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News You Can Use  (8/22/2014)
    Greetings;   The NYSDOH continues to work on analytical methods for the determination of asbestos in vermiculite.  The most recent memorandum of July 22, 2014 discusses the... Read More »

Work's Heatin' Up  (7/7/2014)
Happy Holiday!   Summer's here and everybody’s busy.  Make sure you take good care of yourself and co-workers with plenty of water and shade.  Remember, heat exhaustion... Read More »

PACNY Conference February 26-28  (2/17/2014)
Greetings;   There aren’t that many asbestos celebrities out there, but this year’s PACNY conference offers the chance to hear from Dr. Barry Castleman, a longtime advocate... Read More »

And just when you thought it was safe to go outside....  (1/22/2014)
And just when you thought it was safe to go outside…   Greetings;   The New York Times reports that Las Vegas may be contaminated from naturally occurring asbestos.   ... Read More »

2014! R u ready?  (1/2/2014)
2014! R u ready?   Greetings!   2014 promises to be a record setting year for construction.  Are you ready?  We're already seeing an increase in demand for environmental support... Read More »

People Get Ready  (11/26/2013)
Greetings;   Get ready for a busy 2014!  All signs point to a really big construction season coming our way.  Plenty of construction projects slated for Rochester, and Buffalo’... Read More »

Asbestos Training Prices Slashed!  (10/30/2013)
  EEA Headquarters & Buffalo Training Facility ... Read More »

It's all about CEU...  (10/10/2013)
 Greetings;       We’ve done it!  And we’re giving you the credits (or contact hours).  Attendees to many of our initial, refresher and awareness courses... Read More »

CEU's for CEO's  (9/9/2013)
Greetings;   EEA is super pleased  to announce that our Lead Renovator has been approved by the NYS Department of State for Code Enforcement Official (CEO) continuing education units (CEUs)... Read More »

Asbestos & Lead Training  (8/1/2013)
Greetings;   Lots to report on asbestos & lead these days.  Here are a couple of links to recent newspaper articles on asbestos, including OSHA violations in Rochester and Buffalo and... Read More »

Summer is here, get busy!  (7/5/2013)
Greetings; The construction season is off & running across New York.  We’ve seen a surge in demand for asbestos and lead training, and have added new dates to our training calendar. ... Read More »

Filling Up Fast/Go Leafs!  (4/30/2013)
Greetings;   Our “Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioner” course May 15-16 in Buffalo is filling up fast.  No wonder, as USEPA is picking up the tuition, with funding to the... Read More »

EPA & PCBS in Window Caulk  (4/17/2013)
Greetings;   The EPA issued a PCB Bulk Product Waste Determination in October 2012 to clarify the disposal of PCB contaminated building materials that had been located adjacent to, or been contaminated... Read More »

Healthy Homes Practitioner  (3/22/2013)
Greetings;   Registration is still open for our presentation of the National Center for Healthy Homes Healthy Homes Practitioner course, March 26-27, in Utica.   It's the gold standard of... Read More »

Corned Beef and Cabbage  (3/18/2013)
Greetings;   We’re all enjoying the week preceding St. Pats Day around EEA.  Lots of great restaurants, diners, taverns and drive-ins around our training facilities in Buffalo &... Read More »

Spring '13 PACNY Newsletter  (3/1/2013)
The PACNY Post keeps you up to date on the latest news and regulations in the Environmental Health Industry, click here to see the latest edition. Read More »

Time to gear up for another busy year!  (2/1/2013)
Greetings!   Head into ’13 armed with the latest info on issues that affect the environmental health industry.  The Professional Abatement Contractor of New York (PACNY) holds its 17th... Read More »

Code Rule 56 Changes  (11/29/2012)
Greetings;   NYSDOL is pressing ahead with their planned revision to ICR56, although movement through the regulatory process has slowed release of the proposed changes for public hearing until... Read More »

Water Damage and Mold Mitigation  (11/5/2012)
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Statewide Sponsored Certification Training Opps  (9/28/2012)
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New Lead Paint Guidelines  (9/10/2012)
Greetings!   Big news out of Washington as the HUD Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) released an updated “Guidelines for the Evaluation of Lead Based Paint Hazards... Read More »

