Charah Solutions

Charah Solutions is a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power industry, with operations in coal-fired and nuclear power generation. We solve complex environmental challenges and are an industry leader in quality and safety.


Training: A True Commitment To Safety Never Compromises.

At Charah Solutions, commitment to the safety of every one of our team members is one of our Core Values that will never be compromised. As a leading provider of mission-critical environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, we are dedicated to bringing everyone home each day the way they began it – safe and sound. In fact, we will not allow our work to go forward unless our people can proceed safely.

 At Charah Solutions, the process of proceeding safely starts with having the right Safety Mindset.  This mindset is taught to our teams through our best-in-class employee training programs combined with our frontline leadership’s extensive industry experience in ash pond/basin and landfill projects.  This experience was earned by working over the last three decades for the largest utilities in the United States.

As everyone in our industry knows all too well, ash basins and ponds can be extremely hazardous, given the fact that they are unstable and often unpredictable worksites. In these environments special training and care is essential to keep workers safe and their equipment out of trouble, where one false move can have disastrous results.

That is why we focus on safety every day and work hard to develop best-in-class training for our employees, our utility customers and our vendor teams that are working in basins and impoundments. Our Basin Excavation Strategies Training (BEST) is the very best training of its kind and sets Charah Solutions apart from all other construction firms operating in our industry.

Our BEST program trains our employees, our customers, and our vendors on the processes for safely and successfully managing and conducting operations in ponds and impoundments. It is essential that our teams working in these conditions are thoroughly trained, prepared and continuously alert.

Led by Charah Solutions experts in ash basins and impoundments, with over 300 years of combined ash pond/basin experience, BEST is an 8-hour program that provides personnel with a clear understanding of the critical processes, procedures and operational conditions essential to the safe and successful handling of ash in basins. As part of the program, classroom training is further supported by continuous field training.

Each BEST Course Module covers the essentials of safe operations in basins, including:

· Introduction – Ash Basin 101 and Safety Mindset

· Operational Practices:

  • Dewatering – Providing a Safe, Stable Area for Heavy Equipment
  • Production:
    • Bridging and Decanting
    • Lift Excavation
    • Loading, Hauling and Offloading

· Operational Hazards in Ash Basins – Basic Principles of Safe Operation

· Identifying Operational Hazards – What to Watch Out For

· Dust Control – Minimizing the Hazards

· Safety Practices – The Charah Solutions Way

Best-In-Class Safety Culture.

At Charah Solutions we know that safety is a mindset.  We believe that all work-related injuries and environmental incidents are preventable. Accordingly, BEST training teaches and trains our teams and our customers how to manage all activities with concern for our people and the environment to safely conduct ash basin and impoundment work for successful outcomes.

We are totally committed to the well-being of our team members, our customers, the communities we serve and the preservation of the environment – and there is no room for compromise in any of these critical areas. Our refusal to compromise safety sets us apart from many construction companies who work in ash basins and landfills. To achieve our safety goals, we have learned that we must be aggressive and proactive in our planning, training and implementation. Our employees are our #1 asset, that’s why we  take every  measure to ensure that our team members perform at the highest safety standards, complying with all regulations and  Charah Solutions safety policies.

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