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

Emergency Response Planning for New York City

CSS’ staff worked EPA Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) to develop an integrated framework for responding if a biological agent was released over a wide area in New York City.

Cleaning Up the National Anthrax Attack

Challenge CSS working alongside of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control characterized the extent of building contamination and subsequently determined that the entire 100,000 foot building and contents would need to be decontaminated. A novel method needed to be developed and implemented for cleaning the massive number of mail pouches, packages and artifacts destined…

Operation and Maintenance of High Throughput Mobile Laboratory Units

Analytical Support for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) – CSS operates and maintains 10 mobile analytical laboratories under contract with EPA’s Office of Emergency Management.

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

We apply science to address challenges affecting the nation’s natural resources.

IT Services

Our IT solutions meet clients’ evolving needs.

Satellite Data Applications

Helping create a more environmentally sustainable, weather-ready, and secure nation through application of earth observation data  

Emergency Preparedness & Response

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

Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

We deliver scientific support to advance our clients’ research goals.

Safety, Health, & Environmental

We provide our clients with tools to protect their workforce, the public, and the environment.

Human Health Risk Assessment

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

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