EnSafe earned the top category honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Tennessee’s Engineering Excellence competition. Winners were announced at the ACEC annual awards banquet held November 4, 20211, in Nashville.
The Grand Award presented to EnSafe was in the category of Water Resources for a Hydrology and Hydraulic Modeling project performed in support of the Dave Donaldson Wildlife Management Area (DDWMA) near Knobel, Arkansas.
ASTM International E50 committee honors EnSafe, highlighting our pro bono services to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since 1996, EnSafe has provided thousands of unbilled labor hours as part of our charitable contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is dedicated to game-changing pediatric cancer research and care, and we’re happy to help this Memphis-based hospital by performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Transaction Screen Assessments.
Earlier this month, EnSafe and Environmental Scientist Megan Watson were honored with an award presented by the ASTM International E50 committee. The newly crafted award was inspired specifically by EnSafe’s lending our time and expertise to St. Jude on such a large scale – 50+ environmental site assessments annually, using ASTM E1527 and E1528 standard practices. The committee plans to continue honoring other companies that have done something similar or may be inspired to do so.
“When Bill Weissman, the chair for the ASTM E1528 committee, first heard about our pro bono work for St. Jude, he was amazed,” Megan Watson states. “I was amazed to first learn of it too, and am now so honored to be able to be part of it.”
Over the first 20 years or so of our engagement with St. Jude, we averaged approximately $30,000.00 in labor hours donated annually to St. Jude, but we’re closer to $60,000.00 in recent years, bringing our total lifetime contributions to over $800,000.00!
EnSafe supports St. Jude’s Dream Home program, a fundraising program where raffle tickets are sold to the public for the chance to win Dream Homes and other prizes. Property developers donate land and building materials to help St. Jude construct the Dream Homes. EnSafe supports St. Jude, by performing environmental site assessments on the Dream Home properties before St. Jude takes ownership, thereby saving St. Jude, in their words, “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” EnSafe has also performed a variety of other projects for St. Jude, including Phase II site assessments, removal of underground storage tanks, asbestos surveys, demolition activities, and multiple Brownfields projects.
EnSafe is pleased to announce that Megan Watson, Project Supervisor, has relocated to Chicago, Illinois. For the past 7 years Megan worked in our Memphis, Tennessee headquarters office where she conducted a variety of environmental projects with concentration in transactional property due diligence. She has experience with Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, groundwater and soil investigations, and remedial activities. Megan is a member of EnSafe’s Phase I ESA lead review team and sits on ASTM International Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action.
Megan is excited to be the new face of EnSafe in the Chicago area, and looks forward to supporting existing and new clients alike in meeting their environmental needs. Please reach out to her if you have any questions or would like to know more about EnSafe and how we can support your projects in the Chicago area and the midwestern U.S.
EnSafe Strengthens Health and Safety Services in the Southeast EnSafe is pleased to announce that H.A.S.C.A.T.S., Inc., a health and safety consulting firm, is now part of EnSafe. Ronnie Fulcher and his team of experienced health and safety consultants and trainers at H.A.S.C.A.T.S. are now operating from our EnSafe office in Jackson, Mississippi. The former […]Continue reading
Dr. Ioana Petrisor will lead EnSafe’s National PFAS practice
EnSafe is excited to announce Ioana Petrisor, PhD, has joined the EnSafe team as a Senior Project Manager/Chief Chemist, leading scientific efforts on perfluorinated compounds and their prevalence in the environment.
Dr. Petrisor has 28 years of environmental forensics experience, applying a wide variety of fingerprinting techniques to identify and track sources and age-date contaminants.
“I’m eager to join the forward-thinking initiatives EnSafe is advancing around PFAS, in particular,” says Dr. Petrisor, “EnSafe has a strong track record of navigating the evolving PFAS regulatory arena and managing clients’ PFAS liabilities over the long term, and I’m excited to contribute.”
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have rapidly emerged as constituents of concern since being added to U.S. EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule list in 2012. Dr. Petrisor’s primary focus is on understanding PFAS’s myriad of uses, fate and transport, and complex environmental transformations (including generation from precursors), in conjunction with the use of advanced fingerprinting techniques to successfully identify and treat sources. She is also evaluating the limitations of available PFAS sampling and analytical techniques, ensuring defensible data are generated for site-specific solutions.
Dr. Petrisor has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Romanian Academy of Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Bucharest University, Romania. She has published numerous scientific articles, is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Forensics Journal, and author of the book Environmental Forensics Fundamentals – A Practical Guide.
Dr. Petrisor will support EnSafe from our San Diego, California, office.