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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?

What are polychlorinated biphenyls?

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were extensively used in the electrical industry as an insulating fluid within transformers and capacitors. These range in size from the very large transformers used for electrical supply to the small capacitors found in residential and office fluorescent lighting.

Depending on chlorine content, PCBs can range in appearance from colourless oily liquids to viscous dark liquids, to yellow or black resins.

PCBs are a toxic irritant with hazardous decomposition by-products. PCBs can enter your body in three ways:

  • absorption through skin
  • inhalation of PCB vapour (at room temperature, the vapour concentration of PCBs are not significant)
  • ingestion of contaminated food or drink

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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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