J.S. Held expands EH&S and forensic engineering practices with the acquisition of Veritox, Inc. & GT Engineering. View press release.


Emergency Response

Our Emergency Response Team is one of the industry’s most experienced and innovative partners in support of emergency response activities.

Speed and accuracy is critical following an emergency situation. That’s why our team is available 24 hours a day, supporting clients with immediate disaster recovery and emergency response services. Experienced, credentialed staff will quickly be onsite to perform an array of emergency response services, including air sampling, establishing and evaluating the impacted perimeter and safe zones, and collecting real time measurement sampling in defense of potential litigation. We will also expeditiously and efficiently provide clients with valid data regarding worker safety, impacted residential and commercial communities, and environmental conditions.

Given the nature of the incident, our qualified staff can follow the collection of field measurements with air dispersion modeling and human health or ecological impact assessments. Upon request, we can provide documented information as graphical presentations to be used for public outreach or litigation needs.

Litigation Services

J.S Held continues to support clients after immediate emergency response services in the event they require legal representation. As J.S. Held employees respond to each event, we keep in mind that the information gathered and procedures followed could potentially be used for conveying information to the public, as well as for legal proceedings. For this reason, our staff includes Certified Industrial Hygienists, Certified Safety Professionals, and Certified Hazardous Material Managers, as well as Toxicologists, Geologists and Hydrogeologists that can act as expert witnesses and are experienced in litigation support.

 Emergency Response Expertise

  • 24-hour Response Availability
  • Certified & Credentialed Personnel
  • Air Monitoring Equipment at Hand
  • Evaluation of Real Time Measurements

 Incident Evaluation Expertise

  • Exposure Analysis & Risk Characterization
  • Fate & Transport of Constituent Assessment
  • Computerized Dispersion Modeling
  • Population or Natural Resources Impact Analysis
  • Graphical Presentation
  • Expert Testimony for Litigation

Emergency response services are available 24 hours a day. Contact Tracey Dodd, Executive Vice President at 504-561-6563 or tdodd@jsheld.com for immediate assistance.

Questions about this service, or any of J.S. Held’s services? Get in touch – we’re happy to help.

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