Category Archives: Asbestos

by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM Previously, we discussed silica as a mineral – where it’s found and the industries most likely to be affected by the new OSHA silica standard.  As a quick review, we discussed that silica is … Continue reading

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by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM The OSHA standard for  has just hit the street with an effective date of June 23, 2016.  The actual implementation date is June 2017 for construction and June 2018 for general industry.  There are … Continue reading

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Illinois construction companies, manager face nearly $2M in fines OKAWVILLE, Illinois – An investigation by OSHA has found that Joseph Kehrer, Kehrer Brothers Construction, and a Kehrer-affiliated company, D7 Roofing, violated numerous OSHA health standards related to the dangers of … Continue reading

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Kansas City, Missouri, store receives 11 violations KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A worker alleging the existence of asbestos, mold and hygiene hazards led to an inspection of an Advance Auto Parts store in Kansas City, where OSHA found one repeat … Continue reading

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Olivet Management faces $2.3M in OSHA fines for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos and lead during renovation of former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in New York WASHINGTON – Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company that owns … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Sodexho $81 grand for serious safety and health violations at Alderson-Broaddus College The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Sodexho Inc. with safety and health violations – 12 of them serious – found … Continue reading

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More than $146,000 in Proposed Penalties and 35 Citations OSHA cited American Felt & Filter Co. for 35 alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards at its New Windsor plant. The company, which manufactures woolen felt for a variety … Continue reading

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OSHA fines employer more than $1.2 million for exposing workers to asbestos hazards without protection The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued penalties of $1,247,400 to AMD Industries Inc. in Cicero after five unprotected and untrained workers allegedly were … Continue reading

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OSHA issued citations to Cambria Contracting Inc. for 11 alleged willful violations of the OSHA construction asbestos standard for failing to train and protect its workers at a Buffalo jobsite. The Lockport, N.Y., demolition contractor faces a total of $484,000 … Continue reading

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