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Smoke & Soot: The Dangerous Byproduct of Wildfire Season

Smoke & Soot: The Dangerous Byproduct of Wildfire Season Summer, AKA fire season in water-deprived California is here and from the looks of it, it is going to be a lot like last year’s record-setting season. This is concerning not only for those with property in fire-prone areas but nearly every property in the state…
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June 15th: Preparing Your Business for Full Capacity

Preparing Your Business to Reopen at Full Capacity   June 15 is right around the corner and businesses across California are preparing to reopen at full capacity. Unfortunately, because so many businesses have been operating well below capacity for so long, the potential for health hazards to enter your building has greatly increased. To ensure…
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Industrial Hygiene: How Safe is Your Workplace?

Some estimates suggest that the average person works 90,000 hours over a lifetime. With all this time spent on the job, we would like to assume that our workplaces are safe and healthy environments. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In many cases, unsafe workplaces or workplace practices can expose occupants and employees to…
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Top 5 Hazards of Returning to Class

School is back in session! In California, schools are opening and students and teachers will return to campuses. While we are all eager to get kids back in the classroom, reoccupying these rooms after an extended period of closure requires some careful planning. With returning to campus come concerns by many parents, teachers and staff…
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The Moldy Truth

Mold growth is a more common issue in our homes and businesses than you may think. While mold spores are not usually visible to the human eye, patches of these spores congregate over time developing into what we see as mold. When hard, durable materials (e.g. metal, concrete, tile, or glass) are affected with mold,…
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Preparing Your Production for COVID Compliance

At the start of 2020, many networks were abruptly forced to halt production and walk away from their projects due to COVID-19. To help ensure safety for the Entertainment Capital of the World, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health instated a reopening protocol for music, television, and film production. This science-supported and…
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The Dangers of Lead in Paint

After purchasing a beautiful historic home in Denver, Colorado, a family quickly learned about a hazard commonly found in older homes. The family received a call from their doctor, explaining that their son had a high concentration of lead in his blood, caused by the paint in their home. When purchasing their house, they were…
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Noise in the Workplace - ATech

Noise in the Workplace

Regulating noise in the workplace is crucial for the physical and mental health of employees. According to data analyzed by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to excessive noise levels. For the employee, this can result in permanent health effects, such as damaged hearing. In addition, the…
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Giving Back

Part 3 of 3 Giving Back What good is all this growth and success without a purpose outside of ourselves and a way to contribute to the community and the world? 2020 has created literal physical distance between each other that can create a sense of isolation and loneliness that can feel oppressive. Keeping one’s…
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A-Tech - Journey to Success

The Journey to Success

Part 2 of 3 2019, How We Grew There is a system that contributes to our consistent continuous growth; it goes something like this 1. Have a plan and go back to it often, 2. Attract talent, 3. Train up talent and give them goals, 4. Acknowledge their success in ways that matter to the…
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