Tag: Asbestos

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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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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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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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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The 100 Square Foot Rules

Asbestos Nearly every contractor, construction manager, architect or facilities director is aware that there is a level of asbestos-containing material disturbance over which you need to be a registered asbestos contractor to conduct. Some are even aware this level is

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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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