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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Celebrating the Next Milestone - Future Environment Designs Celebrates 35 Years.

This month we celebrate Future Environment Designs, Inc. being in business for 35 years.  We must say the last 5 years have been harder than the first 30 years.  Of course, it doesn't help that we're getting older and we had to deal with all the COVID training requirements, too.  We want to thank all of you who have helped us these past years by continuing to attend training with us.  We couldn't have survived without you.  We are honored that many of you enjoy our training by rating us at a 4.8 rating out of 5 with over 2,000 reviews on CourseCheck, thank you!  

Thank you for helping us stay in business for 35 years

We are really proud of some of the things we have done in the last five years.  Last year, we published the three Asbestos Air Sampling Charts (these three charts provide the requirements for Federal, New York State, and New York City air sampling requirements and can be purchased here) the research for that led us to write the blog post "The Reality of Asbestos Clearance Sampling! Are You Sampling Enough"Working with Tom Laubenthal and Dana Brown on writing that blog post led us to write the article "You Can't Handle The Truth.....About Final Clearance Sampling" which was published in Healthy Indoors Magazines.  

Asbestos Air Sampling Charts

Since 2021, our Safety Suzy Newsletter has been written by Natasha Serafimovska of LaserCue, LLP.  She has taken a significant weight off our shoulders and has continued to keep our Safety Suzy Newsletter relevant to our client base.  In addition, she has written two blog posts "5 Benefits of Online Safety Training" and "Safety Training That Works: How FED Keeps Its Courses Fresh and Engaging" that have been well-received and have attracted significant interest in our courses.

Safety Suzy created by Alyssa Garcia

In 2022, we were elected to the board of the Professional Abatement Contractors of New York (PACNY).  We are honored and thank those who elected us to the Board.  We look forward to helping the organization achieve its goals.  Future Environment Designs will be sponsoring the 2024 Environmental Conference (as we usually do) that will be held on February 15 - 16, 2024.  So save the date, if you would like to sponsor the conference and/or reserve your place in the Exhibition Hall click here!

2023 PACNY Environmental Conference.

Last year, we worked with FermionX, Ltd. a United Kingdom (UK) electronics manufacturer of industrial product brands including the Airbox Sampling Pumps.  We were requested to review their product and determine if their product would be a good fit for the USA market.  Our working with them led to our blog post and the video "Two Guys Talking About Pumps".  This then led to FermionX, Ltd. taking a booth at the 2023 PACNY Environmental and the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference.  In addition, two of our clients ended up with free pumps to test in the field.

We are looking forward to the next five years as we continue to serve the New York State region and the adjacent states by providing asbestos, mold, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance training.  We will continue to offer in-person training on Long Island, Plattsburgh, Westchester, New York City, and Rochester, New York, and for those who can't make the in-person training, we will continue to offer virtual asbestos, mold, and OSHA compliance training courses.  Don't forget we also offer e-learning courses in asbestos awareness (complies with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and the OSHA Class IV training requirements), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) exam prep courses, OSHA respirator user, OSHA silica, OSHA lead, and OSHA mold in construction courses, bloodborne pathogens, EPA AHERA designated person course and hazard communication with or without the New York State Right-to-Know supplement (NYS Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) annual requirement).  To ensure you have everything you need for work we also provide quantitative respirator fit testing and respirator medical evaluations to ensure you can wear a respirator and make sure it fits you.  This will make you compliant with the OSHA respirator standard.  

Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing (QNFT) at Future Environment Designs, Inc.

So we hope to see all of you for the next five years to celebrate 40 years in business. As for me personally, our plan is to make it to the 50-year mark which will put us at 79 years old (wow that will be old).  That would be amazing for a person who thought he would not survive past 45 years old and the statistic that 50% of companies don't survive 5 years.  We hope to see all of you for the next 15 years as we try to achieve 50 years in business.  

Angelo Garcia, III training OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Course


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