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HRP Associates Solve Your Regulatory Problems> Charleston Business Journal

National company with a local vocation able to navigate complex federal and state regulations

IIndustrial and manufacturing operations constantly navigate the ever-changing Byzantine landscape of environmental, health and safety regulations at the national and federal levels. This involves understanding and complying with the laws enforced by Alphabet Soup agencies, including the EPA, OSHA, and DHEC.

Consulting engineers at HRP Associates have opened an office in Charleston to help Lowcountry companies minimize environmental risks and meet their business goals.

A national firm that combines the science of the environment, health and safety with the art of relationships, HRP is focused on understanding the unique needs of its clients and working with regulators to determine where it could be. to have flexibility in the law.

Many industrial and manufacturing companies have some environmental, health and safety expertise in-house, but need the additional expertise of a multidisciplinary consulting firm with 10 offices across the United States. and HRP engineers work as a team to minimize business operations issues.

Proactive companies hire HRP before they break the law to audit their facilities for environmental, health and safety practices. With its in-depth understanding of regulations, HRP can assist in the implementation of plans and programs to bring facilities into compliance prior to inspections, minimizing findings and financial penalties, or significant capital expenditure to get into compliance. compliance after the fact.

HRP can also play a reactive role, as it did for an international Tier 1 automotive supplier that had established its first US site in South Carolina. He brought millions of dollars of equipment into Charleston Harbor and was told by HC’s Department of Health and Environmental Control that he did not have the permits to start operating. HRP rushed into action, pulling company resources from across the country and working its relationship with the agency to minimize paperwork and speed up approval. Their action kept equipment and personnel from being idle and saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

This illustrates the unique value of HRP Associates: it combines the broad scientific expertise of a national company with the relationships it has established on both sides of the regulatory landscape. This combination has started to gain importance as a new national administration and Congress begin to enact rules governing the use and disposal of chemicals and strengthen enforcement of existing laws.

HRP is large enough to offer expertise in the full spectrum of environmental, health and safety issues, with over 120 scientific and technical staff, but small enough to be agile, act quickly, and offer a business-focused approach. customer.

According to Shaun Malin, chief of staff and regional director, “we work with our clients to produce creative solutions”.

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