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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 →

ANSI/IICRC S520 Mold Remediation New Standards

Posted 4:39 PM by
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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Essco now stocks Fiberglass Heavy Duty Ladders!

Posted 8:10 AM by
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 →

Stay cool in extreme heat with Chill-Its ©

Posted 8:00 AM by
Chill-Its® 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest has an activated polymer-embedded fabric interior which, after being soaked in cold water, provides effective cooling comfort. Quilted nylon exterior. Water-repellent liner with cotton/poly elastic trim. V-neck style with zipper closure. Machine washable. Only $37.95! Click here to see our line of cooling products... Read more →

7 Key Elements for a Successful Respiratory Protection Program

Posted 5:36 AM by
A respiratory protection program is important to establish in certain work environments in order to control occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fumes, gases, smoke and many other potentially harmful vapors. OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and NIOSH (the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) regulations define all specific requirements, which must be followed. Employers must follow the requirements of these governmental regulations, both the general regulations and the regulations when it comes to certain industries such as lead, silica dust, asbestos and ammonia. According to OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR... Read more →

Prevent Lead Exposure During Renovation, Repair and Painting

Posted 4:21 PM by
Lead-based paint maybe found on any surface and when it is disturbed during renovation, repair or painting activities, dangerous ammounds of lead dust can be created. Jobs such as demolition, window replacement, opening up walls, etc. can also release accumulated lead dust into the home. Even after a typical renovation cleanup, dangerous levels of lead dust can remain. Protect yourself and those around you by using the right personal protection. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses, gloves and disposable protective clothing covers when scraping, hammering, etc. lead based paints. Check out our for professionals section for products needed... Read more →

Mold Issues?

Posted 4:37 PM by
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un addressed. Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and... Read more →