SRP

SRP Environmental Repeats as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies— as Determined by Inc. Magazine

 Return

                       

NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – For the 4th time since 2012, SRP Environmental (SRP) has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. SRP achieved its highest ranking ever in 2019, coming in at number 1948 on the annual Inc. 5000 list. SRP’s previous rankings were 2465, 3381, and 4225 in 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively.

Inc. magazine has revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent private businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

SRP’s recent growth is driven by an innovative company vision, focused on quality customer service combined with the utilization of cutting-edge technology to deliver superior results for our clients. SRP currently employs a vast number of qualified and highly trained consultants who have helped over 6000 clients experience the SRP Difference.  SRP was founded in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1996 and has since expanded to 18 locations throughout California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. SRP thrives on being a multi-disciplinary, compliance-based EHS resource serving a diverse group of industries that include Insurance & Restoration, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Healthcare as well as Federal and State/Local Governments.

“We are grateful to be ranked on the INC. 5000 list for the fourth time and especially honored to have been ranked within the top 2000 for the first time. SRP’s success would not have been possible without our dedicated team of client-focused, highly talented and expertly trained professionals,” says Keith Sampson, President and CEO. “SRP’s continued growth and subsequent INC. 5000 ranking is a direct reflection of utilizing a team approach to deliver superior customer service that ensures our clients stay compliant with a myriad of environmental and safety regulations.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists.  The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

ABOUT SRP ENVIRONMENTAL

SRP Environmental is a full-service environmental, industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since 1996, SRP has leveraged its diverse knowledge base to ensure that clients are in compliance with applicable environmental, industrial hygiene and safety regulations. SRP supports companies nationwide in the insurance & restoration industries, oil & gas operations, agricultural operations, manufacturing, remediation, construction and healthcare industries.

CONTACT:
Keith Sampson, President/CEO
Office: (318) 222-2364
24-hour: (866) 222-4972

348 Aero Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
srpenvironmental.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

Annual Safety Audits: 4 Reasons Why You Need Them

 Return

ANNUAL SAFETY AUDITS: 4 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THEM

It is always heart-wrenching when you hear about devastating accidents and fatalities in the workplace.  OSHA reports that on average 13 worker deaths occur each day, and out of all the reported workers, 3% will experience an injury or accident each day.  Thankfully these statistics have decreased since the 1970s, however many of the deaths and injuries that continue to happen today are preventable.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to provide a safe work environment for your employees.  This responsibility not only affects employees, but also their families.  That is why it is imperative to conduct annual safety audits at each facility in addition to meeting OSHA requirements.

Here are Four Reasons Why You Should Conduct Annual Safety Audits:

  1. To Ensure Compliance. Make sure you are in safety and environmental compliance with OSHA and the EPA, as well as state agencies.  Regulations are constantly changing and it is easy to miss urgent updates, even with all the email reminders and newsletters.  Conducting a safety audit with a third-party will help ensure that your facility is up to date with OSHA and EPA regulations.
  2. To Identify Potential Hazards. Facility managers and EHS managers may catch glaringly obvious hazards like damaged guardrails or puddles of water, but it is easy to miss less obvious hazards like noise or chemical over-exposure.   This can be common due to the fact the facility and EHS managers are on-site all day, every day and become acclimated to their surroundings.   Therefore, it is good practice to have someone other than the facility or EHS manager who is well versed in safety to audit the facility and to provide a fresh view of the work environment.
  3. To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Company Safety Training.  A thorough safety audit includes taking a look at the company safety training and policies.
    1. Are all supervisors’ and employees’ up to date with their annual refresher training?
    2. Has each employee completed a new hire orientation specific to their job duties?
    3. Are all employee training courses documented with a sign-in sheet, test materials, and a corresponding safety plan?

If you can not fully answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, it’s time to re-evaluate your safety training program.  Also, you will be able to identify where additional training may be needed.

4. To Assess the Condition of Equipment and Processes. OSHA regulations require inspections of equipment modifications and additions that could affect the safe operation of the equipment.  However, it is recommended that annual, or even semi-annual, inspections are performed on all equipment and processes.  Preventative maintenance is key to keeping equipment expenses within budget.  Additionally, equipment inspections allow supervisors and managers to assess the the safety and effectiveness of all work processes.

Have Questions or Concerns About Your Facility?  Call an SRP Safety Consultant Today!

SRP Safety Consultants work with companies across the United States in oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, agricultural, and healthcare.   SRP has eight convenient locations in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Long Beach, Midland, Shreveport and Pittsburgh.  Located elsewhere? Let SRP Come To You.   Call SRP Safety Consultants today at (866) 222-4972 to schedule a safety audit.

