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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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Preventing COVID-19 Spread at Nursing Homes

During this time, nursing homes continue to provide in-patient rehabilitation for patients that require medical treatment. The majority of skilled-nursing facility resident demographics almost completely align with the known at-risk population for serious illness from COVID-19. This creates greater concern for COVID-19 exposure and increases awareness for the need for proper protective equipment, adequately trained staff,…
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Healthcare PPE: What You Need to Know

We know about the lack of proper PPE for our healthcare facilities in California and for most of the country. So, what can be done now to protect our healthcare workers?  There have been 1,425 Coronavirus reported cases in Orange County and 10,854 reported cases in Los Angeles County. Per a KTLA article, recent infections at healthcare facilities include cases of…
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Asbestos Found in Children’s Products

Asbestos was found where?! A recent article, “Asbestos Found in Children’s Makeup Product”, highlighted that this cancer-causing mineral was found in a children’s makeup product. Although the majority of people know that asbestos exposure is dangerous, it continues to be found in numerous commercial products. The article explained that the brand IQ Toys produced the…
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