While the world may be divided up into many different countries, each with their own unique set of conflicts/issues, one concept is universally accepted: we all share this one planet Earth and we all have responsibility to help take care of it. Each year this fact is recognized with the global celebration of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated on April 22. On this day, from the corporate level down to the individual level, events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The goal of the day is to bring global attention to the critical nature of protecting our planet and to foster unity in addressing this issue.
At Tella Tool, we support Earth Day and are committed to continuous improvement in our policies relative to environmental protection. We are compliant to the standard ISO 14001-2004 and registered with Smithers Quality Systems. ISO 14001-2004 is a family of standards pertaining to environmental management that help companies conserve vital resources and prevent pollution. By becoming compliant to these standards, we are able to reduce operating costs via improved efficiency and waste reduction, improve the health and safety conditions for our employees, and reduce the risk of environmental liabilities. These practices help us to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem, as it pertains to environmental pollution.
To maintain the focus of continually improving on our environmental policy, we have developed and implemented an annual training plan for our plants. This assures that new employees, as well as long-term employees, are all up to date on company expectations. We also utilize the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) which sets the criteria for the classification of health, physical, and environmental hazards, as well as clarifying what information should be included in safety data sheets and on the labels of hazardous chemicals. Additionally, we offer “Bloodborne Pathogens Training” to our employees to be certain they receive information related to bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control exposure in the workplace, vaccinations and medical evaluation information and post exposure follow-up procedures. Future Tella Tool environmental plans include investing in the purchase of a compactor to reduce the size of the waste material we produce. All current and future initiatives ultimately contribute to putting into action our commitment to the environment.
Taking a firm stance on environmental issues is something we take seriously here at Tella Tool. As a leading job shop with state-of-the-art capabilities, we believe in being at the forefront of the effort to promote environmental protection. By setting and adhering to high standards for ourselves, we hope to set an example for other companies…..because it will take the efforts of all companies and all individuals to tackle the responsibility of caring for our great planet, Earth. To learn more about our manufacturing capabilities and/or our environmental policy, please contact us here.