Why can soil be your most expensive mist...

The redevelopment of a site may include mass transport of soil for the grading of the building foundation, excavating for a basement or parking garage, or trenching for subsurface utilities. Before contractors are allowed to disturb the soil, it must be tested at an accredited analytical laboratory. The most important…

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What is the Maher Ordinance?

Background Historically low lying areas or properties too wet to build on in San Francisco had been leveled with foreign fill to allow for their development. The contents and origin of the fill material used as part of the initial development of these areas are unknown and have been found…

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Facility Owners and the perceived risks ...

The most common question from Facility Owners and Managers is how to control the perceived risk from COVID-19 associated with their properties in the event that a person with assumed COVID-19 case enters their facility. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most American workers will likely experience…

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Asbestos Testing Required For All Demoli...

As an environmental consulting company, a common misconception we encounter is that newer buildings, specifically those built after 1980, cannot contain asbestos. However, did you know that products containing asbestos have not been completely banned for import and use in the United States? Asbestos can be found in many building…

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How clean is clean? Verification testing...

With the recent events that are happening with the COVID-19 pandemic a very interesting question has been posed to a lot of facility managers building owners alike.  Building owners and facility managers are engaging cleaning and restoration companies to either do a preemptive cleaning where there are no known cases…

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Worker Protection for Maintenance Employ...

As the landscape for COVID-19 cleanup jobs progress, the most common question Essel Staffing has been getting is: how are workers being protected while cleaning areas that might be affected by COVID-19? The most common type of cleaning project Essel Staffing is working on related to the COVID-19 pandemic falls…

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