Hazardous Materials Management

Southwest HAZARD CONTROL, Inc. (SHC) is a certified, woman owned small business that is a financially sound, growth-oriented environmental remediation company. SHC was founded in 1982 by Gerald J. Karches and Chrisann Karches. Mr. Karches retired in 1999 and the company is now solely managed by Chrisann Karches making SHC a woman owned enterprise. It is the oldest, continuously operating asbestos abatement company in Arizona. SHC established itself as a hazardous materials remediation company 27 years ago in 1985 and began lead abatement services in 1991. Our staff applies innovative procedures to solve environmental problems for our customers. Our employees strive to be the best at solving environmental issues in a safe and effective manner. Our goal is to do the job right the first time, on time, and within budget. We treat our customers as the reason for the existence of SHC. We actively promote sound environmental practices within the community by participation in a variety of business and professional organizations.

Phosphorus Remediation Leaking Freight Soil Sampling

SHC offers a variety of remediation and disposal services for industry, commercial business, private residences, and government agencies. SHC is fully insured and bondable and will provide the necessary remediation and disposal documentation to satisfy requirements from local, state, and federal government agencies.

Highway Fuel Spills Cargo Investigations Orphan Waste Disposal

SHC’s management and technical staff are certified to OSHA 1910.120, HAZWOPER, blood borne pathogens for biological cleanups, and Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). Our team is confined space trained with rescue capabilities. Along with hazmat endorsed CDL drivers the staff is certified to 49 CFR, HM 181 requirements for the handling and packaging of hazardous materials in transportation. SHC is also certified to the International Code Council and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to decommission and close Underground Storage Tanks.

Mercury Detection Confined Space Entry Field Testing

All work performed by SHC is in accordance with applicable rules, regulations and statutes as promulgated by the EPA, OSHA, DOT, MSHA, and other applicable state, or local authority regulations in effect at the time of work

Highway Cleanups PCB Transformer Sampling Pond and Liner Maintenance

SHC furnishes all labor, materials, employee training, pollution & general liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, expertise, and equipment necessary to carry out the specified hazardous waste remediation, site investigation, waste characterization, and emergency response incident. SHC can secure all required permits including any necessary state, regional and local licenses at the request of our client.

Damaged Freight Cleanup Bio-Hazard Cleanup Power Washing
Toxic Gasses Household Hazardous Waste Sewage Spill Cleanup

Hazardous Material Packaging and Disposal

SHC will package hazardous materials in accordance with 49 CFR 172-173. SHC will determine that the packaging or container complies with and has been manufactured, assembled, and marked in accordance with 49 CFR 173 and 178.

Laboratory Chemical Disposal  & Lab Decontamination Tank Cleaning

SHC maintains a highly experienced waste disposal team that is capable of determining the hazardous characteristics of a waste stream by process investigation, generator knowledge, and select analytical sampling. Proper disposal is guaranteed.

Bulk Waste Removal Soil Excavations Electrical Transformer Spills

Environmental Sampling

Characterization of potentially contaminated sites is managed through an integrated system of sampling procedures as outlined in EPA sample guidance document SW846. SHC will formulate a site specific sampling matrix to best identify potential or known contaminants in soils or on structures for planning of remedial actions.

Services include:

Petroleum Contaminated Soil Remediation Hazardous Materials Transportation & Roll-off Service
Blood Borne Pathogens Storage Tank Cleaning
Gas Cylinder Disposal Used Oil Management
Chemical & Industrial Spills Confined Space Entries
Mercury Cleanup Disposal Lab Pack
UST Removal Hazardous Waste Disposal
Lighting & Ballast Disposal Universal Waste Animal Feces Cleanup
Environmental Sampling & Analysis Mold Abatement
Portable Tank Cleaning Shooting Range Maintenance Homeless Camp Cleanup

Transportation of Hazardous Waste

SHC is a licensed Hazardous Waste Transporter and transfer facility under the State of Arizona identification number of AZD000507152 and submits a waste transport activities report to the State monthly. Staff drivers maintain Commercial Drivers Licenses with Hazmat endorsements for placarded waste transport. SHC does not transport explosives, radiological, or biological materials.

Cyanide Remediation Process Tank Cleanout Level A & B Operations