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Care for those who care for us. You can make a crucial difference.

April 10, 2020

 

COVID-19 Volunteer Team Helping the Medical Community with PPE Donations

 

The PPE Donation Directory is a comprehensive national directory of healthcare facilities in need of the personal protective equipment to help protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This is a volunteer project developed by TESSA’s President Kevin Callen and several companies in Virginia. TESSA’s experience in developing software to support national crisis response has informed and inspired their PPE Donations Directory Project.

The PPE Donation Directory relies on volunteers to search the Internet and add new Donation Centers.  You can lead the charge in your state by adding all locations in need of PPE.

If you know of a healthcare facility in need of PPE, let us know so we can add it to the PPE Donations Directory. Contact us at https://www.ppedonation.com/contact/ 

Visit the PPE Donation website to learn more and share this resource with your friends, colleagues, and family.

 

Thank you, from your friends at SCS Engineers.

Contact Communications@scsengineers.com for help or assistance.

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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A message from SCS regarding the Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

In light of public concerns related to COVID-19, SCS Engineers has proactive measures and contingency plans in place to protect our employees and our clients, while continuing our work. SCS’s Health & Safety practice, in consultation with our executives, the Centers for Disease Control, and industry associations, endeavors to make the most responsible decisions as circumstances demand.

SCS will post updates here as needed, and is in regular and consistent communication with all employees and with our clients.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 9:49 am
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OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

September 17, 2019

Silica dust exposes over two million construction workers per year and is an area of high concern for OSHA. Workers create the dust when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar.

Although crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust, common construction operations and cutting or crushing stone could result in unsafe conditions for workers. Industrial grade sand used in certain foundry work and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is also a source of exposure.

OSHA’s standard (29 CFR 1926.1153) requires employers to protect workers from overexposure to respirable crystalline silica during construction, demolition, blasting, and tunneling activities. SCS Engineers Health and Safety (H&S) practice offers services and training to protect your workers and the public from exposure, therefore reducing your business risk.

SCS helps businesses fully implement control methods as the OSHA standard dictates, and we can measure and assess workers’ exposure to silica to determine which controls work best.

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The value of using an SCS Engineers team is that we are not only qualified H&S practitioners; we are in the construction business too. We understand what is necessary to protect workers and your business under many different construction operations and conditions whether they are on petrochemical, utility, transportation, or brownfield project sites.

SCS can also create a written exposure control plan to identify all relevant tasks involving potential exposure and the methods to protect workers.

Our services are comprehensive and include accredited laboratory analysis and any necessary regulatory reporting. We also offer various types of training for workers to implement your company’s exposure control plan.

For more information, visit our Industrial H&S website pages, contact us at service@scsengineers, or call 702-645-1521 or toll-free at 800-767-4727.

We’re here to help.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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Capturing All the Impacts of Change Saves Time and Money

August 27, 2018

A few years ago, an engineer working for a“friend’s plant” chose to replace their  evaporative condenser with an adiabatic condenser. On the surface, the choice seemed like a good idea since  adiabatic condensers often provide higher heat rejection with lower water and electricity usage. The condenser was purchased and installed, but all was not well. When not carefully considered, replacing equipment or control programs can have unforeseen consequences such as negative impacts on operational safety.

In this real life example the author examines what information would have made a big difference and significant savings had the right questions been asked.

Click to read this article and others written for those in industries using ammonia refrigeration.

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am
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SCS Engineers Welcomes Eric Brown, DrPH, CSP, CIH as Director of Health and Safety

August 16, 2018

Eric Brown, SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers welcomes Eric Brown to the firm’s internal Health and Safety (H&S) practice. Dr. Brown will oversee SCS’s nationwide program from their corporate headquarters in Long Beach, California.

Brown brings his expertise and experience from a variety of industries to SCS. His successful design and implementation of health and safety programs have proven effective in highly-regulated high-risk industries. By providing a greater understanding of the science, his programs help others make behavioral changes which ensure their team members’ work remains productive and focused.

In addition to holding a Doctorate of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from UCLA, Brown is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist. Brown is the past director and treasurer of the California Industrial Hygiene Council; a diplomat for the American Industrial Hygiene Association; and sits as the industrial hygiene expert on the prestigious Cal/OSHA Health Effects Advisory Committee, which evaluates and recommends updates to the California OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs).

“Our collective goal is the same, to go home safely at the end of the day,” stated Eric.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 7:00 am
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SCS Health and Safety Program Development and Training

August 19, 2015

SCS Engineers -- Help Protect Life and the Environment
SCS Engineers — Help Protect Life and the Environment

SCS sustains and improves our organization’sHealth & Safety Program by having a designated Corporate Health & Safety Director. We know H&S is important to you, and to SWANA who recently announced that it will begin collecting safety data from municipalities about collection injuries and accidents.

An organization with a limited budget is nevertheless responsible for the overall technical direction, management, and implementation of a company’s Health & Safety Program. Providing a safe and healthful environment for employees and communities is the core mission of our work. In keeping with the goals of OSHA and the USEPA, SCS makes safety and health expertise affordable to any organization, regardless of size or budget. We have resources available to help you achieve OSHA and USEPA compliance while increasing your productivity, morale, and safety awareness.

Click here to learn more about these H&S programs and training:

  • Health and Safety Program Development
  • Health and Safety Training & Certifications
  • Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Evaluations
  • Health-Risk Assessments

Posted by Diane Samuels at 12:21 pm
SCS Address

Corporate Headquarters

3900 Kilroy Airport Way Ste 100
Long Beach, CA 90806-6816

Telephone

1 (800) 767-4727
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