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SGS Companies Mobilize to Support LA Flood Aftermath

SGS Companies Mobilize in Aftermath of Louisiana Floods: Air and Water Testing is Crucial to Victims’ Health and Safety SGS Galson and SGS Accutest have mobilized to provide extra support for flood victims and professionals that are aiding them. To this end, the two companies have expanded LELAP-accredited mold, asbestos and lead analysis to help those affected. An SGS command center has been established at the Baton Rouge Service Center, 17485 Opportunity Avenue, to efficiently deliver the services needed. These services include analysis of air, water and soil samples to determine toxicity from mold, asbestos, hydrocarbons, pesticide, fecal and total coliform bacteria and literally thousands of other substances that can threaten the health and safety of flood victims and emergency workers. SGS Galson and SGS Accutest have proven track records in major natural disasters having provided services after 9/11,...

SGS Galson Offers Help to the Poultry Industry at National Conference

SGS Galson attended the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry for the first time, August 15-17 in Destin, FL.  The booth had a “poultry puzzle” theme stating that processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills and live operations will obtain all the pieces to their environmental, health and safety (EHS) puzzle using SGS Galson’s one-stop shop of analytical services including renown programs such as FreePumpLoan™  and FreeSamplingBadges™,  as well as the Galson Hygiene Rental program providing quality testing equipment, shipped and ready to go at very reasonable prices for all environmental, health and safety testing needs. According to the National Chicken Council, “The poultry industry is proud of the advancements in worker safety that have been made over the last 30+ years and the ongoing efforts for continued improvement. The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter...

We’re Now Co-Located with SGS Accutest’s Syracuse Service Center

The SGS Accutest Service Center has moved to 6601 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse, NY, 13057, co-locating with the SGS Galson laboratory so you now have a one-stop service location for your environmental and industrial hygiene testing needs. TheSGSAccutest Syracuse Service Center, open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., offers: Kit delivery and sample pick up after hours and weekends as necessary Sample kit preparation and bottle order delivery Full courier service between Buffalo and Albany as well as surrounding areas Sample drop off and check in by SGS Accutest staff, followed by proper cooler preparation necessary for shipment Sample shipment via FedEx priority overnight to any of our national SGS Accutest laboratories Superior quality and results in environmental testing from any of our full-service laboratories, nationwide. For your convenience and to save you shipping costs, whenever possible, we will...

New Silica Report Format

You can now assure compliance more easily to the new OSHA silica standard with SGSGalson’s new silica report format. We’ve redesigned the report to match the reporting requirements of the new standard allowing you to easily compare your results to the new regulation. And of course you’re in the best hands as SGS Galson currently meets all of the new laboratory qualifications for silica and we’re ready to help. Note, the final rule reduces the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift. You should note that the new OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) only applies to respirable silica samples and total silica samples no longer have an applicable PEL. The proper respirable silica sampling equipment is available to you through our popular FreePumpLoan™ program. Make sure you request the sampling...

Meeting Stringent Limits with Confidence

SGS offers ultratrace-level analysis to detect hazardous compounds at significantly lower levels. Our Ultratrace Centers for Excellence are unique laboratories that use high-resolution mass spectrometry research to detect contaminants of concern down to the parts-per-trillion (ppt) and parts-per-quadrillion (ppq) range of sensitivity.  Read...
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