The EEA e-newsletter is back!  (8/31/2012)
Greetings;   The EEA e-newsletter is back!   Summer's about finished and we're gearing up for a busy fall & winter here.  We're all ready with a full schedule of asbestos, ... Read More »

High Falls  (6/29/2012)
Greetings EEA is super pleased to announce a July 2, 2012 opening of our new Rochester, NY training facility. We're now located at 4 Commercial Street in the historic High Falls district, steps... Read More »

All the News that Fits  (6/1/2012)
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Movers & (salt) Shakers  (5/29/2012)
Greetings;   Big news…we're upgrading our training facilities in Syracuse!   Effective June 1, 2012, EEA will be located in the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 South Salina St... Read More »

Asbestos Update  (5/18/2012)
Greetings;   The Buffalo News ran an interesting series last week on the City’s demolition program.  For those of us who work in the industry, it’s a nice reflection on... Read More »

Summer's Coming!  (4/26/2012)
Greetings;   The summer construction season is nearly here.  We’re seeing a lot of interest in site safety      training, especially the OSHA 10 hour... Read More »

EPA on the Warpath!  (4/20/2012)
Greetings;   EPA has been rather busy enforcing the RRP provisions, check out this press release from EPA that details violations in Maine, New Jersey and Nebraska.   Maine seems... Read More »

Asbestos & the NYS Building/Fire Prevention Codes  (4/5/2012)
The New York State Labor Department Engineering Services Unit has proposed changes to the State’s asbestos regulation, 12NYCR56, to formally integrate existing building and fire... Read More »

Good News/Bad News  (3/28/2012)
Greetings:   We’ve been pretty busy preparing for what promises to be a strong construction season across the State.  Demand for training is higher than last year, especially... Read More »

Weatherization with Healthy Homes and a little LEED  (3/21/2012)
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March Madness!  (3/16/2012)
Greetings:   ... Read More »

Lighten Up Francis  (2/22/2012)
Greetings;   Remember that great lines from Stripes?   Last week’s message was pretty dense, so we’ll keep it light this time around.  Just a couple important details: ... Read More »

Jobforce Develolpment  (2/17/2012)
It’s been a busy winter for creating jobs here at EEA.  We’re supporting workforce development programs across New York, including the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in Buffalo,... Read More »

HazMat Update & RRP News  (2/9/2012)
Today's installment features a quick look at the current understanding... Read More »

We're Moving On Up  (2/1/2012)
Greetings!   Weezy Jefferson was referring to a deluxe apartment in the sky.  We're talking about our new offices just up the street at 510 Gates.  Effective February 1, 2012 our NYC... Read More »

Hazard Abatement Grant Due  (1/20/2012)
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Enter our Weekly Raffle  (1/11/2012)
Greetings; How does some high quality free stuff sound?  Starting next week, EEA will be raffling off some choice environmental remediation supplies every week through June. You'll have a choice... Read More »

EEA's New Years Resolutions  (1/6/2012)
Greetings;   Our weekly emails are back for another year.  We’re committed to making them worthwhile as a source of useful information on environmental health hazard remediation practices... Read More »

Our Last Message....  (12/9/2011)
Greetings;   Here’s a couple tidbits that have crossed our desk this week;   1.   The EPA is in the process of changing third party testing vendors.  Prometric Testing... Read More »

Lead Hazard Control Grants  (11/30/2011)
The HUD Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) is making $106 million available in two annual grant programs. The Lead Hazard Control grant provides funding for program and infrastructure... Read More »

Lead Training Confusing? You betcha!  (11/17/2011)
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Reminders, Grants & Training Funding  (11/9/2011)
Greetings;   First,  a last minute reminder that we’ll be presenting the Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Certification next week in Buffalo, the Lead Renovator Certification next Tuesday... Read More »

Have you mastered abatement  (10/27/2011)
Here’s a few questions to test your knowledge of the environmental cleanup industry.  Send us your answers for a chance to win a prize if they’re all right! OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 (asbestos)... Read More »

