Ross Environmental Services has long recognized and addressed the need for strong safety and compliance programs. This emphasis on safety and compliance extends beyond Ross Environmental to all of the suppliers that the company uses to store, treat and dispose of its customers’ waste streams.
Ross Environmental conducts safety and compliance audits of each of the suppliers in its technology network to ensure that they are meeting appropriate regulatory standards. In addition, Ross Environmental provides oversight to the safety, health and environmental programs implemented at Ross Incineration Services, Inc. (RIS) and Ross Transportation Services, Inc. (RTS).
Ross Incineration is regulated under several different programs that govern health and safety. The company complies with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The United States and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies conduct regular inspections of the RIS facility to be certain the company is operating in compliance with its permits and regulatory requirements.
The Ohio EPA has an on-site inspector who maintains an office at the facility and who has authority to be at the site at any time.
Ross Transportation complies with DOT, EPA and OSHA regulations governing safe transport of waste materials. The company has received the highest Federal Highway Administration safety rating and is fully insured, with excess liability limits, for the protection of customers. Ross Transportation’s professional drivers are trained in DOT, EPA and OSHA regulations and have logged millions of safe-driving miles. They attend quarterly driver training updates.
RTS also participates in OSHA’s Cooperative Compliance Program (CCP). As a part of OSHA’s CCP, the State of Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Division of Onsite Consultation conducts an annual comprehensive safety and health inspection of the facility.
Recently, Ross Transportation Services was re-certified under OSHA’s Safety, Health and Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHARP by OSHA is an achievement of status that singles a company out as a model for worksite safety and health.
Ross Transportation is one of only 24 companies in the State of Ohio that have received recognition under this very selective OSHA program.