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  • Company Provides Expertise in Protecting Workers from Exposure to Nanomaterials

    As more companies and research institutions work with engineered nanomaterials for industrial and commercial products, a growing number of occupational, health and safety professionals have begun to raise concerns about worker exposures to these tiny materials. This is due to the fact that so many workers in industries that utilize nanomaterials have the potential to be exposed to these ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • San Diego Gas and Electric Convicted of Asbestos Violations

    SAN DIEGO, California, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - A federal jury in San Diego has found San Diego Gas and Electric Company guilty on three counts of violating asbestos work practice standards and one count of making false statements. The charges relate to the company's removal of asbestos from 9.23 miles of underground piping at the former Encanto Gas Holder facility in Lemon Grove, California, in ...

  • 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

  • Health & Safety Consulting

    Hygieneering, Inc. is providing confined space monitoring and safety/industrial hygiene consulting services to support a large US utility company’s ongoing construction safety needs. Gas and oxygen levels will be measured before construction workers access the space. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project management, ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • National Asbestos Awareness Week Reminds the Public of Potential Hazards

    Federal lawmakers designated the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.  The purpose of the designation is to increase awareness with the general public of the dangers associated with exposure to asbestos fibers.   Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. According to ...

  • OSHA Imposes Costly Asbestos Violations for Two Affiliated Construction Companies

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that two affiliated construction companies and one of its managers is facing almost $1.8 million in fines.  According to OSHA, they violated numerous health standards related to worker exposure to asbestos.   The fines are associated with work ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Texas VA Hospital Investigated for Failure to Protect Workers from Exposure to Asbestos

    Last month the U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Congress detailing what was found after a whistleblower claimed asbestos violations at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital.  The hospital, located in San Antonio, was the center of an investigation conducted by a Medical Inspector from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that began in ...

  • Companies struggling with asbestos risk assessments, says legislation expert

    The risks associated with asbestos are still not given the time and severity that they warrant and facilities throughout the UK are still not following their legal responsibilities, according to specialists in environmental and H&S legislation Cedrec. The new style of asbestos controls, originally set under the Control of Asbestos Regulations SI 2006/2739, and tightened further through ...

  • 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

  • CDM 2015 Consultation – What is Changing?

    There’s a huge shake-up planned for CDM Regulations. How will this affect all those involved in construction work? What are the proposed changes? The consultation proposes significant changes in the following areas: Major simplification of the regulations Replacement of ACoP with targeted guidance Replacement of the CDM-C role with a ‘principal ...

  • Texas Construction Companies Reminded of the Need to Follow Asbestos Regulations

    Construction companies across Texas were recently reminded of the importance of following asbestos regulations.  This occurred as a result of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announcing last month that a manager and two affiliated construction companies in Illinois are now facing $1,792,000 in penalties for willfully exposing at least ...

  • Asbestos Air Testing Company Owner Presented Leadership Award

    The 61st District of California has awarded the title of Chino’s Woman of the Year to Amy De Santiago, owner, President, CEO, and CFO of H2 Environmental Services, an asbestos inspection company. Ms. De Santiago was recognized for her hard work, dedication, and outstanding achievements in the ...


  • Building Experts Warn Residents of Puerto Rico to be Aware of Asbestos Hazards

    Up until the late 1970s, many different types of building products and materials commonly used in residential and commercial buildings contained asbestos.  Today, many of these properties still contain these materials that could be causing a health threat to any building occupants.   As these materials age or become disturbed, asbestos fibers can be released into the air. Exposure to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Leading Asbestos Lab Experts Return From ASTM Johnson Conference

    EMSL Celebrates 30th Anniversary our leading experts from EMSL Analytical, Inc. recently returned from The ASTM Johnson Conference.  The conference sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality was  held last week at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Objectives of the conference were asbestos monitoring, with emphasis on topics such as the current regulatory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Texas Apartment Managers Turn to Indoor Environmental Consultants to Prevent and Resolve Mold Issues

    Over the last several years, Texas has experienced a boom in its multifamily housing rental market.  Some markets, such as the Austin metro area, have recently experienced occupancy rates around the 95% mark.  The strong demand across much of the state has resulted in a marked increase in new apartment complex construction. Apartment complexes face many of the same challenges ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Foster Wheeler Awarded Project Management Consultancy Contract for Cilacap Refinery Upgrade in Indonesia

    Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by PT Pertamina (Persero) (“Pertamina”), the national oil company of the Republic of Indonesia, to provide project management consultancy services for the Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) Project at the ...


  • Hygieneering Assist 8 Illinois School Districts with Asbestos Materials Involved with Renovation Projects

    Hygieneering is in the midst of assisting eight (8) Illinois school districts address their asbestos containing materials (ACM) involved with their renovation projects.  Hygieneering designed and is managing over forty (40) Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) school asbestos removal projects this summer.  The projects involve everything from window caulk to floor tiles to ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

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