And the winner is....  (10/19/2011)
Greetings;   Congratulations to Phil Connery, the lucky winner of our Jets-Bills raffle.  Phil and his guest will be spending Nov 9 in the luxurious Jim Kelly Club at  Ralph Wilson Stadium,... Read More »

October Indoor Air Update, Grant News & Football  (10/13/2011)
October Indoor Air Update, Grant News & Football Our colleague, Bill Zimmermann, Executive Director of the Environmental Health Network offers this timely reminder about indoor air quality; “... Read More »

Road Trip  (10/5/2011)
Greetings, October is apparently conference and trade show month for EEA.   We'll be appearing at the NYS Rural Housing Coalition conference in Albany, NY October 6 & 7.   The Dival... Read More »

Lead: The Need for Trained Lead Abatement Workers  (10/1/2011)
All Things Lead   You may be wondering how Environmental Education Associates (EEA) job trainings can be useful to you. If you are looking for a career opportunity, lead-based paint removal is... Read More »

Stay Current, Stay Connected  (9/29/2011)
  We've had many requests over the years for access to our Power Point presentations.  Toward that end, we've put a few of the more popular topics in our website library, including:  ... Read More »

Free Environmental Health Training  (9/22/2011)
Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming trainings free to eligible attendees: Lead Renovators Training in Albany, NY through Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension. Get into what might be the... Read More »

Lead Worker Initial-Lead Connections  (9/21/2011)
Last Call! Get into our Lead Worker Initial class free of charge.  This is the last certification session that we’ll be offering under the grant program.  Attendees must be working... Read More »

Mixed Messages: Comments, links, job postings and more!  (9/14/2011)
It’s a chock-a-block week of mixed messages that includes comments, links, job postings more. 1. We’re pleased to pass along the following comment from Tom Carey, NYS Director of Weatherization... Read More »

News Flash: Workforce Development Crucial for Construction  (9/8/2011)
Environmental professionals should take heed of the upcoming Federal jobs program. Early reports indicate that the construction industry may be headed for a boost.   According to President Obama... Read More »

Earthquakes, Wind & Moisture - the Property Owners' Plagues  (9/1/2011)
Recent weather related events on the US Eastern Seaboard might be giving property owners cause to believe that Mother Nature’s out to make their lives miserable.  An earthquake a week or so... Read More »

New This Fall  (8/25/2011)
EEA will be introducing three new services this fall to assist property owners, contractors, employers, job seekers and other organizations involved in the environmental and construction industry.  ... Read More »

Vacation Ideas from EEA  (8/17/2011)
August is a great time to get away from work (as long as you have a job). Canada's a great place to visit, be it for the great outdoors in places like Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, or cosmopolitan... Read More »

Fly-tippers Dump 30 Tons of Asbestos  (8/16/2011)
Fly-tippers dump 30 tons of asbestos Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 5:00PM BST Two fly-tippers dumped 30 tons of asbestos in South Staffordshire countryside leaving a would-be employee to carry the... Read More »

Summary and Commentary on RRP Changes, July 2011  (8/10/2011)
EPA finalized the changes to the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.     Here is a quick summary on the changes that affect Renovators:   1.     ... Read More »

Asbestos Training Doesn't Have to Suck  (8/4/2011)
Which do you dread more? Your annual asbestos refresher(s) or your annual physical?   If you even considered saying "refresher", you're not getting your money’s worth.  ... Read More »

OSHA Ramps up Residential Construction Safety  (7/29/2011)
OSHA has set its enforcement sights on construction safety during residential home improvement and maintenance projects.  Heads up contractors, property managers and other building professionals!... Read More »

EPA Balks on Lead Testing, Leaves Millions at Risk  (7/20/2011)
Last Friday, July 15, 2011, the EPA refused to implement lead dust requirements in spite of a judicial legislative mandate to protect children from exposure to lead contamination. Lobbyists representing... Read More »

