Battery Manufacturer Faces Costly Fine for Allegedly Exposing Workers to Unsafe Nickel Levels
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, air monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure to a wide range of occupational hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 20, 2024
Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited a global electric vehicle battery manufacturer for six serious violations and one other-than-serious violation. The company faces proposed penalties of over $75,000.
Among the violations reported by OSHA, the company is alleged to have exposed employees working with cobalt, nickel and manganese to respiratory hazards by failing to complete a workplace hazard assessment; ensure employees.......[Read More]
Corn Milling Business Agrees to $1.8 Million in Penalties Following Deadly Explosion
EMSL Analytical provides combustible dust testing services and air monitoring instruments to help companies maintain regulatory compliance while protecting workers and the public.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 16, 2024 The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced it had reached a settlement agreement with a corn milling company that requires the business to pay more than $1.8 million in penalties after an explosion in 2017. Tragically, five workers were killed in the event and more than a dozen were injured. The company has also agreed to make extensive safety improvements that include the following:
Meet with OSHA at least yearly to discuss safety and health issues.
Conduct hazards analyses on.......[Read More]
New Hampshire Health Officials Report Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Associated with a Resort
To support infection control programs, EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to test environmental samples for Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Salem, New Hampshire, February 14, 2024 In late December, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) published an official Health Alert about several recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease. In the alert, the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) identifies two out-of-state residents that were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a resort in the state. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia that can result when people inhale water droplets or mists.......[Read More]
New Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws for Rhode Island Landlords
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to help landlords, tenants, property managers and property owners identify lead exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 12, 2024 Last month, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha issued guidance to landlords about new lead poisoning prevention laws in the state. The guidance is meant to remind property owners of their new responsibilities following the passage of lead poisoning prevention laws that will increase compliance with existing lead laws. The laws mentioned in the AG’s announcement include:
The “rental registry” law, R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-18-58 establishes a statewide rental registry.......[Read More]
National Cancer Prevention Month and Identifying Environmental Carcinogens and Other Hazardous Substances
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify chemical, radiological and biological hazards to protect the public and workers from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 9, 2024 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as recently as 2020, there were over 1,603,000 new cancer cases reported in the United States that year. Tragically, 602,347 people also died that year from cancer. To help raise awareness about the fight against cancer, the month of February is designated as National Cancer Prevention Month. It is an annual opportunity to educate the public about the many ways they can lower their chances of developing cancer through healthy living and.......[Read More]
Pesticides and Protecting Building Occupants from Indoor Exposure Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to pesticides and other pollutants in the built environment.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, February 7, 2024 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes pesticides as chemicals that are used to kill or control pests. In addition to insects and rodents, these pests can include bacteria, fungi and other organisms. With regards to pesticide use and indoor air quality (IAQ), EPA shares information from a study that found 75% of U.S. households used at least one pesticide product indoors during the past year. Products used most often include insecticides and disinfectants. Another study EPA.......[Read More]