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When is Air Sampling Required

By Paul Sakson / October 1, 2016

Air sampling is generally required when a child care center is located (or co-located) in a building that was used for dry cleaning, nail salon, petroleum storage, funeral services, or other potentially high hazard use group.  The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) should be contacted to determine the requirements for indoor air sampling, although oftentimes they leave professional judgment…

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Formaldehyde in Building Products

By Paul Sakson / April 27, 2016

Air testing for formaldehyde has long been required by the New Jersey Department of Health for child care centers located near hair and nail salons and funeral homes. However, to complicate matters, formaldehyde is also found in many common building products, such as composite wood flooring, and sealants which results in off-gas. Our partner laboratory, EMSL Analytical, now offers testing…

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Are there any NJDOH requirements for my site?

By Paul Sakson / November 27, 2015

We get this question often from child care center owners looking to move into a new space or expand an existing center.  The NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) has requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 8-50 in addition to their Indoor Environments Program website. Generally, if a building was constructed prior to 1979, or the property was formerly used as a gas…

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Have a Center with Well Water?

By Paul Sakson / May 7, 2015

While most child care centers receive potable water from community water suppliers (NJ American Water, Municipal Utilities Authority to name a few), many centers in rural areas receive their water from water supply wells.  In order to certify the water quality, the NJDEP’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water reviews all sampling data and will issue a Certification of Acceptable Drinking…

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Air Sampling Required for Hair Salons, Too

By Paul Sakson / October 27, 2014

Add hair salons onto the list of establishments that require indoor air sampling for child care center compliance and licensing.  The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) oversees indoor environmental health assessments and has a licensing program in place. If a hair or nail salon, service station, industrial or other high hazard site has the potential to impact indoor air,…

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