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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. WHO estimates that 107,000 die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures and that one in three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.   Workers are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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