Credentials & Awards of MCS and its Employees

Statement of Qualifications

MCS CredentialsMCS CredentialsMarine Chemist Service is a highly diversified Virginia corporation that has two separate facilities, 11 different products and services, and 46 years of experience. The corporation also has one of the longest, continuously operating asbestos analytical laboratories. Throughout its history, MCS has trained approximately 13,500 student/employees, analyzed over 398,000 samples, and performed countless inspections aboard ships and within the facilities of land-side operations. This remarkable achievement has been made possible through the efforts of 30+ biologists, chemists, geologists, industrial hygienists, inspectors, safety professionals, trainers, and a group of very efficient support personnel.

In addition to continuing education, extensive experience and ongoing training of its employees, Marine Chemist Service uses state-of-the-art instrumentation both in the field and in their laboratory. Strict adherence to published procedures, quality assurance/quality control and best management practices are taken very seriously. All of this, along with cost effective, timely delivery of products and services, demonstrates MCS’ genuine commitment to not only “exceed the expectations” of their clients but also the third-party oversight agencies, affiliations and institutions that review their work:

Corporate Credentials:

  • Accreditations:
    • American Bureau of Shipping, ABS, Certificate Number 99-NN9893 (Hull Thickness)
    • Marine Chemist Service, Inc. is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC) under the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) in airborne asbestos, metals, and gravimetric dust.
    • Marine Chemist Service, Inc. is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIAH-LAP, LLC) under the Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) in paint, dust, soil, and air.
    • Marine Chemist Service, Inc. is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC) under the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) in non-viable air.
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST
      –the institution having official U.S. time, and formally known as NBS
    • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, NVLAP Lab Code 200628-0
      (Bulk Asbestos)
    • Round-Robin Exchanges of samples with other accredited laboratories

Licenses:

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations
Asbestos Analytical Laboratory License Number 3333 000004

Staff Credentials

(Biologists, Chemists, Geologists, Hygienists, Inspectors, and Microscopists)

  • National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, Certified Marine Chemists (CMC)
    –one of the largest groups in the country
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene, ABIH, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals, BCSP, Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Level II Inspectors and III Examiners for Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
  • McCrone Research Institute Trained Asbestos and Mold Microscopists
  • Virginia Licensed:
    • Asbestos Project Designers
    • Asbestos Project Monitors
    • Asbestos Inspectors
    • Asbestos Supervisors
    • Asbestos Management Planners
    • Lead Inspectors
    • Lead Risk Assessors
    • Lead Planners/Designers
  • HAZWOPER Trained Field Technicians

Awards

  • Hampton Roads Sanitation District, HRSD
  • 1995 Gold Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 1996 Gold Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 1997 Silver Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 1998 Silver Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 1999 Gold Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 2000 Silver Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 2001 Gold Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • 2002 Gold Award for Pretreatment Excellence
  • –stopped manufacturing process after 2002

Approved Procedures (utilized by the laboratory)

  • American Society of Testing Materials, ASTM
  • Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, SW-846
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, NIOSH
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA
  • Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater

Memberships

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
    –national and local (Tidewater) chapters
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Marine Chemist Association
  • Virginia Ship Repair Association