CRC provides biosafety, engineering, owner advocacy, program management, and training support services critical to supporting the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health, and the Division of Occupational Health and Safety. Our services include mechanical, industrial, and safety engineering plan reviews and related site assessments/audits, engineering system validation, maximum (BSL-4/ABSL-4) and high (BSL-3/ABSL-3) containment lab certification support, occupational health, safety and biosafety/microbiological consultation, risk communication consultation and training, as well as program and management support.
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) Program
CRC provides CPR, AED and First Aid training to the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. This includes providing all necessary personnel, materials, services and incidentals to perform CPR/AED training. In addition, we provide Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) with AED program medical direction and oversight including keeping FWS abreast of all changes in the law (federal, state, local rules and regulations) that impact the program and American Heart Association (AHA) requirements.Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) Program This engagement requires CRC to provide AED/CPR training at CFTC’s offices in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago and Kansas City. CRC is responsible for training approximately 100 employees every year. To ensure that information learned during the training is maintained, CRC provides “Mock Drills” during the year. In addition, CRC inspects and maintain the AED units every quarter, provides medical oversight including AED prescriptions, training database management and provision of Emergency Response Standard Operating Procedures.
Singapore Ministry of Manpower Workplace Safety and Health Institute
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute was set up in 2011 to work in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the WSH Council to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in safeguarding the safety and health of persons at work. MOM is the United States equivalent to the Department of Labor. The WSH Institute’s work involves conducting high impact research, developing and enhancing WSH capabilities of WSH professionals and business leaders, and being a valuable knowledge resource for their stakeholders.
Team CRC has been selected to set up a Total WSH Services Center at a specific industrial business site for a period of 24 months. The Total WSH services center provides a suite of Total WSH services to businesses in an industrial park; from consultation, advice, facilitation, assessment, coordination for implementing interventions, communications and data analysis on workplace safety, workplace health and personal health. Team CRC works with businesses and HR systems to integrate Total WSH in small and medium sized business (500 employees or less). While performing these support services, Team CRC is tasked to provide a study to MOM that gauge’s business owner’s and HR knowledge of Total WSH and their attitude and practices about safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Shell Eastern Petroleum, Pulau Bukom Chemistry Laboratory
Shell Eastern Petroleum approached CRC to provide a design solution for a chemical laboratory that had an extreme negative pressure (exhaust was measured at 17,650 CFM). Surrounding the laboratory is a production plant that emits a hydrogen sulfide byproduct. The laboratory’s negative pressure was sucking in the hydrogen sulfide putting laboratory personnel at serious risk of injury. CRC recommended replacing the outdated technology existing fume hoods with new fume hoods equipped with an automatic sash and a variable air volume control.
CRC proceeded to oversee the entire alteration of the chemical laboratory. During the design phase, our scope included providing the HVAC schematics layout, proposing the controls system, providing the conceptual and detailed design of the renovation, and drafting the M&E specifications. CRC obtained quotes from general contractors and obtained the required safety permits to enable the general contractor to work on Shell’s premises. Throughout the project, we had a superintending officer on-site to monitor work progress and development. We continued to monitor the general contractor’s progress and tested and certified the laboratory and equipment to ensure compliance to the specifications prior to handover to Shell.