Crossroads Environmental, LLC can perform environmental testing for fungi and bacteria. Environmental sampling for fungi and/or bacteria may be useful for the following purposes:
Dust monitoring using real-time particle counters can be used to monitor the efficiency of dust control measures during construction or renovation activities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to evaluate employees’ workplace exposures to potential hazards. Healthcare facilities have many chemicals that may cause adverse health effects in elevated concentrations. Common chemicals found in the medical settings include:
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, was just recently released. Its purpose is to establish minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. The compliance to this standard is especially important in healthcare systems where there are infection-susceptible patients. Crossroads Environmental, LLC can assist health care personnel with complying with this standard by providing consulting services related to preparation and implementation of a Water Management Program and/or microbiological testing to assess the presence of legionella in the water systems.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies require testing for asbestos prior to renovation or demolition activities, and have very specific requirements for proper handling and disposal if it is detected. Crossroads Environmental, LLC provides testing of building materials for asbestos and consulting services related to asbestos abatement. Consulting services include project design, project management (including bid solicitation for abatement), and air monitoring.