Industry News

  • Legionnaires’ disease contracted by 2 in Nevada

    A recent article, “2 Las Vegas hotel guests contract Legionnaires’ disease” on CNN showcases two individuals who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Rio. Legionella can be difficult to manage in a hospitality environment, but water management plans can help eliminate the risk and potential for outbreaks.    

  • June 12-18: Safe + Sound Week

    Next week is the Safe + Sound Week hosted by OSHA. Below is an excerpt about the week from OSHA’s website: Join us for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week! What Is Safe + Sound Week? A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management […]

  • Delay in the construction industry for enforcing crystalline silica by OSHA

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration just issued a report saying that the enforcement of crystalline silica in the construction industry is delayed by three months. OSHA has stated that additional guidance (in the form of more outreach, educational materials, and employer guidance) is necessary due to “the unique nature of […]

  • Californian Workers Exposed to High Lead Levels

    The Occupational Health Branch posted a report, “Blood Lead Levels in California Workers” on high lead levels workers are exposed to in California in a study that went from 2012-2014. They tested the blood of adults to find out how many workers have elevated blood lead levels, measured at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter and higher. […]

  • Higher Lead Levels Than Flint Discovered in California

    It has been reported that children in several Northern California communities have elevated levels of lead in their bloodstreams as published by Cal Watchdog. The article, “8 CA Zip Codes Have Worse Lead Contamination than Flint“, details that some of these test results exceed those found in Flint, Michigan.

  • Toxic PCBs Are Found in Thousands of US Schools

    In an article featured in the Reading Eagle, “Activists warn toxic industrial PCBs contaminate thousands of US schools“, published in October 2016, concern has been raised at how harmful Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been found in schools across the nation. There is no tally on how many schools may contain these substances; as schools don’t test […]

  • Legionella, 40 Years Later: What Have We Learned? Public, Private and Government Entities Working Together To Change Standard of Care

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    Legionella Prevention On the heels of this week’s news regarding recent Legionella bacteria findings, environmental health consulting firm urges changes to the standard of care for the prevention of Legionella-related illnesses Forensic Analytical Consulting Services has been working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and the American Society of Heating, […]