Many organizations either have no Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or the SOPs they have are so outdated they go unused. If your organization falls into either category and SOPs are not necessarily required, you may be unsure of exactly what they are and if they are needed?
An SOP is a set of step-by-step instructions compiled by an organization to help workers carry out complex routine operations, ensuring that services and products are delivered safely, efficiently and consistently every time. SOPs can also be used be to demonstrate regulatory compliance with the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), etc.
According to Jay Beckel, senior vice president of client services at ERI Solutions Inc., a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), each organization should have SOPs and there are many benefits to using them.
Ensuring safety and meeting all regulatory requirements can be very complex. Due to the fact that an effective SOP would deliver both of these benefits, it is wise to utilize an expert partner like ERI Solutions in your SOP creation or updating process.
ERI Solutions is uniquely positioned to ensure companies like yours are protected from unnecessary risks related to regulatory non-compliance, employee injury, liability and property damage. We work within a variety of industries and have clients throughout the United States with whom we have helped to execute custom risk control solutions, including SOPs.
Contact ERI Solutions directly at (316) 927-4290 to discuss how we can help your company develop effective SOPs.
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