Hazmat & OSHA Compliance

DESI understands our Clients’ staff is their most valuable asset. DESI also understands their commitment to provide a safe work environment by integrating safety as a key corporate mission to protect their assets, the environment, reputation, and profits. We advocate safety not because of regulations, but simply because we care. DESI’s occupational safety and health personnel consisting of highly qualified environmental regulatory specialists, Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), Professional Engineers (PE), Noise Consultants, and Asbestos and Lead certified professionals are available to partner with you from the inception of project to completion in developing customized project goals in keeping with your business objectives. We can help achieve practical and cost effective solutions to address safety, health, and environmental regulatory issues. We assist our clients in evaluating the effectiveness of their safety management program and policies, conducting OSHA compliance audits, assisting with OSHA citations, or keeping with current industry trends and regulatory changes. We provide broad-based services in:

  • Hazardous Materials Survey and Management
  • Indoor Air Quality Evaluations
  • Vapor Intrusion Studies
  • Worker Exposure Evaluation
  • Safety Inspections
  • Asbestos Management
  • Lead Management
  • OSHA Compliance Audits
  • Microbial Evaluation and Remedial Design
  • Noise Evaluations and Control
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Ventilation Assessments
  • Community Air Monitoring
  • Safety Training
  • Health and Safety Plans and Program Development

NYCDDC – High Bridge Rehabilitation

Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc. (DESI) is providing Environmental and Engineering support to Schiavone Construction Company (SCC) retained by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) for the rehabilitation of the High Bridge.  DESI performed worker exposure monitoring for silica during façade cleaning operations, and has recommended safe work practices and controls to minimize exposure.

Rondout West Branch Bypass Tunnel – Shafts 5B & 6B

DESI is providing Environmental and Engineering support to SCC retained by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) to construct the two shafts (5B & 6B) for the Bypass Tunnel in the towns of Newburgh and Wappinger, New York. DESI has prepared Demolition Debris Sampling Plan, Lead Health & Safety Plan, and Air Monitoring Plan for construction and demolition activities for SCC’s work. DESI has conducted air monitoring to assess worker and community exposure to lead, arsenic, cadmium, and chromium during demolition operations and recommended safe work practices.

MTA – 2nd Avenue 63rd and 72nd Street Stations

DESI provides residential Environmental Engineers to work along with Judlau Contracting, Inc. for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction (MTA CC) project for the Second Avenue Subway.  DESI assists with implementation of project specifications and to guide in implementing corrective actions.  DESI has also designed worker exposure monitoring programs for VOCs, silica, and dust during station finishes work and conducts air monitoring for worker and community exposure assessments.

Newark Public Schools – Broadway Elementary School (aka Luis Munoz-Marin School)

Newark Public Schools (NPS) retained DESI to provide Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) services for an ongoing Remedial Investigation at the Broadway Elementary School. DESI conducted environmental sampling and identified residual soil and groundwater contamination from past operations at the site. DESI also performed a vapor intrusion study and found indoor VOC levels exceeding NJDEP allowable limits. A sub-slab vapor extraction system was developed and implemented successfully clearing the classrooms of contamination.

NJTA Facilities Improvement Program – Turnpike North

DESI is providing our client with Building Hazardous Investigations include evaluation and sampling for asbestos-containing materials (ACM), lead-based paint (LBP), universal waste (UW), poly-chlorinated bi-phenols (PCB), mercury, chemicals stored for maintenance use, etc.; identify abatement needs; providing input on the hazardous materials as required by an Executive Order No. 215 Environmental document and for procurement of regulatory permits.