PEI launches Safety Audit Program

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The Petroleum Equipment Institute has launched a new program aimed at helping companies provide a safe working environment for all employees. The Safety Program Audit, designed for distributor members of the association, is confidential and available to companies doing business in the United States.

Each audit reviews company health and safety philosophies, training programs and facilities, as well as written corporate safety policies, chemical inventory sheets and various forms required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Each audit will take about two weeks to complete, and distributors of all sizes are invited to participate.

“This program is a wonderful addition to the portfolio of services already offered by PEI,” says Robert Renkes, executive vice president. “We feel that many distributors, from the small companies without a written safety plan to the large companies with established safety programs, can benefit from this service.”

The Safety Program Audit is administered by PEI Business Advisory Group-member Art Sodermark, assisted by PEI staff. Sodermark is the training director and lead instructor for Clermont, Fla.-based Platinum Engineering & Safety Inc. and holds several training certifications, including Certified Environmental Trainer, Certified Mine Safety and Health Administration Instructor, and American Safety and Health Institute Certified Trainer.