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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Manchester Company fined by the EPA - Training is Important!
Keeping you updated on news in the lead community
The EPA has been targeting New England companies lately, even one fine in Manchester, NH....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 training in May! And if our usual Manchester, NH trainings are hard for you to get to, we just scheduled one in Tamworth (May 1st) and one in Claremont (May 15th).
Keep reading for stories about recent fines and other lead related news!
Settlements Ensure that New England Painting Companies Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards
"Several recent settlements ensure that New England businesses performing painting and home renovation work are complying with requirements designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities. The settlements also contain financial penalties which must be paid for alleged violations of EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule..." (Read More)
Companies/contractors fined include:
East Coast Pros LLC, Norwalk, Conn.
Bill Vizzo Contractors, LLC/Michael's Painting, Shelton, Conn.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Inc., Braintree, Mass.
Lead Developer Fined $2.4M for Exposing Workers to Asbestos and Lead in NY Site
Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company that owns the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in the Wingdale section of Dover Plains, NY, faces a total of $2,359,000 in proposed fines from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration. The company has been cited for exposing its own employees, as well as employees for 13 contractors, to asbestos and lead hazards during cleanup operations in preparation for a tour of the site by potential investors...
Autism or Lead Poisoning?
"Mindy Allen says her son, Haddon, was misdiagnosed with autism before age 2...but when a speech therapist noticed that Haddon also suffered from eczema, watery eyes and other symptoms that don't typically accompany autism, the question was raised about allergies. The Allens were referred to the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine...Allen says the center's tissue samples came back with "off the charts" lead levels..."(Read More)
Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Tamworth, NH
Monday, May 5th, 2014 - Manchester, NH
Thursday, May 15th, 2014 - Claremont, NH
Lead Abatement for Workers, Contractors and Supervisors:
Tuesday, May 6th - Friday, May 9th, 2014 - Manchester, NH