lead-based paint inspection Articles

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • Case Study: Point Vicente Lighthouse

    Ellis provided complete hazmat inspection services at this national landmark, and administered removal of identified lead paint and asbestos building materials during its renovation in ...

  • Energy analysis of manufacturing process of a motorcycle

    Energy analysis of a production unit helps to quantify the energy consumed at different stages, thus providing estimates of energy and material wastage, if any. From the general principles of energy analysis involving mass conversion efficiencies and the energy inputs at various stages of the production process of a motorcycle producing industry, namely Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal oxidizer - Aluminum / alloy manufacturing company

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Thermal Oxidizers for the Aluminum Industry. The Problem Gas usage kept going up and up over the years on the Thermal Oxidizer. Heat exchanger for hot air supply temperature from the oxidizer was dropping of over the years. Excessive heat loss on exterior components. The ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Doing the Deal Part 2: Property Assessments

    Providing support for major business transactions is arguably the most important strategic responsibility of an EH&S manager. The potential cost savings (if done correctly) or liabilities (if done poorly) can be enormous. A company may bet its future success on a single business acquisition or merger. Even purchases or divestments of plant and equipment can have a profound effect on a ...

  • Medical waste management - quarterly journal

    Routine inspections at laboratories have found a pattern of hazardous waste management problems in recent years. EPA has discovered chemicals forgotten in university stockrooms for decades, a research lab with wastes in damaged containers, some labeled “unknown”, and a hospital storing a chemical at almost twice the temperature at which it could explode. Improper disposal of waste is ...


  • On-site elemental analysis of drywall with the Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t series XRF analyzer

    Application Reports of headaches, nosebleeds, central nervous system disorders, and other serious health effects have been reported from those exposed to compounds emitted from Chinese drywall (CDW). Additionally, surface corrosion of metal objects, including jewelry, decorative plumbing fixtures, HVAC coils, and electrical wires have resulted in cosmetic and mechanical damages. These ...

  • Handheld XRF analyzer, X-MET7000, for rapid, non-destructive Drywall testing – New application note from Oxford Instruments

    The handheld XRF analyzer - X-MET7000 - offers a rapid and non-destructive solution for screening of tainted and potentially hazardous Chinese drywall and for lead inspection. At the height of the U.S. housing boom, when building materials were in short supply, American construction companies used millions of pounds of imported drywall ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Facility Asset Cataloging Service (FACS) - Case Study

    With the 2015 release of the updated EPA fueling facility regulations going into effect in the coming months, more and more multi-facility operators are working to get a clearer picture of what they have at their various facilities and what condition everything is in. We recently undertook a project for a large operator with hundreds of sites spread across the country, and this operator wanted ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Taking the Sting Out of OSHA HazCom Compliance

    Compared to pre-made labels, new HazCom chemical labeling software puts custom OSHA-compliant labels and MSDS management at your fingertips for “pennies on the dollar.” ...


    By K-Sun Corporation

  • Sustainable Consumption: EU to Propose Methods for Environmental Footprint Analysis

    The European Commission has developed two life cycle based methods for the analysis of environmental impacts for products (Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)) and organizations (Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF)) to harmonize environmental assessments and their related claims. The methods are currently being tested during a three-year pilot phase, with the 1st wave of pilots for ...


    By SGS

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • Understanding Pump Cavitation

    Cavitation is a major problem in the chemical industry because it affects a basic tool, the centrifugal pump. A sudden increase in the velocity of the pumped liquid reduces the inlet pressure, sometimes below the vapor pressure.The result is formation of gas and bubbles. Detecting the signs of cavitation, and correctly identifying and understanding the type of cavitation present, can help an ...

  • US red river army depot’s hazardous materials management system (HMMS) achieves stellar record with state agency

    The United States Army’s Red River Army Depot (RRAD), located in the northeast corner of Texas, is a 600,000 square foot production complex located on more than 18,000 acres of land among 1,400 buildings. It serves as an ammunition depot storage site and maintenance facility for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Multiple Launch Rocket System, and combat tactical wheeled vehicles. In addition, ...


    By IHS

  • An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

    For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS managers of low-risk ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

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