Boston, MA, August 30th
Contractors involved with construction or demolition projects are required to follow regulations that mandate the safe handling and disposal of materials that contain asbestos. This is because exposure to asbestos is a well-known health hazard that can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
Companies that fail to follow these rules are subject to costly fines and penalties. Just recently, a firm that specializes in disaster restoration was assessed over $40,000 in penalties in Massachusetts for asbestos violations for work conducted in a multi-family residence. A demolition contractor was also fined over $67,000 for asbestos violations for a project that took place in a former commercial building in the state.
“While both of these cases took place in Massachusetts, violations and penalties like these happen far too often all across the country because asbestos regulations weren’t followed,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL has been offering asbestos testing services for the past 40 years. We provide laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, and even personal protective equipment from testing facilities situated across the United States and Canada. These services are instrumental for helping contractors identify asbestos-containing materials and for assessing air and dust samples to ensure asbestos hazards are not being generated that could harm workers, neighbors, or future building occupants. Testing is also important for keeping companies in regulatory compliance to avoid costly fines and penalties.”
To learn more about asbestos or other environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com
, call (800) 220-3675, or email info@EMSL.com
. To access test kits for asbestos or other environmental issues, 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.