UT Center for Industrial Services EHS Services

Lean and Green Assessment

UT CIS has experienced teams who apply lean analyses to manufacturing operations and identify potential environmental cost-saving opportunities: reduction in use of toxic and/or hazardous materials, reduction in raw materials, reduction in water use, energy conservation, and reduction of solid and hazardous waste generation. We will provide you with the data and assistance to help you complete the Annual Reporting of Hazardous Waste Activities.

Air Emissions Inventory Development

If you are a manufacturer that wants to construct a new facility, modify an existing facility, put in a new process or install new equipment, you may need an air permit. We help you develop a good air emissions inventory, understanding important Title V rules and help you complete fire air quality permits.

This service is an in-plant offering to our industry customers when we don't provide a training program open to all customers.

OSHA Compliance Audits & Assistance

UT CIS will review your OSHA-required written and training programs and conduct a “mock” OSHA audit/walk around of your facility. A written report will detail the findings as well as the pertinent OSHA standard citations for any hazards or violations found during the walk around and programs review. The audits and assistance are confidential.

Accident investigation

Too many people assume accidents “just happen.” Many are preventable and one way to attain a safer workplace is to conduct effective accident (and near-miss) investigations. As an OSHA Training Institute Education Center, we offer the OSHA # 7505, Introduction to Incident Investigation. This course is conducted on-site and we can use the processes taught to review your accidents and near-misses.

Developing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

To prevent oil discharges in navigable waters, your facility may need an SPCC. The plan is required for industrial, commercial, agricultural or public facilities that use, store, drill for, produce, gather, refine or consume oil or oil products. Whether you have transformers or drummed oil on-site, contact us for help in developing an SPCC plan.

ISO 45001 Audits

UT CIS has a BSI-certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor ready to assist you as you progress through the process of meeting the ISO 45001 standard requirements. Whether you are just beginning that journey, or have an established and functioning safety and health management system, we can provide auditing and consultation services to help you move forward. We can also assist with your internal training needs.

ISO 14000/EMS Development

The ISO 14001 environmental management standard is a mandated requirement in the automotive sector if you are a Tier I supplier and has become a significant barrier for new suppliers interested in working with Tier I suppliers or attempting to become one themselves. UT CIS provides EMS training, implementation, auditing, and preparation for registration. The training includes excellent reference materials to help personnel understand EMS elements, the benefits, and the steps necessary to create a successful and compliant system.

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Audits

If it rains on any of your industrial activities, you may need a stormwater permit. There are many industrial sectors with specific requirements. We can help you develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPP), help you audit and update your SWPP, help you file permits and provide training on-site.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Reduction Assessments

Sometimes solid or hazardous waste can be recycled and recovered, and sometimes it must be disposed of in an environmentally conscious manner. Regardless, waste can be viewed as a detractor to the bottom line profitability of an Your organization must not only pay the going rate for a materials they bought and did not use in the product but also pay for its disposal as this waste. UT CIS can help you identify where your waste is and how you can proactively work to eliminate it.

Email us today at cis@tennessee.edu to learn more about any of these services and how they could benefit your organization.

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