What is an Emergency Action Plan and Why is it Needed?

An Emergency Action Alan (EAP) is required under OSHA standard 1910.38, with the purpose to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during emergencies that occur within the workplace. A well-developed EAP and proper employee training minimize the potential for employee injuries and workplace structural damage during emergencies. Alternately, poorly developed plans and lack of… Read More

NYS Opens Application for Grant Funding for 2022

Once again, NYS has opened the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). This round makes funding available for up to $150 million in cash awards and $75 million in Excelsior Tax Credits. This is the twelfth round of the CFA, which was started to streamline the State’s grant application process by offering applicants a single submission that… Read More

Grant Funding to be Announced Soon!

Are you on the look out for the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to be released? Each year, these grant opportunities are announced near the very beginning of May. Along with the announcement is a detailed list of programs available for project funding. Since the creation of the CFA in 2011, the goal has been to… Read More

Walden Celebrates Earth Day

Tomorrow (April 22nd) is Earth Day!   Like a lot of people, you might be thinking about what it means to recognize Earth Day and what you can do to help our environment. Sometimes, the challenges associated with being good stewards of the environment can seem insurmountable. But it does not have to be. There… Read More

Guest Blog: BCS Management, Inc. Communication and Transparency in Public Works Projects

Community awareness and education are crucial for programs related to public health. A communication plan with multiple touchpoints helps the community to develop an understanding of the issues, the scope of the project, and the steps being taken to complete it. Projects requiring property inspections and public feedback require clear and consistent communication support for… Read More

Safety Tips for Lithium-Ion Batteries

The popularity of electric bikes (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) is increasing in almost every major city in the US. A report by Mordor Intelligence LLP in June 2021 states that the North American e-bike market value will double from 2020 to 2026. The markets for these devices continue to trend up with the increase… Read More

Updates to Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards

The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action (ASTM Committee E-50) released an updated set of guidelines known as “E1527-21-Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) Process,” in November 2021. E1527-21 is a revised version of the previous set… Read More