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Category Press Release
Publish Date 8/7/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Safe + Sound Week and Industrial Hygiene Testing Services and Resources to Protect Workers
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to support the efforts of Safe + Sound Week.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, August 7, 2023

Safe + Sound Week takes place this year from August 7th through the 13th. The theme for this year’s week of recognition is Safe Workplaces Are Sound Businesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes Safe + Sound Week 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.

OSHA reports:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.

The agency also promotes the fact that safety and health programs help businesses:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance social responsibility goals
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations

 
“This year marks the seventh annual Safe + Sound Week,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “It is an important reminder that effective safety and health programs that identify and mitigate exposure risks to chemical, microbial, radiological, thermal, and noise hazards can significantly decrease the number of deaths, injuries and illnesses suffered by the nation’s workforce. EMSL proudly supports the efforts of Safe + Sound Week each year and continues to offer industrial hygiene and environmental testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard workers all year long.”

To learn more about industrial hygiene or environmental testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring equipment, PPE, and other resources, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with 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, VOCs, 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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