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  • Karza provides asbestos pit and pipe compliance services

    Karza can provide telecommunication carriers, principal contractors, subcontractors and other interested third parties with confidence during the removal and replacement of asbestos telecommunication pits and pipes.    Karza’s compliance service can review your internal processes, assess your contractors’ systems of ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Karza provides telecommunication asbestos pit and pipe compliance service

    Karza can provide telecommunication carriers, principal contractors, subcontractors and other interested third parties with confidence during the removal and replacement of asbestos telecommunication pits and pipes.   Karza’s compliance service can review your internal processes, assess your contractors’ ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • ESG offers enhanced asbestos services

    Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce that it has extended its range of UKAS accredited services for analysing asbestos in soils, to include aggregates. ESG now offers a comprehensive three-stage quantification service, using UKAS accredited methods developed in-house, which covers: 1. Screening ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • EPA Agreement with Prince Georges County School District Ensures Compliance with Safeguards for Asbestos in Schools

    In a consent agreement with EPA, the Prince George’s County School District in Maryland has resolved alleged violations of federal regulations on the management of asbestos materials in school buildings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The school district has cooperated fully with EPA to come into compliance and ensure ongoing compliance with asbestos safeguards in ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Nevada charter schools to comply with asbestos regulations

    As a result of the EPA’s inspections, the schools have hired accredited inspectors to prepare a management plan for each school, and conduct further inspections. Under AHERA, local education agencies must appoint a designated person who is trained to oversee asbestos activities and ensure compliance with federal regulations. Finally, schools with asbestos-containing materials must conduct ...

  • Owner of Massachusetts` Largest Asbestos Training School Indicted

    The owner of Environmental Compliance Training was charged in federal court on Aug. 22 with falsely reporting the school had trained dozens of individuals to conduct asbestos removal work. One employee of the company was also charged, in a case jointly investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Attorney for the District of ...

  • Asbestos in Soil - new ASTM International standard

    A new ASTM International standard is focused exclusively on testing soil for asbestos. D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. According to Alan Segrave, ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EPA fines six Arizona school districts for asbestos violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined six Arizona school districts a combined total of $94,575 for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) violations. More than 15,000 children attend the 25 schools not in compliance with the federal AHERA in these districts. During inspections conducted in 2011, EPA inspectors discovered numerous violations, from failing to inspect facilities ...

  • Keene, N.H. School pays fine for Asbestos Violations (NH)

    A private school in Keene, N.H. will pay a cash penalty and make changes in its operations to settle EPA claims that it violated federal asbestos management laws. According to EPA, officials from the Monadnock Waldorf School did not develop appropriate asbestos management plans or properly notify the school community about the condition of asbestos within the two buildings they occupy, violating ...

  • Exposure to Asbestos Still a Major Health Issue in Puerto Rico

    In early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about an increase in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. The rise in deaths was detailed in the CDC’sMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It showed the number of annual deaths due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. People diagnosed with ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • GSA and construction firms pay $100,000 penalty for mishandling asbestos at building renovation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled an enforcement action against the United States General Services Administration (GSA), and four private parties for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at the John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House Building in Boston, Mass. The parties will collectively pay a penalty of $100,000. The action alleged that GSA, Goody Clancy and ...

  • EPA awards over $200,000 to the Oklahoma department of labor to reduce exposure to asbestos

    A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will assist in reducing asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings in Oklahoma. The grant for $234,713, given to the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), will be used for inspections and encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in Schools Program which is designed to protect the health of school children and other occupants as well as ...

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Still Pose Hazards in Puerto Rico

    In Puerto Rico and across much of the Caribbean, chrysotile is one of the most frequently found forms of asbestos. Chrysotile is just one of six asbestos and asbestiform minerals that regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recognize. In addition to chrysotile, the others include actinolite, ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico

    Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.   It is most likely to be found in homes and buildings constructed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Containing Pipes have some Jamaican Residents Demanding Action

    Earlier this month,The Gleanerpublished a story about residents from St. Thomas Parish in Jamaica voicing concerns over old and leaking cement water pipes that contain asbestos and deliver water to their homes.   This type of pipe was once common, but its use was largely discontinued in North America in the 1980s.   While the presence of these types of pipes carrying water and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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