Founded in May 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organization in the United States. Led by 1.4 million volunteers, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its congressional charter and the principals of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Local chapters are governed by community leaders who volunteer their time to direct the organization. More than 5,000 local volunteers participate in Cincinnati Area Chapter activities including service delivery, evaluation, fund raising, planning and administration. Red Cross is the only public service organization chartered by the U.S. congress to provide disaster relief to the entire community and service to members of the Armed Forces and their families. American Red Cross - Cincinnati Chapter
Artisan Mechanical is a mechanical contracting company that offers pipefitting, welding, equipment setting, and specialty fabrication for a diverse range of industrial applications. The company serves clients across a wide variety of industries, including steel, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food/beverage and more. Artisan Mechanical
The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management is the county agency charged with the responsibility of developing a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan that provides the information needed to coordinate the planning, preparedness, response to, and remediation of any disaster that occurs in the county. The office also administers and enforces the county Hazardous Material Ordinance. Campbell County Office of Emergency Management
The Cincinnati Fire Department was officially established in 1853, but grew out of volunteer fire companies which operated as early as 1808. The division was the first paid department in the United States, and the first in the world to use steam fire engines. In 1914, the division’s fire prevention bureau was established and work began on a high pressure fire system, which is still in use today. In 1922, the fire department became entirely motorized. The division holds a Class 2 Fire Insurance Rating from the American Insurance Association and a Class 1 Ohio State Rating, which has resulted in lower fire insurance premium rates for Cincinnati home owners. The division currently operates a training center, fire prevention bureau, and arson squad. Cincinnati Fire Department
Established in 1867, the Cincinnati Health Department was created to promote, protect, and maintain the public’s health. The department is the oldest and largest in the state of Ohio, serving a population of 364,040. Department responsibilities, which are sanctioned by the Ohio Revised Code, the Cincinnati Municipal Code, Board of Health Regulations, and general public health standards, include developing and enforcing health laws, promoting disease prevention, health education, and curative/rehabilitative activities. Health department programs include safe food, clean and healthy housing, protection from diseases spread by animals, environmentally sound waste disposal, safe and sanitary public places, safety and disaster preparedness, hazardous material safety, indoor air pollution safety and, and safe sewage disposal. The department’s environmental services division is geared toward response in the event of a disaster or health emergency. Cincinnati Health Department
A variety of citizens are associated with the Alliance for Chemical Safety. Examples include Dr. Carl and Marjorie Evert, long-time citizen activists from Pleasant Ridge. Marjorie Evert heads the local group, Citizens Concerned About Hilton Davis, and is a member of the Alliance’s Steering Team. Dr. Evert is a former member of the Alliance’s Steering Team. Michael Rieck is a representative from the North Avondale Neighborhood Association. In addition, representatives from ECO and Ohio Citizen Action frequently attend meetings.
The basic missions of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) are to (a) help prevent poison or drug exposures from becoming life threatening for the people living in the Center's service area and (b) decrease the incidence of drug abuse, chemical dependency and misuse. These missions will be accomplished by providing timely and readily accessible informational responses when exposures occur; developing and communicating educational programs on poison and drug abuse prevention; and serving as an informational resource for health professionals and hospitals in serving patients. Drug and Poison Information Center
Environmental Safety & Solutions, Inc. provides products and services to address the challenges faced by companies related to compliance requirements for the safety of employees; and compliance requirements related to the safety of manufactured products. Environmental & Safety Solutions
Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (EQM) is a leading provider of environmental consulting, engineering and compliance, and remediation and construction management services to the industrial, public, and government sectors. We provide cost-effective and practical solutions to environmental compliance and remediation projects. We team with our clients to provide a forward looking approach to engineering and compliance solutions that make good business sense, and we offer practical return on investments that keep our clients efficient, competitive, and compliant with applicable regulations.
