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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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Prevailing Wage Changes Tied to Proposition 47

With Proposition 47 passing, Assembly Bill (1506) regarding prevailing wages will be in effect starting April 1, 2003. There is some controversy over whether this extends to all prevailing wage projects or only those that receive Prop 47 funding. There

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“It doesn’t have to be LBP to be a hazard! Regulations that can lead you astray!”

“It doesn’t have to be LBP to be a hazard! Regulations that can lead you astray! These and other myths surrounding paint and coatings dispelled (or at least discussed)!” Presented By Michael C. Sharp of Hazard Management Services, Inc.   OSHA

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Why You Must Have A Haz-Mat Inspection of Every Building You Renovate or Demolish – Regardless of Age or Type of Building (or – Construction Myths That Can Lead You Astray – Using Building Age To Determine Presence of Haz-Mat)

The point of this article can be simply stated by looking at regulations: Federal EPA’s National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) CFR 40 Chapter 1 Part 61 This regulation requires any building undergoing renovation or demolition (with the

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FLOOR TILE AND MASTIC REMOVAL – BOTH NOW HAZARDOUS WASTE

As many of you are aware, Hazard Management Services, Inc. (HMS, Inc.) has often required vinyl floor tiles (VFTs) to be considered a hazardous waste when they are significantly broken when removed from their substrate. This view has also been

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Window World of St. Louis to Pay $19,529 Penalty for Failure to Notify Owners, Residents of Lead Risks Before Renovation

Release date: 03/31/2011 Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394, whitley.christopher@epa.gov Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kansas City, Kan., March 31, 2011) – Window World of St. Louis, Inc., has agreed to pay a $19,529 civil penalty to the United States to

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EPA fines five Phoenix charter schools for asbestos violations

(San Francisco, Calif. — 10/5/2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined five Arizona charter schools a combined total of $49,200 for asbestos violations. Summit High School, GateWay Early College High School, Friendly House Academia Del Pueblo Elementary Charter School,

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U.S. EPA settles asbestos case with Bay Area construction consultant

NOTICE THAT THE OWNER HIRED A CONSULTANT WHO HIRED A CONTRACTOR, WHO DID THE WORK WRONG! EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE OWNER, WAS CITED THE OWNER PAID THE BIGGEST FINE AND SPENT TIME UNDER HOUSE ARREST! ALSO NOTICE THE FINE WAS ISSUED

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EPA fines seven Tucson charter school operators $67,240 for asbestos violations

For Immediate Release: August 6, 2007 Contact: Dean Higuchi, 808-541-2711 (08/06/07) SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined seven Tucson charter school operators a combined total of $67,240 for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act violations.

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