Environmental Testing for Candida auris to Protect Patients and Support Infection Control Efforts
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to identify Candida auris, Clostridium difficile, MRSA and other superbugs associated with healthcare-associated infections.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 18, 2022
Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant microorganism that was first identified in 2009 in Asia. It has quickly become a cause of severe infections around the world according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The agency listed C. auris as a concerning drug-resistant fungus because it is:
Often multidrug-resistant, with some strains resistant to all three available classes of antifungals
Can cause outbreaks in healthcare facilities
Some common.......[Read More]
MSHA Launches New Initiative to Protect Miners from Respirable Crystalline Silica
EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene, material and environmental testing services to identify crystalline silica to protect workers from occupational exposure hazards and to help with regulatory compliance efforts.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 16, 2022
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) launched a new enforcement initiative to better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards due to repeated overexposure to respirable crystalline silica.
Crystalline silica is described by MSHA as a common mineral found in the earth’s crust that can be found in materials like sand, stone, concrete and mortar. Respirable crystalline silica can easily become airborne during the.......[Read More]
Industrial Hygiene Testing Services and Monitoring Instruments Support the Efforts of Safe + Sound Week
EMSL Analytical has laboratories across North America that provide industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 12, 2022
For 2022, Safe + Sound Week takes place from August 15th through the 21st. The annual week of recognition has been described by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs to systematically find and fix hazards in the workplace.
According to OSHA:
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness,.......[Read More]
EMSL Tampa, FL Lab Receives A2LA Accreditation for Food Microbiology Testing
EMSL Analytical Inc.’s testing lab expands list of capabilities with A2LA Food Microbiology accreditation.
Tampa, Florida, August 11, 2022
EMSL is proud to announce our Tampa, Florida laboratory received its A2LA accreditation for Food Microbiology Testing to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards and in compliance with the A2LA Food Testing Program Requirements, containing 2018 “AOAC International Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals”. American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is among the largest accreditation bodies in the.......[Read More]
Illinois EPA and Department of Public Health Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms
EMSL Analytical offers aquatic testing services and sampling supplies to identify harmful algal blooms, and other microbial and chemical pollutants, to protect the public, workers and local ecosystems.
Chicago, Illinois, August 9, 2022
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (Illinois DPH) reminded residents and visitors last month to use caution in Illinois waterways this summer when harmful algal blooms (HABs) are possible.
HABs are overgrowths of algae in water that can occur almost anywhere. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that HABs are a major environmental problem in all 50 states and warns that algal blooms can be toxic to people.......[Read More]
Funding Approved to Remove Vinyl Flooring Containing Asbestos from Multiple Schools
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to asbestos-containing materials.
Meriden, Connecticut, August 8, 2022
It was recently announced that the Board of Mayor and Burgesses of Naugatuck, Connecticut have approved hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to remove vinyl flooring that contains asbestos from three area schools. While most flooring materials that contain asbestos are not a health risk when they are in good condition, as they age and become friable, or are disturbed, they could release asbestos fibers into the air. Old flooring, including sheet vinyl, vinyl, or asphalt floor tiles,.......[Read More]