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EMLab P&K and Philders Group International Inc. Form Strategic Alliance For Infectious Disease Control Initiative


Infection control training and education courses to be offered in several key cities throughout the U.S.

EMLab P&K and Philders Group International Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to create a risk reduction program for the healthcare industry. The Risk Assessment Program (RAP) will address infection control issues encountered in healthcare facilities during construction and will help individuals working in these facilities to reduce risks. The infection control training and education courses will be offered throughout the U.S. in 2010.

Training courses will be offered as workshops and webinars. Participants will earn continuing education credits through The Linders Health Institute™. Our goal is to increase awareness about risk exposures for patients and workers to emerging infectious diseases during healthcare construction. RAP provides tools for reducing risk and managing liability for the healthcare industry. The training courses would benefit Risk Directors, Facility Directors, Property Managers, Architects, Engineers, Environmental Consultants, Mechanical Engineers, Insurance Adjusters, Plumbers, Electricians and Disaster Restoration Contractors.

EMLab P&K has been on the forefront of infectious disease control issues for the healthcare industry as they relate to patient safety. The company has an industry-leading scientific team headed by Dr. Harriet Burge, the company’s Director of Aerobiology and Chair of EMLab P&K’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Burge serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI).

Ms. Marlene Linders serves as the President and CEO of Philders Group International Inc. and is a Registered Nurse and Architect. Ms. Linders holds a Master’s degree in Science and is one of only three women Distinguished Lecturers for the global organization of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers). Additionally, she is a national speaker on emerging infectious diseases and a published author. She is also the Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute™, a training and educational Institute for Best Practices during construction for exposure to infectious diseases.

If you’re interested in infection control training, contact Philders Group International by email at or by phone at (407) 222-9713.

About Philders Group International Inc.
Philders Group International Inc. is a scientific, engineering and environmental consulting firm for infectious diseases. Philders Group International authors policies, procedures, training and continuing education to keep corporations compliant for exposure risks to infectious diseases during real work time. Philders Group International has authored articles for various healthcare trade publications on infectious disease issues such as Kimberly Clark Worldwide™, ASHRAE Journal and Advanced Long Term Care Management.

About EMLab P&K
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, is one of the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratories in North America with over 60 service and drop-off locations throughout the United States. We specialize in analyzing air and surface samples for fungi, asbestos, bacteria, allergens, radon and USP 797. EMLab P&K has helped pioneer today’s IAQ industry by developing the tools for precise data interpretation, including MoldRange™ and MoldScore™. We participate in ongoing, industry-leading quality assurance and training programs. We are committed to providing our customers with outstanding service, quality, and support.


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