Month: March 2018

Lynch Completes Removal of Mercury Containing Rubberized Gym Floor

In June 2017, we reported that Dr. Lynch co-authored an article in the May/June Issue of “School Leader” addressing the technical challenges with managing mercury containing rubberized gym floors in one school district. Dr. Lynch also designed specifications for safe removal of the mercury containing rubberized floor coverings from gym floors and is currently overseeing… Read more »

CDC Requires Legionella Water Management Programs in Healthcare Facilities and High Rise Buildings

In June 2017 the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines for prevention of Legionella growth in commercial buildings and health care facilities. According to the CDC, the number of U.S. deaths from Legionnaires disease has quadrupled (4x) since 2000. Because of this, the CDC requires owners of high rise buildings (>10 stories), health care,… Read more »

Dr. Lynch Called Upon to Investigate Building Related Illness in Antigua

When employees in an Antigua office building reported extreme fatigue, headache and respiratory distress, the Antigua government contacted Dr. Richard M. Lynch, Ph.D., CIH to investigate. Lynch interviewed employees, collected air quality measurements, mold and chemical samples and conducted an HVAC assessment to aid the employer in determining any potential building-related conditions. The findings from… Read more »

NJ Schools to Test All Drinking Water Outlets for Lead Contamination by July 2017

Contact NJASBO Associate Business Member, Dr. Richard Lynch for Lead in Drinking Water Sampling Assistance! The NJ Department of Education recently promulgated rules under N.J.A.C. 6A:26 requiring that all NJ Schools test all drinking water outlets for lead contamination by July 2017. The requirements for documentation and sampling are summarized by the NJDEP at this… Read more »