Toxicology Emergency Response Program (TERP)

Emergency Response Experts On Call Any Day, at Any Time

The CTEH TERP team is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays, and is able to mobilize from their home or office to any incident site. The team is mobilized by contacting our Help-Desk at 1-866-869-2834. The TERP team is flexible and can be modified according to changing project requirements. Field personnel have completed all necessary training required in the OSHA HAZWOPER regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.120, as well as emergency procedures, hazard assessment and mitigation, respiratory protection, and first aid/CPR.

TERP services include:

  • Air Monitoring
  • Water Sampling, Soil Sampling, and Assessments
  • Unknown Chemical Identification
  • Known Chemical Quantification
  • Toxicology Support
  • Public Health Concerns
  • Environmental Assessment and Technical Support
  • On Site Safety Support
  • Regulatory Issues Assistance
  • Scientific and Regulatory Research
  • Information Documentation and Databasing

Community monitoring is a critical component during a spill or release. The public should be intensely monitored so that residences and communities are not being exposed to potentially harmful levels of chemicals. CTEH monitoring generally consists of mobile personnel with instrumentation traversing the surround area and community to evaluate air quality for comparison with safe acceptable ranges determined by community exposure guidelines. 

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