Protecting First Responders and On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) with Targeted Guidance on Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Risks

CSS prepares tactical, field, and quick response guides used by EPA OSCs and other first responders to address a wide range of contaminants. The 40+ guides prepared since 2007 provide detailed information on personal protective equipment, field methods and procedures, and testing and decontamination equipment. To prepare and update the guides, we work closely with EPA’s Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Working Groups and experts from other federal agencies and academic institutions. We search available scientific literature, draft documents, incorporate comments, and produce the final guides in hard copy and electronic formats. As new information becomes available, we prepare updates.

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.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) ES&H Support

CSS provided on-site environmental, safety, and health support 24 hours per day/five days per week to support approximately 1,900 employees occupying 1.4 million square feet of floor space at BEP’s Washington, DC, facility (DCF).

Response at Contaminated Sites and Natural Disasters Nationwide

On-Site Support for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) – CSS provides expert technical guidance and field support at hazardous and contaminated sites, including sites under the Superfund program.

Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

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

Satellite Data Applications

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

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

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

Emergency Preparedness & Response

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

Human Health Risk Assessment

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

Safety, Health, & Environmental

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

IT Services

Our IT solutions meet clients’ evolving needs.

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