• EHS Support Continues Expansion of Water Resources Services

    Eric Aronson and Jeff Engels Join EHS Support to Expand Water Resource Business

    EHS Support has experienced major growth in our Water Resources business. The addition of both Eric Aronson and Jeff Engels is integral to our ongoing expansion, particularly on the West Coast. Both provide exceptional skills and are a long awaited addition to EHS Support complementing our existing team of Hydrogeologists, Engineering Geologists, Geochemists and Water Engineers. EHS Support works on a broad range of water resource assessment, construction dewatering, and production water management projects for water resource managers and energy and resource development companies.

    JeffEngles_BioEric Aronson is based in Portland Oregon and will act as a Principal Hydrogeologist in the Water Resources Business. Eric provides expertise in conceptual model development, groundwater modeling, and groundwater capture analysis. Eric has extensive experience in water resources and dewatering studies, which will complement the existing skills of the group and broaden the resources available to clients. Jeff Engels is based in Orange County, California and will act as a Senior Project Manager. Jeff has over 16 years of experience in investigation and characterization of sites and will provide expertise in managing complex field programs and regulatory liaison support.

    For more information on how EHS Support can help you with water resource management needs, please contact: Eric Aronson at (503) 819-7611 eric.aronson@ehs-support.com, Jeff Engels at (949) 877-9398 jeff.engels@ehs-support.com, or Taras Kruk at (714) 833-2752 taras.kruk@ehs-support.com

  • EHS Support is Proud to Announce the Addition of Dr. Rebecca Fraser

    EHS Support is proud to announce the expansion of our resources and capabilities with the addition of Technical Expert Dr. Rebecca Fraser

    Rebecca-Frazier_BioEHS Support is proud to announce the addition of Dr Rebecca Fraser to our team. The addition of Dr Fraser provides a valued resource to our Australian operations and reflects EHS Supports’ ongoing expansion in the Australian market. Based in Melbourne, Dr Fraser adds unique expertise to our technical capabilities for both Australian and International clients.

    Dr Fraser will serve in an International role as a Technical Leader within our Contaminant Hydrogeology Group, and support geochemical impact assessments within the Water Resources Sector. Rebecca’s core expertise in Contaminant Hydrogeology and Geochemistry will complement the skills of our team members and provide additional capacity and expertise to these service areas and teams, who work extensively for international industrial, chemical and oil and gas clients.

    Dr Fraser is a contaminant hydrogeologist with over 15 years of experience in a broad range of earth sciences, including soil and groundwater characterisation, geochemistry and groundwater fate and transport modelling. Her extensive experience in groundwater geochemistry and inorganic fate and transport provides new capabilities within our organisation.

    EHS Support has been looking for over three years for a candidate of this calibre. Dr Fraser provides a unique blend of hydrogeology and geochemistry skills, which will enhance and compliment EHS Supports capabilities, allowing further innovation and solutions for complex remediation sites, Superfund and contaminated sediment projects.

    For more information on how EHS Support can help you with contaminated land and groundwater remediation needs, please contact: Rebecca Fraser • +61 (4) 5219 7352 • Rebecca.Fraser@ehs-support.com or our Directors of Contaminated Land and Remediation, Alex Schiavoni • +61 (3) 8300 0151 • Alex.Schiavoni@ehs-support.com or Kevin Simpson • +61 (0) 419 543 109 • Kevin.Simpson@ehs-support.com.

  • EHS Support LLC Ranked Fifth on Pittsburgh 100 Fastest Growing Companies List

    2013_Pgh_100EHS Support LLC Ranked Fifth on Pittsburgh 100 Fastest Growing Companies List

    EHS Support LLC (EHS Support) is honored to be ranked the #5 company on the Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh 100, an annual ranking that recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in southwestern Pennsylvania.

    It is an honor to be recognized as the fifth fastest growing privately held firm in the Pittsburgh area. We couldn’t have done it without our clients and employees and we share this award with them and thank each of them for making this possible,” said Kenny Ogilvie, CEO of EHS Support. “We look forward to continuing our long term relationships and contributing to the economy within Pittsburgh, as well as throughout the United States, for years to come.

    The company can attribute this recognition to a 362.7 percent growth in sales in the past year alone and a 257.1 percent increase in employment during those 12 months. Additionally, EHS Support was ranked, in the category of Energy/Environmental/Engineering, as the number one fastest growing environmental consulting firm in the area.

    Andrew Patz, President of EHS Support said, “We are blessed to work with amazing clients and to have a technical team that is second to none in the industry. When we started this business eight years ago it was with a focus to reduce the risks associated with environmental, health, and safety issues for our clients, while developing a workplace that provided flexibility and attracted and encouraged the best staff. This award highlights how quickly a company can grow when you have the best employees that focus on providing clients with above average service (every time) and a shared belief that if we focus on a long-term and sustainable business model, that we would be successful.

