asbestos air monitoring News

  • Monitoring the asbestos threat in UK schools

    In autumn 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified that there was the potential for asbestos fibres to be released in particular circumstances in CLASP (system built) schools. HSE therefore,took immediate and positive action, advising all relevant dutyholders to visually check their CLASP (system built) school buildings and, where necessary, to seal gaps in column casings using ...

  • Developer Admits Improper Removal of Asbestos, Violation of Clean Air Act

    Anthony Crompton, the developer in charge of the Citadel Plaza Redevelopment project in Kansas City, pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act on Wednesday. During the demolition process, he improperly removed asbestos-containing materials from numerous houses as he made way for the $85 million retail center.   Crompton faces up to five years in prison without parole and a $250,000 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Air monitoring results for particulate matter, asbestos posted on EPA`s Joplin tornado web page; no health concerns so far

    EPA Region 7 is sharing online the results of its ongoing air monitoring activities within the Joplin, Mo., tornado impact zone. So far, the data from Region 7’s air sampling for asbestos and particulate matter, which began May 28, has not indicated any health-related concerns. As additional data is collected and analyzed, EPA will post those results at www.epa.gov/joplin, which also ...

  • EPA monitors air quality in cleanup from Iowa floods

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is conducting air sampling for asbestos and air monitoring for particulates as Iowa communities clean up from recent floods. EPA on-scene coordinators will assess air quality by using fixed monitoring equipment situated at key points throughout the flood-damaged area. The initial locations for sampling and monitoring activities include the cities of Cedar ...

  • Employees Exposed to Asbestos at Illinois Workplace

    A company in Kankakee, IL has been cited for five health violations concerning asbestos by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The violations were detected after receiving a complaint claiming hazards at the workplace. The total projected fine for the company is $59,400. One of the company’s major repeat violations was their failure to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fire Debris May Spread Asbestos

    If a fire occurs in a building constructed between 1935 and 1970 near your home, you may want to avoid spending time outside in your yard and call an asbestos remediation professional immediately. The deadly asbestos fibers, which may have been released by the fire, can spread in the air and settle on nearby properties, putting you and your neighbors at risk. A recent incident in Scotland ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New York Air monitoring firm, supervisors found guilty of fraud and conspiracy (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that a federal jury in Utica, New York has found Certified Environmental Services, Inc. (CES), two of its managers, Nicole Copeland and Elisa Dunn and one of its employees, Sandy Allen, guilty of conspiring to aid and abet Clean Air Act violations, commit mail fraud, and defraud the United States. The ...

  • Asbestos Discovered in Cars Manufactured in China

    The Brisbrane Times reports that nearly 25,000 cars, manufactured in China and exported to Australia, are expected to be recalled after some of their parts were found to be contaminated with asbestos. The asbestos was detected in the car’s engines and exhaust gaskets. Ateco Automotive, the company that imported the affected vehicles, has reportedly known about the issue for months. They are ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • CASELLA LAUNCH FOUR NEW INTRINSICALLY SAFE AIR AND NOISE MONITORS

    A record 'Fab Four' combination of new instruments Casella CEL, the specialist provider of workplace monitoring technologies, launches four new ATEX approved, intrinsically safe (I.S.), portable ...


    By Casella

  • Monitoring Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico to Protect People’s Health

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was continuing to work with the government of Puerto Rico to fully re-establish its air monitoring network in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The network is a key component for ensuring air quality and the protection of people’s health in Puerto Rico.   The EPA also just awarded the Puerto Rico Environmental ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

    More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with asthma. A significant number of these people are in the workforce and suffer from occupational asthma.  Also referred to as work-related asthma, occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  Nationwide, OSHA estimates that 11 million workers in a wide range of industries ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water. According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Illinois Company Receives $127K Asbestos Fine

    Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune published a report about an Oak Brook company that federal safety regulators intend to levy a $127,600 fine against for 22 serious health violations.  The infractions occurred at one of the company sites located in Franklin Park.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) became involved ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in their own Fire House

    Firefighters knowingly risk everything to protect their neighbors and communities, and working inside the fire house would seem to be the least dangerous part of their jobs. Unfortunately, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York

    Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.   Asbestos-containing materials can still be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Analysis Laboratory Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., the world's leading asbestos testing laboratory is celebrating its 30th year of providing quality asbestos laboratory results to asbestos and environmental professionals worldwide. Opening in 1981 in Camden, NJ, in a small storefront building on Market Street, EMSL has now grown to over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada.  In addition to asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos supervisor sentenced for illegal removal at PA school

    Branko Lazic, 42, of Haledon, N.J., was sentenced January 11 in federal court in Philadelphia for the illegal removal of asbestos pipe insulation at a Pennsylvania elementary school. U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez sentenced Mr. Lazic to three years probation, including six months home confinement, $6,097 in restitution, $100 special assessment, and 50 hours community service in the Ambler, ...


    By Axcess News

  • Man Receives Jail Time for Illegal Asbestos Removal

    Dylan Starnes, an employee of the Atlanta based Environmental Contracting Company, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and three years of probation for improperly ...

  • Asbestos Find Halts Demolition Project in California Town

    Last month, an article in the Oakdale Leader discussed how demolition activities at an old city water tank had to be halted and eventually changed due to the discovery of asbestos on the inside of the tank. According to the article, the water tank was built in 1912 and initial tests on the outside of the tank did not indicate the presence of asbestos. Once demolition began, workers found a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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