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» ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) offer systematic approaches to dealing with the environmental compliance aspects of an installation. They employ continuous cycles of planning, budgeting, forecasting, implementing, reviewing, recording, and improving the actions that an organization takes to meet local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations. EMS provides a framework for managing all of an organization’s environmental responsibilities so they it can streamline their business processes for greater efficiency and execution of their overall operational activities.

Plateau, Inc. is guided by Executive Orders (EO) 13423 & 13514 with the architecture and design of our EMS software. To help our clients increase operational efficiency and reduce their environmental impact, we currently offer two EMS compliance-focused products:

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» HEALTH AND SAFETY

From the air we breathe to the places we work and live, our natural and human-made environment has an impact on our health and safety. Complex interactions between these environments can lead to a variety of diseases and cause other adverse health effects. Environmental professionals strive to improve public health by identifying, tracking, and addressing harmful environmental risk factors.

A key focus involving environmental health is prevention. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Department of Labor, was enacted by congress in 1970 to ensure that employers provide a safe work environment free from hazardous materials or unsanitary conditions. OSHA’s strategies include enforcement of regulations, outreach and training to employers, and partnerships through volunteer programs. Plateau, Inc. offers two products that aid employers to comply with OSHA standards and requirements:

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» ENERGY

The strength of our economy is directly tied more to energy efficiency and conservation than to other types of consumable energy sources. Focusing on reducing incremental costs and measuring the progress of energy savings, energy efficiency and conservation have the potential to support economic growth as well as advance environmental sustainability. The improvement of energy efficiency and conservation policies on a national, state, and local level can reduce pollution, create jobs, save consumers money, reduce prices,  and lower the volume at which the United States imports oil. These policies are also critical in the management of climate change, economic development, and job creation.

Plateau, Inc. offers a solution that focus on tracking energy consumption to help meet an organization’s needs and exceed their energy reduction goals.

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» SUSTAINABILITY

All things needed for survival depend on interactions with the natural environment. This concept emerged as a result from significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of rapid population growth, economic growth, and consumption of our natural resources. Sustainability creates and maintains conditions under which human and nature can co-exist by having water, materials, and necessary resources that protect both human health and the environment.

Policies, procedures, and guidelines for planning, evaluating, and managing sustainability programs have been instituted to help organizations not only control and reduce their adverse effects on the environment, but to prevent them as well.  Plateau, Inc. can help organizations manage their operations in a more systematic and sustainable way.

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» HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

Business activities that generate hazardous waste materials are regulated and required to follow specific procedures when generating, storing, transporting, and disposing of such materials. In addition, many states have specific instructions regarding the proper disposal procedure for hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Hazardous and nonhazardous waste can consist of liquids, solids, gasses, or sludge which is dangerous or may be potentially harmful to the health of humans or to the natural environment and they should never be discarded as regular trash. Cleaning fluids, pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes should always be handled with care. Protecting the environment can be accomplished by reusing, recycling, and the reclamation of hazardous wastes.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), laws passed by Congress in 1970 with the intent to protect the health of humans and the environment, regulate all aspects of hazardous waste. Subsequently, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted in 1976 by Congress to govern the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. Plateau, Inc. offers a highly customizable and scalable solution with an open-ended architecture that integrates easily with existing data points. This product is applicable for disaster and emergency response, military operations and planning, event management, command and control, and more.

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» PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, BUDGETING & EXECUTION

Requirements and resource management utilizes an organization’s resources to efficiently meet the requirements. This focus area includes financial requirements planning, programming, budgeting, and execution to support financial decisions. Plateau, Inc. offers tools that allow members to create and track projects from inception through the approval and funding allocation processes.

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»ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Environmental conservation is the act of preserving, safeguarding, or caring for the environment’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations. Today, our natural resources and cultural sites face a multitude of threats including uncontrolled agricultural and urban development, natural catastrophes, climate change, excessive tourism, and more.

Unsustainable production and consumption patterns are globally exerting unprecedented pressure on our natural resources. Roughly 25% of the earth’s land area is highly degraded, rivers and lakes drying up, and more than 30% of global fisheries are overfished. As a result, numerous species and other forms of biodiversity are vanishing at astonishing rates. Also, greenhouse gas emissions have increased dramatically over the past 25 years leading to substantial changes in the environment. Although many cultural resources have been discovered and protected, there are many that remain forgotten, undiscovered, or unprotected.

Irreplaceable resources such as cultural resources, buildings, structures with unique architecture, artifacts, battlefield entrenchments and prehistoric canals, and burial sites often yield unique information about past societies and environments. Also, they can help provide answers to modern day social and conservation problems.

Plateau, Inc. offers a multi-faceted conservation tool focused on preserving our natural and cultural resources.

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