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Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/4/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title National Safety Month and Resources to Protect California’s Workers and Employers
Introduction LA Testing provides industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety (EHS) testing resources, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments and personal protective equipment to safeguard workers and to help companies with regulatory compliance.

Huntington Beach, California, June 4, 2024

June is recognized as National Safety Month in California and across the nation. Begun by the National Safety Council (NSC) in 1996, the month-long observance is meant to raise awareness of workplace safety and health risks, and to improve efforts to reduce occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths.

To protect workers in the Golden State, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 was enacted to assure safe and healthful working conditions by creating the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA. The agency enforces effective standards, assists and encourages employers to maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and provides for enforcement, research, information, education and training in the field of occupational safety and health.

“Effective EHS programs that protect California’s workforce and comply with Cal/OSHA requirements are essential considering that as recently as 2022, there were still 504 fatal occupational injuries and over 419,000 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “These cases are why LA Testing strongly supports the efforts of National Safety Month year-round with industrial hygiene and EHS testing services for chemical, microbial and radiological hazards. Our California laboratories are also one of the primary sources of sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment, building inspection tools, and other health and safety resources.”

A few years ago, LA Testing sponsored an educational video about National Safety Month that can still be seen at: 

To learn more about industrial hygiene or environmental, health and safety testing resources, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. For access to EHS test kits, visit

About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for environmental and indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, bacteria, 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

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