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Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 21, 2017

ATC is committed to doing all we can to help our friends and neighbors return to work and their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. From minor damage to demolition and rebuilding, our team of local professionals is ready to support all of your storm-related needs.

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ATC Group Services on ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms List for 2017

September 15, 2017

(Lafayette, La.) – ATC Group Services has been named to Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of the Top 200 Environmental Firms. Published annually in August, the list ranks the top environmental services companies worldwide based on the previous year’s percentage of gross revenue for environmental services.

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Topics: Company News


Crystalline Silica Rule: What You Need to Know

August 9, 2017

New Rule:

Effective June 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the Crystalline Silica Rule for General Industry, Maritime and Construction. The final rule establishes new exposure limits and action levels, as well as specifies requirements for worker exposure assessments, exposure controls, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hazard communication, and recordkeeping. Any in

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Topics: Regulations


Is Your Facility Prepared for USP 800?

August 2, 2017

Compliance is required by July 1, 2018.

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The Sinkhole Battle in Florida and the Evolution of Insurance Coverage

July 17, 2017

Historically, in Florida, if you saw settlement cracks in a structure or pavement, all you had to do to get a live sinkhole insurance claim was state that the ground was subsiding. With open claims, you’d find building owners (and their specialty plaintiff attorneys, engineers, and geologists) pitted against the insurance company (and their defendant attorneys, engineers, and geologists) seeking the maximum monetary compensation for “sinkhole” damage. The result was many years of runaway claims and skyrocketing premium costs for sinkhole insurance coverage. 

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What Exactly is a Geotechnical Investigation?

July 10, 2017

If you’re considering purchasing or developing a property, someone might recommend having a geotechnical evaluation done. It sounds like a good idea – but what exactly is a geotechnical evaluation, and why should you have one done?

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Lead Paint Hazards Continue Around Structures

June 29, 2017

The U.S. didn’t ban the lead additive in paint until 1978, so any building with indoor or outdoor painting from 1978 or earlier is likely rife with lead. That’s a problem because lead is a highly toxic metal that causes nervous system damage, kidney damage, and poses other long-term health risks, especially in children. Therefore, lead paint should always be maintained or removed properly.

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Three Things to Consider When You Have to Remediate Mold

June 27, 2017

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In a recent post, we outlined the steps building managers and owners should take to remove mold after a water intrusion event. Recognizing the need to reduce or remediate mold is a great first step, but there are additional considerations beyond mold removal, the most important of which is determining whether or not the building materials affected by mold are safe to clean or remove.

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Topics: Asbestos


The Massachusetts Single-Walled Steel UST Deadline

June 20, 2017

As of this writing, there are less than two months left before all single-walled steel underground storage tanks (USTs) are officially banned from operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For those that may have missed the numerous announcements since 2008, the last day you can operate a single walled-UST in this state is August 7, 2017.

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The Causes of Mold and How to Remediate It

June 8, 2017

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We’ve all dealt with mold at one time or another in our personal lives. However, identifying the causes of mold and ways to remediate it in industrial environments such office buildings, schools, and factories can be tricky. In this post, we identify the common causes of mold at industrial sites and outline the steps you should take to remediate the mold.

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Welcome to our postings on the environment and regulatory impact.  We strive to keep you informed with the latest changes in regulations and with lessons learned from our time in the field


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