Respiratory Protection Moves Up on OSHA’s Top 10 List of Most Cited Violations
EMSL Analytical, Inc., the nation's leading testing laboratory, provides various types of personal protective equipment in the support of worker protection.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 12th, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2020 fiscal year. Respiratory protection made the top 10 list again, moving from a fifth-place ranking in 2019, to the third most cited violation for 2020. Some airborne hazards faced by workers may cause cancer, lung impairment, asthma, and other diseases, or death in extreme circumstances. Respiratory protection is crucial for health and safety.......[Read More]
The NJDOH Investigates Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in a New Jersey County
EMSL Analytical provides rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 8th, 2021 Last month, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced it was investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in one of NJ’s counties. The department stated it was aware of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease among individuals who lived in or spent time in the county. All the suspected cases were reported to NJDOH in February of 2021, and tragically, included one fatality. Legionnaires' disease is a severe type of pneumonia caused by a bacterium known as.......[Read More]
National Asbestos Awareness Week is a Reminder that Exposure Hazards Still Exist
EMSL Analytical offers testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, and personal protective equipment to identify asbestos exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 6th, 2021 The U.S. Senate agreed recently to the passage of a resolution that designates the first week of April in 2021 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” The resolution aims to raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure, which include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Senate Resolution 145 reminds the public that asbestos hazards still exist today and urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate people about the.......[Read More]
Annual List Released That Includes Top 50 U.S. Cities with the Most Bed Bug Infestation Treatments
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services and sampling kits to identify the existence of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) from all types of indoor environments utilizing advanced qPCR methods.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 30th, 2021 Recently, one of the nation’s largest commercial and residential pest control companies released its annual list of top 50 cities in the United States where the most bed bug treatments were performed at. Chicago moved up two spots from last year’s list, to rank first. The cities that follow close behind are Baltimore, Washington, DC, Detroit, and Columbus, OH. Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and animals, usually while they sleep. They are.......[Read More]
A New Report Released on Heavy Metals in Popular Baby Foods
EMSL Analytical provides food testing services to identify heavy metals, pesticides and microbial contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 26th, 2021 In February, the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy in the U.S. House of Representatives released Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury. To create the staff report, the Subcommittee requested internal documents and test results from seven of the largest baby food manufacturers in the United States, including both makers of organic and conventional products. The report states that four of the companies responded while the other three did not. .......[Read More]
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Nickel and Other Elements
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to identify exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 24th, 2021 Nickel is a naturally occurring element and millions of tons of it are mined each year across the globe. Pure nickel is a hard, silvery-white metal used to make stainless steel and other metal alloys. These alloys are used to make coins, jewelry, jet engines and many other items. Nickel can also be combined with other elements to form nickel compounds. These compounds are used for nickel plating, to color ceramics, to make some batteries and as catalysts. According to the National Institute for.......[Read More]