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Industrial EHS Services

From OSHA compliance and ensuring worker safety to helping you complete storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3), W&M is dedicated to matching the right services to complete your projects.
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Compliance Audits

Rapidly increasing environmental regulations are a challenge to all types of industrial facilities. The sheer number of detailed requirements makes it difficult to achieve compliance.

W&M can assist you with audits designed to meet EMS/ISO 14001 auditing requirements, corporate standards, and document non-compliance issues through the TCEQ/EPA audit privilege. W&M has experience conducting environmental compliance audits at a variety of industrial facilities.

Environmental Management Systems

An Environmental Management System (EMS) serves as a tool to improve environmental performance and provides a systematic way of managing a facility’s environmental affairs. An EMS is the aspect of the organization’s overall management structure that addresses immediate and long-term impacts of its products, services and processes on the environment. It also gives order and consistency for facilities to address environmental concerns through the allocation of resources, assignment of responsibility and ongoing evaluation of practices, procedures and processes.

W&M can assist you in:

  • Preparing an EMS or elements of an EMS
  • Designing and implementing improvement projects identified during the aspect/impact analysis
  • Conducting ISO 140001 required compliance audit
  • Conducting employee training
Hazardous Waste Management

W&M assists industries and local agencies in achieving compliance with hazardous waste requirements. Our services range from conducting environmental compliance audits to preparing complicated permits for all types of industries.

W&M has a highly qualified staff of engineers and scientists to address complex state and federal hazardous waste regulations, and to provide environmentally acceptable, cost effective solutions. Our consulting services include:

  • RCRA Compliance Audits
  • Hazardous waste management plans and procedures
  • Pollution Prevention Plans
  • RCRA Compliance Training
  • Closure Plans for Waste Management Units
  • Implementation of Closure Activities and Certifications
Pollution Prevention

Pollution prevention, waste minimization, sustainability, and going “green” are currently the buzz in environmental management – for good reason. By reducing waste, you maximize profits through cost reduction and in some cases, revenue generation. It is also good for the corporate reputation and employee morale.

In Texas, a Pollution Prevention Plan is required for Large Quantity Generators, Small Quantity Generators and/or Toxic Release Inventory Form R reporters per 30 TAC 335 Subchapter Q regulations.

W&M can:

  • Prepare a P2 Plan to meet Texas regulations
  • Assist in identification of pollution prevention and energy conservation strategies
  • Conduct employee training
Regulatory Applicability Screening

Regulatory Applicability Screening (RAS) is valuable service that provides our clients with a list of regulatory categories ranging from Air, Water Supply, Wastewater, Stormwater, Waste, and a variety of other environmental reports.  W&M regulatory experts provide the client with a report that outlines the gaps and potential corrective actions that could be undertaken to eliminate those gaps.

The RAS process begins with an information gathering meeting to understand the nature of the facility.  Then one of our environmental experts will conduct a walk-through of the facility to determine regulatory applicability and potential compliance gaps with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as well as state and local regulations in the areas of hazardous and non-hazardous waste generation; chemical storage; Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC); Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWP3); wastewater discharge; air emissions permitting; and water supply permitting. This comprehensive program includes a Site visit, interviews with Site personnel, and a review of readily-available Site records.  A final report of the findings and potential compliance gaps can be provided in a written format or an in-person presentation.

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Regulatory Reporting/Permitting

One key to achieving and maintaining compliance with regulations is completing and submitting required reports on-time. W&M Environmental can assist with regulatory reporting by preparing:

  • Annual Hazardous Waste Report
  • Pollution Prevention (P2) Annual Progress Report
  • Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms
  • Toxic Release Inventory (Form A & R)
  • Storm Water Benchmark Monitoring and Discharge Monitoring Reports
  • Wastewater discharge (POTW, NPDES, TPDES)
  • Local city reports, or
  • Internal company required reports

Permitting

Knowing the regulations under which you are subject is the first step toward compliance.  Often, environmental regulations require a permit for operating, generating/transporting/disposing of waste, or discharge of chemicals (air, water). Not only can W&M help you identify these regulations, but we can also assist with obtaining the necessary permits for your operations.

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Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC)

SPCC Plans are required for any bulk storage facilities that have an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons. W&M has licensed Professional Engineers (PE) and staff that can prepare SPCC plans, design engineering controls, and other Best Management Practices as required under 40 CFR 112.

