HAZMAT comes to your facility with the know how to complete a vast array of projects. From soil or groundwater remediation to waste management, identification or packing, our project managers work closely with you to get the job done. We focus on providing reliable and efficient compliance and administrative support while providing industry leading logistics and disposal.
Federal regulations at CFR 33 Subpart C establish specific equipment requirements for over-water transfers. This regulation specifies the equipment must be used, and specific practices that must be followed when conducting over-water transfers. Examples of regulated over-water transfer activities include, but are not limited to loading fuel or oil onto vessels, the removal of oily bilge or ballast water from a vessel, and the movement of oily water through a pipeline located over-water.
Confined Space Remediation
HAZMAT handles all confined space entry permits and projects with the utmost care. HAZMAT’s field technicians are professionally trained and licensed for full-body entry and rescue into all confined space environments for nearly all industrial cleaning and remediation applications. All of HAZMAT’s field technicians are fully versed in all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) safety standards pertaining to the specified work.
Confined space rescue
HAZMAT’s Confined Space Rescue team is trained and receives continual training to handle operations that involves the rescue and recovery of victims trapped in a confined space or in a place only accessible through limited access portals, such as underground vaults, storage silos, storage tanks, or sewers. We offer rescue teams to industries to support their operational crews and keep their businesses open. With safety always our top priority, we train and employ all three categories of confined space rescue: self-rescue, non-entry rescue/retrieval and entry rescue.
In a self-rescue, the individual recognizes a critical condition or symptoms of exposure and exits the space on his or her own. Alternatively, an entry monitor outside of the confined work space may recognize a new hazard and order individuals to leave before they are affected. This is the preferred rescue method as confined space hazards can quickly incapacitate or kill an individual. A worker can almost always exit a confined space in far less time than it takes to wait for someone to come in and retrieve them.
A non-entry rescue involves attempting to extricate an incapacitated person without having anyone else enter the confined space. This can be done via a safety line attached to the personnel in the confined space or by grabbing the personnel with a rope, strap or pole and pulling them to safety. Less commonly, a non-entry rescue may be performed by passing equipment or tools to the incapacitated person, which because of the nature of the confined space, only they can effectively use.
This is a last resort option as having more personnel enter an area that has already incapacitated one or more person places the rescuer at considerable risk. Entry rescues must be carefully planned and executed to avoid creating more victims in need of rescue. Rescuers need to be aware of their surroundings and must reevaluate their plans immediately if there is any change in the conditions of the confined space.
Here at HAZMAT, we understand that anytime a toxic, corrosive, or explosive chemical is transferred from one container to another, it poses a very important threat to the health of its workers and the environment. Our chemical transfer technicians and supervisors are extensively trained on how to properly handle chemical transfers. We believe in safety first.
Neutralization is a chemical process used on corrosive hazardous waste to reduce the level of a waste's corrosively. The neutralization procedure involves adjusting the pH level of the corrosive waste (with no other hazardous characteristics) to a pH between 5.5 and 9.5. The purpose is to alter the corrosive characteristic of the waste so that it no longer is hazardous and can be disposed of or treated as nonhazardous.
UST/AST Tank Removal
The regulatory requirements involving closure of underground storage tank (UST) systems can create a tedious and confusing task for many tank owners. In order to make the process as seamless as possible the team at HAZMAT has developed a full-service tank management program designed to help our clients address the many aspects of compliance and involved with such their project.
Natural Disaster Remediation
Natural Disasters are part of our lives, from Earthquakes in California, to Hurricanes in Florida; we have locations strategically placed throughout the country, allowing us to mobilize crews and equipment in a timely manner. We have the resources in place to provide assistance whenever and wherever the storm actually strikes. Regardless if the disaster is large or small, HAZMAT is here to assist in the clean-up and recovery.
Residential Curbside Hazmat Recycling
HAZMAT has partnered with local cities to create programs that benefit and help residents do their part to keep their city clean and beautiful. Curbside recycling keeps recyclable materials out of landfills, offering an easy waste diversion alternative. Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. It's good for the earth and good for you!
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a plan needed by building and grading contractors to show their plans for sediment and erosion control during and after construction. Typically these plans are part of an overall design that details procedures to be followed during various phases of construction. HAZMAT maintains a staff of storm water engineers and geologists available to assist our customers with local agency SWPPP requirements.
Drug Lab Clean-up
Illegal clandestine drug labs may pose a health threat to unsuspecting home buyers or renters. Typically, these labs have been used to manufacture methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, speed or crank. After a clandestine lab is discovered by law enforcement officials, the bulk of lab-related materials, including chemicals, equipment and containers, are removed. However, small amounts of contaminants may have been left behind on floors, walls, counters, carpets, furniture, sinks, drains and ventilation systems, and other porous material. Meth lab contaminants may pose health threats to persons exposed to them. HAZMAT has the expertise to restore a home.
Wherever you come across illegal imports at a warehouse in the center of the country or at a point of entry, HAZMAT can handle that for you. After the legal proceedings are complete and the contraband evidence needs to be destroyed, HAZMAT always records and certifies our process of destructions to prove that the items are not returning to the street.
Homeless Encampment Cleanup
At HAZMAT, we understand that the homeless crisis is a currently sensitive issue. With waste byproducts, illegal-drug paraphernalia and waste, dangerous worksite conditions, and potential class-action lawsuits, municipalities are accountable to their respective constituents to deal with the detritus of abandoned homeless encampments. Whether our client is a governmental or private establishment, HAZMAT understands different agencies wish to approach homeless encampment cleanup in a manner consistent with established policies and procedures. Depending on the terrain and preferences of the customer, we utilize a wide variety of different effective cleanup strategies.
Tire Hauling and Recycling
Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles' tires that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage. These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability in a landfill setting. The same characteristics that make waste tires problematic, their cheap availability, bulk, and resilience, also make them attractive targets for recycling. Nonetheless more than half of used tires are simply burned for their fuel value. Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year. Tires are also often recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products.
We offer training to anyone interested in learning about the industry, or looking to get certified. HAZMAT will assure your staff to be fully informed and trained, with all rules and regulations designated with the course taken. We offer a wide variety of training classes, contact us to sign up for our next class opening.
CPR/ First Aid/ Blood borne Pathogens
Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPER) 40 hour and 8 hour refresher
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 Hour (General Industry)
OSHA 40 hour (General Industry)
Confined Space Entry Awareness/Confined Space Entry
Fire Extinguishers/Fire Systems
OSHA Safety Inspection Training and Consultation
First Responder Awareness for Hazardous Materials
Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Transportation
Certified Scott Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Fit Test Technician