Today’s regulatory environment requires the development of complex and comprehensive environmental compliance and emergency response plans for all companies engaged in upstream, midstream, and downstream operations of petroleum and chemicals in the USA. Full time staffing of experts to develop these plans is out of the question for many firms and even the one-off contracting of consultants can be cost-prohibitive for plan creation and on-going maintenance. Several firms equally do not have sufficient internal training to remain current with today’s complex regulatory and compliance environment, struggle to find qualified experts due to their remote locations or experience such rapid expansion with limited resources that they are unable to stay ahead of new construction and ongoing operations. In response to this need, Witt O’Brien’s has designed and implemented an effective solution for several of its small to medium-size clients.
Compliance and emergency response experts at Witt O’Brien’s have recently filled this staffing and expertise gap in a cost-effective manner and ensured that clients meet the complex regulatory demands for planning and operational compliance. Through a single annual subscription, we provide staff augmentation for both on-site and off-site plan development and support and compliance matrix development. Our team is also capable of assuming all environmental and response program responsibilities, performing ongoing site inspections as well as trainings and the contracting and management of third-party experts. In our trusted role, we also serve as the liaison for the client between regulatory agencies and the local community.
Through an annual subscription service, smaller companies can now create and maintain operational and environmental plans as effectively and professionally as their much larger counterparts for less than the cost of a single EHS or ER staff member. Many company owners now feel confident that their risks are minimized with the support of an experienced and highly regarded firm ensuring that all program requirements are fully managed. Witt O’Brien’s also supports its clients with a 24/7 call center where incidents can be reported and responded to quickly and effectively.