Huntington Beach, CA, May 4, 2023
Each year, April 28th is recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day in California and across the United States. It is a time to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Protecting the health and safety of workers is a critical function as thousands of workers die on the job each year in the United States and millions more are injured or develop illnesses. In California alone, there were 462 fatal occupational injuries as recently as 2021 reports the Department of Industrial Relations, including 103 that died due to exposure to harmful substances or environments.
“With millions of workers, California has the highest number of employed people in the country,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “To keep these workers safe, industrial hygiene testing and monitoring services are crucial components of effective occupational health and safety programs. LA Testing is proud to support industrial hygiene and safety professionals across the state with their efforts to safeguard workers while also helping employers comply with Cal/OSHA standards and other health and safety regulations.”
LA Testing’s network of laboratories in California provide a wide range of industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety testing services. They also offer sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment. Several years ago, LA Testing even sponsored an educational video about Workers’ Memorial Day to educate the public and encourage occupational programs designed to protect employees. That video can still be seen at: https://youtu.be/ksB6drQOY88
To learn more about IH and EHS testing services, supplies, monitoring instruments and PPE, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for industrial hygiene, environmental and indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro and San Diego.