Saturday, November 14, 2009

Paragon's Asbestos Superisor Pleads Guilty

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As those of you who take our refresher classes know on May 29, 2009, Certified Environmental Services, Inc., an asbestos air monitoring company and laboratory, were indicted on charges of providing false and fraudulant air monitoring results while the asbestos contractor performed illegal asbestos removal.  The dominos are starting to fall, as the supervisor for Paragon pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators in regards this investigation.  This is the first time we are seeing not only the owners of the company being charged but the individual air monitors are also being charged.  This case may show the extent of the liability an individual air monitor has in performing air monitoring/sampling.  Air monitors (Asbestos Project Sampling Technicians) should follow this case because it will show the level of individual liability in performing air sampling/monitoring.
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