    This is the third notable ranking for EHS Support in 2013. Both Kenny Ogilvie and Andrew Patz were recognized with the Pittsburgh Business Times “Diamond Award”. Additionally, ZweigWhite recognized EHS Support on their “Best Firms to Work For” industry list.

    Please read more at: Pittsburgh Business Times

    Top 100

    Andrew Patz, President of EHS Support; Bethany Evans, Business Manager; Kenny Ogilvie, CEO; and Bill Egan, CFO at the Pittsburgh 100 reception held at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh.

  • The Gas & Oil Industry Isn’t the Only Thing That’s Growing

    The Gas & Oil Industry Isn’t the Only Thing That’s Growing

    See our recently added Oil & Gas and Water Resource Management website pages for details on our experience in navigating regulatory hurdles related to operational studies, shale and coal seam gas water management and monitoring, groundwater impact assessments, and EHS Support’s full range of engineering, scientific, hydrogeological, and compliance resources as they relate to this emerging industry.

    Have a question for one of our Technical Experts? Visit our ‘Contact Us ’ page and fill in the requested information and one of our staff will be in touch to discuss how EHS Support can assist on your project, providing a more innovative approach for your team. We are available 24/7 and prepared to address your environmental, health, and safety needs so that you can sit back, relax and…Consider It Done.

  • Peterson Achieves Risk Assessment Certificate from University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health

    Peterson Achieves Risk Assessment Certificate from University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health

    Chrissy PetersonEHS Support now has two qualified risk assessors on staff to evaluate potential human health and ecological risks. Mrs. Peterson’s studies in exposure, fate and transport, and toxicology allows for an evaluation of site-specific exposure scenarios (e.g., exposures from irrigation, recreational receptors) that provide the risk manager with a cost-effective risk solution that demonstrates responsibility for the assessment of potential risks and ensures environmentally sound protective strategies; this approach eliminates unwarranted remediation activity through the identification of aggressive remediation goals for realistic risk-reduction.

    A number of regulatory agencies require a qualified person to evaluate potential risks posed from environmental hazards. This certificate adds to Mrs. Peterson’s qualifications in addition to her 10 years of experience conducting human health risk assessment work, and offers EHS Support’s clients the exposure to multiple technical experts in the field of risk assessment.

    Moving forward, Mrs. Peterson will be focusing on risk assessment support at more complex sites to help make determinations of what is in the best interest of our client, both economically and ethically, for the environment, and for public health.

    Let our technical experts offer support to your project or facility by way of risk assessment and risk management services. Does your project require innovative risk-based approaches? Contact Tom Biksey (tom.biksey@ehs-support.com) or Chrissy Peterson (chrissy.peterson@ehs-support.com) to address your most challenging environmental and human health risk issues.

  • EHS Support LLC Named one of the 2013 Best Firms to Work For

    EHS Support LLC Named one of the 2013 Best Firms to Work For

    Publisher ZweigWhite held its 2013 Best Firms to Work For Conference in Chicago at the beginning of July and named EHS Support one of the top environmental services firms to work for in the nation.

    Rankings are based on the determinations of a panel of independent judges and the results of employee surveys. Criteria include firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and professional development opportunities.

    ZweigWhite is the publisher of CE News and Structural Engineer magazines. For more information about the “Best Firms to Work For” competition, visit ZweigWhite’s website (http://www.zweigwhite.com/awards/best-firms-to-work-for/2013_winners.php) .

    EHS Support LLC (EHS Support) is an Environmental, Health, and Safety consulting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with offices throughout the US and Australia. We focus on managing and reducing environmental risk, adding value across the entire business enterprise, and helping clients meet responsibilities in a manner that is practical and effective.

    We provide solutions to organizations that need assistance with:

    • Site Remediation Management
    • Oil and Gas
    • Water Management
    • Potentially Responsible Parties (PRP) Support
    • Investigation of Environmental Media
    • Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments
    • Health and Safety Support and Training
    • Merger, Acquisition, and Divestiture Support
    • Environmental Compliance Support
    • Sustainability
    • Environmental Management Consulting.
  • 2013 Diamond Award Recipient

    EHS Support Executives Receive Pittsburgh Regions Top Honor

    EHS Support is pleased to announce that Kenny Ogilvie, Chairman & CEO, and Andrew Patz, President were selected as 2013 Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award recipients, in the Medium For Profit Category. The Diamond Award recognizes top CEOs and Presidents for outstanding business leadership, customer focus, and community service in the Pittsburgh Region.

    Receiving the Diamond Award serves as affirmation that EHS Supports’ growth over the past eight years has come from doing the right thing for our clients and building strong relationships that lead to repeat business for our company.

