Pollution Prevention (P2) Program


Our goal is to ensure that a business can yield an economic advantage while also protecting public health and the environment.

Making Alabama businesses as economically efficient as possible creates jobs and improves Alabama’s economy.

Spring 2021 Webinar Series

About the P2 Program

Partially funded by a grant from the U.S. EPA, the UA SafeState P2 Program assists businesses with technical assistance and training to find ways to reduce waste and save money. The assessments examine energy efficiency, water conservation, chemical use and waste reduction opportunities. ​

For participating businesses, UA SafeState is committed to conduct a FREE in-depth assessment of plant operations from a pollution control and prevention standpoint. UA SafeState will identify all reasonable cost savings measures to assist the overall operations.

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Who We Are

UA SafeState is part of the College of Continuing Studies at the University of Alabama, along with serving as the P2 Technical Assistance contact for the state of Alabama, UA SafeState also performs environmental and health and safety consultations, manages the OSHA training institute, and hosts training and conferences.

What We Do

Technical Assessments (onsite and virtual), Training, Collaboration

How We Do It

Our P2 technical assessment begins with a review of production and utility costs such as water use, electrical energy use, chemical use, wastewater treatment costs, and waste disposal costs. The records review is followed by a site visit and facility walk through (virtual assessments are an option).  A confidential recommendations report is provided to the participating business free of charge.


Michael Rasbury, Larry Overstreet, Ashley Chambers, Kevin Covington, Kalyn Tew

Benefits of Pollution Prevention

P2 approaches can result in increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources, while also lowering business costs.

Client Testimonials

“If you are looking for ways to improve your overall footprint, then The UA SafeState P2 program is the way to go.   UA SafeState was a tremendous resource for determining sustainable solutions in energy, water, and waste for the plant.  The team was easy to work with and provided great feedback to our plant team.”


Webinar / Training Videos






Fact Sheets / Handouts

An image highlighting Reasons to implement P2 at your facility: 1. Support facility goals, 2. Promote healthy communities, 3. enhance partnerships, 4. improve industry practices
Why implement P2 at your facility?


An image highlighting how How pollution prevention (p2) strategies can benefit operations. (8 reasons - ranging from high quality production to prioritizing customer and community health)
Ways P2 strategies benefit operations



Michael Rasbury, Associate Director