Cinnaminson, NJ, May 12th
For over 40 years, Building Safety Month has been recognized in the United States. “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” is the theme for this year’s event, and as communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, building safety is more important than ever.
COVID-19 has made infection control and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) crucial issues for the built environment. In addition to the virus, building safety also encompasses preventing exposure to other microbial, chemical, and radiological threats that are all too commonly found lurking in homes, schools, businesses, healthcare facilities, and other buildings.
“As people continue to return to schools, factories, office buildings, and hotels across the country, they need to feel confident that they are safe and that steps have been taken to protect them from being exposed to indoor environmental quality issues. Any IEQ issues present could be a health or safety risk for staff members and even their families,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “With regards to indoor environmental quality, there are a host of potential exposure concerns in the constructed environment. Exposures to particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals, radon, lead, asbestos, mold, viruses, and bacteria such as Legionella
, and other IEQ issues could indicate poor air exchange rates, a lack of filtration, elevated humidity, and even high carbon dioxide levels. All of these can have an impact on building occupants.”
Supporting the efforts of Building Safety Month are the building science experts at EMSL Analytical, Inc. With laboratories across the United States and Canada, EMSL offers IEQ and infection control laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, building inspection tools, air monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other services and products to help achieve a safe indoor environment.
To learn more about this or other building science, occupational, environmental, health, and safety testing services, or obtain air monitoring instruments, supplies and PPE, please visit www.EMSL.com
, call (800) 220-3675, or email info@EMSL.com
. For access to IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com
.About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories 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-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC 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.