Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Plans, and Training for First Responders

CSS has a long and successful history providing health and safety, field, and analytical support for federal environmental projects. We integrate our past experience with current best practices to standardize and update procedures, templates, and plans for emergency response operations. For EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division, we:

  • Reviewed the Department of Homeland Security’s Planning Framework for Chemical Incident Consequence Management and assisted with the development of a Fourth Generation Agents plan;
  • Assisted with the preparation of the “Small-scale disinfection of N95 respirators” SOP;
  • Assisted in the development of the Hazardous Chemical Response Personnel Decontamination Line SOP; and
  • Revised and merged the EPA Responder and EPA Laboratory DuoDote protocols.

We also develop and deliver training for EPA’s On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) to increase compliance with Agency procedures and protocols. For example, we:

  • Supported Bio 101 and Bio Response Training for OSCs at the OSC Academy;
  • Assist with preparation and teaching of Chem 101 presentation at the OSC Academy; and
  • Supported the Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) Training for OSCs.

Additional Projects

Supporting EPA’s Emergency Response Efforts following Hurricane Harvey

CSS staff served as lead technical advisors on a multi-agency environmental response team after Hurricane Harvey. 

ITC Tank Farm Fire Emergency Response

In response to a dangerous fire EPA ordered CSS’ senior field operations specialists to a facility near Houston where massive tanks stored highly flammable liquids to help manage emergency response activities.

Development support of NOAA/NOA OceanReports

CSS’s Team helped create the OceanReports web-based tool that assists in the analysis of coastal and marine resources for commerce, development, and conservation.

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Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

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Human Health Risk Assessment

We help advance the understanding of chemical effects on people and the environment.

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

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IT Services

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

We help our clients prepare for and protect the health and environment of communities after disasters and hazmat releases.

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