Health and Safety Management Consulting

BATTA Environmental frequently delivers cutting-edge environmental health and safety (EHS) services to clients nationwide. Our innovative approach to EHS issues allows for cost-effective solutions, but more importantly, measurable reduced risk and liability. BATTA provides EHS Auditing, Due Diligence, Training and more. See below for a comprehensive list of our industry-leading Environmental Health and Safety Management Services:

  • Training Services for OSHA Requirements
  • Site Specific Health and Safety Plan Development (HASP)
  • HAZWOPER Health and Safety Monitoring
  • Hazard Analysis and Control
  • Health/Safety Technical Consulting
  • Health/Safety Audits and Reporting
  • Certified Accident Investigation
  • HAZCOM Training

Pre-Demolition Environmental Testing and Inspection Services

In 2016, the Maryland Stadium Authority selected a small pool of qualified firms to perform Pre-Demolition Environmental Consulting Services in residential properties across the City of Baltimore. Project C.O.R.E. is a joint City-State initiative focused on eliminating the blighting influence that abandoned, derelict and dilapidated properties are having in Baltimore City. Blight elimination is expected to enhance the quality of life in the City’s neighborhoods, promote safety, and revitalize the City by demolishing structures on the blighted properties and converting the remaining open parcels into gardens, parks, other green amenities, or redevelopment opportunities, or by stabilizing structures on the Blighted Properties to prevent further deterioration and to eliminate their overall blighting influence. The project aims to address the environmental concerns in each property before demolition in order to make way for new building throughout the City of Baltimore.

This project consists of multiple task order issued by MSA. Each task order contains multiple sites, with multiple properties per site. Each property included has unique environmental concerns and must be dealt with individually. The Scope of Work for these  properties include (but are not limited to) the following services:

a)       Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Pre-Demolition Hazardous Material Surveys, as well as detailed reports for each property. The reports were meant to:

  1. Identify and locate asbestos, lead and other hazardous regulated materials that may be present at the project site;
  2. Provide recommendations for disposal of asbestos, lead and other hazardous/regulated materials; and,
  3. Identify materials that could be targeted for deconstruction/salvage/recycling.

b)      Assistance in selection of Deconstruction and Demolition Contractor

c)       Daily field oversight and monitoring of abatement and remediation services

d)      Provide certification that the abatement and remediation services have been successfully completed and for providing a Notice-to-Proceed for deconstruction and demolition activities following certification of the abatement and remediation services

e)       Conduct environmental air monitoring / sampling during the demolition and debris removal

f)       Conduct geotechnical testing and inspection services

g)      Conduct water testing and inspection

h)      Provide Certified Industrial Hygienist for Project Oversight and Review of Certifications for all firms involved

 

BATTA Environmental Associates, Inc is pleased to have performed these services for the Maryland Stadium Authority. We are proud to assist in projects that will help to rebuild and revitalize diminished urban areas.

Since 1989, BATTA has been contracted with DuPont Company to provide Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Services to all buildings located within a 50-mile radius of DuPont’s headquarters in Wilmington, DE including the Marshall Laboratory facility in Philadelphia and manufacturing plants in New Jersey.

BATTA maintains full-time employees at various DuPont sites to accomplish all of the services. Hazardous material surveys are done with EPA-accredited Building Inspectors who perform inspections and sampling for asbestos, lead, chromium, indoor air quality pollutants as well as other potential environmental hazards. Inspections are done prior to capital construction projects or maintenance activities or as part of an annual inspection of condition of known hazardous materials. Surveys and inspections routinely include roofing structures and components.

After surveys and inspections are completed, BATTA performs sample analysis at its in-house AIHA, NVLAP accredited facility. BATTA analyzes asbestos samples via PCM, PLM, and TEM (AHERA) methods, and has the capability to report results in less than 24-hours if needed. Lead is analyzed in air, water, and soil samples using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and TCLP analysis. Other heavy metals including RCRA analysis is also performed. Organic analysis is performed via GC/MS for PCBs, PAHs, and other organic compounds. Nuisance dust and surface dust (via TEM) analysis is also performed.

BATTA performs abatement oversight and air monitoring during any abatement activities at the sites. Using EPA-accredited Industrial Hygiene Technicians, BATTA performs monitoring for potential exposure to airborne asbestos, lead, total dust, and other potential environmental hazards. Technicians also perform onsite project oversight of abatement contractors for environmental compliance. Technicians employ the use of various media and sampling devices to collects samples for analysis. Technicians are also NIOSH 582 qualified to perform PCM analysis on site and BATTA has 2 separate on-site laboratories to support this need. When required, BATTA is able to support 24-hour coverage during shutdowns and maintenance activities.

Throughout its history with DuPont Company, BATTA has maintained an excellent safety record at all DuPont sites. BATTA has routinely been awarded annual Project Safety Excellence Awards for its recognition of outstanding project safety at all DuPont sites.

Batta Environmental Associates, Inc. (BATTA) has been contracted with the City of Philadelphia, Department of Licenses and Inspections to conduct Pre-Demolition Asbestos Investigation Services for the City’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI) and Curbside Projects. During the project, BATTA works under the direction of the City to provide Asbestos Investigative and Asbestos Project Inspector Services. For properties that are scheduled to be demolished and do not have an Asbestos Investigation Report (AIR), BATTA provides Asbestos Investigation Services. BATTA’s Asbestos Investigators (AI) conduct survey and sampling activities in homes throughout the City. BATTA investigates properties for suspect asbestos-containing materials and surveys properties to the fullest extent possible (depending on condition of the property). All bulk samples are then analyzed at BATTA’s in-house laboratory which is accredited and certified by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

After completion of Investigative activities, BATTA prepares AIR reports indicating asbestos-containing materials, quantities, and locations. All reports are forwarded to the City for use in scheduling of abatement/demolition activities. For properties with asbestos materials, BATTA maintains onsite Asbestos Project Inspector (API) presence during the abatement process. The API enforces the Philadelphia ACR and collects air quality assurance samples. Analytical reports inclusive of activities and samples results are prepared and sent to L&I for review.

