Welcome to the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) pages of the STERIS Website. The HSE Team is proud to bring you important information for both your work and home environments. We believe the mark of an effective HSE Program is that our employees return home in the same condition in which they arrived at the beginning of their shift, and that they remain safe while they are at home as well. To that end, we provide information on this website and on our intranet site for our employees' review and action. Together with them, we want to make every day a safe day at work and at home. This website illustrates the effectiveness of the entire HSE Program, as evidenced by the fact that STERIS is the only company in Ohio that has attained both the STAR level, the highest level possible, in the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program and has earned the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Excellence Award.
STERIS Safety Excellence is a core value of STERIS. This is the strategy behind all Health, Safety & Environment initiatives. At STERIS, Safety Excellence is interwoven in all our activities via employees working together – efficiently and effectively – to reduce or eliminate incidents.
Truly engaged employees will ensure the continued success of our STERIS Safety Excellence Initiatives. Engaged employees believe that safety is a core value and understand what it takes to guarantee Safety Excellence. To make certain of this, STERIS is implementing the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program for locations within the United States; and for locations outside of the United States, STERIS is implementing the Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 and International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001. These preeminent safety and environmental management systems will provide continual improvement to an already strong safety culture, which in turn helps to ensure employee engagement and all of the benefits that safety guarantees.
STERIS is actively pursuing multiple Green Initiatives in support of its commitment to the Environment. Our product offerings incorporate sustainable design components in both material selection and energy consumption. One example of a long-standing recognition of environmental stewardship is the attainment of the prestigious Green Seal Certification for Kindest Kare® Foaming Handwash. Environmental Stewardship is an expectation and a basis upon which we conduct our day to day operations worldwide. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and to protecting the environment and communities in which we operate.
- Terry Davison
STERIS Chief Health, Safety and Environment Compliance Officer