No Madness to Our Methods

From the founding of Galson Laboratories to joining SGS, we’ve worked hard at anticipating the needs of our clients. Positioning the right experts in place to meet your needs, while striving for innovation and simplicity has been a cornerstone of our culture. We do this is by adding methods for compounds that are of interest and importance to you. Most recently we added two new methods to our interactive Sampling and Analysis Guide(SAG): ·         Methyl Benzoate on 2um GFF by HPLC in-house method LC-SOP-61 ·         Azodicarbonamide on 2um GFF by HPLC  in-house LC-SOP-60 We’ll continue to identify methods that will make your job easier and the workplace safer. Meanwhile, if you are faced with a difficult or non-routine compound to monitor, reach out to us. We can help! Now that we are SGS Galson Laboratories, we are part of an expanded global network, where it’s possible a method for your specific compound already exists; and if not, we will use our resources to identify the best solution for you. It’s not madness to think we can find that missing method for you. Just...
Safety Day “Hands on Health and Safety”

Safety Day “Hands on Health and Safety”

There are many studies concerning worker safety and a lot of statistics breaking down all aspects of it.  Most statistics on workplace safety tally fatalities vs. non-fatalities or are broken down further into OSHA recordable incidents vs. non-recordable incidents.  Companies keep track of lost time and money due to workplace incidents of all types. While workplace injuries do cost companies and impact workers and their families, SGS realizes that companies and employees are impacted by incidents that happen outside the workplace too.  Recognizing this, SGS and its employees have committed to following “The Rules for Life”; rules that are applicable to all parts of one’s life, both inside and outside the workplace.  The Rules for Life are 15 rules that, when followed, should help keep workers, their families and our company safe and productive.On September 16, nearly 100 SGS-Galson employees took part in the global 2015 SGS Safety Day, “Hands on Health and Safety”.  In our East Syracuse NY location, employees from Syracuse and several other SGS-Galson locations around the US, gathered together in person and via webcast for a presentation on Safety. Employees also participated in discussions of case studies designed to raise awareness of safe behaviors.  Afterwards, each employee re-dedicated themselves to being safe in the workplace as well as in their everyday lives and being watchful and helping their fellow workmates do the same. By tracing their hands and adding their signatures to several Safety Day banners, each employee vowed to make safety a top-most priority in their lives by following the Rules for Life inside and outside the workplace.  The banners now hang in our...
PROBLEM SOLVING WITH THE SGS INSTITUTE OF APPLIED CHROMATOGRAPHY

PROBLEM SOLVING WITH THE SGS INSTITUTE OF APPLIED CHROMATOGRAPHY

By Joe Unangst Being part of SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has its priviledges.While we at SGS Galson Laboratories are able to answer the vast majority of your questions, occasionally we receive an inquiry of an extraordinarily complex nature that requires outside assistance. But these days, we don’t need to go “outside”, we can keep it in the SGS family. Located in Antwerp, Belgium, the SGS Institute of Applied Chromatography (IAC) is a high-tech analytical laboratory with very special testing capabilities. SGS IAC prides itself on being problem solvers and can develop methods for unusual compounds or substances.With SGS IAC’s advanced and innovative inventory of instrumentation, food, animal feed, electronic devices, chemicals, environmental pollutants and more, are all areas within its range of expertise. The SGS Institute of Applied Chromatography’s methods include low-level metals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products analyses, as well as environmental forensics on oil spills, comprehensive gas chromatography, detection of fraudulent additions in food samples and much more. Using the SGS-developed tool Multitrace, SGSIAC additionally detects contaminants contained in soil and groundwater samples, comprising metals, volatile, semi-volatile and non-volatile compounds, pesticides and various organic compounds. Previous work includes the successful assessment of environmental contamination for the largest oil/gas pre-treatment plant in Europe.    SGS IAC’s extensive experience solving diversified analytical challenges makes them an invaluable partner for us. They also serve as an example of the mutually beneficial relationships within the extensive global SGS network, creating added value for our...

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