Protecting Workers in California from Solvent Exposure Hazards
LA Testing offers industrial hygiene testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to safeguard employees.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 27, 2017It is not uncommon for many types of business in California to have solvents inside their buildings. Whether used as a cleaning agent or as an essential component in the production or manufacturing process, solvents play an important role in many industries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) describes solvents as substances that are capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances. Most solvents are liquids, but they can also be a solid or a gas. Tox Town, a.......[Read More]
California Residents Reminded of Summer Air Quality Concerns
LA Testing provides air quality testing services, sampling kits and monitoring equipment to identify a wide range of airborne pollutants.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 14, 2017In June, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District published a reminder for area residents about air quality issues they may face during the hot summer months. The release specifically mentions wildfires, particulate matter (PM) and ozone issues that are fairly common this time of year.The public notice also provides indoor air quality (IAQ) tips for minimizing exposure to these pollutants. Residents are advised to avoid burning candles or.......[Read More]
Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in California’s Health Care Facilities
LA Testing offers PCR and traditional culturing methods to quickly and accurately identify the environmental pathogen the causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 10, 2017According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), there are approximately 250 cases of legionellosis reported every year in California. Legionellosis is a respiratory disease caused by inhaling Legionella bacteria found in small droplets of water. Infection can result in a serious form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease. The same bacteria can also cause Pontiac fever, a less serious infection.Many people exposed to Legionella do not become ill, but there are some groups that are at.......[Read More]
Mold Exposure and Potential Health Concerns an Issue for Some San Bernardino County Employees
LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify microbial contaminants and other respiratory concerns.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 5, 2017Earlier this year, The Sun published an article about the temporary closure of a fire department station after the discovery of mold. Soon after, the newspaper printed yet another story about mold issues facing county employees.According to the most recent article, two leased buildings that house county employees had to be evacuated after mold was found following numerous worker complaints. The mold and health issues were reportedly perceived to be severe enough that at least 21 employees filed.......[Read More]
Hazardous Waste Testing in California to Prevent Costly Fines and Legal Proceedings
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to identify a wide range of hazardous materials to protect people and keep companies in compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 27, 2017In May, the Los Angeles Daily News published an article about legal challenges facing two business owners of a recycling company. According to the article, the two men are facing close to 20 charges filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.The business recycles scrap metal, appliances, electronics and other materials. The owners face charges due to a number of alleged environmental issues, including the improper handling and disposal of asbestos, lead, copper, cadmium, zinc and other.......[Read More]
Southern California Apartment Fire Causes Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns at the Complex
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke damage, residues and odors following a fire.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 21, 2017Earlier this month, a two-story apartment building caught fire in Southern California. The fire is believed to have begun in a vacant unit on the second floor before it spread to other units. Fortunately, all the residents of the building were able to safely evacuate their homes as firefighters quickly got control of the fire. Initially, 31 people were forced from their apartments due to the fire. While some units are a complete loss, others need to be repaired and remediated due to the smoke and water used.......[Read More]
California Testing Laboratory Offers FREE Legionella Workshop to IAQ, Water, Healthcare, Environmental & Property Professionals
LA Testing will be hosting a free Legionella workshop in Long Beach, CA.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 7, 2017LA Testing is offering a free Legionella Workshop on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 in Long Beach, California. Registration will be held from 8:30 AM until 9:00 AM followed by the training event, which will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.This free workshop will be presented by Diane Miskowski, MPH, and will cover the history, ecology and analysis of Legionella as well as sampling information. Other topics that will be discussed include New York State and New York City cooling tower regulations, which.......[Read More]
Water Line Break Results in Property Damage and Potential Mold concerns at a University in California
LA Testing offers indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify microbial and chemical contaminants.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 1, 2017Last month, the Orange County Register published an article about damage caused by a broken water line in a building on a university campus in California. According to the report, a water line in the student recreation center ruptured causing water to flood several basketball courts, a fitness room and other areas of the facility before the water was turned off. Water damage is one of the leading causes of property damage to buildings of all types. Water incursions, whether due to a broken water line, faulty.......[Read More]