Employee Health and Safety Highest Priority at Broadbent

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Broadbent employees Amanda and Erin sport dermal and respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) while working at an acid rock drainage water treatment facility. Safety comes first at Broadbent, and our employees undergo extensive health and safety training (initially and routinely) which allows them to achieve and maintain safety competency while working on a variety of projects. We work hard to maintain our “safety first” culture among our employees and subcontractors, and we seek to eliminate or control all potential occupational health and safety hazards, while still providing cost-effective services to our clientele. Broadbent is proud of its exceptional safety record, and we are very proud of our employees’ dedication to maintaining that record. Keep up the great work Amanda and Read More »

Case Study: Solvent Release Characterization & Remediation

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In 2003, chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) associated with dry cleaning operations were discovered in the groundwater beneath a former dry cleaning facility in Las Vegas, NV. Broadbent was contracted to conduct on- and off-site characterization activities. Broadbent prepared and implemented a detailed Site Characterization Work Plan (Work Plan) which included design, construction oversight, development, and soil and groundwater sample collection from seven groundwater monitor wells. Groundwater sample laboratory analytical results indicated the on- and off-site presence of dissolved tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), dichloroethylene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) constituent concentrations in groundwater in excess of their respective Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs). Broadbent prepared and implemented a subsequent Work Plan to monitor groundwater beneath the site and to conduct VC Read More »

Environmental Experience – Confidential Mine

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Broadbent has been working on this project since 2006. The company plays a key role in remediation operations at this historic mine site, a CERCLA site listed by the federal EPA on the National Priorities List (Superfund). Broadbent Reno Division Manager, Randy Miller, was the Project Manager from 2006 – 2010, and is the current Project Supervisor. At the site, the client is responsible for capturing and treating acid rock drainage from three seep/spring locations. Broadbent supports operations at the site by providing operations management, safety management, and system operators to operate the on-site treatment systems including a sulfate reducing bioreactor and high density sludge plant, both of which are designed to collect and treat acid rock drainage at the Read More »

Site Conceptual Model of Groundwater

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Broadbent was contracted by a major petroleum and energy company to provide a third party review and preparation of a Site Conceptual Model for a former aerospace facility in the Central Valley of California. Analysis of historical data indicated that former site operations activities had resulted in contaminant impacts to groundwater. Primary contaminants of concern (COCs included volatile organic compounds (VOCs). On the site, groundwater occurs at approximately 40 feet below ground surface (bgs) and flows towards the east. A soil vapor extraction (SVE) system was installed in 1999 and operated through 2000. A groundwater extraction and treatment system (GWETS) was also installed in 1999 and has operated continuously, since then. The objective of the scope of work performed was Read More »

Creating a Culture of Safety Within Broadbent

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Broadbent management has been successful in creating a culture of safety in the company. This has been accomplished through the shared learning of experiences in the field and analysis of knowledge gained from our valued clients. A simple example of this safety mindset, is how it has effected the way we park our vehicles. Even when commuting to and from work, using our personal vehicles, employees have embraced the idea of backing vehicles into parking spots. With a vehicle in this position, when leaving a parking spot, the driver is traveling forward. By leaving in the forward direction one is less likely to cause an accident. Drivers have also surveyed the front of the vehicle and scanned the area for Read More »