Emery Oleochemicals produces a wide range of oleochemical products derived from natural renewable raw materials, primarily animal tallow and palm oils. Primary products produced in the Cincinnati plant are fatty acids, ozone acids and glycerine. These products are used in the manufacturing of soaps and detergents, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, synthetic lubricants, plastic additives, oilfield drilling chemicals and many other industrial applications. Emery Oleochemicals’ Cincinnati manufacturing plant, located in the Mill Creek valley off Este Ave, has been in operation since 1885. For more information, visit http://www.emeryoleo.com/
Evergreen AES assists small and large businesses in the areas of environmental engineering, regulatory interpretation, wide range of remediation, 24-hour emergency spill response, industrial clean-up services, hazardous material management, and proper disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste products. We are environmental consultants and remediation contractors offering competent, honest assistance to any business, industry, or persons in the areas of environmental management and OSHA/EPA compliance. Evergreen Environmental
Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm with more than 475 lawyers in offices in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. With one of the largest and most diverse practices in the region, Frost Brown Todd brings a broad range of technical and legal experience and resources to help solve the environmental challenges facing our clients. We help our clients navigate the complex and ever changing regulatory web in their daily operations and business transactions, and we defend those who get caught in it. Frost Brown Todd LLC
Operational since 1991, the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit responds to hazardous material incidents at the request of local fire departments in Hamilton and Clermont counties, Fairfield, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. This non-profit organization was established by consensus of the Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Association and the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association in conjunction with the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. The group currently consists of 65 personnel (including a director and five duty officers) who respond to each hazardous material incident, as available. The unit was initially funded by local industry but is currently supported by county governments and local fire departments. Equipped with vehicles, boats, a mobile laboratory, and response gear (e.g., absorbent, foam and chemical suits), the unit responds to about 35 hazardous material incidents annually. Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit
The Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW), a municipally owned and operated utility, was purchased by the City of Cincinnati from a private owner in 1839. The service area of GCWW has grown and now includes the entire City of Cincinnati, approximately 90 percent of the rest of Hamilton County, three additional service areas in the adjacent counties of Butler and Warren, and Boone County in Kentucky. The City of Cincinnati and the great majority of Hamilton County are served on a retail or metered account basis. The City of Cincinnati is responsible for the complete administration, operation, maintenance and capital planning for the entire service area. GCWW supplies approximately 49 billion gallons of water a year through more than 3,000 miles of water main to over 238,000 residential and commercial accounts representing more than 1 million consumers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Hamilton County Environmental Services regulates industrial air emissions for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties and monitors local air quality (including operation of a 24-hour air quality hotline). The agency also provides solid waste management assistance to communities, schools and businesses in Hamilton County. The agency began operations as the Southwestern Ohio Air Pollution Control Association in the late 1960s, then combined with the local solid waste management district in 1991to become Hamilton County DOES. The agency has about 50 employees and is directed by Cory Chadwick. Hamilton County Environmental Services
The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency serves as the local extension of the federal and state emergency management agencies by supporting and coordinating the county’s 49 political jurisdictions in a wide range of disaster planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities and is charged with coordinating and administrating a county-wide all hazards emergency management program in Hamilton County. Major program activities include coordinating and maintaining an integrated emergency operations plan and related exercises; a county-wide public warning system; emergency operations facilities and staff to assist all local jurisdictions during response and recovery to major disasters; and public education information and safety awareness campaigns to help the general public and local jurisdictions become better prepared to help reduce loss of life and damage to property during major emergencies and disasters. Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency
The Hamilton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), formed in 1988, was created to accomplish federal and state requirements pertinent to hazardous materials emergency planning and community right-to-know legislation. The LEPC’s primary goals are to prepare and coordinate a county-wide hazardous materials emergency response plan for Hamilton County; to receive and fill public requests regarding chemical facility information; and to promote the prevention of chemical industry accidents and reduction of releases of hazardous materials. The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency serves as the administrative office for the Hamilton County LEPC and is the point of contact for the general public and all regulated county chemical facilities. Committee membership includes representation from elected state and local officials; public safety, public health and emergency response departments; environmental organizations; media; community groups and local chemical facilities. Hamilton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
The Hamilton County Board of Health was organized in 1919, with a mission to work with the community to protect the public health and environment. By providing education, inspections, health care coordination, and data analysis, the Health District strives to assure that the citizens of Hamilton County are safe from disease, injury, and contamination. The District serves 43 political jurisdictions consisting of townships, villages, and cities within Hamilton County with a population of 448,079. The District's program responsibilities, which are sanctioned by the Ohio Revised Code, Board of Health Regulations, and general public health standards, include food safety, clean and healthy housing, protection from diseases spread by animals and humans, safe and sanitary public places, indoor air safety and health, safe sewage disposal, safe management and disposal of solid waste, safe water quality, and disaster preparedness. Hamilton County General Health District
INEOS ABS (USA) Corporation manufactures ABS plastics, using the organic chemicals, Acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. The chemicals react under high pressure and temperature to form plastic polymers, which eventually are used in products ranging from refrigerators and vacuums to hot tubs and medical devices. INEOS ABS
The Madeira-Indian Hill Joint Fire District covers 24 square miles and a resident population of 14,830 in Madeira and Indian Hill. The fire department is one of the oldest joint fire districts in Ohio. It was established in 1926 as the Madeira and Vicinity Fire Department, a private company. In 1985, the department became a public corporation. The department has 50 firefighters — 16 career and 34 paid on call — and makes 1,500 runs a year, both fire and EMS. It also provides advanced life support EMS, fire/injury prevention, arson investigation, building inspections, and child safety seat work for residents. The fire chief is Steve Ashbrock. Madeira-Indian Hill Joint Fire District
Formed in 1968 by consolidation of the City of Cincinnati Sewer Dept. and the Hamilton County Sewer District, the Metropolitan Sewer District(MSD) collects and treats wastewater from more than 200,000 sewer connections in Hamilton County and small areas of neighboring counties. The agency also conducts permitting, surveillance, and enforcement for firms which discharge industrial wastes into the sewer system. MSD operates and maintains 3,000 miles of sanitary and combined sewers, 7 major wastewater treatment plants, 23 extended aeration treatment plants, 142 pumping and lift stations, 15 flood wall gates, and the Mill Creek Barrier Dam. MSD also manages Cincinnati’s Stormwater Management Utility, including 250 miles of storm sewers and 5 major pumping stations. The agency employs 720. Metropolitan Sewer District(MSD)
The MillerCoors Trenton, OH Brewery, which opened in 1991, is one of our most modern breweries. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, the 1,100-acre facility provides jobs for more than 500 employees. The brewery has the capacity to brew 11 million barrels of beer a year. The Trenton brewery will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2016.
Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers steeped in centuries of brewing heritage including such favorites as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Banquet. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, MillerCoors’ craft and import division, offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Tenth and Blake also operates Crispin Cidery, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice. The company imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors also offers pioneering new brands such as the Redd’s franchise, Redd’s Wicked and Smith & Forge Hard Cider.
MillerCoors seeks to become America’s best beer company through an uncompromising promise of quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, Facebook.com/MillerCoors, or @MillerCoors.