    The EHS Support Company Values of honesty, respect, compassion and contribution have been instilled by Kenny and Andy across the 60+ person team. Considering the remarkable growth of the firm, the ability to provide more services to our clients and building our bench strength, we are honored to receive this recognition. We attribute our success to the caliber of the clients that we have had the opportunity to work with since 2005. It is those relationships that have created the culture and environment of EHS Support, that we are so proud of, and for which we have been recognized.

  • April 15-19th is National Work Zone Awareness Week

    As the weather gets warmer, highway construction shifts into high gear, and we see more and more orange cones and barrels on our roads. For those of us who have had to travel or commute for work, the appearance of new work zones is as much a milestone of spring as the opening day of baseball. Sometimes these orange barrels can mean frustration and delays! The men and women working in these road construction zones are helping maintain and improve our highways and bridges to make travel smoother and safer for all of us. They deserve to be able to do that work safely.

    April 15-19th is deemed National Work Zone Awareness Week. The theme of this year’s Work Zone Awareness Week is “We’re all in this together.” The theme incorporates the fact that accidents in work zones cause serious injury and death to road construction workers, drivers and passengers. Thus, the intent is to bring attention to motorist and worker safety. Attached is a safety reminder aimed at work zone safety, accompanied by tips and facts to encourage you to remain alert and to remind you that orange cones are replaceable…people are not!

    Buckle up and keep the rubber on the road!

  • EHS Support is Proud to Announce the Addition of Alex Schiavoni and Kevin Simpson

    EHS Support is Proud to Announce the Addition of Alex Schiavoni and Kevin Simpson

    EHS Support is pleased to announce the opening of our office in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The opening of this location further expands our international reach, joining our newly established Brisbane, Queensland location.

    Alex SchiavoniAlex Schiavoni will be serving as Principal Hydrogeologist and Director of Contaminated Land for the Victoria and New South Wales markets. He will also be working with Chris Smitt to assist where needed in the Water Resources Service Line and will provide support to U.S. projects. Alex is a Hydrogeologist with fifteen years of experience in a broad range of earth science industries, including soil and groundwater characterisation, contamination and remediation and mineral exploration. His predominant experience is related to groundwater projects involving development of conceptual site models, site strategies and cleanup plans, environmental site assessments, remediation conceptual design and implementation, and LNAPL mobility and recoverability assessments.

    Kevin SimpsonKevin Simpson will be our Director of Remediation for Australia. He will focus on Contaminated Land, Remediation and Sustainable Engineering Service Line. He will also provide support to key U.S. projects from a process and remediation engineering perspective. Kevin has over twenty years of experience in contaminated land management and remediation including development of conceptual site models and remediation strategies; in-situ system design and implementation; and stakeholder management. Kevin has a particular focus on developing and implementing remediation strategies that achieve closure of the environmental issues in a timely fashion whilst ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained.

    For more information on how EHS Support can assist with contaminated land and groundwater resource efforts, contact Alex Schiavoni +61 407 863 572/ alex.schiavoni@ehs-support.com or Kevin Simpson +61 419 543 109/ kevin.simpson@ehs-support.com.

  • EHS Support is Proud to Announce the Addition of Chris Smitt

    EHS Support is Proud to Announce the Addition of Chris Smitt

    Chris SmittEHS Support is proud to announce the addition of Chris Smitt to our team. Chris will lead our Water Resource Management team in Australia, focusing on both water resource development and water management. Chris will oversee EHS Support’s water resource business with existing clients in the CSG and shale gas and mining sectors.

    Chris has over 12 years of experience in hydrogeology, managed aquifer recharge, and predicting climate change impacts on water resources. He has extensive knowledge and experience with numerical modelling, pressure analysis, pumping test analysis, and well field design.

    A team of EHS Support employees who have far-reaching water resource management experience will support Chris. These professionals include hydrogeologists, groundwater modellers, engineers, risk assessors, and environmental approvals specialists who have a solid background in resource development projects – both in Australia and internationally.

    Details on our water management experience can be found in the attached capability statement (click here to view).

    EHS Support Water Resource Management Team
    Trust Nigel Goulding  Aluminum Tom Silverman Tom Biksey Leah Bennett Capable Jim Breza   Dynamic Beth Hess Hannah Kinzie Dedicated Arlene Lillie Copper  Chrissy Peterson Ernie Roaza  Versitile   People Kate Tucker Trust Greg White Iron

  • EHS Support is Proud to Announce the Opening of Our Brisbane, Australia Office

    BrisbaneEHS Support is proud to announce the opening of our office in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The service, knowledge, and professionalism you have come to count on will now be available locally in Australia.

