SMA provides emergency spill response and clean-up to minimize the impacts of oil or gas spills on human health and the environment. We employ a variety of techniques for containment and recovery, including the use of booms, barriers, skimmers, and natural and synthetic sorbent materials. Depending on the size and type of spill, SMA may utilize a dig and haul approach or contract land farms for aeration of soil saturated with hydrocarbons or other biodegradable contaminants.

SMA staff members who remove hazardous waste or who are potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards must complete in-depth OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) training and attend annual refresher courses.