EA has 14 risk assessors and toxicologists sharing over 200 years of combined experience and have demonstrated success achieving client and regulatory approval for hundreds of risk assessments. The experience, expertise, and resources of EA’s team brings five key advantages when dealing with risk-related regulatory challenges:
- Defensible, Balanced Findings—Risk assessment guidance is conservative, and performing an assessment without the right experience produces findings that may be overly conservative. EA has many years of demonstrated success putting the guidance into practice using strategies that produce balanced and technically defensible findings that lead to effective, cost-efficient risk management outcomes, earning EA respect in both private and public sectors.
- Focus on Outcomes—The purpose of a risk assessment is to inform risk management decisions. EA’s risk assessments are performed with that it mind, and provide concise findings specifically framed to directly inform CERCLA feasibility studies, RCRA corrective action assessments, dredged material management plans, or other risk management decisions.
- Demonstrated Process for Quality Assurance and Quality Control—Building trust in risk findings begins with building confidence in the data used for assessment. EA has developed quality assurance/quality control standard operating procedures for every stage of the process, from initial data acquisition and validation through modeling and report production. EA knows the common pitfalls that can affect risk models and has the procedural, statistical, and editorial reviews in place to provide findings that can be trusted.
- Client Transparency and Responsiveness—EA believes in involving and informing the client throughout all stages of the risk assessment process. EA is adept at keeping risk assessments clear and concise while also providing enough information to support findings and satisfy critical reviewers.
Experienced Risk Communicators—Risk assessment is complex and sometimes confusing, and good outcomes communicated poorly are detrimental. EA assessors are trained to communicate in high risk, low trust situations and have served as point persons for communicating risk findings with the public, press, local community groups, property owners, state and municipal elected officials, tribal governments, and regulating agencies.