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Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)

Enviro-Stewards offers you compliance and beyond-compliance recommendations attractive returns on your investment.  Our unique approach can discover significant savings while analyzing compliance issues.

Our Approach

Enviro-Stewards deploys a multifaceted Pollution Prevention approach to reduce toxic usage concurrently with other resources (utilities, ingredients, hazardous waste, etc.).  You gain the advantage of attractive returns on investment (versus net expenditures that typically result from single-media reduction of a targeted toxic ingredient).

Access Incentives

  • Facilities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can secure co-funding for multimedia TUR assessments through the Toronto Region Sustainability Program (TRSP).
  • In support of Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act legislation, the province has commissioned a number of TUR demonstration assessments.  For example, Enviro-Stewards is presently completing TUR demonstration assessments at three electroplating facilities.
Baking Soda blasting replaced methylene chloride-based cleaning with a 5 month return on investment

Address Problem Drivers

  • In 2009 Ontario passed the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA), which requires facilities that report under the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) to prepare Pollution Prevention plans for designated toxic substances used during 2010.
  • Even in minute quantities, many toxic substances can cause significant environmental degradation.  For example, Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), which are common in many soaps, are endocrine disruptors that can cause fish to change sex (and hence inhibit reproduction).
  • Many toxic substances are carcinogenic, mutagenic, and/or immediately dangerous to life and health.  Therefore, reducing or eliminating the use of such toxics can drastically improve the work environment (see case study below).
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Toxics Reduction