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Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklift Safety in the Workplace

By on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

While attending college, I worked at various manufacturing companies where I, like those around me, worked in tandem with forklift trucks.  Those of us working on the floor were aware of the forklifts but didn’t truly understand the potential hazards.  We would go about the day’s work with the forklifts buzzing around us, horns beeping and engines roaring.  After...

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Lead In Drinking Water

By on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog, Lead in Drinking Water, Water Sampling | 1 comment

Since the lead in drinking water crisis in Flint, public awareness of lead-contaminated drinking water has soared. Earlier this year, news came to light of historically high levels of lead in drinking water fountains throughout the Newark Public School District in New Jersey. Since then, thousands of schools, day-care centers, and public facilities throughout the...

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Are Your Children Being Poisoned by their Toys?

Are Your Children Being Poisoned by their Toys?

By on Jan 29, 2016 in Blog |

While you are probably aware of the dangers of lead paint in older homes and buildings, did you know that high concentrations of lead may also be lurking in your children’s toys?  Many people have no idea.  It just so happens that I have a vested interest in this matter.  My daughter is a lively 18-month old, she just loves playing with her toys and also likes to...

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Lead Paint: How to Avoid Poisoning Your Children…

Lead Paint: How to Avoid Poisoning Your Children…

By on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog, Lead Paint | 1 comment

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  This event is coordinated by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help raise awareness regarding the dangers of lead-based paint.  The theme for 2015 is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future”, something that should strike home with everyone.  As a family-owned and orientated business, we at Karl...

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Legionella Bacteria in Domestic Water Systems

By on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog, Water Sampling | 1 comment

[huge_it_slider id=”1″]   Legionella bacteria were discovered following an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Philadelphia, 1976. The outbreak was traced to a cooling tower located on the rooftop of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel.  Two hundred and twenty-one people were sickened by the pneumonia-like disease, 34 of whom later died. The CDC...

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