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 Now the Only Lab Certified for Both NY ELAP-Approved Methods to Detect Asbestos in Spray-On Fireproofing containing Vermiculite (SOF-V)

RJ Lee Group News

May 1, 2015

(MONROEVILLE, Pa. – May 1, 2015) The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has approved RJ Lee Group for Method 198.8—analysis of asbestos in Spray-on Fireproofing containing Vermiculite (SOF-V) by Polarized Light Microscopy. With this certification, RJ Lee Group becomes the first and only laboratory accredited to perform both New York state-approved methods: 198.8, the state laboratory method and Method LAB.055.1. Dr. Richard J. Lee, company CEO commented, “By offering our clients a choice of methods, we will provide contractors and developers more options in knowing whether they are dealing with regulated or non-regulated material so they can make decisions based on those findings.”

In June 2012, the NYS DOH determined that current methods for analyzing vermiculite-containing fireproofing materials might not reliably detect the presence of asbestos. The LAB.055.1 method was developed to determine whether SOF-V is an asbestos-containing material (ACM) in accordance with 10NYCRR 55-2.5, and was approved by NYS DOH on July 25, 2014. State method 198.8 was made available for testing in August, 2014 superseding previous state methods 198.1 and 198.6. As of November 1, 2014, either 198.8 or LAB.055.1 must be used to meet regulatory requirements.

In an effort to inform those in construction and renovation on how to determine the best method for analyzing their samples, RJ Lee Group produced a series of webinars explaining both methods in detail. The webinars are available on the company’s website.

RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics laboratory headquartered in Monroeville, Pa. with a long history in developing analytical methods related to amphibole minerals. The company participated in the drafting of the Yamate method, as well as the EPA AHERA method, which was based on their own internal asbestos analysis techniques. For 30 years, they have been using scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to their customers.

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