Nease Companny, LLC is a major supplier of hydrotropes, which find their greatest utility in laundry and dishwashing detergents. Additional applications are in industrial and institutional cleaners, electroplating agents, adhesives, textile specialties and other products. Nease also manufactures a specialty surfactant line, which includes phosphate esters, linear alkyl sulfonates, alkanolamides, and powdered sulfates, as well as sulfonic acids, which are precursors to hydrotropes and useful as catalysts. Applications include esterification and curing catalyst for foundry resins. Located in Crosby Township, Nease purchased RUETGERS Organics in mid-2005. The company has been in operation since 1959. The company employs 52 people. Nease Company, LLC
The Environmental Committee is a branch of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Department which works to track important regulatory changes and to identify environmental priorities for the region. The Chamber offers a variety of tools to educate on what issues are important to business, to effectively advocate member needs to elected officials, and to open the channel of communication between businesses and government. Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
The purpose of the Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee (NKEPC) shall be to serve as the local emergency planning committee for the counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as specified in Title III of the Superfund Amendments Fund and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 (P.L. 99-499) and Chapter 39 of Kentucky Revised Statues. The duties and responsibilities of the NKEPC include, but are not limited to: development of plans to prepare emergency response organizations to respond effectively to hazardous materials releases; identification of three twenty-four hour warning points; establishment of methods, consistent with federal law, KYERC policies, and administrative regulations, by which facilities may report the presence of such substances and by which members of the public may obtain such information about those substances; development and maintenance of plans; development and implementation of a schedule of exercises designed to test and practice emergency response plans; development of procedures for annual review of emergency plans and procedures; development of a procedure to identify facilities within the planning district subject to SARA Title III; and development of standard operating procedures which specifically state how the duties and responsibilities will be accomplished. Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee
The City of Norwood Fire Department consists of 57 full-time, professionally certified firefighters. All members are also cross certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. The Department provides the City of Norwood with continous around the clock fire protection services, emergency medical services, haz-mat mitigation, and emergency rescue services. In addition, a seperate Bureau of Fire Safety provides fire investigation and fire safety inspection services. The Norwood Fire Department also provides public fire education and numerous other community oriented safety services. Norwood Fire Department
The Ohio EPA Southwest District’s Emergency Response Section of the Division of Emergency and Remedial Response is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The two Emergency Response On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) of the Southwest District are dispatched to spills and complaints of releases of hazardous substances to the environment. Calls received on the 24-hour Spills Hotline (1-800-282- 9378) are forwarded to OSCs in the appropriate district offices. OSCs are on call "24/7" to respond to such reports and coordinate response efforts with various local and state agencies. The primary role of the OSC is to investigate releases and ensure that cleanups meet applicable regulations. In addition to emergency response activities, OSCs provide response training, work with locals agencies in hazmat response planning, and participate with state and local agencies in disaster drills and exercises. For more information on Ohio EPA and the Division of Emergency and Remedial Response you can visit their web site at Division of Emergency and Remedial Response.
PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, producing the three primary crop nutrients: potash (K), nitrogen (N) and phosphate (P). The Cincinnati location, in Harrison produces phosphate products used for food and technical applications PCS Purified Phosphate
Peter Cremer North America, LP (PCNA), located in Cincinnati, Ohio is a part of CREMER, based in Hamburg, Germany. Established in 1999, PCNA is a domestic oleochemical supplier with global reach. PCNA offers a wide range of oleochemicals: fatty alcohols, fatty acids, biodiesel, esters, glycerine, and care products.
Located in Lockland, Pilot Chemical’s Cincinnati facility began manufacturing detergents and emulsifiers for the institutional and industrial detergent markets in 1964. Managed by Tom Melhorn, the facility employs 25 people. Major clients include The Dow Chemical Company and Milacron. Pilot owns and operates five plants in the United States, including locations in Los Angles, CA; Newark, NJ;, Middletown, OH; and Houston, TX. Pilot Chemical
Procter & Gamble's original candle and soap making site, the Ivorydale Plant, became the Cincinnati Plant on April 1, 2003 after divesting the bar soap, Crisco, and Olean businesses. The Plant is located within the City of Cincinnati on a 9-acre site approximately six miles north of Procter & Gamble’s Corporate Headquarters. The Cincinnati Plant’s main processes are food grade Glycerin refining and surfactant paste production. The Glycerine Department refines crude glycerine derived from natural sources into food grade Glycerin which is sold to the baking and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used in several P&G products such as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. The Surfactant Process operation combines raw sulfur and ethoxylated alcohol to form a concentrated surfactant paste which is a key ingredient in P&G’s liquid laundry detergent line of products such as Tide, Gain and Cheer.
