Looking after the world we live in is the responsibility of every individual and every company. At OHAUS we are committed to keeping our environmental impact to a minimum and ensuring the highest safety standards for our employees, our customers and our customers' customers alike.
Everyone is aware of the essential role that trees play in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere, but in addition the felling of trees and processing into paper produces high levels of greenhouse gases. To limit our environmental impact OHAUS provides as many electronic tools as possible to support our customers - such as this website. However we appreciate that having a printed document is sometimes necessary, so we print our brochures on "green" recycled paper.
In Europe we have set up a framework for the collection and disposal of our products when they finally reach the end of their long working life, thus limiting the environmental impact caused by landfill sites. This framework meets the requirements of the European WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive (2002/96/EC).
Instructions to both customers and recyclers/treatment facilities wishing to obtain disassembly information are provided by following the links below.
WEEE Compliance in Europe
Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and implementing regulations, when customers buy new electrical and electronic equipment from OHAUS they are entitled to:
- send old equipment for recycling on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis (this varies depending on the country)
- send the new equipment back for recycling when this ultimately becomes waste.
If you work in the food processing or service industries, the safety of your customers is paramount. This is why our food industry portfolio includes a number of products specifically designed to meet international food safety standards, including:
- Certification to NSF/ANSI 169-2005 Special Purpose Food Equipment and Devices,
- USDA/AMS Accepted to NSF/3-A 14159-1 Hygiene Requirements for the Design of Meat and Poultry Processing Equipment
- Meeting requirements for HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) conformity
OHAUS has long been relied on by educators to help children learn the principles of mass measurement. We therefore ensure that our education products destined for use by young children in the classroom comply with the regulations and requirements set forth by the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008. The CPSIA establishes consumer product safety standards for the protection of children 12 years of age or younger. The regulations of The Act include a general lead ban, ban on the use of phthalates as well as mandatory third party testing. Based on the test results provided by accredited third party testing laboratories, OHAUS has issued General Certification Conformity for its complete range of education products.