Reduce Risk and Increase Employee Morale through Post-Acquisition Health and Safety Integration


By: Keith Green, CSP, CIH, and Shannon Barr

In this article, we explore how to achieve additional value in your portfolio company post-acquisition by improving the company’s Health & Safety (H&S) culture.

Why is it important to focus on H&S culture in your newly acquired portfolio company, or when integrating an add-on?

Not accounting for differences in workforce H&S culture can lead to declines in employee morale and collaboration efforts, potentially increasing H&S incidents.

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Achieve EH&S Best Practices and add More Value to your Portfolio Company’s Operations by Implementing an SPCC program


By: Mike Arozarena

To drive additional value in your portfolio company post-acquisition, it is important to identify areas to implement or enhance environmental, health and safety (EH&S) programs and best practices. In this article, we discuss the importance of developing an adequate Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (“SPCC”) plan to achieve EH&S best practices. Environmental regulatory requirements at most industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities that store oil necessitate the development of (SPCC) Plans to prevent the release of ...

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2017 Manufacturing M&A Update


By: Kaitlyn Templin

In this article we explore the state of M&A within the manufacturing industry and provide dealmakers with our environmental due diligence recommendations.

2016 was another strong year for M&A in the manufacturing industry, and dealmakers in the space remain optimistic this trend will continue throughout 2017. According to the S&P’s Global Intelligence US Middle Market Manufacturing M&A 2016 Report, while deal count was down slightly from 2015, deal value for the industry reached ...

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Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities: The Updated ASTM Standard E2173-16


By: Bruce Martin

Accounting and financial reporting standards require companies to estimate environmental liabilities as part of their normal accounting and reporting practices.  In 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) described the framework for financial statements, stressing the four “elements of financial statement”: recognition, measurement, presentations, and disclosure.  ASTM International has developed standard guides for estimating and disclosing environmental liabilities, and in 2016, an update was issued for the ASTM E2173-16: Standard Guide for Disclosure of ...

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Is Your Portfolio Company’s Safety Strategy Built on Rocks or Sand?

By: Monica Meyer

As the song goes – The wise man built his house upon the rock and the house on the rocks stood strong.  The foolish man built his house upon the sand and the house on the sand went SPLAT!

If business strategy is still an evolving concept with new paradigms and approaches established every year, safety strategy has an uphill climb to reach great levels of effectiveness. As EHS Support has been involved throughout all ...

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