The Plant employs around 80 full time personnel. The plant manager is B. H. Blanchard, and the site manager is Brian Bachman. Procter & Gamble Company
PSARA Technologies is a full-service environmental, health and safety consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with regional offices in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Frankfort, Kentucky. The firm serves a broad mix of companies — including manufacturers, real estate developers, petroleum retailers, public institutions, and legacy property owners — who require assistance in environmental compliance and permitting, site assessment and remediation, wastewater and storm water treatment, and safety and industrial hygiene issues. PSARA delivers a superior level of technical consulting and project management services to clients facing complex environmental or occupational health and safety challenges. Visit PSARA online at http://www.psara.com/.
QSEM Solutions is an environmental consulting, engineering assessment, compliance reporting, and sustainability firm. Our staff has the experience, project insight and understanding to be your key resource on environmental consulting projects. Clients utilize QSEM in-complex air permitting, Agency negotiations, training, expert witness support, air pollution control assessments, dispersion modeling, water plans, permitting and water system evaluations, process evaluations, GHG reporting and management, energy related permitting and assessments, RACT/ MACT evaluations, environmental compliance audits, compliance reporting, such as SARA/TRI, fee reports, etc. Industries served include: chemical, steel, coke, cement, aerospace, medical, lime, gypsum, manufacturing, and oil and gas, among others.
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The highly trained, dedicated professionals of the Reading Fire Department are on-call 24 hours a day to serve their community in times of need. The department consists of 14 full-time and 20 part-time professionals who are state certified to ensure the safety of the Reading community. The department holds an ISO Class 3 rating and provides paramedic services, hazardous materials response, fire prevention bureau, and is very active in regional public safety/environmental concerns. Reading Fire Department
Located in Norwood, Shepherd Chemical is a leading worldwide producer of inorganic metals salts and metal carboxylates. The plant has been in operation since 1916 producing metal-based specialty chemicals used as raw materials for catalysts, batteries, plastic resins, radial tires, ceramics, pigments, polymers, and coatings. The plant employs 150 people. Shepherd Chemical Company
Founded in 1995, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is organized for scientific and educational purposes and dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for risk assessment. TERA’s mission is to protect public health by developing and communicating risk assessment information, sponsoring peer reviews and consultations, improving risk methods through research, and educating the public on risk assessment issues. TERA provides sponsors and the public with independent and objective opinions and helps environmental, industry, and government groups find common ground through the application of good science to risk assessment. In fostering successful partnerships, improvements in the science and practice of risk assessment will follow. Five of our toxicologists are certified by the American Board of Toxicology.
U.S. EPA’s Emergency Response Team is located in Cincinnati and responds to oil and hazardous materials spills. U.S. EPA coordinates response activities with local, state and private responders to ensure public safety. U.S. EPA’s Cincinnati response area includes southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. U.S. EPA
The Warren County Department of Emergency Services was formed and began operations as a county department in February 1999 under the control of the Warren County Commissioners. The department is the result of a consolidation of three former groups: Communications Center, Emergency Management Agency and HazMat/LEPC. All three of these departments are now divisions under our department. The primary mission of the department is the safety of citizens during adverse circumstances that threaten life and property. Our department is located in the basement of the Common Pleas Court Building in Lebanon, Ohio. Under the Division of Communications, we provide primary emergency radio communications for 10 police and 13 fire and EMS agencies. Our agency also works hand in hand providing emergency backup and ancillary services for Lebanon, Springboro, Franklin, and the Ohio Highway Patrol. We are the county's primary Public Safety Answering Point (P.S.A.P.) and maintain the Enhanced 9-1-1 system records and database for the area. Under the Division of Environmental Hazards, we are also responsible for handling public “right to know” issues about hazardous chemicals through SARA 311 and 312. We employ a full-time hazmat chief who responds to major spills through the Warren County Hazardous Materials Response Unit. Under the Division of Emergency Management, we work to prepare, mitigate, respond to and recover from major disasters in our area. We also activate the Outdoor Warning Sirens for most of the county, notify state, county, township, city and village road departments of inclement weather conditions, blocked roadways, damage to property, etc., and act as a primary point of contact for the National Weather Service during threatening conditions. We also work to acquire grant funding for equipment under our Homeland Security program. Warren County Department of Emergency Services