EEI was founded in 1995, to support global operation in a streamlined process with global manpower for Environmental, Safety and Health Services. EEI is unique in its organization and management structure of subject matter experts (SME’s) that makes up our exclusive Global Network over 5 major continents. EEI pioneered this network structure of the flat world of today that consists of 2100 SME’s, an average of 15 years’ experience, in 700 locations domestically and internationally.
Such structure has ensured the success of our company’s growth that has served all our clients with the very best of the industry subject matter experts (SMEs). With a rigorous Quality Control (QC) program that is integrated with local manpower, EEI has established a wealth of knowledge and experience that far exceeds the norms in this industry. Our layer of Corporate QC Managers ensures that both domestic and international practices are well managed.
To date, EEI has provided services to 80 US Fortune 500 Companies requiring Global EHS Services and Regulatory Compliance Tools (EEI Protocols).
One of EEI specialty services includes Industrial Hygiene (IH) and Ergonomics.
The work is managed under an EEI QC program with supervision of US senior project manager (CIH and CSP) who have 20+ years of experience with US Fortune 500 companies. EEI has a tool – the Industrial Hygiene Suite (module) is part of an overall EHS third party partnering software solution that has passed all necessary specification requirements to ensure data integrity and security and is fully in compliance with industry best known Management practices.
The solution is referred as “EEI Data Centric Solution”. This is web-based IH database with easy access and report generation. EEI has also pre-qualified IH analytical laboratories with large volume pricing. The analytical data will feed into EEI Data Centric Solution.
The overall QC management of IH data resides with EEI, along with the QC verification and validation of documentation for legally defensible recordkeeping.
A strict QC Program is critical component of EEI services.
EEI management practice is geared for international service. You will have access to our best people worldwide who will be work under the direction of one dedicated single point of contact project manager. We recommend a transition phase approach. Initially, we recommend just the Project Manager (CIH/CSP) to do needs assessment and develop a strategy for implementation of comprehensive program.
The IH Project Manager will be supported by a field team made up of either the existing local field contractors or EEI field team, to make the transition easier.
EEI maintains a pool of field level Industrial Hygiene professionals in the lower labor rate countries; as India, Korea, China and Eastern European countries to provide support to higher labor rate countries; as Germany, Switzerland, France, UK and the Scandinavian Countries. The Industrial Hygiene project will be supervised by a senior US senior Project Manager (CIH/PE/CSP) for the critical QC oversight. The team offers consistent program support for your multinational operation.
All equipment for sampling, all analytical work, and field monitoring work will have a chain of custody, daily log, and proper calibration validation as part of the final report. Without the backup documentation, the final report will not be approved. The storage of reports, analytical data, and daily logs are stored in easily to find mode.
EEI Strategy with Important Advantages – 4
- Senior Project Manager CIH/CSP/PE from the US available as the Single Point of Contact for your worldwide facilities’ ESH program, on an as needed basis, to implement consistent program with corporate oversight. This person can transition and be dedicated to your program under the Staff Augmentation program if preferred.
- Field support and local expertise at lower prices for certain regions that apply.
- Web based data management and report generation tool.
- Statistical review and analysis of all data collected in the report, upon such request. This provides excellent legal defense.
Ergonomic Program Consultation
Part 1: At least 3 weeks before site visit
Preparation work will require review of 3 years of injury and illness data along with accident reports and costs. Client will also provide a contact person who will be able to answer any questions on the data.
Client will provide a map of site and indicate where different operations are performed.
Client will select an ergonomics team to work with consultant.
Part 2: Site Visit Week
Day 1 – Meet with team, review injury and illness data and prioritize areas to evaluate. Consultant will provide initial ergonomics training. Consultant and team will begin workplace evaluation.
Day 2 – Consultant and team will explore what systems are already in place to evaluate, control and manage workplace hazards. Team members will perform specific workplace evaluations independent from consultant.
Day 3 – Review of independent evaluations with entire team and consultant. Consultant and team will identify metrics to measure progress as well as processes such as purchasing guidelines that need to be implemented to ensure continued progress in reducing illness an injury rate. Workplace evaluations will continue with team and consultant working together.
Day 4 – Review workplace evaluations from previous day. Identify areas where employee training is necessary and meet with areas of the organization that are critical for implementation of corrective processes. Review policy and procedures to make sure they support identified interventions.
Day 5 – Conduct employee training. Summarize findings and make sure everyone understands roles and responsibilities to fully implement the identified changes.
Part 3: After site visit
Formal Report will be submitted within 1 week.
Consultant will be available to work with team members through e-mail and conferencing to improve environmental health and safety performance.
Team members will implement the program developed with consultant and can confer with the consultant on matters that need to be addressed.
Total of 5-7 days with 1 day for preparation, 3-5 days on site depending on facility size, and 1 day for final report submission. The daily rate $1,000/day for more than 5 sites is, but $1,200/day for single facility.
ERGONOMICS COURSE DESCRIPTION
- Ergonomics Program Development
This webinar puts ergonomics programs in the context of national and international performance standards including ISO 9000 and 14000, the quality and environmental consensus standards, and ANSI Z-10. , the American occupational health and safety management standard, among others. Participants will explore principles of workplace design, components of successful program, common barriers to program implementation, and how to get started. Those who are responsible for protecting employee health and safety, for maintaining sustainable operations, and for developing cooperation and communication among various groups within an organization will learn how ergonomics program development can further their goals.
- Ergonomics Cost Justification and Recordkeeping
This webinar explores the reasons why ergonomics is important to an organization including, increasing productivity and quality, reducing costs and complying with regulations. Different methodologies such as cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses, payback time and the changing value of money are discussed. Those who are responsible for doing more with less, improving employee wellness and morale, reducing absenteeism and turnover, addressing the costs of illness and injury, and improving the bottom line will sharpen old skills and develop new tools at this webinar.
Each of these webinars is designed and delivered over our EEI LIVE WEB in a 3 hour program, including question and discussion. EEI LIVE WEB is always synchronous and user friendly, enabling students to interact and view previous related Q/As.
Students are able to take the webinars sequentially or as standalone events, giving them flexibility in time and cost.
- Ergonomics Program Development
– Human Physiology and Psychology
– design Principles
History of Program Development
– General standards
– Existing ergonomics standards
Developing Your Own Program
- Ergonomics Cost Justification and Recordkeeping
– determining cost and benefit
– changing value of money
– integrating risk
– How do you measure success?
Developing your own bottom line