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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.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    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

  • $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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Nonprofit Executives Plead Not Guilty to Allegations of Exposing Students to Asbestos

    Asbestos testing services protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 19th, 2010 In May three executives from the nonprofit organization, Firm Build, plead not guilty to charges of child endangerment and knowingly exposing someone to harmful materials.  The charges stem from an investigation that was launched in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental Protection Agency Approves California Shipyard’s Asbestos Controls

    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, July 12th, 2010 A recent investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a redevelopment project at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in Bayview, California found that current ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California May Loose its State Rock Due to Asbestos

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to keep building occupants and demolition workers safe from its deadly fibers - Garden Grove, CA - In 1965 the State of California named serpentine as the official state rock.  California was the first state to name an official rock and the shiny bluish green rock in now the center of controversy. The reason for the uproar in the state ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Still a Threat in Homes, Schools and Businesses

    Throughout the United States, chrysotile is one of the most commonly found forms of asbestos. It is just one of six ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • University in Texas Moves Classes Due to Concerns over Asbestos and Mold

    Earlier this month, The Houstonian reported that a building at Sam Houston State University was recently found to contain mold and asbestos.  According to the article, classes were moved from Academic Building III after complaints of mold resulted in an investigation that discovered it was indeed present in the building.  In order to remove the mold that was found in some walls, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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