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Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3)

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3) are designed to prevent violations of surface water quality, groundwater quality, and sediment management standards and prevent adverse impacts to receiving water by controlling peak rates and volumes of storm water runoff. SWP3s typically aim to implement and maintain best management practices (BMPs) that identify, reduce, eliminate, and/or prevent the discharge of storm water pollutants.

W&M can facilitate compliance with state and federal requirements for both industrial and construction operations by:

  • Preparing your SWP3
  • Identifying effective BMPs
  • Engineering design of structural controls such as drainage controls, storm water interceptors or treatment systems, erosion control, etc.
  • Conducting employee training
  • Performing routine inspections and monitoring
Confined Space Evaluations

A confined space is defined as any location that has limited openings for entry and egress, is not intended for continuous employee occupancy, and is so enclosed that natural ventilation may not reduce air contaminants to levels below the threshold limit value (TLV).  Entry into confined spaces without proper precautions could result in injury, impairment, or death due to:

  • An atmosphere that is flammable or explosive;
  • Lack of sufficient oxygen to support life;
  • Contact with or inhalation of toxic materials; or
  • General safety or work area hazards, such as steam or high pressure materials.

 

W&M Environmental has conducted surveys to identify confined spaces and evaluations to determine whether the confined spaces meet the criteria of a “permit required confined space” (PRCS).  The evaluation develops an inventory of locations and/or equipment that meet the definition of a permit-required confined space and documents the space-specific hazards and controls.  W&M has also developed PRCS entry procedures and conducted employee training for permit-required confined spaces as well.

Hazard Communication Program

The purpose of a Hazard Communication Program is to inform employees about hazardous substances in the workplace, potential harmful effects of these substances and appropriate control measures. Per OSHA, this program shall include container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets (MSDSs), and employee training (Section 1910.1200).

W&M Environmental’s staff of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) will assess any existing programs and assist your company in developing a customized program that complies with all regulations. Contact W&M today to help you with your Hazard Communication Program needs.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become an important occupational health and safety issue. In the past few decades, energy conservation measures have led to airtight building construction that can create problems with IAQ. Frequently the ventilation systems are set to minimize the amount of fresh air entering and circulating within the building. This restriction impacts indoor air by allowing a build-up of air contaminants within the building that are not properly removed.

W&M Environmental investigates, tests and recommends corrective action for IAQ problems such as mold, chemical contaminants such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, allergens, asbestos, lead and Building-Related Illness (BRI) or Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). IAQ problems typically arise from one or more of the following causes:

  • Indoor environment – inadequate temperature, humidity, lighting, excessive noise
  • Indoor air contaminants – chemicals, carbon dioxide build-up, dusts, molds or fungi, gases, vapors, odors
  • Insufficient outdoor air intake
Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities.  Health and safety hazards cover a wide range of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors.  An Industrial hygiene assessment may include monitoring of one or more of these stressors.  Such as air sampling of airborne chemicals or measuring the level of noise that employees are exposed to.  Before monitoring or evaluation of stressors occurs, the stressors must be recognized.  Once the stressor (condition that could lead to adverse health effects to workers) is recognized, or anticipated, then it can be evaluated, measured and eventually controlled or eliminated to reduce the impact of the hazard.

Noise Surveys and Hearing Protection

W&M Environmental Group Inc. has become a leading expert in noise monitoring and noise abatement at Oil & Gas drilling sites. Noise is becoming an increasingly important issue in permitting Oil & Gas wells within urban (high impact) areas.

Currently, W&M is conducting noise monitoring at a number of drill sites in the Barnett Shale of north Texas. More importantly, W&M has established an excellent track record of working with our clients and local engineers to obtain municipal approval of drill sites.

On-Site Health and Safety Management

W&M Environmental has a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) on staff to assist our clients with workplace monitoring needs and developing, implementing, improving and maintaining a comprehensive Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Program. A well planned and implemented safety program results in fewer incidents, lower workers compensation costs, increased worker productivity, and an increased level of compliance with applicable regulations.  W&M is able to provide regular on-site Safety and Health assistance to companies that do not have a dedicated safety professional or to companies on an as-needed basis for special projects.

