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National Fire Prevention Month – Smoke and Soot

Did you know that this past October was National Fire Prevention Month? In just the past two years, recent fires have plagued our country and resulted in hazardous air conditions, leaving an overall threat to our homes and safety. Even though Southern California has been experiencing heavy rain throughout November, our fellow Southern California residents…
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Legionnaires Disease: A Deadly Killer Hidden in Plain Sight

Legionnaires Outbreak Shocks Hotel A recent article by CNN reported that a person died of Legionnaires’ disease while staying at the Sheraton, a renowned hotel, in Atlanta. Eleven others were also said to be diagnosed with Legionnaires’ and a staggering sixty-one probable cases were identified. The root of the Legionnaires’ outbreak may have originated from…
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Mold Exposure in Hospitals

Mold in the News … A recent article in the Seattle Times addressed a shocking concern: mold exposure at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The article explained that Aspergillus mold spores were found in operating rooms and had infected six patients since last year. After Aspergillus was initially detected, the hospital stepped up testing and immediately closed…
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The Importance of Ergonomics in the Workplace

What Is Ergonomics?  Working Americans spend about 2,000 hours per year in the workplace and all these hours can have a negative effect on their eyes, back, arms, and neck. To solve that, it is essential to understand the importance of Ergonomics and how it is the key in protecting workers health. Ergonomics is the…
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What is Silica and Why it is Important?

Although silica seems like an exotic chemical compound, it is actually a very common mineral found in materials such as stone, artificial stone and sand. Silica is commonly found in nature in various forms. The most common is quartz. Are you thinking quartz countertops? Yes, it is in there. This is how silica looks like:…
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National Clean Air Month is Now!

Did you know that the month of May is National Clean Air Month? The American Lung Association (ALA) is the leading organization and a trusted source in America, working to save lives by improving health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. Every year since 1972, the ALA has sponsored Clean Air Month…
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A-Tech Honored by the US Small Business Administration!

A-Tech Consulting has been named 2019 Woman Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration! The U.S. Small Business Administration selected elite companies as part of National Small Business Week to “highlight the contributions made by small business owners and champions to create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global…
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Global Asbestos Awareness Week and Healthy School Day!

Global Asbestos Awareness Week and Healthy School Day! Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure. Every year from April 1-7, they announce “Global Asbestos Awareness week,” dedicated to asbestos awareness and prevention. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the19th century,…
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The Side Effects of Mold

What is Mold? Mold is a type of fungi that can grow indoors/outdoors and can grow almost anywhere (i.e Drywall, Ceiling Tiles and Wood Products). Mold is most commonly found in food and damp building materials and can spread quickly (24 to 72 hours) as long as it has food & moisture.  Roof leaks and…
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The New SDAPCD Rule 1206

Unsure about the new San Diego APCD Asbestos Rule? Let’s break it down. The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) adopted Rule 1206 in November 2017. This rule revised requirements for asbestos testing prior to renovation and demolition in San Diego. Not sure how this affects you? Read on to find out! Who…
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