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  • California Mall Faces Asbestos Abatement

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to ensure construction and remediation projects across California do not cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems from asbestos. During the busy holiday shopping season in December, a broken sprinkler pipe burst causing flooding at the Garden Walk Mall in Chico, California.  Not only did the flooding from the broken pipe happen at an unfortunate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Introduces New C-22 Asbestos Abatement Classification

    On January 1st, California’s new C-22 Asbestos Abatement Contractor Classification went into effect.  This new classification does not replace the existing §7058.5 asbestos certification and a contractor can hold either of these asbestos abatement work authorizations, depending on their licensure needs.   According to the California ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Awarded Asbestos Abatement Project Management Services

    Hygieneering, Inc.’s asbestos group has been awarded a project management contract from large commercial office building in downtown Chicago.  The project will involve the design and management of asbestos containing fireproofing in support of the building 2012 renovations. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • California Asbestos Testing Laboratory Open 7 Days to Support Upcoming Asbestos Abatement Projects

    Asbestos was used in many building materials that found their way into hundreds of thousands of homes all across the country up until the late 1970s. It’s insulating and fire resistant properties made it a common material used for insulating pipes. As many of these homes begin to age and require updated plumbing and remodeling the risks associated with aerosolizing the asbestos insulation ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Maryland asbestos testing laboratory open 7 days to support upcoming asbestos abatement projects

    EMSL Analytical, Inc, a worldwide provider of asbestos, environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing services has announced that their Beltsville, MD laboratory is open 7 days for asbestos analysis by PCM, PLM and TEM. Asbestos was used in many building materials that found their way into hundreds of thousands of homes all across the country up until the late 1970s. Its insulting and ...


  • Asbestos Professionals Have New Choices when it comes to Insurance

    In late September, a junior high school in Rhode Island was closed for several days so that abatement professionals could safely remove asbestos from the building.  The asbestos was discovered when a ceiling that was being taken down during renovation activities revealed a second concealed ceiling.  The hidden ceiling contained the asbestos.   Cases like this happen every day ...

  • Increasing asbestos awareness as a preventative measure

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its durability and fire-resistant properties. In the past, the substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing, to name a few. When asbestos-containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If these ...


  • Contractor fined for alleged asbestos violations

    Recently a contractor from Washington was fined tens of thousands of dollars by environmental regulators in Oregon for violating asbestos regulations during an abatement project. The contractor has appealed the fine according to reports from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).The Clean Air Act and the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants require contractors to ...


  • Largest Single Asbestos Verdict Awarded

    Last week it was announced that a Brookhaven, Mississippi man was awarded a $322 million verdict in what his lawyers report is the largest single asbestos verdict in the United States.  The lawsuit was against two companies that the man claimed were responsible for his diagnosis of asbestosis at the age of just 30.   Also last week, a Texas couple filed suit against 10 companies that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • President Obama Proposes to Tackle Asbestos in Public Schools

    Shrader & Associates, LLP appreciates President Obama’s proposal to tackle asbestos in public schools. The proposal is included in the “American Jobs Act,” a bill intended to stimulate job creation in the United States while improving the standard of living for many. A portion of the $447 billion plan would go toward asbestos abatement, or the ...


    By Shrader & Associates

  • Illegal asbestos dumping in Arizona leads to fines

    The Maricopa County Superior Court has recently fined a landowner from Prescott, Arizona over $71,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos waste close to an aquifer. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) had charged the individual with ten civil infractions related to the case.Asbestos can be found in a wide range of common building materials from insulation, flooring, ceilings, ...


  • Nashville Flood Cleanup Brings Dangers of Asbestos to Light

    EMSL Analytical provides affordable testing solutions for asbestos in flood ravaged parts of Tennessee to protect people and property. Westmont, NJ, May 17th, 2010 Several weeks ago floods ravaged parts of Nashville and the surrounding areas.  The flooding destroyed homes and businesses and the community has been busy cleaning and rebuilding since the flood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • $2.4 Million Awarded in San Diego Asbestos Case

    Last month, a jury in San Diego awarded a man $2.4 million dollars after they reached a verdict against a company that manufactured asbestos containing materials used by the U.S. Navy.  The plaintiff had been exposed to these materials during his decade of service working in boiler rooms for the Navy back in the 1960s and early 1970s. In 2010 the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Removed from Denver Federal Center

    EMSL Analytical provides asbestos testing services and products to protect people from the deadly carcinogen. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 16th, 2010 Last week Denver’s ABC affiliate, Channel 7, reported that dirt piles containing asbestos materials were being moved from the Denver Federal Center property.  Several large mounds of earth were found to contain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Apartment Owner and Contractor Face Asbestos Violations

    Asbestos testing services offered by LA Testing protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 26th, 2010 This month it was reported that two California men face heavy fines for asbestos violations at a Ventura apartment complex.  The building, constructed in 1964, recently had water damage from broken pipes that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arizona Charter Schools Fined for Asbestos Violations

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing solutions to protect students, faculty and school administrators from the dangers associated with asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, June 7th, 2010 This spring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined three charter school operators in Arizona.  The schools were in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rebuilding of Flood Damaged Homes Halted for Asbestos Inspections

    LA Testing’s laboratories provide asbestos testing solutions to protect people, the environment and property from the dangers of asbestos exposure. ...


  • Asbestos and Lead Concerns Plague Hurricane Irene Victims

    WNCT, a CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina, broadcast a story earlier this month about a woman trying to rebuild her life following Hurricane Irene.  The woman experienced extensive storm damage to her home, but when rebuilding efforts got underway the whole process came to a sudden halt.   The home, built in 1926, was found to be filled with both asbestos and lead.  The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Insurance Expert Shares Knowledge with Students from The Asbestos Institute

    Beginning this month, one of the nation’s leading environmental insurance experts has begun sharing his knowledge with students attending The Asbestos Institute’s Contractor Supervisor Initial Course.  Brian Mcfarland, from Legends Environmental Insurance Services, began his role as a monthly guest lecturer last week. Mr. Mcfarland has over 15 years in the environmental industry ...

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Fines Contractors over Asbestos Violations

    The laboratories at LA Testing provide asbestos testing solutions to protect people, the environment and property from the dangers of asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA. This month Arizona announced fines of $100,000 that three contractors have agreed to pay for violating asbestos rules.  The fines resulted from construction work that took place in early 2006 at the Marine Corps Air Station ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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