Asbestos Concerns and Compliance Issues Halt Demolition Project in California
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify and monitor asbestos, lead and other potential exposure risks during demolition activities.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 17th, 2019 Demolition of a mobile home park in California was stopped earlier this year after a notice of violation was issued to the construction firm hired to carry out the project according to an article posted by The Signal. The article disclosed that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is considering penalties due to a lack of an asbestos survey and inspection at the worksite. The company also reportedly failed to notify SCAQMD in the required 10 working days prior to the.......[Read More]
Two California Businesses Temporarily Closed After Santa Clara County Officials Discover Lead Hazards
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify exposure risks to lead and other heavy metals.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 16th, 2019 Two months ago, it was announced that officials had identified lead hazards in two businesses in California. Various government agencies were also reported to be seeking information from both businesses about employees and clients who were in the building within the previous 30 days. According to the announcement, a county in California had received results of lead tests conducted inside the buildings at an indoor shooting range and a neighboring gymnastics center that are located in the same.......[Read More]
LA Testing Opens New NVLAP Accredited Ontario, California Laboratory
LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Inland Empire, CA laboratory will be open for business on Monday, July 15th.
Ontario, CA, July 12th, 2019 LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Inland Empire, CA laboratory will be open for business on Monday, July 15th. LA Testing and its parent company, EMSL Analytical, now have five testing laboratories in the state of California. LA Testing’s Ontario laboratory is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk asbestos testing by polarized light microscopy (PLM). With this accreditation (Certificate #600239-0), the laboratory is in accordance with.......[Read More]
California Residents Warned of Asbestos, Lead and Other Hazards When Repairing Earthquake Damaged Properties
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify hazardous materials to protect people following earthquake damage.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 11th, 2019 Earlier this month California Governor Gavin Newsom activated the state emergency operation center to its highest level following several powerful earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks. The major earthquakes, measuring 7.1 and 6.4, were the strongest to hit Southern California in two decades. People from as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas felt the shaking from the quakes that came from the Mohave Desert. While there were only minor injuries reported, the temblors did cause damage to a.......[Read More]
One California City Wants to Replace Its Aging City Hall That Contains Asbestos
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos exposure risks from indoor environments and during demolition activities.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 9th, 2019 In May, The Press Democrat published an article about possible plans for a city hall in California. The report shares concerns about ongoing maintenance costs and worries over asbestos said to be found in building materials throughout the complex since it was built in the 1960s. The current buildings house approximately 250 city workers who will likely be moved to a new facility in the future and away from the current asbestos exposure risk. The County of Sonoma’s Asbestos Program describes.......[Read More]
California Residents Learn How to Determine If Cockroach Allergens Are Present in Their Homes, Schools and Offices
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor environmental allergens from cockroaches and other common sources.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 3rd, 2019 According to the University of California’s Agriculture & Natural Resources, there are six species of cockroaches in the state that can become pests. They include the German, brown-banded, oriental, smokybrown, American and Turkestan species. These pests can be found in everything from apartments and homes to offices, schools and industrial plants. The presence of cockroaches can not only make some people squirm, they can also lead to health concerns for building occupants. Cockroaches.......[Read More]
Asbestos-Containing Roof at a Police Department Headquarters to Be Replaced
LA Testing provides asbestos testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to help protect workers and the public from exposure risks to hazardous asbestos fibers.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 2nd, 2019 The Daily Bulletin recently reported that an almost $2 million project to replace the roof at the headquarters of a Police Department in California is scheduled to begin this month. The project requires administrative staff and detectives to move out of their second floor offices until the project’s completion. According to the article, roof leaks had become a major issue and late last year, asbestos was discovered in the roofing material. The discovery of asbestos is not surprising as the.......[Read More]
Toluene and Efforts by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to Regulate Exposure from Nail Products
LA Testing offers consumer product, environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify toluene and other potential chemical exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, July 1st, 2019 Earlier this year the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced it was taking steps to promote safer alternatives to a toxic chemical found in nail products. The chemical receiving this attention is toluene, described by the agency as a danger to nail salon workers and their customers. Toluene (C7H8) is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is widely used in a number of industrial processes and can be found in numerous products. These include various paints, paint thinners,.......[Read More]