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CALA Accreditation

Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/15/2019
Author Ashley Aneses
Title EMSL Calgary Adds Lead Testing to Its CALA Accreditation
Introduction EMSL Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Calgary, Alberta laboratory has added lead (Pb) analysis in air and solids (paint, soil and wipe) by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) by digestion to its scope of accreditation with CALA.

Calgary, AB, March 15th , 2019

EMSL Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Calgary, Alberta laboratory has added lead (Pb) analysis in air and solids (paint, soil and wipe) by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) by digestion to its scope of accreditation with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA). Through the CALA accreditation program, EMSL’s Calgary laboratory is compliant with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025.

“We are proud of EMSL Calgary for receiving this well respected accreditation through CALA, as well as adding to it,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “In an effort to provide the best services to our customers and potential clients, EMSL is always working to maintain the most relevant accreditations.

In addition to being accredited for lead through CALA, EMSL Calgary is accredited for fibres in air as well as fungi in air and solids by phase contrast microscopy. The Calgary laboratory is an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC) participant in the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) for fungi, Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT) for fibres in air and Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT) for paint chips, soil, dust wipes and air.

EMSL Calgary is also accredited by the National Voluntary Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk asbestos by polarized light microscopy (PLM) and is also certified by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST). Click here to view the accreditations.

The laboratory is located at 2333 18th Avenue NE, Unit 48, in Calgary, Alberta. For a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit www.emslcanada.ca. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center by calling 1-888-831-0722 or emailing info@emsl.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 46 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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