GSE’s compliance team has over thirty (30) years of experience assisting public and private schools, community and 4-year colleges and universities comply with multiple environmental health and safety regulations. Many of these services also apply to government agencies. Our proven approach starts with a review of the client’s compliance program status and needs. From there, we develop an individualized program to meet the goals and budgetary restraints of the organization. We work closely with Facilities Managers and Business Administrators to prioritize services to continually improve the program and keep costs manageable.

A related important benefit of this service is improved compliance with New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) requirements. We commonly support our school clients in preparing for QSAC inspections.

GSE’s lead in drinking water program offers turnkey service for compliance with the 2016 NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) regulations (and the 2020 revision) and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) technical guidelines. We have successfully completed “tens of thousands” of samples and QAPP documentation for numerous school districts and are fully prepared to assist our clients moving forward.

Legionella continues to be a potential problem for public buildings. While the presence of the Legionella bacterial organisms is common in public waterways, certain conditions within building plumbing systems can increase the risk of the organisms multiplying and creating a potential health hazard to building occupants. GSE’s complete program, in compliance with NJDOH and USEPA protocols, can identify, quantify and characterize the organisms and guide the remedial process if needed.


  • NJ Right To Know (NJAC 8:59 & NJSA 34:5A-1 et seq)

    • Annual inventories and filing on NJDOH web portal
    • Central File management
    • Labeling
  • Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200 & NJAC 12:100-7)
    • Write or update HazCom Plan
    • Initial and biennial training
    • Hazardous material/waste consulting
  • AHERA Asbestos (40 CFR Part 763)
    • Written Asbestos Management Plans
    • 6-month and 3-year inspections
    • Annual awareness training
    • Abatement monitoring and project management
    • Asbestos bulk and air sampling
    • Designated Person services
  • Indoor Air Quality (NJAC 12:100-13)
    • Written IAQ Policy
    • SOPs for managing IAQ
    • Rapid response to IAQ concerns / complaints
    • Mold and water intrusion inspections, testing and consulting
    • Designated Person training and technical support
  • Chemical Hygiene/Laboratory Safety (29 CFR 1910.1450)
    • Written Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
    • Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) services
    • Lab audits and annual fume hood testing
    • Employee training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030)
    • Write or update site-specific Exposure Control Plan (ECP)
    • Consult on Plan implementation
    • Initial and annual training
  • Lead in Drinking Water (N.J.A.C. 6A:26-1.2 and 12.4)
    • Drinking water outlet inventories and pre-test preparedness
    • Water sampling and interpretation
    • Remedial consulting
    • Complete QAPP documentation
    • Expert risk communication
  • Legionella
    • Plumbing assessments to identify high risk conditions
    • Sampling and interpretation
    • Remedial consulting and follow-up testing
    • Expert risk communication
  • Mercury
    • Bulk testing of rubberized flooring
    • Air sampling for mercury exposure if bulk samples are positive
    • Consulting on interim and long term remedial action
    • Expert risk communication


IMPORTANT NOTE: Many of these services also apply to other public and private organizations and facilities.