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What We Do – Part 3: Operation and Maintenance

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EFS has experience with the installation, operation and maintenance of remediation and pollution control systems. EFS is capable of taking designs prepared by others and constructing remediation systems in accordance with client specifications. Following installation, EFS personnel will operate and maintain these systems during their operating life. In the area of pollution control, we provide inspection, monitoring and maintenance services for all types of industrial, air, water and wastewater pollution control systems.

Our Operation and Maintenance Services include:

  • Remediation System Start-Up and O&M
  • Facility Decontamination/Industrial Cleaning
  • AST & UST Cleaning
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Drum Sampling, Overpacking, & Removal

To learn more about our services, click here.

 

   Post Date: 08/21/2017


Who We Are – Part 1:The History of EFS

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Environmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) was established in 1994 to provide high quality, service oriented, technical field support to the environmental and engineering consulting industry. Our goal has always been to provide innovative environmental investigation and remediation services to private industry, and federal and state government agencies. We started as one of the first adopters of direct push technology in the state of Indiana. At our inception, we recognized a lack of environmental contractors capable of providing innovative construction and investigation services, understanding the regulatory requirements, prioritizing safety first and assisting in the client’s objectives of obtaining site closure. EFS started with four employees and a Geoprobe©.

As of today, EFS has provided this quality, innovative services to clients throughout the continental United States. We have provided investigation and remediation services to a wide variety of clients directly and indirectly through environmental consultants and engineers, including:

  • Industrial Facilities
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Army
  • Local Fire Departments
  • State Regulatory Agencies
  • National Guard
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With our focus on leading edge technology, quality service and project safety, EFS has expanded services and grown to approximately 50 employees, and has done work in 28 states. We have performed investigation and remediation services on sites contaminated with dioxins, radioactive wastes, PCBs, chlorinated solvents, asbestos, petroleum, heavy metals, unexploded ordinance and cyanides. We have performed demolition on missile silos, large industrial facilities, gas stations and firing ranges.

Building on our direct-push and investigation experience, EFS began implementing in-situ chemical oxidation remedies at sites in 2001. To date, we have addressed numerous sites impacted with chlorinated solvents, hydrocarbons and metals using a variety of injection methods and oxidants. We have also successfully performed sustainable remediation utilizing phytoremediation for the past 10 years. Through the years, EFS has developed a reputation for designing and performing high quality solutions to difficult environmental and geotechnical issues in a cost-effective manner while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

EFS is a small business enterprise dedicated to providing technical field support for all types of geotechnical and environmental projects. Throughout our history, EFS has been committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and our customers. Our commitment to safety is shown in our comprehensive Health and Safety Program which has resulted in an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.74 and a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) well below the national industry average.

   Post Date: 08/14/2017


OSHA Fines Increase for First Time Since Early ’90s

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Did you know that OSHA recently increased penalty amounts for those businesses found in violation of the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Laws?  The increase took affect on August 1, 2016 and comes as a result of federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress in 2015. This change may affect a variety of businesses and industries, so it is important that you know what these changes could mean for your organization.

Below is a list of the new penalties based on violation:

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To learn more about this increase or to find the variety of options for employers looking for compliance assistance, visit the OSHA website.

   Post Date: 09/28/2016


EFS Service Areas – Did You Know?

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#DidYouKnow EFS has experience with the installation, operation, and maintenance of remediation and pollution control systems. EFS is capable of taking designs prepared by others and constructing remediation systems in accordance with client specifications. Following installation, EFS personnel will operate and maintain these systems during their operating life. In the area of pollution control, we provide inspection, monitoring, and maintenance services for all types of industrial, air, water, and wastewater pollution control systems. To learn more about EFS’ Operation and Maintenance Services, click here.

   Post Date: 05/04/2015


Industry Experience – Industrial Decontamination Services – Kenosha, Wisconsin

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DecontaminationTo date, EFS has completed approximately 4,000 environmental projects ranging from direct push sampling to facility decommissioning and demolition. Below is a case study on one of their previous projects.

EFS was contracted to perform industrial decontamination services in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The project was performed in conjunction with the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE) process for the site. EFS was retained to perform aboveground storage tank (AST) cleaning and removal; annealing furnace removal; dismantling of electropolishing equipment; wastewater treatment pit demolition and removal; and concrete floor removal and replacement.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparing a site specific Health and Safety Plan.
  • Cleaning, removing and disposal of six ASTs and associated piping, dismantling and removal of annealing furnace and all associated ancillary equipment.
  • Purging, cleaning, removal and off-site recycling of a 10,000 gallon anhydrous ammonia tank.
  • Dismantling, removal and loading of all facility electropolishing equipment classified as D007 hazardous waste.
  • Demolition, removal and loading of three underground concrete wastewater treatment pits associated with the electropolishing process.
  • Saw cutting, removal and replacement of 4,500 square feet of 8-inch thick concrete flooring, including epoxy coating.
  • Assisting with the collection of confirmatory soil samples, decontamination, backfilling and concrete capping of five underground pits located throughout the facility.
  • Excavation and loading of 150 tons of impacted sediment material from an on-site drainage ditch.
  • Grouting and capping 300 linear feet of underground air ducts.

All work activities are performed in strict accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requirements. EFS utilized a Wisconsin-Certified Tank Cleaner-Remover and experienced heavy equipment operators to perform the work. EFS also completed and submitted all required Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources documents associated with the tank cleaning and removal activities. All work was performed on schedule and under budget within a four week period.

   Post Date: 09/25/2014


Exploring EFS Services – System Operation & Maintenance (O&M)

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EFS has experience with the installation, operation and maintenance of remediation and pollution control systems. EFS is capable of taking designs prepared by others and constructing remediation systems in accordance with client specifications. Following installation, EFS personnel will operate and maintain these systems during their operating life. In the area of pollution control, we provide inspection, monitoring and maintenance services for all types of industrial, air, water and wastewater pollution control systems.

Our Operation and Maintenance Services include:

  • Facility Decontamination
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Drum Sampling, Overpacking and Removal
  • Storm Water Sampling
  • Remediation System Start-up and Operation
   Post Date: 09/03/2014