WSP's risk assessors serve as an experienced, global resource to evaluate and manage human and ecological risks, and encompass a wide range of disciplines required to prepare technically defensible risk assessments. We provide expert technical advice on issues such as analytical chemistry, environmental sampling, toxicology, public health, engineering and institutional controls, hydrogeology, statistics, industrial hygiene, chemical fate and transport in the environment, regulatory compliance, QSAR analyses, and emissions modeling.
For remedial projects, WSP initially discusses the risk management strategy with the client to ensure that the risk solution will meet their expectations, both commercially and philosophically, and to anticipate the challenges that may arise during the risk assessment process. Once a strategy has been determined, regulatory consultation is initiated.
We have an established rapport with many regulatory risk assessment groups that ensures a transparent and constructive relationship and reduces regulatory ‘table tennis’. For remediation sites, the true added value of enlisting WSP to undertake a risk assessment is:
- Reduced remediation costs and project schedules using site-specific risk assessments tailored to the site and developing equally protective levels.
- Greater control of remediation technical scope and costs by smoothing of the regulatory process, anticipating regulatory concerns, and developing a constructive, proactive relationship with the regulatory personnel.
WSP focuses each risk assessment to ensure that the remediation technologies being selected provide the appropriate level of protection for human health and the environment, and most importantly that they make commercial sense.
These same business strategies and innovative solutions are utilized by WSP risk assessors in addressing risk issues related to product stewardship and due diligence. This focus is the basis of WSP’s risk-based solutions to environmental management issues that provide risk managers with information to eliminate unwarranted risk-management activity through identification of aggressive risk-based goals for realistic risk reduction.