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September 23, 2019


The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), with approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), issued a new Z10 standard ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 to update safety and health management systems. 


September 19, 2019


A recent NJ State Water Task Force report has estimated that about 350,000 homes and businesses and an unknown number of apartment buildings and common interest communities are served by lead service lines. Lead pipes were common in buildings constructed before 1940, and lead solder was used until 1986.


In the summer of 2019, residents of a 37-story luxury tower in Newark’s downtown were being urged not to drink their water after recent tests showed elevated lead levels in the building. 


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September 3, 2019


The presence of mercury in rubber-like polyurethane floors continues to be an important issue in 2019.  While many schools districts have tested suspect materials, surprisingly, many have still not. In some cases, budgetary limits are an issue, while in other cases we suspect competing priorities as a possible factor.


August 6, 2019


Over the summer, Garden State Environmental, Inc. (GSE) Industrial Hygienists,Tara Ekiert and Ben Hildebrand, attended a series of industrial hygiene lectures presented by the New Jersey American Industrial Hygiene Association.  Topics presented ranged from noise and community exposures to personal protective equipment and biosafety.  GSE takes pride in our continuing education program which allow us to provide our clients the most up-to-date and technically accurate guidance. 

July 29, 2019


OSHA issues “Frequently Asked Questions” guidance document for Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1053)


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May 23, 2019


GSE is proud to announce that Ben Hildebrand now holds his NY Mold Assessor's license in accordance with laws of New Yrok, Chapter 55, Article 32.  Ben completed the intensive four day course in April and will begin servicing our New York clients as needed for mold-related IAQ issues.  Great job Ben!

March 6, 2019


Congratulation to Zack Biskup who recently received his AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector certification.  Zack will join our team of asbestos consultants working with both public and private clients.  Way to go Zack!

December 20, 2018


When the The New Jersey Cooperator, a newspaper focused on the condo and homeowner association market, wanted to run a story about handling and storing hazardous materials, they turned Garden State Environmental, Inc.'s president Richard Lester for input.  To read the full article, click here.


December 19, 2018


OSHA Issues "Frequently Asked Questions" guidance document for Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153)


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December 14, 2018


Congratulations to Ben on receiving the Asbestos Management Planner certificate.  He is already an AHERA asbestos inspector and continues to grow with the new role of management planner.  Ben will be a key player in assessing and responding to emergency asbestos issues and can now act as the designated person for our public school clients.