DKK Safety provides services for both big and small projects for our clients. Our years of experience in the industry have provided us with in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements as well as practical learnings from regulatory inspections. We advocate an inspection readiness philosophy to our clients and advise placement of mitigation measures to prioritize safety, reduce risks, and ensure compliance.
Opening of New Laboratory
Opening of new laboratory facilities faces numerous regulatory hurdles on the path to operation and DKK Safety is experienced in aiding both startup companies and established companies with opening new facilities. Our experience in obtaining required permits, setting up and managing State Environmental Reporting System portal, establishing an EPA Identification, setting up hazardous waste management, and all other SHE aspects of laboratory set-up allows our clients to focus their time on their work.
Safety SOP Development
Safety related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are critical for ensuring employee safety and compliance. DKK Safety has extensive experience writing and reviewing SOPs such as Chemical Hygiene Plan, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Plans, Biosafety, Hazard Communication plans, Lockout Tagout, and Sustainability, among others. We can develop a program from scratch or provide assistance in revising a current SOP to comply with regulations and meet best industry practices.
On Demand Training Program
Onboarding and annual refresher trainings maintain a culture of workplace safety and regulatory compliance. DKK Safety has experience developing and delivering both in-person training programs and online Learning Management System (LMS) training programs. We specialize in customizing the training contents to your needs to enhance employee engagement and maintain safety compliance. During regulatory inspections, the training records are critical to demonstrate safety compliance. With online LMS training, we can show training data in real time.
Environmentally forward operations are only becoming more essential, and DKK Safety provides clients with the experience and knowledge to achieve their sustainability goals. We have successfully implemented multifaceted sustainability programs at sites of varying sizes. Sustainability focuses include driving laboratory sustainability programs such as My Green Lab certification to engage employees in reducing organizations' carbon footprint, optimizing temperature control unit operations to achieve maximum efficiency and lower energy usage and expanding site recycling infrastructure.
To ensure compliance with local and state regulatory bodies, DKK Safety has completed thorough chemical inventories for Multi-Site Biotech clients that provides the client the peace of mind of readiness for future Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) filings. Our
chemical inventory spreadsheet includes details such as location, chemical name, product ID, physical state, container size, total quantity, and HMBP threshold.
Source Reduction Plans
The State of California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) requires facilities that generate over 12,000 kilograms of hazardous waste per year to develop a Source Reduction Plan. DKK Safety has experience examining operations, materials, and work practices to identify and implement waste generation reduction strategies and develop a Source Reduction Plan to comply with the regulations in addition to improving operational sustainability.
Site decommissioning involves facility closure, equipment and instrument decommissioning, decontamination of laboratory areas, and county approval before and after the site closure. We are experienced in this process and have successfully handled several site closures for the clients. DKK Safety can handle tasks such as initiating closure paperwork with county inspectors, engaging employees during relocation, collaborating with vendors on equipment decontamination so your business can prioritize on more important projects.
Safety, Health, And Environment Events
Developing and sustaining a culture of safety and environmental responsibility is most effective when an entire workplace is involved. DKK Safety is experienced in planning and directing events bringing entire workplaces together to promote safety and environmental awareness. SHE Events held in the past include
World Environmental Day
National Safety Month
Emergency Preparedness Month
Earthquake Safety Awareness Month
International Freezer Challenge
International Freezer Challenge is a global competition among all the labs which use cold storage units. The Freezer Challenge revolves around management of temperature controlled units and the items within. Proper management of freezers and refrigerators improves unit efficiency helping your business save on energy costs and meet sustainability goals. This competition is free and runs annually from January – July.