Roux Associates Health and Safety Newsletter: Issue 12, 4Q

As environmental consultants, it is our goal to provide the highest quality environmental services to our clients. In order to provide the best service, it is paramount to ensure the continuing health and safety of our employees and subcontractors. The health and safety success of our team assures the success of our projects. At Roux Associates, we are dedicated to promoting a positive safety culture in the field, within our offices, and throughout our personal lives.

In our last newsletter of 2017, the Roux team highlights safety tips and protocols to help you brave the cold, have a more ergonomically efficient work day, and prepare for night shift work and west coast wildfires. Read more below:

Happy Holidays from Roux

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Happy Holidays

From your friends at Roux Associates 

Among the joys of this holiday season is the opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to our successes. We’d like to extend our thanks and our best wishes to you and your families. May your new year be filled with all the prosperity and happiness you deserve.
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Roux Supports NYC Together

Roux teamed up with our clients and subcontracting partners to support NYC Together’s Holiday Toy Drive. NYC Together provides an opportunity for students of color and New York City Police Officers to support one another in collaborative efforts to increase civic engagement, foster leadership, and strengthen communities. In the photos below, Roux’s Ian Holst, Project Engineer (middle), and some of our clients are holding just a few of the toys we donated to children in Brooklyn this holiday season.

NYC Together Foundation

NYC Together Foundation

EPA News: Superfund Sites Targeted for Immediate Action

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of Superfund Sites targeted for immediate, intense action, as of December 8th 2017. The list is a response to July’s Superfund Task Force Recommendations. The EPA considers the sites listed to benefit from Administrator Scott Pruitt’s direct engagement, requiring timely resolve of specific issues to streamline cleanup and redevelopment and protect human health and the environment.

The list, spanning all ten EPA regions across the United States, with accompanying plans, issues, and categorizations associated with each site, can be found here.

For more information, please contact the EPA.

Available Positions in New York

Our headquarters in Islandia, New York is seeking Staff Engineers and Geologists who will work on projects related to the investigation and environmental remediation of industrial and commercial sites, primarily in the New York metropolitan area. These entry-level positions require excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills, and a B.S. degree in engineering, geology, hydrogeology, or a related field. Click here to view all of our available positions at Roux Associates.

Read More and Apply: Staff Engineer

Read More and Apply: Staff Geologist

Complimentary Article: What You Should Know About PFAS for Environmental Claims

What You Should Know About Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) for Environmental Claims

Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D. and Adam Love, Ph.D. 

Roux’s Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Adam Love, Ph.D., Vice President coauthored an article published in the Environmental Claims Journal regarding the latest developments on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a broad class of surfactant-like chemicals that are characterized by their many carbon-fluorine bonds.

Since the 1950s, PFAS have been widely used in numerous and varied products with industrial and commercial applications. However, concerns regarding potentially adverse human health and ecological impacts from exposure to PFAS chemicals have resulted in increased regulatory attention and lawsuits alleging bodily injury and/or property damage.

This article outlines what you should know about PFAS for environmental claims, including PFAS characteristics and uses, sampling and analysis, forensics, and more. Please click on the button below to request a complimentary copy.