Industrial Hygiene and Environmental, Health and Safety Resources to Support National Safety Month
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment and other tools to protect workers from exposure hazards.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 6, 2023 As recently as 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports there were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States, with a worker dying every 101 minutes. BLS also recorded 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses with private employers. This number included 1,062,700 nonfatal injuries and illnesses that caused a private industry worker to miss at least one day of work. To focus attention on the importance of occupational safety, the National Safety.......[Read More]
EPA Issues Three Proposals to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Exposure Risks
EMSL Analytical provides environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify ethylene oxide and a wide range of other chemicals to protect workers, communities and to help keep businesses in regulatory compliance.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, June 2, 2023 In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three new proposals that it claims will reduce risk in communities and for workers due to the use of a chemical known as ethylene oxide (EtO). EtO is described by EPA as a colorless gas used to make other chemicals that are used in making a range of products, including antifreeze, textiles, plastics, detergents and adhesives. It is also used as a fumigant in various agricultural products and to sterilize equipment and plastic.......[Read More]
State Attorney General Files Lawsuits against Landlord for Failing to Address Lead-Based Paint Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory services, sampling supplies and test kits to help identify lead-based paints and other exposure hazards to protect tenants and property owners, and to help landlords and companies comply with health and safety regulations.
Carle Place, New York, June 1, 2023 New York Attorney General Letitia James recently announced that her office had filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo landlord, his wife and their companies for repeated and flagrant violations of lead safety laws at dozens of properties. According to the announcement, of the 75 properties owned by the pair and their companies, 47 of them have been cited for lead-based paint hazard violations, and 16 children have been diagnosed with lead poisoning while living in the properties. The AG’s statement.......[Read More]
Thousands of Children’s Jewelry Sets Recalled Due to Heavy Metal Exposure Concerns
EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing for lead, cadmium and other regulated substances to safeguard the public and to help keep companies in compliance with health and safety regulations in Canada and the United States.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 31, 2023 Last month, Health Canada announced that its sampling and evaluation program determined that three different sets of children’s jewelry, sold under one brand, contain cadmium in excess of allowable limits. Over 4700 units of the affected product were sold in Canada between June of last year and this March. The jewelry sets were manufactured in China and imported and distributed by Canadian companies. According to the recall notice: Under the Children's Jewelry Regulations of the Canada.......[Read More]
Identifying Biological Pollutants to Improve the Indoor Environment
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify biological pollutants in the built environment.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 30, 2023 A wide range of biological pollutants can negatively impact the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of a home, school, business or any type of building. Some of the more common ones listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) include bacteria, mold, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust, dust mites, cockroaches and pollen. EPA reports:
There are many sources of these pollutants. Pollens originate from plants; viruses are transmitted by people and animals; bacteria are.......[Read More]
Tips to Help Prevent Mold Growth in the Built Environment
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits, air monitoring instruments and building inspection tools to identify water damage, mold and other indoor environmental quality issues.
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 25, 2023 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that exposure to mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, wheezing, burning eyes or skin rash. Asthmatics who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions and the CDC also warns that immunocompromised individuals, and people with chronic lung disease, could be at risk of getting lung infections from some types of mold. Unfortunately, mold will grow almost anywhere indoors.......[Read More]