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SGS Galson’s New Full Service Center Arrives in Houston, TX to Serve Five-State Region

A new SGS Galson Service Center in Houston, TX has opened and is serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The new office provides IH professionals looking for precision, competitive pricing and industry-leading client service a regional office, adding additional convenience. Clients in the five-state region join happy clients throughout the U.S. in experiencing SGS Galson’s value-added air sampling and analysis experience that includes the FreePumpLoan™ program that includes free media, FreeSamplingBadges™, the Personal Exposure VestTM – a revolutionary way for workers to wear monitoring equipment and Galson Hygiene Rental – the easy way to obtain hygiene health and safety equipment needed most on the job. For more information or to order, contact SGS Galson’s award-winning Client Service Representatives at toll-free at (888) 432-5227, ehs.clientcare@sgs.com or visit www.sgsgalson.com, where you can chat in real time on your desktop, laptop,...

INTRODUCING EHSLive TEXT, ONLY FROM SGS GALSON

When you needed quicker, real-time help from us, we offered you IHLive Chat. Ten years and thousands of live on-line chats later, SGS Galson is pleased to move to a new level of innovation with IHLive Text! With IHLive Text, you can connect by text with our award-winning Client Service Team and immediately get the answers you need on sampling media, sampling techniques, other service and pricing questions including providing written quotations, and to order media, pumps and rental equipment. There’s more! When you need troubleshooting help in the field or anywhere, with IHLive Text you can send images or even video for an immediate response from our IH technical experts. And no Wi-Fi is needed! (data rates may apply) Just like our online chat function, IHLive Text is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST....

Katrina Ahchong Rejoins SGS Galson Client Service Team

Katrina Ahchong recently returned to SGS Galson’s award-winning Client Services Group and will be working from the Sheppard Road, North York, Ontario, Canada office. As a Client Service (CS) Representative, Ahchong will use her expertise to consult with clients on both routine analytical methods, and identifying appropriate methods for the required testing. She will also advise on media and sampling techniques, other service and pricing questions including providing written quotations, and taking media, pump, and rental equipment orders. Ahchong will serve SGS Galson’s Canadian clients as well as clients in the U.S. Having significant field experience, Ahchong was previously an environmental specialist serving the health care industry and an environmental/occupational health and safety technician conducting hazard site and indoor air quality assessments. She returns as a CS Representative having last worked at SGS Galson in 2014. Ahchong earned a...

LISA BELL-MILLER JOINS SGS GALSON AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Lisa Bell-Miller recently joined SGS Galson as Business Development Manager for the region that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Bell-Miller has an extensive business background, starting in the banking industry, with the last 20 years spent in strategic and sales management, and business development for environmental services companies including A&B Environmental Services, Total Safety, and Bureau Veritas. She is a graduate of the University of Houston. As an SGS Galson Business Development Manager, Bell-Miller will work with existing and new clients to develop optimal monitoring solutions to meet theirs and their clients’ needs. She has significant experience working with environmental health and safety professionals in the oil refinery industry. “We are extremely excited and privileged to have Lisa Bell-Miller on our team, Cherie Gudz, Vice President, SGS EHS US, said. “She is the consummate professional who...

SGS Galson is Ready to Help You Reach New Lower OSHA PEL when Sampling for Beryllium

To improve worker protection, OSHA has lowered the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium in general industry from 2 µg/m3 to 0.2 µg/m3 (8-hour TWA). SGS Galson has the capability in place to handle this change, provide defensible data to the detection limit required and make it easy for you to collect samples. HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? According to OSHA, “the new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these serious risks.”  OSHA estimates that the rule will save 94 workers’ lives per year from beryllium-related diseases and prevent 46 new cases of beryllium-related disease. TECHNICAL INFORMATION The majority of current worker exposures to beryllium occur in operations such as foundry and smelting operations, machining, beryllium oxide ceramics and composites manufacturing and dental lab...
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