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Whether you're looking for long term sustainable solutions or immediate compliance help, Otis Institute has the experience to solve your most complex challenge.  Here's an overview of the services we provide.  To learn more about our recent accomplishments, visit our Projects page.

Regulatory Compliance

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  • Compliance Gap Assessment and Audits

  • Regulatory Permit Submissions

  • EHS Compliance Program Development

  • Standard Operating Procedures

  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA)

  • Clean Air Act

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • Contractors and construction companies

Industrial Hygiene

  • Asbestos Monitoring Procedures

  • Biological Safety (Biosafety)

  • Chemical Hygiene Plans

  • Employee Exposure Assessment and Control

  • Equipment Maintenance and Calibration

  • Exposure Assessment Strategies

  • Hazardous Materials Spills/Waste Operations

  • IH Program / Policy Development, Review, Training, and Management

  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IAQ) Monitoring

  • Industrial Hygiene Surveys and Survey Reports

  • Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Safety (Laser, UV, IR, RF, Magnetic Fields)

  • Medical Monitoring Programs

  • Noise Surveys

  • Personal Protection Equipment and Chemical Protective Clothing Evaluations

  • Respiratory Protection

  • Wipe Sampling Procedures and Evaluations

  • Indoor Ventilation Surveys  

Product Stewardship

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  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Support - Low Release and Exposure (LoREX) Exemption, Low Volume Exemption (LVE) and Premanufacture Notice (PMN); Application Development and Submittal; Program, Recordkeeping and Management Consulting

  • Documentation and Management System Development based on ISO 9000, 18001 and 14001 Standards

  • Life Cycle Assessments

  • Management System Development

  • Sustainability Management Mentoring 

  • Pollution Prevention Plans

  • Product Stewardship Gap Assessments 

  • Supply Chain Management

Strategic Planning

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  • Facilitation

  • Gap Assessment

  • Mind Mapping – Road Maps

  • Employee and Management Interviews

  • Questionnaire Development

  • Accountability Assessment

  • Goals, Matrix and Best Management

  • Practice Planning and Implementation

  • Strategic Plan Tracking Mechanisms

Management Consulting

  • EHS Management Systems (RC14000, ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001)

  • Comprehensive EHS Compliance and Best Management Practice Auditing - Evaluations

  • Prioritization of EHS Issues

  • Six Sigma Evaluations & Return on Investment

  • Facilitate EHS Strategic Planning

  • Business Continuity Planning

  • Business and Security Vulnerability Analysis

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Sustainable Development

  • DHS – Chemicals of Interest Security Plans

Facilities Management

  • Facilities Planning and Budgeting

  • New Facility Project Planning, Design and Build Out - Project Management

  • Process Engineering

  • Tool Installation 

  • Facilities Site Selection 

  • Contractor Bid Documentation

  • Contractor Management

Environmental Engineering

  • Air Permitting

  • Air & Dust Monitoring; Monitoring Plans

  • Annual Compliance Reporting

  • Biennial Reports 

  • EPA Risk Management Programs (RMP) & California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program

  • EPA RMP Submittals

  • Facility Closure Plan Preparation 

  • Final Closure Report Preparation

  • Hazardous Waste Management Programs and Permitting

  • Hazardous Waste Sampling and Evaluations

  • Off-Site Consequence Analysis (Hazard Assessment) 

  • Pre-production Plastic Pellet Cleanup 

  • Pollution Prevention Planning

  • SB14 Compliance and Planning

  • Site Decommissioning Activities

  • Site Decontamination, Sampling, and Evaluations

  • Soil Waste Management Plans and Permitting

  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) Development

  • Storm Water Monitoring 
    Pollution Prevention Plan(SWPPP) Development

  • Toxic Release Inventory Form R and Form A

  • Wastewater Management and Permitting

  • Worst Case & Alternative Case Scenarios 


  • Accident Prevention and Investigation

  • Code Compliance for Fire, Building, and Mechanical

  • Construction Risk Management

  • Customized Safety Training

  • EHS Program Orientation and Training for New Employees

  • Emergency Response Program Support

  • Job Safety Analyses / Job Hazard Analyses

  • Office, Laboratory, and Manufacturing Ergonomics

  • Pre-Startup Safety Review

  • Process Hazard Analysis Facilitation

  • Process Safety Management

  • Program and Policy Development and Review

  • Regulatory Interpretation

Civil Engineering

  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC)

  • Off-Site Consequence Analysis (Hazard Assessment)

  • Worst Case & Alternative Case Release Determinations

  • Explosive Dust Hazard Design and Evaluations

  • Facility Pre- & Post-Seismic Event Assessments

  • Fall Protection Design and Evaluations

  • Gaseous Diffusion (Sparger) Tank Design

  • Mezzanine and Storage Floor Load Evaluations, Certifications, and Engineering

  • Professional Engineer Certification

  • Seismic Anchoring and Bracing for Tools, Equipment, and Processes

  • Seismic Assessments and Attests for the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program

  • Small Scale Wastewater Treatment System Design and Evaluation

  • Wastewater Treatment System Assessments and Certification for RCRA  and Non-RCRA Hazardous Wastes

  • Third Party Drawing Code Compliance Evaluations

  • Third Party Engineering Design Review and Code Compliance Evaluation

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