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Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico
Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico
12/5/2016 9:22:30 AM
Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York
12/5/2016 7:52:25 AM
Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.
Award-Winning Interior Design Company, Lita Dirks & Co., Hires Designer Assistant, Amanda Hathaway
Award-Winning Interior Design Company, Lita Dirks & Co., Hires Designer Assistant, Amanda Hathaway
12/2/2016 11:29:43 AM
Nationally-acclaimed interior design and model merchandising company, Lita Dirks & Co. recently welcomed Amanda Hathaway as the newest addition to its experienced staff.

Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage residential energy storage portfolio as pre-orders commence in Europe
Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage residential energy storage portfolio as pre-orders commence in Europe
12/1/2016 12:31:12 PM
Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions by introducing a range of six product configurations, giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs.
California Home Improvement Company Ordered to Pay Civil Penalty for Failure to Comply with the RRP Rule
California Home Improvement Company Ordered to Pay Civil Penalty for Failure to Comply with the RRP Rule
11/29/2016 11:50:58 AM
Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a home improvements company in Anaheim was ordered to pay over $58,000 for failure to comply with the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP).
Pöyry, YIT and VR Track sign implementation agreement for light rail project in Tampere, Finland
Pöyry, YIT and VR Track sign implementation agreement for light rail project in Tampere, Finland
11/29/2016 11:01:28 AM
Pöyry, YIT and VR Track have signed an agreement with the City of Tampere for the implementation of the Tampere light rail project. The revised cost estimate for the implementation stage is EUR 238.8 million.
New York Firm Identifies TCE and Other Hazardous Exposure Risks across the Tri-State Area
New York Firm Identifies TCE and Other Hazardous Exposure Risks across the Tri-State Area
11/28/2016 7:52:03 AM
On November 3rd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) containing seven newly reviewed substances.
New York Residents Advised of the Common Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children
New York Residents Advised of the Common Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children
11/28/2016 7:48:23 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.
Blades Direct Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials
Blades Direct Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials
11/24/2016 11:45:23 PM
Blades Direct, LLC, a leading online distributor of diamond blades and other tools for the construction and contracting industries, is pleased to announce its largest Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials to-date.
Strong Odor at Police Department Results in Employee Complaints to State Officials
Strong Odor at Police Department Results in Employee Complaints to State Officials
11/23/2016 2:42:03 PM
Recently, several complaints for safety and health hazards were filed with the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program regarding strong odors and potentially dangerous gases at a police department in Virginia.
California Library to Temporarily Close for Asbestos-Containing Tile Removal
California Library to Temporarily Close for Asbestos-Containing Tile Removal
11/23/2016 9:17:23 AM
In October, a board of supervisors from a California county approved the temporary closure of a local library for an asbestos abatement project. The closure is set to take place following the Thanksgiving holiday.
Boulevard at Brick Brings Luxurious New Residences with Coastal Style
Boulevard at Brick Brings Luxurious New Residences with Coastal Style
11/22/2016 10:00:00 AM
The new upscale rental community that has been the buzz of Brick for months is now open at 137 Brick Boulevard, and prospective tenants are lining up to get their first glimpse.
Renovation Company Faces OSHA Fines for Exposing Workers to Asbestos and Carbon Monoxide
Renovation Company Faces OSHA Fines for Exposing Workers to Asbestos and Carbon Monoxide
11/21/2016 9:42:21 AM
In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a company renovating a nursing home in Wisconsin is facing over $240,000 in proposed fines for four willful and nine serious health violations.
Godden|Sudik Architects Recognized with 4 Top ‘Of The Year’ Designs at Denver 2016 MAME’s
Godden|Sudik Architects Recognized with 4 Top ‘Of The Year’ Designs at Denver 2016 MAME’s
11/16/2016 5:52:55 PM
Godden|Sudik Architects, a leading Denver-based architectural firm, earned 4 “Design of the Year” awards, and 6 awards overall, at the Denver Major Achievements in Marketing and Excellence (MAME) 2016 Awards, presented October 1, 2016.
EMSL Asbestos Laboratory Adds New Capabilities with Fluidized Bed Asbestos Segregator (FBAS)
EMSL Asbestos Laboratory Adds New Capabilities with Fluidized Bed Asbestos Segregator (FBAS)
11/16/2016 10:54:30 AM
Most analytical techniques for asbestos in soil quantify asbestos content in terms of percent asbestos in the bulk material. This metric however provides limited information about the health risk associated with the asbestos present.
Godden|Sudik Architects Awarded in 6 Categories at Denver 2016 MAME’s
Godden|Sudik Architects Awarded in 6 Categories at Denver 2016 MAME’s
11/14/2016 7:29:19 PM
Englewood, CO – Godden|Sudik Architects, a leading Denver-based architectural firm, earned 6 awards overall, including 4 “Design of the Year” awards, at the Denver Major Achievements in Marketing and Excellence (MAME) 2016 Awards, presented October 1, 2016.
Indoor Environments in Puerto Rico where the Potential for Aspergillosis Infections are a Major Concern
Indoor Environments in Puerto Rico where the Potential for Aspergillosis Infections are a Major Concern
11/14/2016 3:33:43 PM
A common fungal pathogen can cause a potentially life-threatening condition known as aspergillosis. The culprit is a number of different species of Aspergillus, a fungus that can be found in the outdoor environment and is also frequently found in buildings that have suffered high humidity levels or water damage that has resulted in mold contamination.
New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It
New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It
11/14/2016 7:05:08 AM
In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ).
Identifying Elevated Indoor Levels of Aspergillus to Help Prevent Aspergillosis
Identifying Elevated Indoor Levels of Aspergillus to Help Prevent Aspergillosis
11/11/2016 10:35:05 AM
Aspergillus  is a common type of mold which can live in both indoor and outdoor environments under the right conditions. It is also the cause of a disease known as aspergillosis.
California Real Estate Services Firm Settles with the EPA for Lead Paint Violations
California Real Estate Services Firm Settles with the EPA for Lead Paint Violations
11/10/2016 10:38:41 AM
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with a real estate services firm for failing to properly disclose the potential presence of lead when selling several residential properties in Southern California.