EnDyna

Environmental Public Health and Emergency Management
Emergency Management

Emergency Management

In the government's continued effort to reduce risks to human health and the environment and to improve prevention and response to emergency situations, decision-makers require sound risk assessments and risk management alternatives. Comprehensive risk assessments not only provide crucial information for the cleanup and management of hazardous events, but improve preventive risk management practices. These practices include the development of cleanup standards, regulations, and technological and programmatic evaluations. 

Furthermore, effective risk management must communicate risk and risk reduction information to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

EnDyna provides expert technical assistance to the U.S. Government for a diverse range of environmental public health and emergency management programs. We have conducted policy and scientific analyses, developed response tools and strategies, and provided communications and training support to emergency response experts. EnDyna's team applies expert risk management, knowledge management, and operational continuity to help our clients develop the most effective tools for environmental public health and emergency response.

    Services offered by EnDyna include:

  • Development and review of risk assessments, related models, protocols, and guidance
  • Building Inspection Services
  • Risk basis and risk exposure analysis
  • Hazard identification, exposure assessment, and toxicity assessment
  • Regulatory support, including regulatory and non-regulatory alternatives impact reduction
  • Peer review of proposed analytical methodologies
  • Risk assessment/risk management training development and delivery
  • Conference, meeting, and technical workshop support
  • Public health risk management through regulation and partnerships
  • Design of risk communication strategies

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SELECTED PROJECTS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Protective Action Guidance for Nuclear Threats - EnDyna assists the interagency committee led by EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air in their effort to revise protective action guides for a response to intentional radiological incidents, such as a radiological dispersal device (RDD) or improvised nuclear device (IND). The manual’s purpose is to clarify and augment the existing 1992 protective action guide, which was developed primarily in response to potential threats at that time, such as accidents at nuclear facilities or spills associated with the transportation of nuclear fuel. Furthermore, the guides ensure local and state responders understand the hazards associated with a radiological or nuclear emergency. Guidance and recommendations are based on research and numerous exercises, including TOPOFF-3.

EPA, Office of Environmental Management (OEM), National Response Team (NRT) - The National Response Team  consists of the 15 governmental partners to which EnDyna provides direct support. Our team has helped develop inter-agency protocols for immediate response to emergency incidents, including oil spills and an intentional release of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). EnDyna’s support services entail analytical, coordination, management, technical, and logistical support to several NRT committees and subcommittees. EnDyna aids the development and production of numerous publications, including quick reference guides (QRG) which provide Federal On-Scene Coordinators (OSC) with the biological and chemical information needed to respond immediately to a WMD incident (i.e., site characterization, decontamination, disposal, and clearance).

U.S. Deptartment of Transportation (DOT), Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Training for the Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material - EnDyna has worked with the DOT to develop HAZMAT training for safe transportation of radioactive material over the nation’s highways. These training courses are based on the Emergency Response Guidebook for hazardous materials.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Training - EnDyna has developed disaster training for federal, state, and local emergency response personnel using the Incident Command System/National Incident Management System (ICS/NIMS) methodology. Emergency training and exercises support nuclear radiation, biological terrorism, or natural disaster response.