Hands & Associates, Inc.
Hands & Associates, Inc. is a leader in providing ISO 14001, environmental management, air quality and environmental assessment tools and services to customers in the industrial, energy, municipal and health services sectors. We work with customers to maintain compliance by obtaining air permits and wastewater permits, develop EMS programs, spill plans and pollution prevention plans, and perform environmental assessments.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Environmental Management
- Market Focus:
- Locally (one state or province)
- Year Founded:
- less than $1,000,000 US
Watch for our Educational Seminar in Detroit
Ever wonder just WHY you need to do a Phase I or Phase II Environmental Site Assessment? Or a SARA 313 Form R Report, or an annual wastewater report, or a…well you get the point – why are all these environmental reports and regulations around in the first place? We get asked that question a lot (and have witnessed some heated debates at reporting workshops that we attend!).
To help understand the genesis of these reports and regulations (and not just when they are due and how to complete them), we are pleased to present a series of informal educational breakfast seminars with the goal of:
- Providing understanding of the background science behind certain environmental regulations and programs;
- Help you understand what's going on underground if you have a soil or groundwater contamination problem, (or might have one);
- Give you a chance to ask burning questions (like how do they know if it's MY contamination, why can't I just leave it alone);
- Just what the heck do they mean by, ITSL, GSI, bugs, perched groundwater, RAP (not the music)
We are a specialized environmental consulting firm working to make a difference. The consulting firm, founded in 1993 is located in one of Detroit's historic skyscrapers, the Guardian Building. Hands & Associates, Inc. is a leader in providing ISO 14001, environmental management and air quality tools and services to customers in the industrial, energy and health services sectors.
Our environmental consulting focus is not on addressing historical issues, but in developing proactive management systems that are proven to improve environmental and safety performance.
For some customers? We prepare air permits. For others, we manage remediation projects. So are we confined to services we offer to one customer? Probably not. Our vision is to work with customers to develop the systems that they need to manage the environmental and safety aspects of a process.
How do we do this? We provide basic environmental consulting tasks such as preparing air quality and other environmental permits (PSD, NSR, TSDF), performing air dispersion modeling, dealing with waste management issues, preparing regulatory reports (Form R, MAERS, etc.), Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, and Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs). These are task-based services and facilities need these to meet specific regulatory requirements.
We also provide tools such as SmartForms™ to develop recordkeeping systems, File-Logic™ to start a formal Safety or Environmental Management System (EMS), Operation Reviews to get a snapshot view of a Safety or EMS, and Mock Inspections to test an EMS.
Finally, based on our experience in performing the tasks described above, we assist customers to develop robust EMSs. The term 'environmental management system' or EMS is broad and each business has its own requirement or vision for such a system. We see that it can be viewed from perspectives of ISO 14001, Clean Corporate Citizen (CCC) or simply, managing the environmental aspect of an operation through File-Logic™, or a Stealth EMS™.