Author: LBoytz

$60 million lead paint settlement should increase demand for lead abatement work in California

NL Industries Inc. agreed to pay $60 million for lead paint cleanup in a settlement with 10 California cities and counties on Wednesday, May 16. Two other paint manufacturers, Sherwin Williams Co. and ConAgra Grocery Products Co. (which took over

Paint companies and lawmakers battle over who pays lead cleanup bill

Would you vote “No” on an initiative titled “The Healthy Homes and Schools Act”? Probably not – unless you object to taxpayers footing the bill for toxic cleanup that might otherwise be funded by private industry. When 10 California cities

A cost-benefit analysis of policies addressing childhood lead poisoning

“10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure,” a report published in August, 2017 by the Health Impact Project (a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts), examines the effectiveness of a variety of

HMS, Inc. is hiring field technicians

Join the HMS, Inc. team! Do exciting environmental services work for a family-owned business with a strong commitment to employee development. We are seeking field technicians for asbestos and lead consulting work based in our Fresno, California office.  The ideal

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Michael Sharp’s remarks to EPA Regulatory Reform Agenda meetings

Michael Sharp, HMS, Inc.’s CEO, was among the environmental scientists, policy advocates and industry representatives who spoke to the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention’s Regulatory Reform Agenda meetings in Washington, DC on May 1, 2017. The meetings

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New Silica Standards Go Into Effect Soon

New Federal and Cal OSHA silica standards for the construction industry are scheduled to be enforced as of September 23, 2017. These standards apply to any job tasks where airborne concentrations of silica may exceed the Action Level of 25

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Join the HMS, Inc. team!

HMS, Inc. is seeking  a conscientious, collaborative manager for our Bakersfield Branch operations. Duties of the Branch Manager will include: Managing up to three technicians in field operations Creating inspection and oversight proposals for established clients and developing new clients

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CDPH Lead and REHS classes now available

HMS, Inc. has been expanding its asbestos and lead training program, with several exciting recent developments. Instructors from the Lead and Asbestos training program formerly housed at UC Berkeley’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health have joined our training team.

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