Commercial Properties

OUR SERVICES
  • OSHA program development
  • Worker Environmental and Health and Safety training
  • Indoor Air Quality assessment
  • Asbestos (ACM), and Lead assessments
  • Asbestos and Lead Management Programs
  • Mold Assessment and Management Programs
  • Cooling Tower Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Permitting and Evaluations
  • Fire and Life Safety Evaluations

Environmental, Health and Safety for Commercial Properties

Emilcott provides a wide variety of environmental, health and safety services to commercial entities such as retailers, corporate offices and mutli-tenant buildings, and hotels. Because employees and the public are often in close proximity to your operations, additional safety precautions are often required to protect others.

Retail

The retail industry has some unique challenges in managing an effective Environmental and H&S program that covers it’s employees and the public. Traditionally this industry is not considered a high hazard industry like manufacturing, however, there are many hazards that can lead to worker injury and non-compliance to OSHA regulations. The retail industry is often made up of a workforce that has many young, transient workers who are inexperienced when it comes to implementing basic health and safety practices. This requires a H&S program that emphasizes training of employees and their supervisors to help them identify basic hazards associated with retailing and ways to ensure these hazards are controlled. We have had much success in helping retail operations design and implement programs that meet OSHA, EPA and Life Safety (NFPA) regulations and guidelines addressing all aspects of the retail operation from materials handling (lift trucks), ergonomics (lifting), chemical usage and storage, and emergency procedures.

Corporate Office and Multi-tenant buildings

Workers in office buildings also have to meet various environmental and health and safety regulations and guidelines. There are also some specific hazards found in office and multi-tenant buildings that can negatively impact the indoor air quality for both workers and the public using the building. These hazards can include: asbestos, lead, mold and other potential contaminants found in building materials; gases and vapors seeping into the building from contamination in the surrounding soil (i.e. vapor intrusion); or poor air quality due to lack of clean make-up air coming into the building and effectively being distributed throughout the occupied areas. We have solved many simple and complex indoor air quality issues and complaints. We have also assisted in developing effective OSHA, EPA and Life Safety compliance programs to ensure all operations in the building such as maintenance, shipping and receiving and waste handling are conducted safely.

Hotels

Hotels have to meet various environmental and health and safety regulations and guidelines. Many hotels were built before 1970 and have asbestos, lead, and other potential contaminants found in their building materials that can cause an exposure potential to both workers and the public. Other indoor air quality concerns, such as mold, gases and vapors seeping into the building from contamination in the surrounding soil (i.e. vapor intrusion), poorly maintained ventilation cooling towers and lack of clean make-up air for the HVAC system can create possible health concerns to workers and the public. We have solved many simple and complex indoor air quality issues and complaints in hotels. We have also assisted hotels in developing effective OSHA, EPA and Life Safety compliance programs to ensure all operations in the building such as maintenance, shipping and receiving and waste handling are conducted safely.