Marine Chemist & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (MC & EC) is a safety, health and environmental company located in Portsmouth, Virginia for the maritime and construction industry.  Incorporated in 1994, MC & EC has served the training needs of shipyard and nonshipyard clients in complying with OSHA, EPA and USCG requirements.

Center for Emergency Medical and Safety Training

MC & EC is now affiliated with the Center for Emergency Medical and Safety Training with its new 5000 square foot facility, two large classrooms, large LCD screens and WIFI. To find out more, please visit

Our Instructors

Whether your needs include include First Aid, Paramedic, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, Shipyard Competent Person, 10 or 30 Hour OSHA Maritime or Construction Industry Training, rest assured that all our instructors are qualified and authorized. Our instructors have more than 15 years practical experience in the field he or she may present. We use only the best instructors to make your training experience as pleasant and informative as possible.

Marine Chemist Certification

We provide Marine Chemist certification for hot work authorization in the Port of Hampton Roads for shipyard clients inside and outside the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Navy vessels, MSC vessels, tugboats, barges and LNG tankers are just a few of the vessels we service on a daily basis.

Testing and Monitoring Services

Testing of paint chips for lead, chromium and cadmium has become more and more a concern in regard to worker exposure issues. In order to meet your needs, MC & EC now utilizes the latest atomic absorption spectrophotometer equipment ( Perkin Elmer Analyst 400).  Using microwave digestion  techniques, we can provide results within 1-3 days.  All testing is performed and reported by an ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist.

W also provide field worker exposure monitoring services – using only certified personnel as applicable. Heavy metal exposure studies are commonplace for MC & EC. Our reports are formatted to meet OSHA requirements should an inspection occur on your worksite.

And more…

If we cannot provide services, we certainly can refer you to someone who can meet your needs.  We look forward to adding you to our list of satisfied customers whether our services are provided at our new facility in Portsmouth, VA or at your facility if requested.