Frequently Asked Questions

What are Pollution Prevention Practices?

Pollution Prevention Practices provide guidance on how to prevent the release of toxic and hazardous pollutants into the environment.

Why do I need Pollution Prevention Practices?

Distributing Pollution Prevention Practices provides the opportunity to promote pollution prevention and increase safety awareness among employees. Pollution Prevention Practices also provide direction for minimizing risks, improving E-Mod rating, substituting products for more environmentally safe ones. This may lead to reduced costs due to environmental incidents, less waste generation as well as fewer health and safety risks to employees.

What is the cost of Pollution Prevention Practices?

The cost is $750 to purchase Pollution Prevention Practices from Environmental Risk Professionals.

Must Pollution Prevention Practices be purchased from Environmental Risk Professionals to become a Certified Environmentally Responsible Contractor (CERC)?

Yes, in order to be considered for the Certified Environmentally Responsible Contractor (CERC) Certification, one must receive Pollution Prevention Practices from Environmental Risk Professionals. Pollution Prevention Practices are available to anyone interested in mitigating their environmental risks, but CERC is only available to contractors with qualifying pollution coverage in place. CERC is a contractor certification program exclusively provided by Environmental Risk Professionals.

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Do I need Pollution Prevention Practices if I have a health and safety plan?

Pollution Prevention Practices address environmental risks which are not normally addressed in health and safety plans. Under optimal circumstances, a contractor would have access to both.

How were the Pollution Prevention Practices written and what is the background of the person(s) who wrote them?

Pollution Prevention Practices were developed based on generally accepted best practices in the environmental field. They were written by an environmental professional with over 20 years of experience as an environmental consultant. Extensive research, including a review of hundreds of pollution-related claims, along with real-world experiences were used to develop each Pollution Prevention Practice.