Athletic Facilities Temporary Closed at High School after Student Contracts MRSA
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and surface testing to identify MRSA and other superbugs to help prevent the spread of disease.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 15th , 2018 The Oregonian recently published a report about actions taken by administrators from a high school in Portland, Oregon after a student was diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). According to the article, school district officials temporarily closed the school’s turf field, mat room and weight room to prevent further infections and allow time for the areas to be cleaned and disinfected. At risk students were notified as MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that.......[Read More]
Highway Construction Company Faces Penalties of Over $300K for Exposing Employees to Respirable Crystalline Silica
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services for crystalline silica and offers a wide range of respirators and other personal protective equipment.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 14th , 2018 A Virginia highway construction company was recently issued five citations and over $300,000 in penalties from Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH). The company was cited for allegedly exposing workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards while using jackhammers to remove concrete from bridge piers. According to the announcement of the penalties, inspectors determined that the company did not provide adequate eye and respiratory protection, failed to assess each worker for.......[Read More]
Radon Exposure Concerns and Important Information for Renters
EMSL Analytical offers analytical services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon hazards in all types of rental properties and other indoor environments.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 13th , 2018 Tens of millions of individuals and families in the United States and Canada rent their home. For some, it’s a place to live for a short period of time, while others may rent the same home or apartment for years.
Many of these tenants are under the assumption that landlords or property management companies are required to test their rental home for radon, but that is rarely the case. In fact, except in a few places, there are no specific laws regarding radon disclosures.......[Read More]
E. coli Fears Prompt Ground Beef Recall from Grocery Store Chain
EMSL Analytical offers food testing services to identify E. coli and other foodborne pathogens to help prevent outbreaks and costly product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 8th , 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced that a Florida-based grocery store chain was voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products made from chuck from its stores in twenty-four counties. The recall was initiated due to fears the beef may be contaminated with Escherichia coli.
According to the FSIS announcement, “E. coli O26, like the more common E. coli O157:H7, is a serovar of Shiga.......[Read More]
New Jersey Testing Laboratory Certified to Support New NJDEP Drinking Water MCLs and PWTA Monitoring Requirements
EMSL offers New Jersey Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) services performed by NJ State certified samplers and managed by dedicated Project Coordinators.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 7th , 2018
The State of New Jersey is the first state to take action against the national drinking water crisis by implementing new regulations. On September 4, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) adopted amendments to the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act rules and the Private Well Testing Act (PWTA). The Safe Drinking Water Act rule changes include the establishment of two new Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) of 0.013 micrograms per liter (μg/l) for.......[Read More]
Mold Concerns Result in the Temporary Closure of Community Center
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and inspection tools to identify mold and other indoor environmental quality issues.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 6th , 2018 Last month, multiple media outlets reported on the temporary closure of an important community center in Memphis, Tennessee. The activity center for the Frayser community closed its doors after reports of water damage resulting in possible mold growth became known and investigated.
Unfortunately, when water or high humidity levels are introduced into an indoor environment mold will often begin to grow in as short as 48 hours. Anytime elevated levels of mold are found indoors, the source of.......[Read More]