Risk:Rules associated with Utah’s Pollution Discharge Elimination Program.
Mitigation:SE Science has experience in obtaining UPDES permits for projects from 1 acre to over 500 acres in size.Not only does the UPDES permit include a 45 page plan, unique to every project, is also requires that the contractor and engineer, if necessary, to update and modify the pollution prevention plan as site conditions change and inspect on regular intervals and after every precipitation event.As environmental awareness increases contractors need to be careful not to ignore the importance of the UPDES process.
Risk:Understanding the proper Best Management Practices to implement.
Mitigation:Best Management Practices (BMPs) are structural and engineered control devices designed to minimize pollution to stormwater, streams, rivers, groundwater, and so forth from industry, construction activity, and development.SE Science has worked with Army Corp of Engineers, Forest Service, Division of Wildlife, and several state and local governing agencies recommending the proper BMPs for each individual project.Our experience includes wetlands, floodplains, streams, rivers, and endangered species.Choosing the most effective and economical solutions requires experience.
Risk:Contracts and Insurance, where to start.
Mitigation:The two most problematic areas for construction projects are to effectively manage contractual risks and the insurability of projects. Contract reviews and insurance facilitation are critical components on an effective risk mitigation and management program. Insurance facilitation assumes the probability that accidents will occur and seeks an efficient way of distributing and/or transferring the risk.SE Science has the experience you need to oversee contracts and help you verify all involved are properly insured.
Risk: Misuse of Indemnification clauses.
Mitigation: SE Science can confirm that liability lies with the appropriate parties.For example, indemnification can be viewed from the perspective of worker safety and avoidance of accidents, with an emphasis on the exculpatory aspects of indemnification. However, sometimes escaping liability and the associated consequences can create problems with the misuse of indemnification provisions. Particularly, with the broad form or intermediate form, which can exculpate the indemnitee from his/her own wrongdoing or negligence.Furthermore, problems with indemnification provisions can occur if a prime contractor removes the indemnification provision from all of its subcontract agreements. This minimizes the prime contractor’s responsibility, and could minimize the incentive for the prime contractor to properly control project operations. This could also increase the potential for injuries to workers at the project jobsite.