AEHS, Inc. Providing Environmental, Health, and Safety Consulting and Training Services


AEHS, Inc.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Consulting Services & Training


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AEHS, Inc.
4402 Center Gate
San Antonio, Texas 78217
(210) 656-9300
Toll free 1-855-656-9300
fax: (210) 656-8499

May 2, 2013

    


AEHS is a San Antonio based firm that is committed to providing quality environmental, occupational health, and safety consulting and training to private industries, abatement firms, military installations, school districts, and hospitals since 1995. Our experience and reputation are our most valuable assets. AEHS offers training in various disciplines such as asbestos, lead, mold, OSHA, and hazardous waste. Last year we trained over 400 individuals throughout the State. See what our clients are saying about us.

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Posted: May 2, 2013
Senate Bill 167, which relates to safety training for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity, has stalled in the State Affairs Committee since January and does not appear to be going anywhere.

Posted: January 15, 2013
The 83rd Texas Legislative Session has begun, and one bill has many EHS professionals taking notice. Senate Bill 167 relates to safety training for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity. It requires all employees working on a general contruction site under contract with a governmental entity (the State and all political subdivisions) to have completed an OSHA 10 course. The bill is in Stage 1 and was filed on January 9, 2013. We will be watching its progress.

Posted: January 14, 2013
Renovations of homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978 must be performed by certified contractors using lead-safe work practices. EPA is currently in the process of determining whether renovation, repair, and painting activities on public and commercial buildings might also create lead-based paint hazards. For those activities that do create lead-based paint hazards, EPA intends to develop certification, training, and work practice requirements as directed by TSCA.

EPA has opened a comment period to allow for additional data and other information to be submitted by the public and interested stakeholders. This comment period runs through April 1, 2013. More information on this request for public comment, including instructions for providing your comments, can be found in the Federal Register notice at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/12/31/2012-31532/lead-renovation-repair-and-painting-program-for-public-and-commercial-buildings-request-for.

Posted: December 10, 2012
If you recently took a course with us, please take a minute and take a short course survey to let us know how we are doing. Survey...

Posted: October 5, 2012
The training schedule for the rest of the year and the beginning of 2013 has been posted. Be sure to register early to lock in your course so it does not get canceled due to no enrollment.
Training schedule...

Posted: October 1, 2012
In May 2012, the Centersfor Diesease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified its definition of elevatied blood lead level to use a "reference value" of the blood lead level at the 97.5 percentile of children aged 1 to 5 years old as determined based on its National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES). Currently, the reference level is 5 µg/dL.

Posted: September 20, 2012
Confused about when you can take the State of Texas exam for mold, asbestos, or lead? View our summary of the requirements.

Posted: September 17, 2012
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is issuing the second edition of its Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (the “HUD Guidelines”), with many updates and enhancements throughout 17 technically detailed chapters. More on the updated Guidelines...

Posted: November 2, 2011
With the new year around the corner, we are putting together the 2012 schedule. We are offering the Initial Mold Contractor and Consultant courses. Be sure not to miss out.

Mold Remediation Contractor Initial Course
January 16-20, 2012
Course Cost: $735

Mold Assessment Consultant Initial Course
February 13-17, 2012
Course Cost: $750

Posted: October 10, 2011
The most recent amendments to the RRP regulation became effective on October 4, 2011. The regulations and associated guidance documents can be found on the EPA webpage at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.

Posted: September 28, 2011
With the holidays quickly approaching, our training schedule is quickly filling. We are offering our last Initial Mold course in October for this year. We will be offering a 40 hr HAZWOPER course in December. Both of these courses will not be offered until 2012, so don't miss out.

Mold Remediation Contractor Initial Course
October 10-14, 2011
Course Cost: $735

40-hr HAZWOPER Initial Course
December 12-16, 2011
Cost: $750.00

Posted: July 15, 2011
RRP Amendment--EPA has decided not to promulgate dust wipe testing and clearance requirements as proposed. However, EPA is promulgating several other revisions to the RRP rule, including a provision allowing a certified renovator to collect a paint chip sample and send it to a recognized laboratory for analysis in lieu of using a lead test kit, minor changes to the training program accreditation application process, standards for e-learning in accredited training programs, minimum enforcement provisions for authorized state and tribal renovation programs, and minor revisions to the training and certification requirements for renovators. EPA is also promulgating clarifications to the requirements for vertical containment on exterior renovation projects, the prohibited or restricted work practice provisions, and the requirements for HEPA vacuums.
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Posted: July 8, 2011
We are developing a database of Certified RRP Firms that will be available for public use. To register your firm for the database, please complete the online registration and we will update the webpage with your information as soon as possible. Register...

Posted: April 6, 2011
Register ASAP to lock in these courses:

Initial AMT -- June 1-3
Initial Mold Remediation Contractor -- April 11-15 and
October 10-14
Initial Mold Consultant -- August 22-26


Posted: April 6, 2011
AEHS now offers the RENOVATOR INITIAL COURSE ONLINE. The online course has two basic steps--the online course and 2 hours of hands-on. First, register for the online course for $39.99. After you have completed the course and passed the exam with an 80 or above, you will be issued a certificate. Next, register for the 2-hr hands-on course at our facility. Once completed and the end of the course tested passed, you will recieve your Renovator certificate. The total cost for both portions of the online Renovator course is only $179.99.