SUPERSTRUCTURE REPAIRS AND ZONE PAINTING OF VARIOUS BRIDGES ON I-95 AND I-395 SOUTH OF FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL

PROJECT SCOPE

The work performed under this contract is located along Interstate Routes 95 and 395 mainline and ramps south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore City. The scope of work includes superstructure repairs to various bridges, such as installing fatigue retrofits for steel box girder diaphragms, installing new drainage troughs, cleaning existing drainage troughs, cleaning and painting of steel surfaces, providing for all necessary Maintenance of Vehicular, Railroad and Lightrail Traffic (MOT), and completing additional repairs as assigned by the Engineer. This project included the maintenance and repairs of 52 Baltimore Bridges.

BATTA serves as the environmental and health and safety consultant for this overall project. Specifically, as a subcontractor BATTA has provided the following services:

  • Worker protection compliance plan development and implementation
  • Environmental protection plan development and implementation
  • Waste and Hazardous Materials plan development
  • HAZMAT investigation / lead abatement design
  • Waste handling and disposal services
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Industrial Hygiene services including Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) reviews and approvals

Professional Reference- As the GSA Project Manager, I would like to again extend an expression of my total satisfaction with the highest quality effort, exceptional professionalism, and superb levels of customer focused services provided by your entire Project Team throughout the duration and successfully completion of this project.  Job WELL DONE!

  • BATTA led a fully-integrated A/E team consisting of Environmental, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, and Cost Estimating Disciplines
  • Program Development Study for Asbestos Abatement and Reheat Coil Replacement
  • Multiple Stakeholders including GSA, Court of Federal Claims and Court of Appeals
  • High Profile project with no Swing Space
  • Site Inspections, Assessment and Design Programming needed to be sensitive to Building and Occupants

BATTA has recently completed a Program Development Study (PDS) to provide Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) abatement in the various spaces above ceilings (plenum space) at the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building. The ACM abatement is required to facilitate the removal and replacement of Reheat Coils and Reheat Water Piping Mains which are also part of the overall project. The PDS for the Design and Construction program was needed to implement and fulfill the project objectives and requirements. The PDS firmly established the project’s design program, implementation strategy, construction phasing plan, procurement strategy, and budget.

The PDS was commissioned to provide details on Design Programming, Implementation Plan, and Cost Estimating for the proposed project in a fully-occupied and active building. The Design Programming was to determine requirements to implement the project scope and objectives. As part of the Design Programming, site inspections, data gathering, and tenant agency correspondence were completed to understand, confirm, and establish the critical features and key functional issues. Site inspections included Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection. Implementation Planning was completed to evaluate all implementation issues and procedures to implement the project scope, objectives, and requirements. Critical coordination issues and construction phasing concerns were identified and studied as part of the PDS. Considering the construction and asbestos abatement would take place in an occupied building, phasing and occupant-sensitivity was of utmost issue.

Details were included on Special Considerations and Programming Issues that are vital to the success of future Design and Construction. The 100% submission provided a fully developed Design Methodology and Implementation Strategy for phased construction that seeks to account for all Stakeholder concerns and requests. Cost estimating was prepared as part of the PDS. All estimates were prepared to adhere to Project Estimating Requirements – Jan 2007 (GSA-PBS P-120).

 

  • Phase I Preliminary Assessment
  • Phase II Site Investigation
  • Geophysical Survey (GPR)
  • Brownfields Remedial Investigation
  • Human Health Based Risk Assessment
  • Remediation Engineering

The Lofts at Clifford Brown Walk is an adaptive reuse project that will bring high-end affordable housing to Brownfields site that was formerly used as an industrial tanning operation. BATTA has served as the Environmental Engineer of Record performing a wide range of Engineering, Remediation, and Health and Safety services. BATTA completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in 2012 and a follow-up Phase II Environmental Site Assessment in early 2013. The Phase II also included a building-wide assessment of Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and Lead-based Paint (LBP). As part of the Phase II, a Geophysical Survey (GPR) was conducted to mark out site utilities and to provide additional insight into presence of buried tanks or drums.

This location housed a warehouse that had previously been used as a storage facility for a tannery, and also an industrial lithograph printing operation for over 50 years. There were believed to be a great deal of hazardous chemicals still left over in the soil and groundwater from when the warehouse was still operational as well as unknown nature of large amounts of historical fill. A Brownfields Remediation Investigation was developed consistent with state regulations. A Proposed and Final Plan of Remedial Action were advertised along with Contaminated Materials Management Plan. After extensive investigation and planning, the remedial constuction phase was completed. Considering the proposed site usage to be residential, the planning, scope and implementation of the Investigation needed to be systematic, thorough, and exhaustive. Again, the BATTA team exceeded expectations which allowed for a seamless transition from a highly hazardous site to safe and functioning facility that will bring much-needed modern housing units to a growing urban area. The apartment building is now fully functional and ready to bring in occupants!