Occupational Testing to Protect Workers from Manufactured Nanomaterials
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers a wide range of nanomaterial testing services to assist researchers and prevent potential occupational exposure risks.
Salem, NH, March 19th, 2018
Late last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new document to help protect workers from potential hazards associated with exposure to manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs), also sometimes referred to as nanoparticles. WHO Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials provides a list of best practices and safety guidelines for workplaces across the globe.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) describes engineered nanomaterials as having.......[Read More]
OSHA Cites Illinois Company for Combustible Dust Hazards and Other Violations
EMSL Analytical, Inc, provides combustible dust testing services and air monitoring instruments to help prevent injuries, deaths and the destruction of property.
Chicago, IL, March 16th, 2018
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced over $91,000 in proposed penalties for a pallet manufacturer in Illinois. This was the result of repeated violations including six serious and three other-than-serious.
One of the violations was for allowing combustible dust to accumulate on surfaces in the facility. Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions. OSHA reports that five elements.......[Read More]
Construction Project Causes Indoor Air Quality Complaints at Nearby Courthouse
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services and monitoring instrumentation to identify diesel exhaust, particulate matter and other airborne pollutants.
Wallingford, CT, March 15th, 2018
Recently, the New Haven Independent published a report about employee complaints caused by exposure to construction fumes inside a county courthouse in Connecticut. According to the article, nearby construction in the congested urban area were causing health concerns for courthouse workers due to diesel exhaust infiltrating the building.
Complaints of headaches, nausea and red eye were reported and a grievance was filed with the workers union. This reportedly resulted in an inspection by.......[Read More]
Study Connects Occupational Exposures to BPA and High Levels Found in Workers’ Bodies
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene, environmental and material testing services for bisphenol A and other chemical exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 14th, 2018
Earlier this year, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published information about occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). Bisphenol A is used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, phenolic resins and some specialty waxes found in industrial applications, consumer products and some food packaging. Exposure is a concern because BPA may mimic some of the hormone-effects of estrogen, reports NIOSH.
For most people, their primary source of exposure to.......[Read More]
World TB Day 2018 and Environmental Testing to Prevent Its Spread
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers highly sensitive PCR testing methods to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis from environmental samples.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 13th, 2018
World TB Day is recognized each year on March 24th. The U.S. theme for World TB Day 2018 is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free United States. We can make history. End TB.” This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).
Mycobacterium tuberculosis can be spread from a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat through the air from one person to another when they cough,.......[Read More]
New Jersey Mold and Air Quality Testing Laboratory Offers Free Water Damage & Fungal Growth Workshop
EMSL Analytical is pleased to host this comprehensive day-long course in their dedicated training center located at their corporate headquarters.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 8th, 2018
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is offering a free one-day training benefiting professionals involved with building science, water damage, mold remediation and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues on Thursday, April 12th in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Registration for EMSL’s Assessing the Built Environment for Water Damage & Fungal Growth Workshop will begin at 8:00 AM followed by the training, which will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Enviro Team North America’s Patrick O’Donnell, CIEC and Jason.......[Read More]