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Material Testing and Inspection

At Sequence, we diligently work to support a wide variety of material testing and inspection activities and initiatives for our clients through the recruitment and placement of highly capable staff, management and executive level personnel.  We are well versed in the many facets of material testing and inspection.  To ensure the structural integrity of a building it must be built on a solid foundation. 

Many environmental factors must be ascertained before construction can begin.  This means extensive sampling, testing and analysis of the soil, rock, water and some of the construction materials themselves, such as the concrete in a foundation. 

Testing soil density must be done by a certified technician who can evaluate if a piece of land is stable enough to be built on.  Both soil and water are tested for corrosive chemicals that may damage a building.  Concrete is tested for strength, durability and density to meet ASTM standards. 

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances -- including hazardous waste -- and who are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v):

 clean-up operations -- required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other involving hazardous substances -- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;

 corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);

 voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;

 operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations; and

 emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.

Professions in this field we routinely recruit include:

 Building Inspector
 Construction Inspector
 Environmental Sampling Technician
 Groundwater Sampling Technician
 Home Inspector
 Specification Inspector