Category: Field

Field Issues

New EPA Asbestos Risk Assessment Process under review

The regulatory environment for asbestos professionals is changing. Anyone performing asbestos inspections, preparing management plans, monitoring compliance or addressing asbestos hazards should be aware of these changes and the potential for input on requirements that may affect our work.  In

Comments sought on EPA’s Proposed Significant New Use Rule for Asbestos

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) for asbestos as defined under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act. The SNUR would require at least 90 days’ notice before manufacturing, importing, or processing 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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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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Inspector Assessor Supervision of Sample Technician Query

Inspector Assessor Supervision of Sample Technician Query

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Portable Building Movement Considered to Be Demolition by SJVAPCD

Attached to this Notice are two letters from SJVAPCD and one letter from HMS, Inc. to APCD. All of these letters concern the movement of portables buildings from one site to another, or from one location at a site to

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Third Wave of Asbestos Victims

There is anecdotal evidence gathered from conversations with industry experts that respiratory non-compliance among Latino asbestos abatement workers in California does occur, but this information does not appear to be documented in the asbestos literature. Is this important? Should clients,

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Three-Year Reinspections Due

The EPA-mandated “Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act” (AHERA) regulation, which went into effect in 1987, required an initial inspection of all K-12 school facilities, with reports completed by July of 1989. Many school districts submitted asbestos management plans in 1988,

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Playground Safety

Millions of children throughout the country enjoy playgrounds every day of the year. Whether at school, the neighborhood park, or at a local fast food chain, kids all have one common goal-HAVING FUN! It’s pretty much a sure bet that

How to Grow Mold … And How to Prevent It!

Everyone has heard of the situation where a building surface has been wetted by water intrusion (leaky pipe, damaged roof, misguided sprinklers) and mold growth has developed. This usually leads to a mold remediation exercise where mold contaminated surface materials

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