November, 2017, Madisonville - McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc (MMLI) is proud to announce that Brad Coyle has been hired as the Vice President of Operations. In this role Brad will lead MMLI's team of professionals on the day-to-day operations of all of MMLI's locations.
August, 2017, Madisonville - MMLI has developed capabilities to support healthcare facilities to meet the mandate for Legionella testing within their water management plan. In June of 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a mandate requiring all certified Medicare and Medicaid facilities to begin testing their potable water and have a water management plan that meets the requirements of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) industry standards. These standards are designed to reduce the risk of Legionella. Any facility that does not comply with the mandate will risk citation for non-compliance and would be in violation of the CMS Conditions of Participation.
Legionella pneumophila is the most common Legionella species in building water. It's name was the foundation of the Legionnaires' disease. This disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia. Each year it is estimated that 10,000 to 18,000 people are infected in the United States and is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila.
Madisonville, July, 2017 - McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce that Ms. Misty Cavanaugh has successfully completed the CERTID, "Processors & Manufacturers CORE HACCP" course. Misty has now the ability to provide our food/pet food customers with professional advice to help locate the Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Points within their plants. This service is a great addition to our growing list of food and pet food capabilities.
Madisonville, June, 2017 - McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc. continues to meet regulatory requirements by using sample containers properly labeled via 29 CFR 1910.1450. This OSHA standard's intent is to provide opportunities for safe handling of hazardous chemicals. In compliance with this standard, proper labeling of all containers will help educate the user of the chemical/testing preservative of what is inside the container; therefore, providing a level of safety to the end user. Beginning July, 2017, MMLI will provide our customers with sample containers that comply to this CFR standard.
Madisonville, January, 2017 - EPA has published the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 4) in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016. McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc. has submitted the application to begin the process to become an approved laboratory for UCMR 4. MMLI has been a leader in the drinking water monitoring program since the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act was enacted.
UCMR 4 requires monitoring for 30 chemical contaminants between 2018 and 2020 using analytical methods developed by EPA and consensus organizations. This monitoring provides a basis for future regulatory actions to protect public health.