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North Wind offers an array of technical services to a variety of clients, including state and federal agencies and private industry. North Wind supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of River Protection, Office of Nuclear Energy, and Office of Environmental Management providing everything from management consultant support to project management services as well as communications, quality assurance, administrative, and nuclear safety support. North Wind has also provided technical services to organizations such as the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ), the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Our Services

  • Consulting
  • Training and education
  • Design, development, and integration
  • Staff augmentation

The North Wind public involvement team offers expertise in a variety of public communication, education, outreach, meeting facilitation, and event planning services. The team is experienced in managing and facilitating citizen advisory boards; implementing public communication programs for federal, state, and local level projects; developing education programs for students and teachers; and implementing regulatory public involvement programs across the country. The team includes public involvement professionals as well as technical writers/editors, document production specialists, and graphic artists, in addition to as full information technology (IT) and web support.

  • Public Involvement Planning – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and other regulatory processes
  • International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Neutral facilitation for public meetings, workshops, and small groups
  • Public comment management
  • Custom data management, including web-based systems
  • Communications planning that meets U.S. agencies’ critical decision and good practices requirements
  • Writing, editing, graphic design, and document production:
    • Proficient in industry-standard publishing tools
    • Extensive experience in environmental, construction, and engineering fields
  • Administrative records management
  • Advisory board management and facilitation
  • Event planning and implementation
  • Communications project management
  • Business functions support
  • Procurement, project controls, and administrative support
  • Program and project management

North Wind provides management consultant support to clients such as the DOE Office of River Protection. This support provides expertise to evaluate and develop options for dealing with top-level management and technical issues or concerns associated with high-profile projects. This level of expertise is commensurate with the types and complexity of issues encountered when managing the design, construction, and operation of facilities based on size, importance, and sensitivity. These management consultants have a thorough knowledge of industry-standard/best practices for project and information management, have nationally recognized expertise in solving problems dealing with an array of technical, financial, political, regulatory, legal, and management issues; and have expertise in chemical, nuclear, safety, or environmental management.

North Wind is dedicated to the safety of our workers, our clients and the environment. North Wind continually sets high expectations for safety performance for all projects. We place a priority on having highly skilled and qualified safety professionals who continually promote a culture of safety in all we do. Members of our safety management team have certifications from either the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and/or the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). They provide oversight, coaching and mentoring to all project specific site safety officers. All our site safety officers have completed 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Industry training. Members of our safety and health team often carry one or more of the following certifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Construction or Occupational Health and Safety Technician (CHST or OHST)

Current and past safety and health support have been provided for various DOE sites, various U.S. Department of Defense projects for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy, various U.S. Coast Guard sites, various USACE projects, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Forest Service, and various other businesses (small and large) at locations around the country.


  • Asbestos and lead-based paint assessments
  • Occupational exposure assessments
  • Occupational safety and health consulting and audits
  • Safety and health training
  • Respirator training and fit testing
  • OSHA program development for general and construction industries
  • OSHA hazardous waste site health and safety consulting
  • Industrial Hygiene (IH) surveys
  • Indoor air quality monitoring and assessment
  • Environmental air monitoring
  • Noise exposure monitoring, assessment, and control
  • Safety and health program development
  • Abatement clearance surveys (e.g., asbestos, lead, mold)
  • 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 851 Worker Safety and Health Program Development, Assessment, and Compliance
  • 10 CFR 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program Development, Assessment, and Compliance
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Development, Assessment, and Compliance
  • Integrated Safety Management Systems (ISMS) Program Development, Assessment, and Compliance

North Wind provides qualified personnel who offer expert consulting services in support of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) activities, including:

    • Staff Augmentation – to lead or support project QA and QC needs, or supplement existing staff in times of high need
    • QA program development and implementation
    • Integrating regulatory and customer requirements
    • Policy, procedure, and process development
    • Audit and assessment program development, management, and support – including ISO 9001 and NQA-1 certified auditors
    • Supply chain development, management, and oversight
    • Continuous improvement program development, implementation, and support
    • Root cause analysis and investigation support
    • Corrective Action Plan development, implementation, and verification
    • Comprehensive and defensible deliverable package development

North Wind provides highly specialized expertise in strategic planning, regulatory compliance, stakeholder interface, emergency management, and public involvement and dispute resolution aspects for the transport of radioactive materials, specifically waste. North Wind staff each has over 25+ years of experience in working for the DOE to plan for and carry out shipments of radioactive materials, including transuranic waste, spent (or used) nuclear fuel shipments, and low-level radioactive waste.

The North Wind team offers a time-tested strategic approach for the successful planning and operations phases of these sometimes controversial shipments. A long history with key players in industry, state, local, tribal governments, and federal agencies makes this team’s experience and perspective unique in the industry.

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