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Publish Date 1/11/2005
Author Joe Frasca, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Title Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH Joins LA Testing as Lab Director
Introduction Expansion of laboratory capabilities planned...

South Pasadena, CA - January 11, 2005 - LA Testing is pleased to announce the addition of Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH to its staff. Ms. Steedman-Lyde will be the Lab Director for LA Testing.

"We are pleased to have Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH join LA Testing" states Steve Parks, of LA Testing. "Jaime's responsibilities will include hiring, training, supervising and directing laboratory activities for a 20 person analytical laboratory staff. She will advise clients on sampling protocols for monitoring of toxic substances in air, water and bulk materials. In addition, Ms. Steedman-Lyde will supervise the implementation of new capabilities in the laboratory to reflect state-of-the-art methodologies as promulgated by EPA, NIOSH and OSHA.

Jaime brings to LA Testing 13 years of industrial hygiene laboratory experience. She worked as an analyst for NATLSCO for seven years in Chicago. After relocating to California six years ago, she has been the Laboratory Director for a fully accredited AIHA laboratory maintaining AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP and AIHA EMLAP accreditations. She obtained her CIH in September of 2000. Jaime is the Government Affairs Director for the Southern California Local Section of AIHA. In addition, she is also the Treasurer for the California Industrial Hygiene Council.

LA Testing is currently AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP, NVLAP and CA DOH Accredited. When a laboratory is accredited by AIHA, its clients have assurance that the laboratory has met a defined set of performance standards, including personnel qualifications, proficiency under the program, facilities, quality assurance, records, analytical methods, and laboratory operation procedures (SOPs). Additionally, AIHA accreditation insures that the laboratory is compliant with ISO 17025 policies and procedures.

About LA Testing

LA Testing currently services various clients world-wide. Those clients include IAQ professionals, environmental consultants, abatement firms, restoration firms, environmental engineers, industrial hygienists, construction firms, engineering firms, remediation firms, contractors, mortgage companies, home inspectors, building inspection firms, carpet cleaners, duct cleaners, home owners, home builders, air conditioning contractors, roofing companies, health and safety professionals, hospitals, doctors, manufacturing firms, management firms, real estate firms, landlords, mortgage companies, attorneys, testing firms, laboratories, schools, universities, forensic consultants, health departments, fortune 500 firms and state, local and federal government agencies.

LA Testing currently provides the following analytical services: environmental microbiology (mold, bacteria, legionella, coliforms, indoor allergens, mycotoxins, endotoxins), DNA based polymerase chain reaction (PCR), asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, materials, forensic, failure, and mechanical testing. In addition, the laboratory provides Free IAQ seminars, and free sampling workshops at the South Pasadena, CA laboratory.

LA Testing currently holds accreditations with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the AIHA Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the AIHA Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP), the AIHA Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), CA E-LAP and various other state, federal and private accrediting bodies. The lab is also a successful participant in AIHA's Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT), Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT), and the Environmental Mold Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) programs.  LA Testing maintains a rigorous in-house QA/QC program to ensure our clients are receiving the most accurate and legally defensible results possible.