Harris Obtains ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Registrations

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Harris Obtains ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Registrations

Jul 24, 2007 2:30 PM

Cincinnati - Jul 24, 2007 - Harris has added ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 registrations to its ISO 9001 registration at its broadcast communications facilities in Quincy, IL. The registrations were awarded to the company's manufacturing center for Harris' global line of analog and digital radio and television broadcast transmission systems.

Harris has already achieved substantial reductions in the use and disposal of hazardous chemicals, as well as significant energy and water use savings across the company. And, its worker safety programs continue to reduce the rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. The company's focus on the environment was recently recognized with its 4th Illinois Governors Pollution Prevention Award since 1993. The award recognizes the quality and continued improvement of the pollution prevention and waste reduction programs at the Quincy facility.

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. Registration to the standard assures purchasers that ISO 14001-registered companies have a strong framework in place to responsibly address pollution concerns and all environmental impacts, and to comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. Registration means that a company has a system in place to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents and ensure legislative compliance.

Harris has also focused on complying with emerging RoHS regulations in Europe and other parts of the world that require manufacturers to declare and take responsibility for the contents of its manufactured products.