Government Agencies Contribute to Guidance Document Designed to Help Workers and Employers Handle Mold Issues After a Disaster
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and inspection tools to identify mold and a wide range of other potential issues.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 13th , 2019 Several years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Occupational and Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a publication to help workers and employers deal with mold issues. The document, Mold: Worker and Employer Guide to Hazards and Recommended Controls, summarizes basic procedures for mold remediation after flooding and other disasters with an emphasis on worker protection. .......[Read More]
Microbiologist Position Now Open at EMSL in Beltsville, Maryland
EMSL's Beltsville Laboratory is now hiring for the full time position of Microbiologist.
Beltsville, MD, December 11th , 2019 EMSL Analytical, Inc., the nation’s leading environmental testing firm, is now accepting applications for the full time position of Microbiologist in Beltsville, Maryland. EMSL is a stable and growing company that offers the opportunity to become a part of a close knit team where you can advance within and develop professionally. We offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry,.......[Read More]
Hog Feed Recalled Due to Vomitoxin Levels Exceeding FDA Guidelines
EMSL Analytical provides animal feed and human food testing services to identify mycotoxins and other microbial and chemical contaminants.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 9th , 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a New York company’s recall of a lot of hog grower pellets produced this past summer. The agency reportedly tested a sample and determined that the levels of vomitoxin in the lot exceeded guidelines for swine feed and could be harmful to animal growth and potentially fatal to young swine. According to the recall notice, vomitoxin (deoxynivalenol or DON) is known to cause vomiting, ulcer in the mouth, feed refusal.......[Read More]
Farmer’s Lung and Identifying Airborne Exposure Risks for Workers in the Agricultural Industry
EMSL Analytical provides air testing services, sampling supplies and respirators to protect agricultural workers from a wide range of airborne hazards associated with respiratory illnesses.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 6th , 2019 When people think of farming, they may imagine farmers and workers being outside and breathing what they think would be fresh air. Farmers and agricultural workers can often be exposed to a variety of dusts, chemicals, gases, bioaerosols, and other respiratory allergens and irritants while outside. Exposure to these airborne pollutants can in some circumstances result in occupational diseases linked to agricultural work. One of these diseases is known as Farmer’s Lung, sometimes referred to.......[Read More]
EMSL Now Offering Microplastics Testing in Water Samples
EMSL Analytical provides microplastics testing services in water samples by using a combination of optical and electron microscopy.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 5th , 2019 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its scientists have developed testing procedures that allow analyses for the presence and particle size of microplasticparticles in water samples by using a combination of optical and electron microscopy. At EMSL, additional characterization of microplastic particles with the use of Fourier Transform Spectorscopy (FT-IR) and Raman Spectroscopy is available to determine the polymer type and additives. Microplastics are generally defined as polymeric.......[Read More]
Respiratory Protection Makes OSHA Top 10 List of Citations Yet Again
EMSL Analytical provides respirators, filters, accessories and fit testing supplies, along with other personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers from airborne hazards and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 3rd , 2019 In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2019 fiscal year. Respiratory protection made the top 10 list again with a 5th place ranking, down one position from last year. OSHA reports that millions of workers are required to wear respirators in workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect them against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs,.......[Read More]