Goldman Environmental Consultants, Inc. helps our clients (individuals, corporations, associations, and institutions) achieve their goals in accordance with applicable environmental regulations. GEC understands that environmental regulations affect clients’ business decisions. When organizations need to blend business, environmental, and societal goals, we strategize to minimize their risks within the regulatory boundaries. Our mission is to provide superior consulting services at a reasonable fee.
GEC attended a meeting where an EPA representative relayed his experiences inspecting, purging, and inspecting, and organizing chemicals stored in science labs within schools throughout Massachusetts. His team, consisting of trained interns, found cabinets overstocked with unneeded chemicals, mercury thermometers, and numerous hazards. The team collected, assembled and inventoried all chemicals, and mercury thermometers. Chemicals were evaluated for container condition, hazard class, volume on hand, curriculum needs as compared to normal high school science and chemistry requirements and then either entered into a database, returned to inventory, organized, or staged for disposal. Unnecessary chemicals were lab-packed off-site, and properly disposed. A chemical inventory database was created that will serve as a useful tool for future chemical purchases, waste disposal, issuing chemicals, accountability, and tracking usage of all chemicals. The chemical team also measured and checked laboratory fume hood exhaust performance, and safety showers and eyewashes, often finding inoperable or inaccessible equipment. In the end, schools ended up with safer labs, educated faculty and staff, an in-house champion to carry-on after the EPA team was gone, and tools and equipment for improved chemical safety and control. Their motto: "Do No Harm to Our Children." Their offer to help schools in need is still open to anyone who cares to partner with them. Seems like a pretty good deal! Contact GEC for details.