Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

Multiple Texas companies cited by OSHA for asbestos violations, other hazards

24 Mar 2016 by under News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Multiple Texas companies cited by OSHA for asbestos violations, other hazards   According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (), five companies have been cited for failure to notify construction workers of asbestos and other hazards during a renovation. As a result, the companies are now faced with a total of $185,150 in fines. (more…)


Judge Amos Saunders dies of adenocarcinoma allegedly linked to courthouse asbestos

19 Aug 2015 by under Legal, People

Judge Amos C Saunders 100x100 Judge Amos Saunders dies of adenocarcinoma allegedly linked to courthouse asbestosA man who once dedicated his life to meting out justice from the bench may have had his life cut short as a result of a hazardous material in his own courtroom. Adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure, took the life of retired New Jersey Judge Amos Saunders on Aug. 16 of this year. The litigation pinning the judge’s alleged asbestos exposure to the courthouse will “absolutely” continue on and be amended to a wrongful case, Saunders’ attorney, Rachel Placitella, told the New Jersey Law Journal. (more…)


Asbestos-related deaths spike in Allegheny County, Penn.

21 Jul 2015 by under News, Research/Treatment

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Asbestos related deaths spike in Allegheny County, Penn.According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund, in Penn., faces more asbestos-related illnesses than any other county in the state. In order to help future asbestos victims, researchers are studying how location can impact your relationship with the deadly particles. (more…)


Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovation

3 Oct 2014 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovationAutauga County, Ala., officials have confirmed that asbestos floor tiles were found during the renovation of the .

“We didn’t know the tiles were there,” said Steve Golsan, the county administrator. “Our contractor informed us, and another contractor who is licensed and specializes in asbestos removal was called in to properly remove and dispose of the tiles. All precautions are being taken to contain the asbestos.” (more…)


National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

22 Sep 2014 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26On Friday, Sept. 26, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day will shed light around the nation on a dangerous form of cancer. Established in 2004, this awareness day, established and promoted by the Mesothelioma Applied Foundation ( Foundation), has been the driving force behind the movement to bring attention and funding to mesothelioma research. In the past ten years, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day has raised nearly $1 million, received numerous local, state, and national government proclamations, and been the focus of dozens of media stories. Volunteers around the country unite to spread their message about mesothelioma through events and activities on this day every year. (more…)


Plans proceed for Indiana hotel demolition delayed by asbestos contamination

6 Sep 2013 by under News

Sheraton Hotel Gary Ind 2 100x100 Plans proceed for Indiana hotel demolition delayed by asbestos contaminationPlans to demolish a decrepit downtown Gary, Indiana, hotel may finally have a green light to proceed after work was halted due to concerns about asbestos contamination. The former hotel has sat derelict since the mid-1980s.

Some asbestos abatement was done in 2008, funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (). But despite that work, which cost $750,000, not all the asbestos was removed from the building. An independent inspection conducted recently by Soil and Material Engineers, Inc., revealed more than 60,000 square feet of asbestos remain in the structure and its adjacent parking deck. (more…)


Construction workers at Florida school concerned about possible asbestos exposure

12 Aug 2013 by under News

florida school asbestos 100x100 Construction workers at Florida school concerned about possible asbestos exposureWorkers involved in an extensive remodeling project at a Florida elementary school are concerned they may have been exposed to . They sent photos to the local Fox4 television station showing a hallway closed off with plastic and posted with “Danger – Asbestos” signage at Tice Grammar School in Fort Myers, Fla. (more…)


New York elementary school under investigation for asbestos risk during renovation project

8 Aug 2013 by under Legal, News

Chrysotile microscopic 100x100 New York elementary school under investigation for asbestos risk during renovation projectA website called “Talk of the Sound” is following a developing story in which -containing floor tiles were removed from an elementary school in New Rochelle, N.Y. The website reports samples of floor tiles taken from George M. Davis Elementary school during a renovation project tested positive for asbestos when sent to an independent laboratory. School administrators insist neither students nor staff were exposed to asbestos during the renovation work. (more…)


Pennsylvania high-rise found to contain asbestos during renovation

5 Aug 2013 by under News

Lee Parks Tower WNEP16 News 100x100 Pennsylvania high rise found to contain asbestos during renovationResidents of a Luzerne County, Penn., building have been temporarily relocated to other living facilities after work on their building revealed the presence of asbestos. The building houses senior citizens and people with disabilities. Many of the apartments were already coated with dust from the renovation work before the residents were moved. (more…)


Asbestos found throughout site of deadly Philadelphia building collapse

22 Jul 2013 by under Legal, News

Philly building collapse courtesy ABC 6 News 100x100 Asbestos found throughout site of deadly Philadelphia building collapseSix people were killed June 5 when a building under in downtown Philadelphia, Penn., collapsed. A wall caved in on a Salvation Army store adjacent to the construction site, and staff and shoppers were buried under debris. Now, documents indicate there was asbestos present in the building. It appears the contractor did not notify city officials prior to beginning work and improperly disposed of asbestos-laden materials in an open trash bin on the construction site. (more…)