The ABCs of PCBs in Schools  (7/13/2011)
The ABCs of PCBs in Schools It seems that school districts are beginning to wake up to the reality that PCB hazards are present in many schools built or renovated in the 60's and 70's. This is especially... Read More »

OSHA Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction  (6/30/2011)
OSHA INSTRUCTION DIRECTIVE NUMBER: STD 03-11-002 EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2010 SUBJECT: Compliance Guidance for Residential... Read More »

Ben Franklin Lead Letter  (6/28/2011)
Phila July 31, 1786 Dear Friend, I recollect that when I had the great Pleasure of seeing you at Southampton, now a 12 month since, we had some Conversation on the bad Effects of Lead taken inwardly;... Read More »

EPA RRP Dust Testing is coming!  (6/24/2011)
The EPA is expected to release the final rule "Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program" next month. The Federal Office of Management... Read More »

Proposed EPA Rule Clouds Lead Dust Testing Protocol  (6/23/2011)
  May 6, 2011  Andrew McLellan, Environmental Education Associates, Inc. The big news in lead hazard control in 2011 is the pending implementation of the dust sampling and clearance requirements... Read More »

Got Mold?  (6/22/2011)
Our super wet spring here in the Northeast will undoubtedly bring on more than the usual mold problems as the summer heat and humidity settles in.   Add the weird swings in temperature the last... Read More »

OSHA Outreach Training Program  (6/9/2011)
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces... Read More »

Nanoparticles Generated by Kitchen Appliances are Major Contributors to Chronic Illnesses  (6/3/2011)
By Jamson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa, MD, PhD. The Green Kitchen Institute Often building strategies designed to conserve energy result in homes and public buildings that contribute to unintended, adverse health... Read More »

National Green & Healthy Home Initiative  (5/18/2011)
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a public-private partnership that refocuses how we as a nation repair and improve housing in economically challenged communities. GHHI is leading ... Read More »

RC Shaheen Pro Show-May 5th, 2011  (5/4/2011)
May 5th, 2011-Environmental Education is is happy to be back at this event.  Stop by and see us, we're your resource for updates on RRP and EPA regulations. 137 Clay Rd, Henrietta, NY 10am-4pm Download... Read More »

US Senate Comments on RRP  (5/4/2011)
Here's our letter to US Senator Kirsten Gillebrand in response to comments by members of the US Senate tp EPA on pending changes to the Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule.   Read More »

DiVal Safety Summit-May 10th, 2011  (4/26/2011)
May 10th, 2011-Stop by and see us!  EEA is proud to be a part of this annual event. 7:30am-4:15pm Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202 Visit DiVal Safety for more info. Read More »

Buffalo Niagara Green Expo 2011  (4/21/2011)
Environmental Education Associates is a proud sponsor of this years Buffalo Niagara Green Expo.  Be sure to stop into the Galleria Mall on April 30th to see all of the great stuff the expo has to... Read More »

Annual Neighborhood Earth Day Clean Up  (4/21/2011)
Earth Day is April 22nd so come join us for this annual event.  We will start at 9am at 346 Austin St., continue down Military to Clay, including Joslyn St. We'll end around noon when lunch will... Read More »

NYS Green Building Conference  (3/17/2011)
EEA will be hosting a booth at the annual NYS Green Building Conference in Syracuse, NY on March 24 & 25, 2011. This conference provides focused presentations and discussions on green building science,... Read More »

State Mold Task Force Releases Final Report  (3/17/2011)
By Andy McLellan (EEA) 1/11/2011 The New York State Mold Task Force released its final report late last December. While the report doesn’t seem to take a strong position on any one issue,... Read More »

EPA Lead Certification Confusing? You Betcha!  (3/17/2011)
By Andy McLellan (EEA) 2/3/2011 EPA lead paint certification requirements are super confusing. It’s no wonder that so many of the firms and individuals who are supposed to be certified are... Read More »

New York State Asbestos Program Summary  (3/17/2011)
Andrew McLellan, EEA  President January 27, 2011 NYS Department of Labor, Asbestos Control Bureau (ACB)   Oversees the abatement of toxic hazards associated with asbestos fiber... Read More »

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