Certified Environmental Management, Ltd. has extensive experience with a wide variety of industries. Some of the industries that we work extensively with include:
In large and complex industries like aerospace, Industrial Hygiene is rarely given as much importance as it deserves. Workers must be protected from a multitude of potential hazards including exposure to fumes from fuel, welding, and paint.
CEM understands the complex nature of the aerospace industry and we have extensive experience working with not only individual plants, but also nation-wide and world-wide operations. CEM assists those involved in the aerospace industry by ensuring that workers are not over-exposed to toxic fumes. In a industry that changes so rapidly, CEM can work with existing Industrial Hygiene programs, or work to build a new program if one does not exist, to minimize risks, lowering costs, and maximizing productivity.
CEM often provides 24/7 response services to clients, including documentation to differentiate between pre-existing and loss-related conditions. From initial investigation through final inspection and ongoing training, CEM provides complete microbial management services. CEM can prepare complete technical specifications and work plans for clean-up, manage the contractor bid process, manage and monitor the work in progress, and verify completion to established specifications.
For example, CEM performed microbial air and bulk sampling at a aerospace company after occupants reported visible fungal growth on interior surfaces and described symptoms suggestive of allergic or respiratory disease. CEM’s survey showed the presence of fungi in the perimeter walls, ceiling tiles, settled dust, and porous insulation in air handling units. CEM prepared specifications for the remediation of contaminated areas and conducted onsite monitoring, project oversight, and documentation during the remediation. CEM’s services allowed the affected facility to back back up and running ahead of schedule, with multi-million dollar cost savings over the scope of remediation projects.
Although exposure to toxic chemicals is not often thought of as a significant hazard within the food manufacturing industry, hazardous chemicals are seemingly ubiquitous and are even found in this industry. CEM understands the potential sources of hazardous chemical exposures and assists clients in recognizing, monitoring, and controlling potential overexposures. CEM also can help minimize other risks in the food industry, including explosive or nuisance dust, biological hazards, and endotoxins. CEM can work with existing Industrial Hygiene programs, or work to build a new program if one does not exist, to minimize risks, lowering costs, and maximizing productivity.
CEM has experience and expertise to help manage the multitude of occupational hazards associated with grain elevators, including nuisance or explosive dust, endotoxins, and pesticides/herbicides. CEM evaluates potential hazards, establishes a comprehensive monitoring where necessary, ensures compliance with Industrial Hygiene regulations, and develops strategies to mitigate risks using personal protective equipment, engineering, and non-engineering controls.
Whether in anticipation of future legal or civil action, response to current litigation, or as standard business practice, many companies engage legal counsel in their Industrial Hygiene programs. Attorneys often must have access to accurate and reliable Industrial Hygiene data in order to support or refute legal claims.
CEM has the expertise and the services that are needed to gain the edge in legal action or litigation. We are well-acquainted with the high pressures, high levels of scrutiny, and the high sensitivity associated with litigation. All of CEM’s services are done in light of potential litigation in the future. All Industrial Hygiene monitoring is well-documented and the validity of all samples and analyses are ensured every step along the way in order to ensure that should litigation or legal action develop, our clients will have the specific and well-documented data they need so they can show historical compliance with Industrial Hygiene standards.
Of all the industries that CEM works with, the largest number of associated risks are often found in maintenance departments. Maintenance workers who routinely use cleaning products, paint, or weld, are exposed to a multitude of hazardous substances. Though each individual product used may not seem to be a high risk, when coupled with all the other products used in a maintenance department, the potential for over-exposure can be very high.
CEM assists clients by taking an inventory of products used in maintenance departments and evaluating the entire inventory together to find all areas of high risk. With a comprehensive Hazard Assessment, CEM can specify where risks are so they can be monitored and controlled.
Manufacturing is probably the first industry associated with Industrial Hygiene. Workers in manufacturing industries routinely work with hazardous materials and the potential for over-exposure is high. CEM assists those involved with manufacturing by evaluating potential hazards, establishing a comprehensive monitoring program for hazards that have the highest associated risks, ensuring compliance with Industrial Hygiene regulations, and developing strategies to control over-exposure using personal protective equipment, engineering, and non-engineering controls.
CEM has extensive experience working with the petroleum industry, including refineries, pipelines, wells, storage tanks, etc. The physical hazards and risks of chemical overexposure in petroleum industries is high, and CEM delivers accurate and comprehensive services in order to serve this demanding industry. CEM partners with its customers to evaluate and monitor chemical hazards (e.g., Benzene or Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)), assess potential physical hazards (e.g., fall, explosion, arc flash, or equipment risks), recommend personal protective equipment (PPE), trace sources of occupational illness among workers, manage EHS data, and plan emergency response (e.g., using radius of exposure calculations for possible leak scenarios).
The real estate industry and market is increasingly dynamic. The speed and scope of transactions make effective environmental services more critical than ever for well-informed decisions. Investors must take the steps necessary to mitigate future exposure, and property owners and managers face ongoing environmental issues. Whether indoors or underground, proactive management of environmental issues throughout a property’s life cycle can add considerable value to a real estate investment.
CEM partners with real estate clients to understand the industries they work in, the communities they live in, and the agencies they must answer to. From acquisition and development, to operation, demolition and sale, we help you manage environmental risks throughout the real estate life cycle. We have the experience to understand the concerns of all stakeholders and the expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions that effectively address them. Certified Environmental Management, Ltd. is your turnkey real estate environmental solutions partner. We stake our reputation on it.