Government regulations can often be confusing. Members want to run safe and profitable businesses that respect government regulations, but this can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why your Association has found industry experts to assist you in complying with the many rules and regulations you face as a company.

OSHA

Regardless of the size of your business, OSHA rules and regulations can apply to you. You may believe you’re doing everything right and protecting the safety of your employees, but a small event can trigger an OSHA inspection. When that happens, will you be ready? Western Equipment Dealers Association can assist you with a mock-audit and safety training for your employees.

SAFETY DOCUMENTS

EPA

As the size of the average equipment dealership grows, the likelihood increases that dealers will have to contend with EPA regulations. Western Equipment Dealers Association recommends SES, Inc. to provide professional environmental services to members.

This arrangement represents the continuation of a mutually beneficial relationship between SES and WEDA. SES provides a staff of environmental professionals, each with years of experience in their areas of expertise. Their staff has worked extensively in the industrial, service areas and along the entire continuum of agricultural production. They are available to assist members with a complete line of environmental services.

Interested members may visit the SES website at http://www.ses-corp.com/ to learn more. To discuss how they can assist, please contact Frank Bryant at (800) 897-1163, or by email at fbryant@ses-corp.com. (SES’s emergency, 24-hour number is (913) 530-2989.) Be sure to mention the WEDA program when you call.

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Services Provided by SES Inc.

Environmental compliance, support, audits and mock inspections
We understand that you may not have the time to keep up to date on all the environmental regulations. Our staff can support you to ensure that you maintain compliance with these complex regulations. From used oil to universal waste, to spill plans, we can assist you in understanding and complying with the regulations.

Environmental audits enable you to identify potential areas of regulatory noncompliance. The audit will result in a list of findings with explanations regarding the regulatory requirements. The findings will be prioritized from the most significant (current non-compliance with a regulatory requirement) to least significant (best management practice). Our report will include a recommendation with each finding.

A mock inspection is similar to an audit. The difference is we will play the role of an EPA inspector and specifically identify potential violations of regulations. SES has several staff members with previous experience as EPA inspectors. This unique experience will be highly beneficial to you so you can learn how an inspection will be conducted and how to relate to regulators. You could look at a mock inspection as a valuable training opportunity.

Environmental plans

  • Storm water pollution prevention plans
  • Spill prevention and countermeasures plans (SPCC)

These are the two most common plans that WEDA members could need. We can visit your location and develop these plans as requested.

Waste reduction audits
Waste equals money lost. We can work with you to identify all waste streams and determine the best ways to reduce or eliminate the waste. Many facilities are now moving toward zero wastes disposed in landfills and saving money.

Environmental assessments for property transfers (Phase I and II)
Individuals that acquire property and have no knowledge of contamination at the time of purchase may be eligible for the “innocent landowner” (ILO) defense to Superfund liability if they conducted all appropriate inquiries prior to purchase and complied with other pre-and post-purchase requirements. Our environmental professionals can conduct Phase I and II environmental assessments to ensure that you understand the environmental liabilities of your acquisitions.

Environmental Investigation: soil, water, air
We are available to conduct complete investigations of environmental contamination including soil, sediment, surface water or groundwater. Our environmental professionals will conduct environmental investigations in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Remediation
Our staff is experienced in appropriate environmental remediation methods. If our remediation services are required we can work with you to determine the most cost-effective approaches to cleaning up the contamination.

Regulatory reviews and advice
Environmental rules and regulations change frequently. Our staff will assist you as environmental rules change and provide advice on how best to comply with new rules.

Training
Many environmental regulations require training. Our professional trainers can work with you to provide the best training available using methods proven to be effective for adult learners.