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Friday, March 28, 2014
Lead-Edu Newsletter - Keeping you updated on news in the lead community
Keeping you updated on news in the lead community
More fines....don't be next!
Have you been thinking about getting some training and certification to make money in the lead industry?
Now is the perfect time! We have both RRP and Lead Abatement trainings in April!
Keep reading for stories about recent fines and other lead related news!
EPA Settlement Helps Protect Homeowners from Lead Paint Exposure During Renovations
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Thermo-Twin Industries, Inc. has agreed to implement lead-safe precautions when renovating pre-1978 dwellings. The company, located at 1155 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Pa., will also pay a $25,690civil penalty to settle alleged violations. EPA cited the company for violating the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), which requires that those receiving compensation for work on pre-1978 dwellings and child-occupied facilities be certified and use lead-safe work practices. These practices are designed to reduce the creation and dispersion of dangerous lead dust during common activities that disturb lead-based paint -- such as sanding, cutting, and window replacement..."(Read More)
Lead Paint Concerns Remain Three Years After New Regulations
Brigitte Fisch of Stoughton, Wis., says she wasn't familiar with work practices aimed at protecting homeowners and others from the dangers associated with lead paint when she hired highly rated Thomas Lulinski Home Finishing to repaint her 1950s home, but was pleased when the company informed her about the several year-old federal requirements. '
Fines of $46,900 After Workers Exposed to Lead Hazards
"Employees of Celtic Environmental Inc. were exposed to lead paint hazards while conducting abrasive blasting operations on a viaduct located at Richards and Herkimer Streets in Joliet in October 2013. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 10 serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $46,900. OSHA initiated a complaint inspection of the site under the National Emphasis Program for Lead Exposure in Construction. Lead exposure can cause damage to the nervous system, kidneys and other organs..."(Read More)
Minga Fair Trade Imports Recalls Wooden Flipping Acrobat Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of product:
Wooden flipping acrobat toys
The paint on the wooden flipping acrobat toys contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.(Read More)
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Monday, April 7th, 2014
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