SSCI team member Stacy Emerick lead the clean-up crew known as the Vilmaris Crew to help clean the beach along Pelican Island. The cleanup was organized by the Mountain Ocean Project (MOP) an organization that has removed over 7,200 pounds of trash from the beaches of Galveston, Texas. Participants in the beach cleanup included over 150 individuals with groups from SSCI and the Save Our Seas – Texas A&M University at Galveston. Save Our Seas is a student organized network supporting conservation efforts and healthy lifestyles through education and participation in environmental outreach.
SSCI-Environmental is pleased to have had the opportunity to speak at the Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Network (BACREN) Monthly Luncheon on February 20, 2020. BACREN is a non-profit professional organization formed to serve Commercial Real Estate practitioners, associated businesses, investors, and the public in the Houston Bay Area, including but not limited to Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria Counties, Texas. SSCI-Environmental has been a long time sponsor and supporter of BACREN. SSCI’s Vice President, Jo Drake Keim, and Natural Resource Specialist, Allyson Graziano, presented the ins and outs of wetland mitigation for the real estate market. The audience of Read More »
ABNC is partnering with Houston Audubon to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with an Early Morning Birding Hike for the first-ever Houston Bird Week! Watch a roseate spoonbill and great blue heron wade in water or watch an Osprey soar as you listen to the chirp of colorful songbirds. Located in the heart of a major migratory path, Armand Bayou Nature Center is an amazing place to go birding all year round. Spaces are limited, so register today! When: September 28, 7-9am Reservations: Reservations required Age: 12 years & up Rates: Members $10, Non Members $12 BOOK YOUR EARLY MORNING BIRDING HIKE TODAY!
March 18, 2019 is Global Recycling Day! SSCI will be doing its share of recycling and waste reduction in the office environment. SSCI reuses copy paper as much as possible for internal use, and we have a designated recycling bin for paper and plastics. Plastic or Styrofoam coffee cups have been replaced by ceramic mugs in the common area to reduce waste all year round. Other ways to make the office environment greener include bringing your own lunch to work in a reusable container to reduce waste and utilizing paper clips in lieu of staples. These seemingly small actions really Read More »
SSCI participated in the Second Annual Career Night at Pearland Junior High East (PJHE) on August 4, 2018. The PJHE Roughnecks invited presenters from a variety of backgrounds to discuss careers and educational paths with the 7th and 8th grade students. The students experienced exciting, hands-on learning while gaining an understanding of the educational steps needed to achieve their goals. SSCI presented a booth displaying sampling equipment, protective gear, and education materials. Students were able to ask questions from the SSCI staff such as, “Where can I study environmental science?” or “What kind of services do you provide?”. Read More »
SSCI provided maintenance activities to a damaged culvert owned by an HOA located in Dickinson, Texas (Site) where existing articulated concrete blocks (ACBs) were uplifted and separated during a Hurricane Harvey. This caused the subgrade to be eroded and a large hole to form at the base of the culvert. SSCI was able to mobilize quickly and efficiently to solve the problem. The work involved designing a new, more effective culvert layout that would significantly reduce erosion during large rain events. The following construction services were also completed during the remediation: Pumping of standing water in the washout area; Replacement Read More »
New Emergency Preparedness Training Requirements for Hospitals
The implementation date for the new training requirements is November 15, 2017. The new rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements that include adequately planning for disasters that fall on a continuum between disruptive to disastrous. The new regulations apply to healthcare providers, including hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and long-term care facilities. To find out more, please follow this link to Occupational Health and Safety magazine. https://ohsonline.com/articles/2017/11/01/cms-emergency-preparedness-training.aspx If you need assistance with assessing your training needs or if you are looking for a training provider, please contact SSCI at 800-324-7724 or visit our website at www.sscienvironmental.com or SSCI-HEALTH-SAFETY & Read More »
SSCI has been awarded the Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery contract with HGACBuy. HGACBuy has established contracts with firms to provide professional planning, consulting and interim recovery services in the areas of Homeland Security, Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Emergency Response and All Hazards Planning, Continuity of Operations and Recovery Services, and FEMA programs. SSCI’s services under the contract include Environmental Assessments, Asbestos Containing Materials Services, Emergency Response, Construction and Remediation, Oilfield Services, Wetlands and Ecological Services, and Storm water Management. HGACBuy is an award-winning, nationwide government-to-government procurement service operated by the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Beginning in 1975, H GACBuy assembled a Read More »
SSCI: Hazardous Materials Manager for SH 288 Toll Lanes Expansion Project
SSCI began work on the State Highway (SH) 288 Toll Lanes Expansion Project in Harris County providing hazardous materials management and emergency response in July 2016. Since that time, SSCI has assisted in construction activities, hazardous material handling and disposal, and in managing environmental hazards associated with the project. Construction activities have taken place in the early morning hours before rush hour traffic and in the middle of the night. We’ve been there to see it all. The project consists of expanding three major interchanges within a 10.3-mile stretch from US Interstate 59 (US 59) to the Harris County line Read More »
SSCI is wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. For Safety Tip on using fireworks, visit the National Council on Fireworks Safety. SSCI’s office will be closed on July 4, 2017. Our staff can be reach 24-7 at 1-800.324.7724.