Posted: April 4, 2011
Window World of St. Louis, Inc., has agreed to pay a $19,529 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to notify owners and occupants of at least 20 St. Louis area residential properties built before 1978 of lead-based paint risks prior to performing renovation work at those locations. According to an administrative consent agreement filed by EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, Kan., the window replacement company, located in Maryland Heights, Mo., was legally required to provide owners and residents of the properties with an EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet before starting renovations at the properties. More...

Posted: January 31, 2011
"Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the services you provided. The professional expertise, support and warm genuine manner in which you delivered your services was and is geniunely an answer to my prayers. M.M." (1/28/11)

Posted: November 15, 2010

The following course will be offered the first quarter of 2011:

Initial AMT -- Jan 31 to Feb 2
Initial Mold Remediation Contractor -- Jan 24-28
Initial Mold Consultant -- Feb 14 to Feb 18


Register ASAP to lock in these course.

Posted: November 1, 2010
Visit the AEHS' wall on Facebook where we post changes to the course schedule, discuss our field experiences, and let you know of recent rule interpertations.

Posted: October 6, 2010
Mold Remediation Contractor Inital Course

October 11-15, 2010
Course Cost: $735


Posted: October 4, 2010
Many believe that October 1, 2010 marks the first day of EPA enforcement for the Renovator, Remodel, and Painting (RRP) Rule. But according to EPA Region 6 enforcement of the RRP has been taking place since April 22, 2010. They described the enforcement prior to October 1, 2010 as limited and specific. The majority of the violations have been a result of not following the RRP lead safe work practices. Through working with contractors in training and on job sites, we are finding several reoccurring issues. These issues could result in EPA enforcement actions. Take a moment and check that you are following the correct requirements. More...

Posted: September 8, 2010
AEHS is now offering the Renovator Inital English course on-line. The online course has two basic steps--the online course and 2 hours of hands-on. First, register for the online course for $39.99. The online course can be taken at your leisure at home or in the office on your computer. After you have completed the course and passed the exam with an 80 or above, you will be issued a course certificate. Next, register for the hands-on for $140.00. Attend the hands-on portion at our facility. Once completed and the end of the course tested passed, you will recieve your Renovator certificate. The total cost for both portions of the online Renovator course is only $179.99.

Posted: September 1, 2010
Yesterday, EPA recognized another test kit for determining the presence of lead paint prior to renovation. Unlike the LeadCheck swabs, this test kit, called the D-Lead Professional Paint Test Kit, may be used on plaster and drywall. According to the manufacturer's website, they have commenced production and expect to start shipping in late September. More...

Posted: July 12, 2010
Because of concern that contractor in some areas may be having difficulty accessing training classes, EPA recently announced that it is providing renovation firms and workers additional time to obtain training and certification to comply with the new lead rules. More...

Posted: May 17, 2010

The proposed changes to the Opt Option in the RRP were recently published in the Federal Register. More...

Posted: April 23, 2010

EPA has released several proposed changes to the RRP. More...

Posted: April 21, 2010
EPA Region 6 has released implementation guidance for the RRP. The guidance states that the Rule will be fully effective on Thursday, April 22nd and that firm applications filed before April 22nd will be reviewed by June. EPA does not intend to take enforcement actions against firms who applied for firm certification before April 22 and are awaiting approval.

Posted: April 9, 2010
The National Center for Healthly Housing reports that no extension to the RRP deadline of April 22 has been granted. EPA reports that capacity continues to grow. EPA has posted a posted a fact on the progress of the implementation of the RRP, which is updated periodically.

Posted: April 9, 2010
On April 6, 2010 the National Associaltion of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that it has petitioned the EPA to delay the implementation of the RRP until the agency can show it has the capacity to implement the Rule. More...

Posted: February 5, 2010
Did you have a question about the new RRP? Review the questions that our students are asking. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Send your questions to Questions and Comments or mhart@aehs-sa.com. We will research it for you and provide an answer that you can use. FAQs

Posted: January 29, 2010
AEHS has posted a NEW RRP Renovator and Dust Sampling Technician webpage with our STATEWIDE course schedule, photos of our Renovator course, and most importantly answer to the questions you are asking in class. More...

Posted: January 22, 2010
After April 22, 2010, federal law will require you to be Certified Renovator and to use lead-safe work practices. To become certified, renovation contractors must submit an application and fee payment to EPA. More...

Posted: January 19, 2010
The City of San Antonio Housing and Neighborhood Services Department has release a Request for Qualification for Texas Certified Lead Abatement Contractor Services, RFQ 10-29. The RFQ is to establish a list of approved lead abatement contractors who will receive work on a rotating basis. Submittals are due February 16, 2010. .More...