KemWest

ABOUT


While potential contaminants exist all around us, many of these hazardous materials pose little to no threat to the public or to the environment. At KEMWest, we'd like it keep it that way.

 

KEMWest, Inc. was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1996 to serve the environmental needs of the regulated community and today has grown into a multidisciplinary independent industrial hygiene, environmental, and occupational health and safety consulting firm. With offices in both Denver and Colorado Springs, our mission is to provide innovative and comprehensive environmental consulting services to clients in business, government, industry, and residential sectors that will protect the health and safety of your employees, stakeholders, and families and preserve not only our natural resources, but also your bottom line. We are passionate about protecting human health and the environment and building long term relationships with clients, vendors, partners, and employees. We understand the increasingly complex issues in maintaining regulatory compliance; this allows KEMWest to apply creative technological solutions to a variety of environmental and occupational health and safety challenges.

 

Whether your environmental concerns are with air, soil, water, or within buildings themselves, the KEMWest team has the experience and professional insight to help you find a resolution. Each of the environmental consultants at KEMWest understands the importance of communicating clearly with our clients, so that we can help reduce the uncertainty of regulatory compliance and help you understand the results of any environmental testing we perform. Visit our home page or call us to learn more about our environmental services and how we can help you.

 

  • Industrial Hygiene Services
  • Health and Safety Programs
  • Waste Characterization
  • Asbestos Management
  • Environmental Site Assessment

 

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SERVICES

 

KEMWest offers a wide array of industrial hygiene services in response to increased public awareness and the growing concern for the protection of workers and building occupants. These services include worker exposure monitoring for OSHA compliance and radiation safety; comprehensive or specific air contaminant monitoring; noise monitoring and hearing conservation programs; workplace hazards surveys; indoor air quality studies; regulatory compliance assistance; polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) testing and analysis; radon testing and chemical hygiene plans for laboratory facilities.

 

KEMWest also offers comprehensive indoor air quality assessment, microbial and bioaerosol monitoring, and the investigation and assessment of clandestine drug laboratories. KEMWest has extensive experience in indoor air quality investigations for residential, commercial and industrial facilities.

 

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS/Waste Characterization

KEMWest provides comprehensive operational audits to ensure overall compliance with OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management. This type of audit includes identification of potential liabilities associated with past waste management practices; detection of current compliance problems; increased site safety awareness; and evaluation of corporate risk assessment and environmental management programs. KEMWest's audit teams combine experience in industrial hygiene, chemistry, toxicology, hazardous waste management and environmental risk assessment to provide an audit tailored to satisfy a company's individual needs. KEMWest's environmental professionals can also provide a wide range of Hazardous Waste Characterization and Management Services.

 

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT

KEMWest provides total Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) management services to building owners and operators. KEMWest offers a comprehensive approach for the testing, assessment, management and abatement of ACM in all types of facilities. KEMWest's staff includes Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment certified Building Inspectors, Management Planners, Project Designers, and Air Monitoring Specialists. KEMWest is able to perform the following range of asbestos related consulting services:

 

  • Building Inspections
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Project Design
  • Project Monitoring
  • Site Clearance
  • AHERA Management Plans and Reinspections
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plans
  • Soil Characterization and Management Plans

 

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) provides a planning tool which enables buyers, sellers and lenders to assess potential financial liability associated with environmental issues at a particular property. Many lending institutions require an environmental site assessment prior to approving financing or refinancing. With remediation costs often ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, this initial step has become an essential element of the property transfer process. KEMWest site assessments consist of a review of accessible EPA and applicable state environmental databases for potential sources of environmental impact; an examination of historical land use information, including aerial photographs; a review of prior ownership records, i.e. deed and title search; and an onsite inspection of the subject property and surrounding sites for items of potential environmental impact. These items include underground and above ground storage tanks and associated piping systems; evidence of spills or release of hazardous materials or hazardous waste; areas of accumulated refuse or abandoned landfills; asbestos containing materials; PCB's in electrical equipment; presence of radon and lead based paint. All KEMWest Phase I ESA's exceed the standards set forth in ASTM Practice E 1527-05 and the EPA rule Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiry. KEMWest also makes recommendations for conducting Phase II Environmental Assessments based on the findings and results of the initial Phase I assessment.

 

Phase II site assessments are carefully and prudently tailored, using state-of-the-art engineering techniques and procedures to address the specific problems of the individual project. These solutions range from traditional removal and disposal methodologies to more complex treatment systems such as venting, bioremediation or other in-place treatment techniques. The scope of the remediation plan is determined based on individual client needs, available on-site resources and specific site conditions.

 

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