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  • 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.

  • Things to Consider Before Hiring an Asbestos Inspector for Your Home Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses things to consider before hiring an asbestos inspector/consultant for a person’s home.   The EPA states, “Federal law does not require persons who inspect, repair or remove ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Approves EMSL Asbestos Building Inspector and Management Planner Refresher Courses

    EMSL Analytical is proud of receiving a prestigious accreditation by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to offer asbestos refresher courses for building inspectors and management planners. The courses will take place at EMSL’s headquarters, located at 200 Route 130 Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077. The asbestos training courses will fulfill the requirements held by the State of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • EMSL Announces PA Building Inspector Initial Course in Cinnaminson, NJ

    EMSL Analytical will be holding a PA Building Inspector Initial Course from Monday, December 3rd to Wednesday, December 5th at our corporate headquarters located at 200 Route 130 North, Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077. The course will begin at 8:00 AM, but sign in begins at 7:45 AM. The cost of the workshop is $425 per person. EMSL Analytical, Inc. has recently been accredited by ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • PA Building Inspector and Management Planner Classes in Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. has recently been accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to provide several asbestos training classes for building inspector and management planners. These training courses are in compliance with the EPA TSCA Title II and the Pennsylvania Act # 194 (Asbestos Occupations Accreditation and Certification Act.) With the addition of these courses to our ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos

    Two businesses and a company director have been fined after workers in Manchester were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres. The prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) comes just days before the launch of a national £1.2 million campaign to increase awareness about asbestos among tradespeople. Recon Packaging Ltd, of Stamford Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, pleaded guilty to ...

  • 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

  • Unlicensed asbestos removal will be penalised warns HSE

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the building trade that companies and contractors will face prosecution if they remove asbestos without a licence. It follows HSE’s successful prosecution today (4 September) of three contractors who carried out unlicensed asbestos removal at Kelford School in Rotherham in 2006. Mansell Build Ltd (previously Birse Build Ltd) of Cheadle Hulme, ...

  • Asbestos hazards prompt EPA to halt demolition work

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued two orders to Rock Springs Enterprises Inc. to cease demolition work at the site of a former pottery-manufacturing facility in Chester, Hancock County, W. Va. because of potential health hazards from asbestos and damage to a previously-constructed soil cap at the site. The former owners of the site, Newell Holdings Delaware, Inc., installed an ...

  • Council fined after school caretaker exposed to asbestos

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning employers they must ensure all relevant employees are aware of the location of asbestos in the workplace after a school caretaker was exposed to hazardous dust. North Tyneside Council today pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002. It was fined £17,005 and ordered to pay £3,911 costs at North Tyneside ...

  • Anderson Man Sentenced for Knowing Endangerment by Release of Asbestos

    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Scott William Farmer, age 37, of Anderson, South Carolina was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for Knowing Endangerment by Release of Asbestos, a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 7413(c)(5). United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis of Spartanburg sentenced Farmer to 41 months imprisonment and 3 years ...

  • HSE warns exposing untrained workers to asbestos will be penalised

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning that firms exposing workers to asbestos would be penalised. It added that electrical contracting companies and other building and refurbishment trades must provide suitable asbestos awareness training to employees or face prosecution. This move follows the HSE prosecution of Scriven Electrical Contractors Ltd of Cornwallis Road, West Bromwich for ...

  • Delaware Asbestos Consultant Strives to Make Buildings Safe

    Asbestos was widely used in the past in thousands of products and building materials.  Even though the use of asbestos has been banned in most of these materials, they still can be found in thousands of buildings across Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic.   Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UK HSE warns: unlicensed stripping of asbestos will be penalised

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the building trade that companies or individual contractors removing asbestos without holding the necessary licences face prosecution. This move follows the HSE prosecution of Roger Lee Lavender, the managing director of a company, Secal Laser Ltd, for the unlicensed removal of asbestos insulation boards from the company's Telford factory. Surveys, ...

  • HSE `wake up call` for asbestos removal industry

    Asbestos-related disease accounts for over 3,500 deaths each year, creating what is the UK’s biggest single cause of work related deaths. Nationally approximately 600 of these deaths each year arise from work with asbestos in the construction industry and allied trades.  To help tackle this problem, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called its eleventh special leadership summit to ask ...

  • HSE warns companies to follow correct asbestos handling procedures

    The Health and Safety Executive has warned firms to properly assess risks when working with asbestos and ensure, if necessary, only licensed contractors are used. The call follows the prosecution on 4 February 2009 of Westpoint Schoolcare Ltd for breaching Regulations 5, 8(1) and 11 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. The firm from Gorton, Manchester was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay ...

  • 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 ...

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