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Fraudulent Asbestos Certifications Lead to California Manís Indictment


LA Testing, a California based environmental laboratory, offers asbestos testing solutions to protect people, the environment and property.

Los Alamitos, CA

Recently a Thornton, California man was indicted by a grand jury for issuing certificates to asbestos workers that did not complete proper training. According to federal law anyone involved with removing asbestos from commercial and public buildings, as well as schools must be trained under an Environmental Protection Agency approved program or a stateís accredited program.

The requirements to become an asbestos worker include a minimum 4 day (eight hours per day) training course that includes 14 hours of hands on training; an individual respirator fit test and a closed-book exam. The indicted individual is accused of not training students for the required amount of time, providing answers to exams and forging tests. He is also accused of providing class rosters to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health of students that had successfully completed the asbestos course when that was not the case.

Federal and state laws requiring training for asbestos workers are meant to ensure that workers and the public are not exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers have been shown to cause a number of cancers in people which sometimes take decades to appear.

LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading provider of asbestos testing services, is one of the nationís foremost experts on asbestos and has made a concerted effort to help educate the public and environmental professionals about its dangers. ďWhen workers do not receive the necessary safety training, that is essential when dealing with asbestos, everyone can be put at risk,Ē reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical. ďLA Testing encourages anyone concerned about asbestos to learn more at our website and to always have suspect materials tested. The tests are affordable and sample results are available in a short period of time.Ē

To learn more about asbestos or other environmental testing services please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794.

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