Training: Pcb training

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)

PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their manufacture was banned in 1979. They have a range of toxicity and vary in consistency from thin, light-colored liquids to yellow or black waxy solids. Due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point, and electrical insulating properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment; as plasticizers in paints, plastics, and rubber products; in pigments, dyes, and carbonless copy paper; and many other industrial applications.

 The four hour PCB awareness course is designed to assist building owners and abatement contractors who may be handling PCB-containing  or PCB-contaminated building materials during planned renovation or repair activities or planned PCB abatement  efforts in older buildings.

Contractors and building owners should be aware of the impact of their work in buildings occupied by high-risk populations, such as schools and day care centers.  Those responsible for renovation, repair, or abatement activities of potential PCB containing  or PCB contaminated materials should review and understand the regulatory requirements and are encouraged to consult EPA or environmental professionals experienced with PCB cleanup activities.

In addition to the PCB regulations under the TSCA, renovators and abatement personnel should also be aware that their activities may also disturb asbestos containing materials and lead-based paint.

The four hour PCB awareness training course is designed to provide information on steps that should be considered for projects intended to remove and dispose of known or suspected PCB-containing  caulk (i.e  PCB abatement activities), as per the PCB regulations that support this information at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 761 – 40 CFR Part 761. 

PCB Laws and Regulations:

PCBs are regulated under TSCA. TSCA bans the manufacture, processing, use and distribution in commerce of PCBs.

Current PCB regulations can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR 761:  Click on link below:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_07/40cfr761_07.html

Click on link below to access more PCB realted information via the EPA site:

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/pcbs/index.htm

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