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EMS Laboratories, Inc.


INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ANALYSIS

ASBESTOS AND LEAD ANALYSIS

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ANALYSIS

PARTICLE ANALYSIS


TRACE METAL ANALYSIS

ORGANICS AND INORGANICS

OPTICAL MINERALOGY

                Accreditations and Certifications


American Industrial Hygiene Association, Lead Analysis (101634)

EPA's NLLAP for lead

State of California Department of Health Services Environmental Testing Laboratory (ELAP 1119)

NVLAP Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis - PLM (101218)

NVLAP Airborne Asbestos Analysis - TEM (101218)

Certified: Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (10120)

EMS is a certified, woman-owned, small business

 ... 40+ years of excellence in analysis

1968   materials characterization by transmission electron microscopy and diffraction for electronic, computer  industries

1975
   material characterization by scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction for aerospace, heavy machinery, defense industries


1978
   first asbestos contract with U.S. EPA for effluent analysis by transmission electron microscopy


1979
   PLM and PCM are added for asbestos analysis and fiber counting - EPA contracts


1981
   EPA guidelines - EMS' inspection of schools for asbestos containing materials and analysis. EMS' reports reviewed by EPA

1982   the chemistry department is established to perform other industrial hygiene and environmental analysis

1986
   AIHA accredited for all analytes

1989   accredited by U. S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology through National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditions Program (NVLAP) for bulk asbestos by PLM

1990   accredited through NVLAP for airborne asbestos fiber analysis by TEM

1991   accredited by California Dept. of Health Services ELAP

1992   Health Effects Institute Asbestos Research study mandated by Congress contract award

1992   EPA contract for construction of a dust generator and air elutriator for simulating asbestos fiber release - Superfund Method, resulting in EPA 540-R-97-028

1994
   EPA's NLLAP accreditation for lead; enrolled in and proficient throughout the AIHA ELPAT program


1998
   environmental microbiology AIHA's EMPAT program













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