Tier II Reports Are Due March 1st

 Return

Tier II Reports Are Due March 1st

It is that time of year again: Tier II Reporting Time.   Between OSHA and EPA regulations, companies have quite a few deadlines throughout the year.  SRP Safety and Environmental Consultants are here to help you keep everything organized and up-to-date.

Tier II, also known as Community Right to Know, Reports are due March 1st.

A Tier II is required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), sections 311 and 312.    Generally, if you have over 10,000 pounds of hazardous materials at any facility, you must submit a Tier II.  However, there are hazardous materials that have much lower thresholds.   Hazardous materials can be identified by obtaining information from a products’ Safety Data Sheet.

A Tier II Report includes information on all hazardous materials including amount stored on site, hazardous ratings, type of storage containers, etc.   This information is then passed on to state and local emergency departments including first responders and the fire department, as well as emergency planning committees.   This information is critical for first responders to know in the event a catastrophic event happened at your facility.  Knowing what is inside a facility and how to handle the hazardous materials can save many lives within the community.

Keep in mind that Tier II Reports are mandated at the state and local levels, therefore it is best to check State Reporting Requirement and Procedures.

Need Help Documenting Hazardous Materials?  Contact an SRP Environmental Consultant Today!  Call Us at 866.222.4972.

Established in 1996, SRP Environmental has become a premier turnkey consulting firm offering environmental, health and safety solutions to organizations in construction, manufacturing, agricultural, oil and gas, healthcare and property management industries.  SRP has seven convenient locations in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Midland, Shreveport and Pittsburgh to better serve their clients.

Dealing With a Hurricane is Traumatic Enough, Consult With a Disaster Response Professional for Flood Assistance

 Return

Dealing With a Hurricane is Traumatic Enough, Consult With a Disaster Response Professional for Flood Assistance

Once the rain is gone and the flooding has receded, you are left with traces of contaminated water in your home or office. Flood damage to your home or business is devastating and an unexpected task to deal with.

Any outside water source that enters your home or business contains potentially harmful bacteria, including animal or human waste.  Floodwater is considered a Category 3 water source, which is the worst type of classification.  Category 3 water, or commonly referred to as black water, often contains infectious organisms, including intestinal bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Shigella; Hepatitis A Virus; and agents of typhoid, paratyphoid and tetanus. (Source: www.osha.gov) Additionally, water damaged areas promote mold growth. Mold spores can cause allergy-like symptoms, respiratory problems and even infections.

So what do you do next?

Contact a mold professional. Fungi, or more commonly mold, can begin to grow within 24-48 hours following a water intrusion event. With floodwater damage, it is recommended to contact a professional to conduct a fungal and bacterial assessment. Trained environmental consultants will be able to provide a full environmental assessment of the mold and bacterial growth, including hidden mold or potential contaminants within the HVAC system. A visual inspection is conducted and if necessary, mold and bacteria samples are taken. The environmental consultant will be able to interpret the results and develop a protocol with procedures needed to properly remove the mold and bacteria.

Consult with a mold remediation contractor. The environmental consultant may be able to assist you in contacting a contractor. Regardless, there are a few things you should know. Be aware of your states’ laws regarding mold contractors and mold remediation. For example, Louisiana law prohibits a contractor who performs the mold removal from obtaining mold samples of the home or building. Irregardless of the law, separating professionals who performs the work and who obtains samples eliminates any conflict of interest.

Before hiring a contractor, ask for references and verify that he or she is a licensed mold remediation contractor in your state. A written contract should also be obtained prior to having any work performed.

Air out the area. You can initially begin to air out the area by opening up windows and doors to allow air circulation. However, this task will most likely be done by the contractor. The contractor will be able to set up dehumidifiers to wick moisture out of the damaged materials and then remove damaged materials.

Disinfect any salvageable personal items. Once it is safe to enter the home or business, you can begin to remove personal items. It is recommended to thoroughly wash and disinfect the items. This will help prevent exposing you and your family or employees to fungi or bacteria from the floodwater. Keep in mind porous materials like rugs or books may not be salvageable. Furniture can be a challenge because it may be difficult to thoroughly clean inside the cushions. For clothing, follow manufacturers washing instructions.

Trust the Professionals. Many homeowners want to clean and remove mold or damaged materials themselves. However, for the health and safety of your family or employees, it is best to allow the professionals to clean and properly remove the mold and bacteria. The mold consultants and mold contractors have the experience and training needed to perform disaster restoration services.

We understand that dealing with a flooded home or office can be stressful and overwhelming. SRP has assisted homeowners and business owners in disaster response for over 20 years. Hurricane Katrina, Super Storm Sandy and most recently, the devastating flood in South Louisiana. If you have questions about what to do, contact us toll free at 866 222 4972.