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Health Risks of Mold - A-Tech

Health Risks of Mold

Mold! It is in the environment and can both be useful, such as in composting, or making cheese, and can cause major damage and health risks in the built environment. Direct exposure to mold can lead to health issues, most of which are related to the upper respiratory system.  Per the Center for Disease Control…
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Has Your Home or Business Been Burned or Damaged - A-Tech

Has Your Home or Business Been Burned or Damaged?

South Coast Air Quality Management’s Procedure 5 May Apply In the wake of local civil rights protests, many buildings have been damaged or burned, posing potentially hazardous environments for business owners and neighboring communities.  Buildings that have been damaged, and/or building materials that have been disturbed, need to be properly inspected and have potential hazards…
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COVID-19 Action Plans – What Are They?

Next Steps Towards Reopening California is currently experiencing a roll back in the reopening plan due to increased COVID cases and hospitalizations. This is a great time to evaluate the effectiveness of your back to work employee and customer health and safety plan. To ensure businesses remain safe and low-risk environments for the spread of…
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Re-Opening Your Business after COVID-19

Do you have a plan? If you own a business that is experiencing the effects of the roll back you may be wondering what you can do to ensure we stay open moving forward.  What precautions and measures do I need to take to ensure my business reopens safely and most importantly, stays open safely?…
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Insurance Claims: The Need for Speed

How Important is Customer Satisfaction and a Quick Response to You?  In the insurance industry, responsiveness and expeditious results are crucial when collecting environmental hazard data for asbestos, lead, mold, and bacteria testing reports. Knowing your environmental assessments will be on-time and accurate is key to executing remedial activities and closing out a claim in a timely manner. A-Tech can provide rapid one-hour laboratory turnaround time on asbestos samples and results can…
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Preparing Healthcare Facilities to Resume Surgical Care

Decontamination of intensive care units, special care units, operating rooms and other healthcare facilities used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients is a priority. To properly prepare for resuming non-essential and elective surgical care, the EPA has released the following guidelines to all healthcare facilities, specifically in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Surgical Care Units…
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How COVID-19 is Affecting the Food Processing Industry

With consumers rushing to stock their pantries, there has been an increase in demand for shelf-stable foods and beverages causing employees to work around the clock in the food processing industry. However, COVID-19 has made it difficult for many of these plants to remain open. Nearly 5,000 employees in the food processing industry have contracted the coronavirus, resulting in the…
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COVID-19 Exposure in Apartment Complexes

The “stay-at-home” order was implemented in the hopes of reducing COVID-19 cases in California. This encourages individuals to stay home by closing public places and non-essential stores to maximize social distancing. While individuals living in a single-family home can fully isolate themselves, those living in a multi-family, apartment complexes have a greater risk of contracting…
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Reopening Schools after COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his four-stage plan outlining the reopening of California. As COVID-19 cases and deaths stabilize, California gets ready to transition to Stage 2 and then Stage 3 of Gov. Newsom’s plan, which would allow low-risk nonessential businesses to reopen with certain adaptations. If all goes according to plan, schools and educational…
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Next Steps: Reopening Process After COVID-19

Reopening in the News  Recently, numerous states have entered the reopening process with each state taking a varied approach to the precautions and speed at which they open. California Governor Gavin Newsome has made a statement outlining a staged reopening process for California. Currently, California has entered Stage 2 which does involve the lifting of restrictions and opening of…
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