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.
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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]
Corn Milling Business Agrees to $1.8 Million in Penalties Following Deadly Explosion
EMSL Analytical provides combustible dust testing services and air monitoring instruments to help companies maintain regulatory compliance while protecting workers and the public.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 16, 2024 The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced it had reached a settlement agreement with a corn milling company that requires the business to pay more than $1.8 million in penalties after an explosion in 2017. Tragically, five workers were killed in the event and more than a dozen were injured. The company has also agreed to make extensive safety improvements that include the following:
Meet with OSHA at least yearly to discuss safety and health issues.
Conduct hazards analyses on.......[Read More]
New Hampshire Health Officials Report Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Associated with a Resort
To support infection control programs, EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to test environmental samples for Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Salem, New Hampshire, February 14, 2024 In late December, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) published an official Health Alert about several recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease. In the alert, the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) identifies two out-of-state residents that were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a resort in the state. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia that can result when people inhale water droplets or mists.......[Read More]