Environmental Training Services
Hinds Environmental, Inc. is a full service environmental
company which has been in business since 1987. The field experience
of our personnel which is incorporated into all of our environmental
courses. Our courses are accredited by the Illinois Department of
Public Health (IDPH) and EPA approved.
All individuals who wish to be licensed by the State of Illinois
must first take the initial course then submit a copy of the course
certificate, a completed application, and a fee to the Illinois
Department of Public Health.. A corresponding refresher course is
required annually for license renewal.
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Hinds Environmental, Inc. is EPA accredited to provide asbestos and lead related services and licensed in the State of Illinois. Licensure in additional states can be obtained on an as needed basis.
Hinds Environmental, Inc. has a staff of qualified professionals who serve as an invaluable resource in the ever-changing environmental world. Hinds provides practical application of the various government regulations and the individual building owner’s responsibilities that pertain to environmental
Inspections and Management Plans
NESHAP regulations require that buildings must be inspected for Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) prior to demolition or renovation. Current regulations state that a building owner is to presume building materials to be ACM unless proven otherwise.
An inspection is the first step for any building owner in identifying locations and quantities of asbestos containing material (ACM). Hinds conducts a variety of inspections for compliance. We then can provide the building owner reasonable corrective actions, plans to manage ACM, and various recommendations based on years of experience.
Our inspectors are EPA accredited, IDPH licensed and experienced to ensure the building owner of an accurate, thorough inspection.
Air Monitoring & Analysis
Air sampling provides tangible proof of airborne asbestos fiber concentrations at the time of sampling. If this is done during a project, it protects the building owner by giving actual exposure data for anyone working in the area and the adjacent areas. Current state regulations require that clearance air monitoring be conducted in public and commercial properties after removal of greater than three (3) feet of ACM. Air monitoring is conducted by IDPH
licensed professionals who can also perform Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) analysis on-site. The analysts participate in AIHA Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) program. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analysis is also available through accredited laboratories.
Through project management, the building owner has a trained, competent representative to oversee the project and contractor during asbestos abatement.
This person is present to enforce the current regulatory compliance obligations as well as the specification requirements on behalf of the building owner. Our project managers are EPA accredited, IDPH licensed, and experienced to ensure the project is done safely and correctly.
Project design involves the development of a project manual, technical and bid specifications and drawings for any abatement project. Our design team is EPA accredited and IDPH licensed to oversee all phases of the project, attend/conduct relevant meetings and review contractor’s applications for
We provide trained professionals for lead paint abatement projects. Our services include lead detection, design and monitoring of abatement projects. An independent, accredited laboratory is used to analyze the samples. EPA, OSHA, and HUD guidelines are followed where applicable. We have accredited, IDPH licensed lead inspectors and risk assessors on staff.
A typical mold inspection consists of a visual inspection of the
exterior and interior of the building. In addition, a moisture meter
can be used to test building components for wetness inside wall
cavities or duct work. Any visual confirmation of mold can be tested
using a bulk sample of the material, a tapelift of the surface of
the material, or a swab of the surface of the material. Air analysis
of the indoor air quality can also be done.
Hinds Environmental, Inc. offers environmental training that is IDPH accredited and EPA approved. Initial and refresher training courses are available for persons interested in becoming an Asbestos Project Manager, Project Designer, Management Planner, Asbestos Building Inspector, Project Supervisor, and/or Worker. We have IDPH accreditation to provide the Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor training courses for individuals interested in inspecting buildings for lead-based paint hazards. And, we are also recognized by IDPH to provide the NIOSH 582 equivalency course entitled Air Sampling and Analysis, which is required for persons interested in becoming Air Sampling Professionals.