Huntington Beach, CA, May 7th, 2021
The month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month in California and across the United States. The theme this year is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save Lives." The event is sponsored and supported by the nonprofit International Code Council (ICC) and its many partners.
Each week in May, a different component of building safety is highlighted to educate people about what it takes to create safer and more resilient communities. Areas of focus include energy and innovation, training the next generation, and disaster preparedness. It also includes the importance of water safety, efficiency, and protecting building water systems from contamination, and includes backflow prevention and safeguarding building water systems from microorganisms such as Legionella, a causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, and Pontiac fever.
“This year’s event has taken on special importance due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted communities all across California and around the world,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at LA Testing. “Countless schools, universities, government buildings, places of worship, and businesses were temporarily closed across the state of California, and building safety is more important now than ever. This certainly includes mitigating potential exposure risks to viruses, mold, bacteria, radon, asbestos, lead, unknown particulate matter, and chemicals.”
Testing indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in all types of buildings in California are the laboratory experts at LA Testing. With multiple facilities across the state, they offer microbial, radiological, and chemical testing services. LA Testing also provides sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, building inspection tools, air monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment (PPE), and more.
To learn more about this or other indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental, health, and safety testing services and products, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794. For access to IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for 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-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), 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, San Diego, and Ontario.