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Removing Hazardous Materials from Buildings: A Training Curriculum

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Technical Report

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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Champaign United States

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There has been little or no formalized training available within the Army for installation personnel to appropriately identify, handle, and dispose of hazardous materials generated during the renovation andor demolition of Army buildings. As the Armys new construction programs wind down, attention must be paid to operation, repair, and renovation of existing facilitieswhere hazardous materials are more likely to be encountered. An ad hoc, reactive approach to dealing with hazardous materials will adversely impact repair, renovation, and operation budgets and schedules while increasing the likelihood of regulatory noncompliance. Development of a training regimen was previously deferred but is now being addressed. Per direction from the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Facility Policy Division DAIM-ODF, a Public Works Technical Bulletin, Toxics Management, was com-pleted in 2014 and published through Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That publication provides guidance to address specific toxic and hazardous materials associated with buildings that are owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the Department of the Army. For additional training documentation, this report captures a workshop-style training curriculum developed to enable installation operations and management personnel to identify, handle, and dispose of hazardous building materials in a safe, thorough, efficient, compliant, and economical manner.

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  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

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