asbestos inspection News

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Mold, Asbestos and Lead Concerns in Foreclosed Properties

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide environmental assessments for lenders and buyers of residential and commercial properties across Chicago and Northern Illinois.  A recent report from RealtyTrac showed that 154 out of 206 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 200,000 had an annual increase in foreclosure activity from January through June.  On ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Floridians Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and condominiums were built across Florida from the 1960s through the 1980s.  During this same time frame, a favorite ceiling texturing technique used by many builders is the now outdated look of popcorn ceilings.   Many of these older homes have been remodeled over the years and one of the favorite projects for homeowners to tackle is removing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Still Impacting Chicago and Illinois

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide asbestos air and bulk sampling to ensure building occupants are not being exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.   Illinois, and in particular the Chicago area, has traditionally been one of the manufacturing centers for the United States.  The area became a major railhead, port and steel mill center.  With industry, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Landfill a Concern for Area Residents

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure asbestos found in California does not cause health concerns for area residents. Garden Grove, CA, January 31st, 2011 A recent article highlighted the fact that once asbestos has been removed from a building the health concerns caused by the asbestos do not just go away.  A California family in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Asbestos Investigation at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    According to NBC New York, state and federal inspectors have begun an asbestos investigation at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, home to the NHL’s New York Islanders. The inspection began after nearly 140 workers at the venue filed claims reporting that coliseum managers failed to protect workers from long term asbestos exposure. The claims combined will ask ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Removal Company Charged with Insurance Fraud

    Last month, the WaukeshaPatch reported that the owner of a Waukesha, Wisconsin asbestos removal company was charged with forged insurance papers.  The man is accused of using the forged paperwork to show potential clients that his company had insurance coverage to handle asbestos removal services.   The company’s owner has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property Owner in Allegheny Co. to Clean up Asbestos Hazards

    In a settlement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Legacy Landings, LLC, owner of a property in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, Pa., will take steps to protect the nearby public from asbestos hazards at the site. Legacy Landings has agreed to properly clean up and dispose of asbestos-containing material released from abandoned greenhouses and other buildings on property formerly ...

  • 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

  • Idaho Transportation Department fails to perform advance asbestos inspection, report contaminated building demolition, in Priest River, ID

    The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over federal asbestos violations at a building demolition site near Priest River in northern Idaho’s Panhandle. According to the EPA, ITD failed to inspect a former commercial building located in Priest River, Idaho for possible asbestos contamination prior to its demolition and failed ...

  • Asbestos Threats in the Home Revealed in New Video

    The indoor air quality consulting experts at Future Environment Designs (FED) provide asbestos testing & training solutions to keep construction workers and the public safe.   Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added to many products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance in the past. From studies across the globe we now know that breathing high levels of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL Moves Asbestos and Mold Lab to Denver

    EMSL - 30 Years of Quality Asbestos Lab Results PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 11, 2011 - EMSL is pleased to announce the move of their Colorado laboratory currently located in Centennial to a new location in Denver conveniently located off I-25.  The new facility is a state of the art 3,800 s.f. building which nearly doubles ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Awards Louisiana $137,000 to Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $137,000 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited. Federal regulations require public and private schools ...

  • EPA Grant Helps Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Texas Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Department of State Health Services a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $124,741 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited. Federal regulations require public and private schools to ...

  • Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Approves EMSL Asbestos Workshop

    EMSL Analytical will hold an asbestos workshop on Tuesday, September, 11, 2012 at Courtyard by Marriott Brampton Hotel & Convention Center, 90 Biscayne Crescent Brampton, ON L6W 4S1. Registration will begin at 8:30a.m. and the cost of the workshop is $299. The course will begin with an overview of asbestos, including its background, uses, and health hazards. Next participants will discuss the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Grant Helps Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Oklahoma Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $204,000 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited. Asbestos can be found in a variety of construction materials and ...

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