    The combination of our US and Australian offices allows EHS Support to provide true 24/7 service to address your time-sensitive projects. We will continue to focus on shale and coal seam gas, and providing core services including environmental approvals and compliance, water resource management, and contaminated land and remediation to industrial and commercial clients in the Australian market. Our diverse team of professionals has extensive experience working on Australian projects and bringing international expertise with a local perspective to the market.
    Mack DreyerMack Dreyer will oversee EHS Support operations in Australia. Mack has 27 years of experience managing environmental projects for coal seam gas and mining companies. He also specialises in contaminated land and remediation, acting as a DEHP-approved Third Party Reviewer. A number of other key hires who will support our services in Australia will be announced in the next month.

    For more information on how EHS Support can help you with your shale and coal gas projects, water resource management issues and environmental compliance needs, contact:

    Mack Dreyer • +61 7 3711 5088mack.dreyer@ehs-support.com

  • EHS Support, Inc. is Proud to Announce the Addition of Monica Meyer

    MonicaMeyerMs. Meyer joined the EHS Support team in August as a Corporate EHS Program Manager. She brings more than 14 years of strategic and business safety experience. During this time, she focused on development of both corporate and facility level Health and Safety programs, developing systems for both compliance and risk management. Monica’s experience spans a broad range of general and heavy industry as well as construction and also includes environmental regulatory compliance. Ms. Meyer will be a key part of EHS Support’s Compliance and Merger and Acquisition business lines.

    Monica’s role at EHS Support will allow us to further broaden the scope of services that we provide to client’s and will be key to our partnership with your EH&S managers, ensuring you have the tools necessary to maintain industry leading health and safety programs. Her primary responsibilities will include directing our teams in health and safety compliance and risk assessment programs, as well as managing our associated risk assessments for both our compliance and merger and acquisition programs.

    Monica is committed to providing industry specific solutions to each client in a results-oriented, bottom line focused approach and provides extensive experience in risk management, workplace safety, and attention to workers’ compensation solutions. She enjoys the challenge of designing and delivering customized safety programs and training to suit the unique challenges that each business faces. Her attention to hazard identification, non-compliance issues, and the implementation of sound accident prevention strategies has proven effective for numerous clients in reducing both worker injuries and lowering workers’ compensation costs.

    Please contact Monica if there are any H&S or risk management questions she can help you address. Tel: 724-762-7951monica.meyer@ehs-support.com

  • EHS Support, Inc. is Proud to Announce the Addition of Bruce A. Martin

    BruceMartinMr. Bruce Martin joined the EHS Support team in June as the Mergers and Acquisitions Group Leader. He brings more than 18 years of auditing and due diligence experience with a focus on risk management. His skill set will further enhance the services we provide to clients in diligence, auditing, and post-acquisition integration. Mr. Martin will be focusing on further strengthening the EHS Support team’s methods for quantifying environmental risk and developing risk transfer/management techniques that ensure the bottom line impact of environmental liabilities is minimized for each of our clients.

    Mr. Martin is a certified professional environmental auditor (CPEA), has over 18 years of experience in environmental management consulting including environmental, health and safety auditing; merger and acquisition environmental due diligence; environmental management systems; site assessments, training, and environmental investigations. His experience includes project work for clients in the chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, electric generation, steel, electronics, transportation, food and beverage, and other manufacturing industries.

    The addition of Mr. Martin to the EHS Support team adds additional depth and senior technical support. He complements the expertise we have historically offered in auditing, due diligence, and risk management.

    Please contact Mr. Martin with any additional questions. Tel: 703-944-4709bruce.martin@ehs-support.com

  • EHS Support, Inc. is Proud to Announce the Addition of Taras Kruk

    TarasKrukMr. Kruk joined the EHS Support team in June as a Principal Technical Manager in our Hydrogeology group. He brings more than 25 years experience in the areas of geology, hydrogeology, and environmental management and will lead our hydrogeologic evaluations on both contaminated land and resource projects.

    His skill set and experience will further enhance the services we provide to clients on superfund remediation projects, municipal and industrial water supply, impact assessments for oil and gas development, and complex contaminant migration studies.

    Taras is a California-registered professional geologist, certified hydrogeologist, certified engineering geologist, and a corporate-certified project manager with experience in planning and supervision of field programs for aquifer analysis and water resource development; soil gas, soil matrix, and groundwater characterization and remediation; providing fact witness and expert testimony; and advocating client’s interests with local, state, and federal authorities. His ability to develop cost-effective programs and bring long-term projects to closure reflects his understanding of complex technical and management issues and will compliment EHS Support’s focus on ensuring that the bottom line impact of environmental liabilities is minimized for each of our clients.

    The addition of Taras to the EHS Support team adds depth and senior technical support and enhances the expertise we have historically offered in geology, hydrogeology, and environmental management.

    Please contact Taras with any additional questions. Tel: 714-833-2752taras.kruk@ehs-support.com