hazardous materials building Articles

  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • Hazardous Material Storage Installations : Addressing concerns on safety and building public confidence

    Much public concern is raised on hazardous material bulk storages at vulnerable locations that cater the requirements of basic industries. This concern has grown into serious proportions after the ‘Bhopal’ incident. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, history’s worst chemical accident, occurred in the night on 2nd Dec, 1984 at the Union Carbide Pesticides Plant in Bhopal, India. Around 27 MT of deadly ...

  • Natural radioactivity of some Egyptian building materials

    The study of the radiation hazards from building materials is of interest in most countries. The measurements of natural radioactivity were verified for some Egyptian building materials to assess any possible radiological hazard due to their use. The measurements were performed by gamma-ray spectroscopy using a Hyper-Pure Germanium (HPGe) detector. A CR-39 track detector was used to measure the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Asbestos in Buildings: Practical Guidelines for Building Owners

    Practical guidelines for building owners Overview Friable asbestos-containing materials are present in many public and commercial buildings, schools and factories built before the mid-70's. Regulations in Ontario and some other provinces require building owners and property managers to put in place asbestos control programs, once they are aware of the presence of friable asbestos-containing ...


  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Asbestos and Other Hazardous Wastes

    Asbestos has been used in products since the first century as tablecloths, candle wicks, blankets, etc. At that time the advice to slave owners: do not buy slaves who had worked in an asbestos mine, because they died prematurely. In the early 18th century asbestos started to be used in building materials and continued in the United States until its use in building materials started to be banned ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Building Safety Redefined

    Buildings today can meet societal and personal needs like never before, and standards are part of the picture. Robert A. Ivy, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, explains. How do you think building safety will be redefined in this century? Along with the sorts of natural and man-made hazards that have always been at issue, such as fires and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Mold! Hazard or Hoax?

      Let me address the two issues in reverse order.  The Hoax The biggest hoax is the hysteria over the notorious black mold that grows on sheetrock.  This black mold is formally known as Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra.  The horror stories ...

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE FROM THE ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES IN EXISTING BUILDINGS: LIFE CYCLE COST EFFECT

    Abstract The budget used for the retrofitting of low energy efficiency equipment in buildings is normally paid after financially considering the internal rate of return and a simple payback period. The environmental view has not been considered typically. One of the overlooked aspects within the energy conservation measures is the managerial cost of hazardous waste from the removed low energy ...


  • Life Cycle Analysis of Hazardous Waste from the Energy Conservation Measures in Existing Buildings

    AbstractThe budget used for the retrofitting of low energy efficiency equipment in building is normally paid by financially considering the internal rate of return and a simple payback period. The environmental view has not been considered typically. One of the overlooked aspects within the energy conservation measures is the managerial cost of hazardous waste from the removed low energy ...


  • US red river army depot’s hazardous materials management system (HMMS) achieves stellar record with state agency

    The United States Army’s Red River Army Depot (RRAD), located in the northeast corner of Texas, is a 600,000 square foot production complex located on more than 18,000 acres of land among 1,400 buildings. It serves as an ammunition depot storage site and maintenance facility for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Multiple Launch Rocket System, and combat tactical wheeled vehicles. In addition, ...


    By IHS

  • Bird droppings – a strange, but real hazard!

    Anyone who has lived or worked in a city or even a small town with a city hall or churches with bell towers knows the problem – Pigeons!  Also called “winged rats,” they love to roost in abandoned buildings, on the ledges of office buildings, skyscrapers, in bell towers and especially on statues in parks.  But roosting isn’t all they do.  We’re all ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

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