Environmental Testing & Training NorthWest

Environmental Testing & Training NorthWest (ETTNW) is an independent environmental testing company serving the Pacific Northwest. With testing labs located in Portland, Salem and Eugene, we can easily meet your testing needs. Our customers include home owners and renters, real estate and property management companies, construction companies, remodelers, restoration and abatement companies, city and county municipalities, as well as state and federal government agencies.

For training classes, please refer to list of available classes and dates. Awareness and continuing education classes are offered for non-profit, real estate and property management associations. Please contact us for additional information.

Now with 3 Lab Locations

Salem, OR

Eugene, OR

Portland, OR

Testing at ETTNW

Asbestos Testing

As one of our primary services, Environment Testing & Training Northwest has extensive asbestos testing experience managing all aspects of asbestos materials in places such as homes, schools, hospitals, public buildings and around the workplace.

Lead Testing

Lead contamination is a widespread issue for many home owners throughout Oregon, Washington and the Northwest. If your home or building was built or renovated prior to 1980, chances are high that some lead-based paint is present.

Mold Testing

Black mold is not always toxic, but when it is it can cause serious neurological disorders, lung and respiratory problems as well as irritable bowel syndrome. Unfortunately, there is no way to know whether or not your mold is safe without proper testing.

Radon Gas Testing

Radon gas is a widespread cancer causing agent and several different measurement methods are used to determine the radon concentrations in structures. Contact ETTNW to determine which method will meet your needs.

Meth Residue Testing

If not properly decontaminated, residual wastes from Methamphetamine production can remain on surfaces for years. This is why meth labs are dangerous should only be handled by experienced hazardous waste professionals.

Water and Soil Testing

Accurately maintaining the quality of your soil and water requires frequent and incremental testing that includes an analysis of pH, soil salts and nutrient levels as well as an interpretation of the results to indicate any necessary changes to be made.

Current Classes at ETTNW

Silicosis is an incurable, often fatal, disease caused by exposure to one of the most common forms of silica. Also called silicon dioxide, it exists in many different forms and is one of the most common minerals on our planet. Crystalline silica dust is created by mixing, cutting, grinding on concrete, bricks and many other jobs. OR-OSHA requires training specific work practices be implemented by employers in 2018.

Disturbing more than 6 square feet in one room of a residence built before 1978?
Then there must be a CERTIFIED RENOVATOR trained under the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program – “RRP”. One-day initial training for certification; good for five years.

For anyone who disturbs asbestos – training of 8-hours, 16-hours, 32-hours and 40-hour classes, depending on the level of disturbance and type of material and level of supervision.
Asbestos Building Inspector – for proper building material sampling for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).
Asbestos Awareness for those who may disturb it; and need to know what Not to Do!

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
2-hour HAZCOM, Hazard Communication known as – SDS training (formerly MSDS’)
24-hour Emergency Response to Chemical Emergencies
8-hour HAZWOPER Supervisor
24-hour Clean-up personnel; 40-hour Clean-up personnel

2-1/2 DAY Mold Abatement Worker Training based on the ANSI/IIRC guides for Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation guidance.

OSHA states that the control of occupational diseases caused by breathing contaminated air (dust, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors) If the only way to control exposures is a respirator it shall be provided to each employee with proper training on the proper use and care of a respirator, and be properly “Fit Tested” once a year.

Half Face respirators, those that cover the nose and mouth may be tested in conjunction with the training, or as a stand-alone, annual procedure for all employees required to wear respirators.

Confined Space Entry
Fall Protection

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Your Hazardous Testing and Training Professionals

We help clients and communities recognize and correct environmental problems in their buildings, offices, workplaces and homes. We performed hundreds of environmental site investigations, remediation project design and oversight, and operation and maintenance planning in order to improve both personal health and maintain property values.

For training classes, please refer to list of available classes and dates. Awareness and continuing education classes are offered for non-profit, real estate and property management associations. Please contact us for additional information.