Hazardous Materials Abatement
EPA, OSHA and TSCA Title II accredited training providers are utilized to obtain the knowledge required to properly handle asbestos-containing materials. GEM Environmental, Inc. also performs additional in-house training for every aspect of job site risk management, from onsite operations to final asbestos disposal. Our employees are fully equipped and have the experience necessary to ensure safety during each phase of the asbestos removal process.
The GEM Environmental team has removed asbestos from a broad range of sites including hospitals, colleges and universities, public and private schools, museums, industrial buildings, airports, power generation facilities, paper mills, hotels and resorts, commercial buildings, as well as retail and residential structures. Many times, GEM Environmental is asked to remove asbestos-containing materials while other areas of the building or site is in operation. We have the experience and expertise to remove regulated and non-regulated asbestos-containing materials without interrupting productivity. During abatement activities, GEM Environmental utilizes sufficient containment procedures and employees engineering controls to ensure safety of all building occupants and prevent interruption of separate building operations.
PCBs / Hazardous Materials Removal
Polychlorinated Biphenyl(s) or PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 to 1979 (when production was banned). PCBs were used in hundreds of commercial and industrial applications including but not limited to electrical and hydraulic equipment; plasticizers in paints, plastics and rubber products; pigments and dyes. Products that may contain PCBs include,
- Fluorescent light ballasts
- Transformers and capacitors
- Old electrical devices and appliances
- Oil used in motors and hydraulic systems
- Cable and thermal insulation materials
- Adhesives and tapes
- Oil based paints
PCBs can have adverse health effects on the immune system and nervous system, while also being linked to cancer. PCBs are becoming a “hot” environmental issue and many building owners are addressing this concern through testing and abatement to ensure employee safety and regulatory compliance. GEM Environmental employees are trained in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e), (p) & (q) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER). Our 22 + years in the environmental field allows us to effectively remediate PCBs or any other hazardous materials that require attention. Whether it is PCBs, mercury, volatile and nonvolatile organic compounds, lead, or acids, the GEM Environmental team can remediate, containerize and provide proper disposal for the hazardous material(s) of concern.
Bulb & Ballast Program
If you are a building owner or electrical contractor involved in an electrical systems renovation, and do not have the time to properly manage your fluorescent bulbs and ballast being decommissioned, call us. We can provide you with boxes for containerization of bulbs as well as appropriate packing containers for your ballasts. When your collection is complete, call us again and a pick-up will be arranged. GEM Environmental, Inc. also offers full collection services and can perform the on-site work for you as well.