Residential Indoor Air Quality Guidelines Proposed for Benzene in Canada
EMSL Analytical provides indoor air quality and industrial hygiene testing services and sampling supplies to identify and mitigate exposure risks to benzene and other chemicals.
Toronto, Ontario, November 29, 2023 Health Canada recently proposed residential indoor air quality (IAQ) guidelines for benzene. The agency describes benzene as a volatile organic compound (VOC) with a high vapor pressure that quickly evaporates into the air when released into the environment. This often leads to indoor concentrations of benzene that are generally higher than outdoor concentrations. Benzene is widely used in Canada and the United States. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.......[Read More]
OSHA Launches New Initiative to Protect Workers from Silica Exposure
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene testing services to identify crystalline silica and other respirable hazards to safeguard workers and to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 28, 2023 In September, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had launched a new initiative focused on enhancing enforcement and providing compliance assistance to protect workers involved with engineered stone fabrication and installation. Industries subject to the prioritized programmed inspections include those engaged in Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing as well as Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant.......[Read More]
Resources to Mitigate Combustible Dust Hazards in the Workplace
EMSL Analytical provides combustible dust testing services and air monitoring instruments to help companies maintain regulatory compliance.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 27, 2023 Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP). The purpose of the revised NEP was to continue OSHA inspections of facilities that generate or handle combustible dusts likely to cause fire, flash fire, deflagration, and explosion hazards. The revisions introduced a new approach for locating and inspecting subject establishments according to OSHA. Combustible materials can burn rapidly when in a finely.......[Read More]
OSHA Reports Battery Plant Workers Exposed to Unsafe Lead Levels
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services for lead and other regulated substances to protect workers and to help companies and institutions comply with health and safety regulations.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 21, 2023
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that a federal workplace safety investigation found a battery manufacturer exposed employees to unsafe levels of lead. Their determination was based on personal air monitoring of workers and lead accumulation on respirators and counters in areas where workers took lunch breaks.
Two repeat citations were issued to the company after inspections opened in May of 2023 found the business failed to have engineering and.......[Read More]
EPA Penalizes Property Owner $88,000+ for Alleged Asbestos Violations
EMSL Analytical provides environmental, material and industrial hygiene testing services to safeguard against asbestos exposure risks and to help companies and individuals comply with health and safety regulations.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 20, 2023 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that a property owner in Idaho agreed to pay a penalty of over $88,000 due to violations of the Clean Air Act related to the safe handling and disposal of asbestos. According to the EPA, the property owner demolished a former retail building in Grand View, Idaho. After tearing down the building, the individual transported the debris, including approximately 10,000 square feet of asbestos-containing asphalt roofing, to.......[Read More]
HUD Announces Over $150 Million to Address Lead-Based Paint and Other Housing-Related Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to lead, asbestos, radon, mold and many other threats.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 17, 2023 Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Capital Fund Housing-Related Hazards (HRH) & Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Capital Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) awards. The NOFO provides a total of $157 million dollars, with 20 awards under Lead-Based Paint and 54 awards under Housing-Related Hazards. The purpose of the HRH and LBP Capital Funding is to provide funding to public housing agencies (PHAs) to evaluate and reduce residential health hazards in.......[Read More]