June 23, 2021

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A portion of the SCS Tracer Environmental team at a RETA conference. Close teamwork and quality are essential.


The purpose of SCS’s internal Quality Management System (QMS) is to provide our clients quality solutions ethically. With that goal in mind, SCS Tracer Environmental (a specialty practice at SCS Engineers) has developed numerous internal systems to provide quality consulting services.

For example:

  • We use an internal project checklist to ensure we consistently deliver quality reports and safety programs.
  • Our cross-training allows our team to provide a wide range of OSHA’s Process Safety Management and EPA’s Risk Management Plan-related services.

To help our clients stay in compliance, Tracer developed another quality-related system to track recurring compliance due dates for our nearly 400 clients. Our due date tracking system allows us to generate reminders for them before their actual need.

Tracer’s system of quality programs has evolved; however, the key component of providing quality solutions remains unchanged – teamwork. Without teamwork, no quality system will create success. This collaborative effort within Tracer and other practices at SCS Engineers helps us achieve our common goal of delivering quality solutions.

Sometimes that means we need to step up and help a colleague on a project with a quick turnaround time. Or, if the unexpected happens, a new project manager may need to jump in – sometimes mid-project. We take the initiative to respond to all client emails if we know the client manager is unavailable. We form internal committees to revise procedures, checklists, and templates, always intending to improve efficiency and increase quality.

Merriam-Webster defines teamwork as “Work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.” With mutual trust and respect, and the free exchange of knowledge in a collaborative environment, we continue to deliver quality through teamwork.


We thank our SCS Quality Management Gurus, who are always helping us find better ways to deliver excellence!






Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

December 20, 2016

As the weather cools it reminds us that Lee Pyle has compiled a series of great articles for the RETA Breeze this year. There’s still another coming soon, but here’s a review of what she’s published in 2016 to date. What else would you expect from the woman who brings ice sculptures to life in Nevada?

Click the links to take you to the article or to share it with others.

The Process Hazard Analysis Study and “Previous Incidents”, RETA Breeze, Jan-Feb 2016

Risk Management Planning – Get Involved!, RETA Breeze, Mar-Apr. 2016

Mechanical Integrity – 40 CFR 68.73 & OSHA 1910.119(j), RETA Breeze, May-Jun 2016

Incorporating RAGAGEP Into Your PSM – RMP, RETA Breeze, Jul-Aug 2016

PSM / RMP Compliance – DHS CSAT 2.0, RETA Breeze, Sep-Oct 2016 Issue

Thanks, Lee!

Posted by Diane Samuels at 3:00 am