Solid Science Practical Solutions


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.


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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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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May 24, 2017


July 13, 2017.  That date is the deadline for compliance with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) regulations requiring testing of drinking water for lead in all New Jersey schools.  Testing and program implementation must be in strict compliance with the Lead in Drinking Water (LDW) guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).