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Strengthen Your Business – Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Nicholas Santella in Helpful Resources, Legal Counsel, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Regulatory & Advisory Groups, Shared Expertise

NOAA mentions the importance of strengthening your home if you plan to ride out a storm, but a business owner needs to remember to prepare a second abode for bad weather: the workplace. It’s important to make sure your building is strong enough to hold up against a natural disaster. Vulnerable businesses and other sites can… Read More

Assemble Disaster Supplies – Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Guest Writer in Helpful Resources, Legal Counsel, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Regulatory & Advisory Groups, Shared Expertise

    Every business needs to be stocked and ready.     It is important to have disaster supplies available year-round. The days leading up to hurricane landfall allow for businesses, as well as employees, to finish obtaining supplies and getting items that may be more specific to certain needs (as discussed in FEMA’s Emergency… Read More

Secure an Insurance Checkup – Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Guest Writer in Helpful Resources, Legal Counsel, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Shared Expertise

  Weather the Storm Financially with an Insurance Checkup Profit, growth and stability are common businesses goals at risk when a natural disaster can demolish what may have taken generations to build. Many successful businesses transfer this risk through an insurance policy. The policy is a contract that should be periodically reviewed to help assure… Read More

Developing an Evacuation Plan – Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Nicholas Santella in Helpful Resources, Legal Counsel, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Regulatory & Advisory Groups, Shared Expertise

Plan out where everyone and everything must go.   Historically, industry has been concentrated along or near waterways. As a result, many businesses handling hazardous materials as well as many brownfield sites are vulnerable to flooding. With hurricane season just around the corner, those with businesses or homes in flood and storm surge prone areas need… Read More

Determine Your Risk – Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Nicholas Santella in Helpful Resources, Legal Counsel, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Regulatory & Advisory Groups, Shared Expertise

  Every business should be prepared. As NOAA notes, hurricanes are not just a coastal hazard; inland flooding is a serious issue that can cause severe damage and is known to be the most common cause of hurricane-related deaths. Hurricanes, flooding, strong winds and resulting power outages can reach far inland and hit businesses that… Read More

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Your Desk

Posted on April 22, 2016 by BSTI in Extra

  Every April 22nd, people get to take a day to celebrate our Earth and demonstrate how we care about the future of our planet. Something I quickly noticed about BSTI when I started working here is that every day is Earth Day. From the company garden to coworkers devoting time to community service and… Read More

What Makes a Guidance Great

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Tripp Fischer in Helpful Resources, Regulatory & Advisory Groups, Remediation, Technical Writing

  The environmental science and remediation industry is chock-full of guidance documents. Some are wonderful resources, while others are a colossal waste of time. Some pass rigorous peer review processes prior to publication, while others are written in a vacuum. Whether you are reviewing one, learning from one or getting ready to participate in the… Read More

What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Shaun Quinlan in Shared Expertise, Special Interest

The decline of honeybees has been in the headlines for several years, and theories to explain their deaths abound. The term “Colony Collapse Disorder” was created in an attempt to define the mysterious phenomenon, but perhaps there is not just one single cause.   The widespread loss of bee colonies around the world is troubling. Many… Read More

FG Exam: What Should I Focus On?

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Nora Pearse in Helpful Resources

These dreaded Fundamentals of Geology (FG) exams are offered twice a year (March and October) and cause a great stir within the geology community. Coming from one who has taken the exam, there are many sleepless nights, stressful days and weekends trying to memorize every aspect of geology you learned in school. Here are a… Read More

Understanding Differing Impact to Groundwater Standards

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Nicholas Santella in Shared Expertise

Working on environmental projects in four or more states simultaneously can sometimes get a little confusing. One of the more confounding issues is understanding (and remembering) the varying state standards for common constituents of concern. Why is a concentration of benzene in soil greater than 5 parts per billion (ppb) something to worry about in New… Read More

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