Environmental, Health & Safety
As a global leader in our field, we take our responsibilities seriously. Fenner Precision is committed to serving and protecting our clients, employees, shareholders, suppliers, local communities and the planet.
Our Community Outreach Committee identifies local causes to benefit charities and local community programs, while our commitment to EHS focuses on the well-being of our employees and the conservation of the environment.
- Conduct our operations in a manner that protects the environment and the health and safety of our associates, our customers, and our neighbours.
- Comply with all environmental and safety laws, regulations, standards, and permits applicable to our products and operations and implement our own more stringent standards whenever deemed necessary.
- Establish and regularly review environmental and safety objectives and targets to promote continual improvements in our environmental and safety management systems.
Seek to prevent accidents, injuries, and illness by identifying and eliminating or minimizing unsafe conditions to the greatest extent feasible by applying “ergonomic principles” and “engineering controls”.
- Apply “pollution prevention” and “design for the environment” principles to cost-effectively reduce the environmental impacts of our manufacturing processes and of our products.
- Maintain our good neighbour status by providing to our communities relevant information and handling addressing concerns in a timely manner.
- Work in partnership with national and local governments and the public in the development of responsible and effective environmental and safety laws, regulations, and standards.
Corporate Social Responsibility
As a responsible corporation, Fenner Precision is passionate about providing the same high quality service to clients, employees and our wider community. To ensure the communities we operate in are well served, we have developed our own Community Outreach Committee.
We hold regular events and partner with a changing roster of organisations. Fenner Precision currently supports Toys for Tots and a number of other charities that are voted for by our associates. Recently, our Manheim charities have included Aaron’s Acres, Hospice, and Shreiber Pediatrics. The associates in our Committee actively seek out opportunities to contribute to worthy causes in our community, as well as ensure that our roster is kept relevant and up-to-date.
Environmental, Health & Safety
At Fenner Precision, we take responsibility for our workforce seriously. Our whole corporate approach is about promoting a company culture that is responsible and caring. We are committed to producing our products in workplaces that are both safe and environmentally responsible.
Our Fenner locations have a range of well-being policies that aim to assist, safeguard and benefit all our staff.
- Stress Policy
- Prescription Safety Glasses Procedure
- Smoking Policy
- Alcohol & Drugs Policy
- Pre-Employment Health Questionnaire
- Return to Work Interview
- Flexible Working Policy
- All our Lincoln employees have access to the services of our Occupational Health (OH) nurse. We also arrange assessments of all factory operatives and provide more regular check-ups for those with problem areas of health.
At our Manheim site, we offer free biometric screenings (medical examinations) and also offer flu shots. In addition, we do several wellness events during the year including ‘lunch and learns’. These are informal lunchtime learning workshops designed to help our team lean more about nutrition and stress reduction.
To help encourage well-being, we also run a few contests during the year, including the holiday “maintain don’t gain” contest, as well as provide activity trackers and free pedometers to further encourage an active and healthy team.
As with our Lincoln site, we have a range of employment policies to help our teams.
“Fenner Precision is committed to ensuring good relations and long-term partnerships with the communities in which we work and live. We recognize that our business activities could potentially have social and environmental consequences for those communities and always consider the impact of such activities in our decision making process. Through our community outreach committee, we partner with local charities to support our employees’ efforts in the communities.”
– DEB KORZONEHS MANAGER, MANHEIM
Environmental Policies and Regulations
As we are a global leader in our markets, Fenner Precision is committed to being fully environmentally responsible and an example to our contemporaries. Our aim is to provide a safe and healthy workplace by developing and implementing equipment and work methods that abate hazards. We operate in a way that protects the environment and one that integrates sustainability into all of our planning, decision-making and operations.
Our goal is to further increase energy efficiency while making a conscious effort to reduce our products’ overall environmental impact. Initiatives to achieve this include minimizing or eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals.
Fenner Precision conforms to the following regulations:
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Since July 2006, European Union (EU) Member States have to ensure that any new electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market does not contain any of the six banned substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), in quantities that exceed defined maximum concentration values.
REACH: Regulation (EC) no 1907/2006
The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals placed in the marketplace. This regulation was enacted to protect human health and the environment from risks associated from the use of certain chemicals. As an article supplier, Fenner Drives is obligated to inform its customers if its products contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in excess of 0.1% by weight.
California Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) (Prop 65) Proposition 65 is a California voter initiative passed in 1986 requiring the Governor to publish a list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. Updated quarterly, the list of “Prop 65 chemicals” currently contains over 700 chemical entries. The law states that a warning must be given for a listed chemical unless exposure is low enough to pose no significant risk of cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) have been developed for various products to convey information required by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and other regulatory bodies. Fenner Drives’ SDS are being updated to meet the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling. Regulatory information about a specific product is found in the SDS for that product.
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