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GSE ADVISOR

In the past year formaldehyde has been making headlines. Click through to learn more about formaldehyde, how to determine if the wood you work with contains formaldehyde, and what to do if you think it's affecting the health and safety of your employees.

Indoor Air Quallity Tips For The Holidays
Raising your "IQ' on "IAQ"

Some Districts are already looking at their lead in drinking water program in the rear view mirror, while many are just starting the journey. Most of the Districts we are speaking with are still in the early planning stages of fulfilling the new requirements for a mandated District-specific Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and comprehensive sampling for lead in drinking water throughout their District. Click through for more information on lead in drinking water and key points to consider...

Effective July 13, 2016, New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) regulations require public school districts to test drinking water in schools for lead. Here's what we know...

As School Districts in New Jersey continue to report elevated lead levels in their drinking water, the pressure to test is increasing for all Districts. As a result, the State Senate and Assembly are taking action...

Valued School Clients:
 
Recent headlines about elevated lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, Newark Public Schools, among others, have brought attention to a very serious long standing public health issue.  GSE's public school and other public and private sector clients have been urgently calling for information and assistance. 
 
The most common questions include:
 
  • Are our buildings at risk?

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ABOUT THE IMPROVED REAL ESTATE MARKET

FIRST THE GOOD NEWS:

We are starting to see positive news about the renewed growth of real estate transactions throughout the tri-state area.  This seems to be the result of the continued stabilization of the economy, historically low interest rates and increased overall confidence by the public and the business community.  We hope and expect that this trend will place many long-vacant properties back on the active market.

We strongly recommend that you ignore environmental health and safety issues! 

That is if you want to:

  • be unaware of potential employee exposures/risks
  • increase the potential of an OSHA complaint and/or inspection
  • blindly manage your risk prevention program without relevant data
  • gamble with your regulatory compliance and licensing status

We know from experience that clinical laboratories with well planned and implemented environmental health and safety programs can: