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Our laboratory offers a 24 hour turnaround asbestos analysis service for bulk soil samples, building materials, mechanical or electrical components and asbestos fibre counting.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is asbestos?

What is a hazardous material?

What is lead paint?

What is synthetic mineral fibre?

Synthetic mineral fibre (SMF) is a generic term referring to fibrous inorganic substances made primarily from rock, clay, slag or glass. These fibres can be classified into three general groups: glasswool (fibreglass, superfine glass fibre and glass filament); mineral wool (rockwool or slagwool); and ceramic fibres.

These products are used extensively in the manufacturing industry, commercial buildings and residential properties as thermal and acoustic insulation materials.

Working with SMF can cause skin irritation, particularly where there is rubbing from clothing such as cuffs and collars. If SMF accidentally comes into contact with eyes, severe irritation may result. Airborne fibres can be inhaled, depositing in the nose and mouth and causing upper respiratory tract irritation (tickling and dryness in the nose and throat).

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What are polychlorinated biphenyls?

What are chlorofluorocarbons?

What is my obligation as an employer/occupier to identify hazardous materials in the workplace?

What is a Clearance Inspection?

What is Occupational Hygiene?

When should I engage an Occupational Hygienist?

What is an OHSMS?

What is an environmental site assessment?

When do I need an environmental site assessment?

What is an environmental audit assessment?

What is a soil waste classification assessment?

What is an underground petroleum storage system (UPSS)?

What UPSS management is required?

What is an Environment Protection Plan?

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