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  • 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 ...

  • Many workers `asbestos ignorant`

    Tradespeople are putting themselves at risk of an incurable cancer because they don’t know enough about asbestos, says the British Lung Foundation. Asbestos causes a chest cancer called mesothelioma, which kills one person every five hours in the UK. Tradespeople such as builders, plumbers, carpenters, electricians and gas fitters are most at risk of getting this cruel disease. A survey carried ...


    By British Lung Foundation

  • 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.

  • Freeing Europe safely from asbestos

    On 24 June 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will be hosting a joint conference "Freeing Europe safely from asbestos" to discuss the continuing widespread risk of asbestos exposure to Europe's citizens and the steps that need to be taken to reduce it over the coming years. This event will be a follow-up action to the ...

  • EPA fugitive arrested in the Dominican Republic / Albania Deleon fled U.S. prior to sentencing related to asbestos training scam (HQ)

    Nineteen months after she fled her federal sentencing hearing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fugitive Albania Deleon was captured on Saturday in the Dominican Republic. Dominican law enforcement authorities with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, arrested Deleon, who had disguised her appearance and assumed a false identity, following a vehicle stop. Deleon was ...

  • 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

  • Former EPA fugitive sentenced to more than seven years in prison for asbestos training scam

    The former owner of the country’s largest asbestos abatement training school was sentenced to prison today, after having fled the United States after her trial in November 2008. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton sentenced Albania Deleon, 41, formerly of Andover, Mass., to 87 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay more than ...

  • EMSL Analytical Will Hold Canada Asbestos Workshop in Brampton, ON

    The event will be dedicated to helping environemental professionals understand sampling techniques for asvestos. Topics will include the life cycle of an asbestos project, analysis options, the changing landscape of asbestos testing, and more.   The “Understanding Asbestos Workshop” is scheduled for September 11, 2012 in Brampton, ON. Currently the course is approved for the ...


    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • California Man Sentenced to Jail for Asbestos Violations

    Earlier this year, it was reported that several men had pleaded guilty to charges of violating the federal Clean Air Act.  The pleas resulted after developments at a 204 unit apartment complex in Winnetka, California.  According to reports, the men knew that the building’s ceiling tiles contained asbestos.  Despite this fact, they neglected to inform the renovation workers ...


    By EMSL Analytical, 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.

  • Chicago`s Oak Street Beach contaminated with asbestos

    The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. For at least 20 years, asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from the Johns-Manville ...

  • 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 ...

  • Is asbestos risk lurking in your supply chain?

    The HSE ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign paints a bleak picture of the asbestos situation in the UK. Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK and can still be found in many unlikely places such as ceiling tiles, boilers, lofts, and guttering. If disturbed and inhaled, asbestos can cause a number of diseases – the most fatal of which are mesothelioma and ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Chicago roofers exposed to dangerous asbestos hazards

    Employer names: Continental Contractors, Niles, Illinois and Local Roofing Inc., Gurnee, Illinois Citations received: Oct. 16, 2015 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ...

  • Rising cost of asbestos disposal causes industry concern

    The asbestos removal industry is concerned about the rising cost associated with asbestos disposal according to a recent survey carried out by sister company Windsor Waste Management (WWM).  The industry-wide survey carried out in conjunction with ACAD last summer and reported at the end of 2016 looked at the challenges facing the asbestos removal industry and in particular ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • California Apartment Owner and Contractor Face Asbestos Violations

    Asbestos testing services offered by LA Testing protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 26th, 2010 This month it was reported that two California men face heavy fines for asbestos violations at a Ventura apartment complex.  The building, constructed in 1964, recently had water damage from broken pipes that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mesothelioma a concern for Fresno Police employees exposed to asbestos

    According to city officials in Fresno, California, 90 police department employees were exposed to asbestos when the mineral fiber was disturbed during the installation of fire-suppression equipment in the department’s communication center. The construction crews had been working at the site since September 14, 2008 and recently discovered materials that possibly contained asbestos. Officials were ...


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