NEWS + EVENTS

Because you’re on the front line of industrial hygiene and/or occupational health & safety consulting, you are well aware of the hazards of respirable crystalline silica exposure. Just this morning, the general public was given a loud wake-up call with a National Public Radio (NPR) story titled Workers Are Falling Ill, Even Dying, After Making Kitchen Countertops about engineered stone workers in the U.S. and around the world contracting silicosis.

NPR’s more personal story emanated from a Center for Disease Control (CDC) study, Severe Silicosis in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers — California, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, 2017–2019.

As you know, a public awakening about this issue will result in more studies, possible lawsuits, an increase in precautionary measures and other activities that will require your services and expertise. You should also be totally confident with the laboratory partner you choose to perform your silica analysis.

Partnering with SGS Galson results in strict compliance with OSHA regulations, precise analysis and quick turnaround.

SGS Galson is fully compliant with laboratory requirements of the new OSHA silica standard.

Additional benefits include:

  • Adding a new XRD to our lab, increasing capacity by 50 percent, and additional FreePumpLoan™ inventory as well.
  • Industry-best technical assistance via web, text, and toll- free telephone
  • Real-time particle measurement capability with handheld equipment rentals including TSI and affordable web-based particle systems for continuous remote monitoring with Smart Sense devices
  • Your choice of three silica kits that provide flexible, cost effective turn-key monitoring options

As awareness and activity elevates on dangers surrounding engineered stone and silicosis, you can rely on one company, SGS Galson, to be your silica analysis partner. Contact me any time or our award-winning Client Service Representatives at + 1 800 329 0204 or ehs.clientcare@sgs.com with any questions or to order.

Bill Walsh – CIH
Environment, Health and Safety
Business Development Manager
Midwest Region
SGS Galson Laboratories, Inc.
Mobile Phone: +1 815-236-7175
E-mail: William.Walsh@sgs.com
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