Veolia Environnement Ve SA : Veolia Environmental Services Attains OHSAS 18001 Certification for On-Site Services at the Ohio State University
05/23/2012| 11:55am US/Eastern
Recognition Supports Ongoing Health and Safety Efforts and Achievements
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., the hazardous waste division of
Veolia Environmental Services North America, is pleased to announce that
its on-site services group at The Ohio State University has achieved
OHSAS 18001 certification.
OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety
management system that provides a framework to control health and safety
risks and improve the health and safety of employees. Veolia achieved
OHSAS 18001 certification following successful audits conducted by NSF
International Strategic Registrations. The audits included a detailed
review of the groups' written procedures, operational controls, leading
metrics and improvement initiatives, as well as in-depth employee
interviews and observations of their work practices.
"OHSAS 18001 Registration is tangible recognition of our commitment to
ensuring that our employees go home at night in the same condition in
which they started the day," said Darek Teeters, Ohio Valley Branch
General Manager for Veolia ES Technical Solutions. "It tells our
employees, customers and partners that we place a high value on safety.
We are obsessed with safety."
"Programs such as ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and the OSHA Voluntary
Protection Program (VPP) support our integrated quality, health, safety
and environmental management system to improve performance at all work
sites across the country," commented Bob Garner, Vice President
Compliance and Quality. "Our seven VPP sites, and now this on-site
service group, reflect our performance goals for the entire company."
Veolia's on-site services to the university include packaging,
transportation and disposal of chemicals and other hazardous materials
from university laboratories, research facilities and hospitals.
About Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Veolia
Environmental Services North America Corp., provides a complete range of
services for industrial and municipal customers needing to dispose of
hazardous and regulated waste. Veolia ES Technical Solutions has 45
sales, service and treatment and disposal facilities conveniently
located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Capabilities include labor
services on customers' sites, permitted and secure incineration, fuels
blending, recycling of solvents, lighting and electronic waste
recycling, and low-level radioactive and mixed waste solutions. The
company has 15 permitted Treatment Storage Disposal Facilities and 36
10-day in transit locations.
About Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.
Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is
the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and
industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and
industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The
company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America,
with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental
solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and
The Veolia Environmental Services group is the global benchmark for
waste management and resource recovery and the only global manager of
liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. From waste collection
to treatment, recovery and recycling, the company provides innovative,
efficient and sustainable waste solutions to municipal and industrial
clients. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris
Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services.
With employees in 77 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual
revenues of over $38 billion in 2011. Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolia.com
Veolia ES Technical Solutions
Jim Dykhuis, 630-218-1763
Denise Graham, 904-354-2600
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