We provide testing services to certify product and materials compliance, support quality control, and ensure the health and safety of workers and their environment. We provide assistance for clients who are not sure what tests they need. Our accredited materials characterization laboratory is the foundation of all the services of RJ Lee Group provides, including standardized testing for compliance, industrial hygiene and environmental analyses, quality control, and materials research and development.

We provide credentialed expertise supported built by robust scientific data. We provide significant support to industrial clients for product development, industrial hygiene and overall production support.

RJ Lee Group maintains a visible and respected reputation within the legal community, having offered scientific support in civil litigation matters for nearly 30 years. 

  • Product Liability 
  • Toxic Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Fugitive Emission
  • Personal Injury
  • Patent Infringement
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance Subrogation

Subject Matter Experts

From our core business of providing scientific solutions to our clients, we have developed innovative products. Some are produced internally, and some have arisen from partnerships with other research organizations. 

For example, we build lab software solutions to help manage and streamline your labs data, and environmental testing products for a variety of applications. 

  • IntelliSEM is a powerful automated particle analysis system.
  • ParticleID is  a customizable cloud hosted web application used to identify foreign particulate matter and  assist with root cause investigations. 

Other products we create count particles and help keep the air and environment safe.

RJ Lee Group is a materials analysis laboratory and consulting company which serves many different industries. We offer scientific solutions such as industrial forensics services, laboratory and testing services, litigation support, and laboratory software to many industries:

RJ Lee Group’s Vermiculite Analysis Method Approved by NYS Department of Health

RJ Lee Group News

July 25, 2014

(MONROEVILLE, Pa., July 25, 2014) RJ Lee Group, Inc., a materials characterization laboratory and consulting firm, is proud to announce that RJ Lee Group Method LAB.055.1 has been approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) for analyzing asbestos content in spray-on fireproofing containing vermiculite (SOF-V). This new method successfully determines whether SOF-V is an asbestos-containing material (ACM) in accordance with 10NYCRR 55-2.5, eliminating prior NYS DOH concerns about underreporting of regulated (commercial) and unregulated (naturally occurring) asbestos in samples of fireproofing.

It is important to note that according to New York State’s new July 22, 2014 requirements, current methods for detecting asbestos in SOF-V (198.1 and 198.6) will no longer be acceptable for analyzing those materials after October 31, 2014, at which time new methods MUST be used.

In June 2012, the NYS DOH provided guidance that the current methods for analyzing vermiculite-containing fireproofing materials may not reliably detect the presence of asbestos. In response to this issue, RJ Lee Group developed and filed a patent for LAB.055.1*, which underwent months of review before being approved by the NYS DOH on July 25, 2014.

“I believe this is a great example of effective cooperation between a regulatory group and a private organization. Together, we have solved a problem in a manner that improves the protection of public health, yet can save building owners billions of dollars in remediation costs,” said Richard J. Lee, CEO of RJ Lee Group.

RJ Lee Group has a long history of developing analytical methods related to amphibole minerals. The company’s personnel participated in drafting the Yamate method, as well as the EPA AHERA method, which was based on RJ Lee Group’s internal asbestos analysis methods.

“This kind of challenge really brings out our best work. It is exhilarating to advance the science while tackling seemingly intractable problems,” said Lee.

To view RJ lee Group’s accreditation for Vermiculite-Asbestos-Containing Material, click here.

About RJ Lee Group

RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics laboratory that is recognized as a leader in providing innovative solutions to challenges in materials characterization, forensic engineering, and information management. For 30 years, we have been using our scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to our customers. RJ Lee Group is a 300-person company with headquarters located in Monroeville, PA. For more information, visit our vermiculite webpage.

To speak to a vermiculite team member, please call 724.387.1972

*LAB.055.1 is Patent Pending #13/918,071

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