EI’s long history of providing expert safety consulting services is supplemented by our engineering staff to support specific project needs. For example, in many manufacturing settings and several construction situations, engineering seals may be required on safety-related drawings, such as Life Safety or NFPA Hazardous Area Classifications drawings. EI can support the assessment of other NFPA code requirements or deviations, providing expert analysis, including Arc Flash assessments and requirements.
Further, our long-term and broad experience in manufacturing facilities provides a basis for our engineers to support physical improvements to enhance employee safety and health.
Finally, our engineering background in understanding various manufacturing processes allowes our engineers tackle various Process Safety issues with technical and practical astuteness. This is often evident in the Process Hazard Analysis efforts in determining the appropriate assessment method, in reading and breaking-down P&IDs, and supporting the evaluation of multiple events or human influences. These qualifications allow our efforts to lead PHAs more effectively.
Several safety standards require the use of a qualified engineer. EI is pleased to offer such services which include:
- Scaffold requirements such as design of tube and coupler scaffold greater than 125 feet
- Design for protective systems and structural ramps in excavation practices
- Lift slab construction design
- Fall Protection systems analysis
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Phase Is are conducted per ASTM E 1527-13 and include several major components: a site reconnaissance, completion of a User Questionnaire, a regulatory database search, interviews with persons knowledgeable of the property, and a review of reasonably ascertainable and readily available historical sources to identify the use of the property back to 1940 or its first developed use, whichever is earlier. As such, the ASTM E 1527-13 Standard Practice provides specific guidance as to what must be addressed. However, there is no ASTM standard for Desktop Reviews (more commonly called Risk Search with Risk Assessments-RSRAs). Therefore, RSRAs differ from consultant to consultant and also do not provide protection on CERCLA.