An integral part of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment is our Hazardous Material & Chemical Communication program. Throughout the lifecycle of a chemical or substance within our facilities, we provide a system to evaluate and communicate accurate identification, storage, handling and personal protective equipment necessary. This ensures we protect employees, the environment and other stakeholders at Plexus facilities from exposure to potentially harmful substances.
Foundational to this program is a prescribed method of assessing risk to understand what control measures are necessary. Chemicals used – from manufacturing to maintenance, design to packaging – must be approved before entering our facilities. We review substances in detail to ensure we can provide adequate measures to keep people safe. Additionally, we restrict the use of some materials that we believe pose an unreasonable risk to our employees or the environment.
Materials that are approved for use are assigned a unique tracking number in an effort to reduce the volume of chemicals and chemical packaging on-site, aid in accurate assessments of potential impacts and emissions and provide a mechanism for timely identification of environmental aspects and occupational health risks. We are committed to maintaining a continuous focus to ensure that our facilities are safe for our valued employees and our environment.