  • Facility Response Plan (FRP, training and implementation)
  • And more!

Pinnacle Engineering is a leading environmental engineering and consulting company serving industrial and manufacturing businesses. We offer comprehensive environmental services, as well as training and support for your team. Contact us to discuss your service needs!