EPA Reaches Costly Settlement with Residential Contractor for Failing to Follow Lead-Safe Work Practices
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate environmental exposure risks to protect people and to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 1, 2024
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had reached a settlement with a Connecticut-based residential contractor for violations of the federal lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. As a result of the settlement, the business has agreed to pay a penalty of over $34,000 and certify compliance with the RRP Rule.
According to the agency, after observing that the company failed to follow lead-safe work practices at one residence, EPA performed an.......[Read More]
Property Damage and Destruction from the Largest Wildfire in Texas History
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, air monitoring instruments and test kits to identify indoor smoke damage, residues and odors caused by wildfires.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 29, 2024
More than a million acres of land in the Texas Panhandle have succumbed to the largest wildfire in state history. Other fires are also raging in the region, leaving in their wake homes and businesses that have been burned to the ground or now suffer from various degrees of property damage.
People’s health, even miles from the flames, is also a concern as exposure to wildfire smoke can cause short-term health effects. These can include irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, as.......[Read More]
EPA Strengthens Safeguards to Protect the Public from Lead in Contaminated Soil at Residential Sites
EMSL Analytical offers soil, dust, water, air and paint testing services to identify lead and other heavy metals to protect families and workers from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 27, 2024
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was lowering recommended screening levels and strengthening guidance for investigating and cleaning up lead-contaminated soil in residential areas where children live and play. As a result of the lower screening levels, EPA also declared it expects to investigate more residential properties for potential cleanup under the Superfund law and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
According to the EPA.......[Read More]
EMSL Santa Clara Now A2LA Accredited for Microbiology
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Santa Clara, CA Laboratory is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for microbiology testing services.
Santa Clara, California, February 23, 2024
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Santa Clara, California laboratory has received accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Program for the lab’s mold testing services. This laboratory meets the requirements of the 2016 TNI Environmental Testing Laboratory Standard. This accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope and the operation of a laboratory quality management system. EMSL Santa Clara’s.......[Read More]
2023 List of the Top Cities for Bed Bug Infestation Treatments Released
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services and sampling kits to identify the existence of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) from indoor environments utilizing advanced qPCR methods.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 22, 2024 Last month, one of the nation’s largest commercial and residential pest control companies released its annual list of the top 50 cities in the United States for bed bug treatments. Chicago stayed at the top of the list for the fourth year in a row. The other top 5 cities included New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland-Akron, and Los Angeles. Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and animals, usually while they sleep. They are experts at hiding, which can.......[Read More]
Battery Manufacturer Faces Costly Fine for Allegedly Exposing Workers to Unsafe Nickel Levels
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure to a wide range of occupational hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 20, 2024 Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited a global electric vehicle battery manufacturer for six serious violations and one other-than-serious violation. The company faces proposed penalties of over $75,000. Among the violations reported by OSHA, the company is alleged to have exposed employees working with cobalt, nickel and manganese to respiratory hazards by failing to complete a workplace hazard assessment; ensure employees were given.......[Read More]