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.
- We have received CDPH and EPA approval to offer courses for certified lead professionals.
- We have also been approved by CDPH as an Accreditation Agency for Registered Environmental Health specialists, so our courses can now be used for REHS ce units.
It’s all part of our commitment to providing the most accurate and practical training in hazardous materials management available.
View our training page for courses that are currently scheduled, and check back for more courses to come.
HMS now has confirmed expanding their training to be conducted in Hayward, CA. We are currently working on posting our 2017 calendar for all Initial and Refresher AHERA courses. For more information contact us at email@example.com
Update: Course calendar can be found here.
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 is no question, though, that this requirement will be enforced on all projects receiving Prop. 47 funding that start after April 1st 2003.
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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 exception of residential properties of four units or less that will remain residential property after the renovation/demo activities) to be inspected for asbestos prior to the start of renovation or demolition activities. The only way to comply with this regulation is to sample each material you will disturb or assume each material you will disturb contains asbestos (other than a few non-suspect materials) and handle each material as asbestos-containing until sampled and proven otherwise.
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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 adopted by many local Air Pollution Control Districts (APCDs) and Air Quality Management Districts (AQMDs), whose authority includes enforcement of the EPA’s NESHAPs regulation, when mechanical means (riding tractor, air chisels, etc.) are used to lift the tiles. Read more ›
Release date: 03/31/2011
Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 settle allegations that it failed to notify owners and
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