Health & Safety Services

  • Development of Policies, Procedures and Programs
  • Assist in Incident Investigations
  • Job Hazards Analysis/Task Hazards Analysis
  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Provide Health and Safety Training
  • Management Systems Development and Implementation
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audits
  • Hazards and Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomic Evaluations (Office and Industrial)

 

Industrial Hygiene Services

  • Personal Noise Dosimetry or Area Noise Surveys
  • Personal and Area Air Contaminant Monitoring
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments (including Mold Assessments)
OSHA Compliance Surveys

W&M Environmental Group Inc. is experienced in conducting OSHA Compliance Surveys. Our staff are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP).

W&M will review your company’s overall safety program, including safety training, safety manuals, and records of injuries/illnesses. We will examine conditions in the workplace and review any OSHA citations and assist you in handling them.

Contact us today to receive advice, training, and education for your company on OSHA regulations.

Radiation Safety

W&M Environmental can provide services on an on-going or on a special project basis which includes temporary Radiation Safety Officer services, licensing assistance, and general Health Physics Consulting. The following areas describe typical zones of coverage that W&M can provide:

  • Compliance audit of Radiation Protection Program, including records review
  • Licensing and Regulations
  • Procedures and Operations Manual
  • Dose Assessments or Effluent Calculations
  • Continuing Education and employee training
  • “As Low As Reasonably Achievable” (ALARA) program development
  • Records Management
Respiratory Protection Programs

Per OSHA, an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, other diseases, or death.

Respiratory training is one of the most complex safety training topics for a company. OSHA requires companies have established and maintained an effective respiratory program, since different hazards require different respirators and employees are responsible for wearing the respirator and complying with the program. W&M Environmental’s Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are experienced in assessing and creating a custom-made Respiratory Protection Program that is compliant with all regulations. They are also equipped to train your staff and have them fully understand not only the elements of the program but also the purpose of the program itself.

W&M’s custom-made Respiratory Protection Program for your company includes the following:

  • OSHA Standard requirements
  • Why a respirator is needed
  • Hazard identification
  • Extent of exposures
  • Potential health effects
  • Selection of respirators
  • Respirator inspection
  • Donning procedure
  • Removal procedure
  • Fit Test and seal check
  • Proper wearing
  • Improper fit, usage, or maintenance effects
  • Limitations and capabilities of the respirator
  • Emergency situations
  • Proper cleaning, maintenance & storage
  • Symptoms & signs that may limit effective use

 

Contact W&M Environmental today to ensure your company has the proper Respiratory Protection Program in place.

Training and Compliance Program Development

W&M has conducted many customized training sessions for clients on a range of environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety topics.  For instance, we recently developed and presented a confined space training program to one of the major airlines.

We can also prepare the compliance piece of the program.  Recently, we prepared a corporate safety program for a mid-sized domestic oil company.  Below are a few of the training programs we offer.

  • Radiation Safety
  • Benzene Awareness
  • Cadmium Awareness
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Permit Required Confined Space
  • HAZCOM
  • Lockout Tagout
  • 8 hour HAZWOPER Refresher
  • 24 hour Hazardous Materials Specialist
  • 24 hour Hazardous Materials TSD
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Fall Protection
  • Overhead and Gantry Crane
  • Process Safety Management
  • Lead Awareness
  • Hexavalent Chromium Awareness
  • Electrical Safety

Contact us today for training and program development.

Ventilation System Evaluations

Evaluations of local exhaust ventilation systems, which are used for removing hazardous and nuisance contaminants from workplace air, are essential for ensuring that systems are performing in accordance with regulatory requirements and recommended criteria. W&M Environmental has Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) who have extensive experience performing quantitative and qualitative ventilation system evaluations and solutions. Our experience includes semiconductor systems, manufacturing facilities, abatement systems, hazardous installations, and radioactive materials.

Contact W&M Environmental today to ensure that your company’s ventilation system is fully compliant with all regulations and standards.

Worker Exposure Evaluations

W&M has conducted many customized training sessions for clients on a range of environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety topics.  For instance, we recently developed and presented a confined space training program to one of the major airlines.

We can also prepare the compliance piece of the program.  Recently, we prepared a corporate safety program for a mid-sized domestic oil company.

Contact us today for training and program development.

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