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Environmental issues remain in the news!

Posted 2:20 PM by
Here are a few Environmental issues making the news recently: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/02/04/epa-tests-show-better-results-flint-lead-filters/79841078/ http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/health/20151214/jpl-construction-may-have-exposed-some-employees-to-asbestos http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/08/27/what-to-do-if-your-house-has-mold-or-you-think-it-does... Read more →
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ANSI/IICRC S520 Mold Remediation New Standards

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IICRC has published a newly revised ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation and IICRC Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. The intent is to use the principles outlined in the reference guide as a tool to better understand and apply the standard itself. These standards are based on reliable remediation and restoration principals, research and practical experience. They combine essential academic principals with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians in real life mold remediation challenges. The S520 and R520 are written for use by those involved in the mold remediation industry, and is the... Read more →
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Meth Lab Cleanup on the Rise

Posted 2:31 PM by
According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management web site, illegal drug labs have become a growing problem in Indiana. In 1999, Indiana law enforcement agencies investigated 177 illegal drug labs. By 2013, that number rose to 1,808. http://www.in.gov/meth/2337.htm Local news reports have recently reported on meth labs being found in department stores and motor vehicles. The occurrence of fixed and mobile meth labs continues to grow in Indiana as well as throughout the mid-west. Restoration and abatement contractors should be aware of possible meth labs on job sights especially contractors that... Read more →
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Winter Weather

Posted 1:38 PM by
This winter is leading up to be the coldest yet, with temperatures already falling to the low 20's. Are your workers safe from cold temperatures? Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Cold stress can be encountered in many types of work environment. Listed below are a few common questions people may have about winter weather and cold stress for workers. What is Cold Stress? Cold stress can vary across different areas of the country so it is important to keep your region in mind and what factors are key. In regions that... Read more →
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Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Fox59 News and Essco

Posted 6:13 PM by
Fox59 News made a visit to Essco, Corp. to learn and pass on information to the general public on the capabilities and limitations of PPE for the general public as it concerns the Ebola virus. Essco does stock and distribute PPE including suits, gloves and respirators and other PPE that will protect against blood borne pathogens including Ebola. However, unless you are trained in how to use the PPE, the general public should be careful in purchasing PPE for use around potentially dangerous contaminants such as the Ebola virus. Proper PPE training includes the selection of the correct product for... Read more →
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PPE and Ebola

Posted 9:07 PM by
Ebola – Little is known about Ebola other than it is a virus that can be transmitted from one person to another via contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids. Once contracted it has a death rate of 70% and until just the last few weeks, Ebola has been contained to a few west African countries. However, due to increased ease of travel, Ebola has now been transferred to Europe and the United States. Ebola is not known to be transferred through the air and can only be transmitted with direct contact with bodily fluids. Since there is no specific... Read more →
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Welcome to Essco, Your PPE Partner

Posted 6:32 PM by
Thanks for taking the time to look at our website! Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Essco is a leading supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Environmental Remediation Contractors. Essco is a stocking Distributer serving the following Industries:Asbestos AbatementIndustrial Waste Cleaning and ProcessingMold RemovalCategory 3 Water CleanupFire RestorationLead AbatementTrauma Scene Cleanup We carry products from manufacturers such as 3M, DuPont, Fall-Tech, Kimberly Clark, MSA, Fiberlock Technologies, Foster Products Feel free to contact us with any questions our sales team would be happy to help... Read more →
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Product of the Month

Posted 6:29 PM by
Vent VP-33 was designed for the restoration contractor in mind! The VP-33 is half the size of any Air Mover in its class, but with high 2530 CFM, while using only 2.9 amps. With its low amp draw and on-board GFCI outlet, the VP-33 allows up to 4 units to be daisy chained to a single standard 15 amp household circuit. The VP-33 multipurpose design allows it to be used at 3 different angles (horizontally, 45° and 90°) to allow air flow in the desired direction. Due to its lightweight and compact size, the... Read more →
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Featured Product- FallTech 7018 Body Harness

Posted 3:03 PM by
Standard, Non-belted 3 D-rings, Back and Side; Tongue Buckle Legs and Mating Buckle Chest. This harness is perfect for any contractor... Read more →
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Essco now stocks Fiberglass Heavy Duty Ladders!

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Fiberglass Extra Heavy Duty Ladders An excellent choice when you need long lasting, durable utility ladder.  Fiberglass is strong and does not conduct electricity.  Available in 6 foot or 8 foot.Corrosion resistantWeather resistantLast a lifetimeLongest rivets in the industryPrecision locking system"Super Shoe" protects the bottom of the ladderDurable Click here to place your order online or call for more information 317-322-5200... Read more →
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