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Coating Operation Fined $341K

Workers repeatedly inhaled, absorbed and even ingested toxic hexavalent chromium through a variety of coating tasks at an Oklahoma contractor, federal authorities are alleging.


OSHA Cites Silica at Coating Company

A Texas powder coating company allegedly exposed workers to toxic chemicals, including silica, and now faces $55,440 in proposed penalties, federal authorities say.


OSHA Floats 4 Possible Rule Changes

From spray finishing to chemical safety, the federal government is seeking input on four potential rule changes that could affect the coating and blasting industry.


Blast-Proof Light for Paint Booths

Larson Electronics has introduced a two-foot-long explosion-proof light fixture for paint booths and other hazardous locations with the potential for flammable vapors.


Railcar Finishing Work Nets $170K Fine

A New York manufacturer of rail and aircraft interiors is facing 24 federal health and safety citations and $170,100 in fines for coating, sanding and related hazards at its plant in Champla...


Spray Booth Light Cart Gets New Design

An updated paint booth cart light enables better mobility and light fixture protection, Larson Electronics announced.


Spray Booth Hazards Draw $119K Fine

Unsafe spray finishing operations, including flammable liquids and paint booth hazards, are among the violations that have landed a screen printing company in hot water with federal regulato...


Firms Fined in Deadly Paint Dust Blast

Federal regulators are holding three contracting firms liable for a combustible-dust flash fire that claimed the lives of two workers in a paint booth at a Texas facility in August.


New Lights for Hazardous Locations

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the addition of several new products this year, including a hazardous location-approved LED light fixture and a fluorescent light fixture wit...


Paint Booth Light is Explosion Proof

Larson Electronics has introduced an explosion-proof, four-foot-long lighting fixture that carries a paint spray booth light certification and T6 temperature class certification.


OSHA Fines OH Coating Contractor $88K

An Ohio industrial and military coatings applicator is facing 26 federal health and safety violations and $88,200 in fines for spray booth violations, combustible dust hazards and other issu...


Painter Closes after OSHA Citations

A Florida aluminum coating and blasting operation has closed its door in the face of 37 new federal safety and health citations and a fine of nearly $140,000.


‘Peelable’ Coating Allows New Looks

Military and private aircraft in need of a temporary new look may find help in a “peelable” coating just developed by UK-based Indestructible Paint Ltd.


Plant Cited in Fire Fought by Worker

Federal safety authorities have cited a New York metal finishing plant where an employee was burned while trying to put out a fire in September.


New Painting, Blasting Lights Unveiled

Larson Electronics has introduced several new lighting options for industrial and commercial painting and blast cleaning operations.


WI Paint/Blast Shop Draws 42 Citations

A longtime Wisconsin painting and blasting contractor is facing 42 federal citations and $50,140 in fines for a wide variety of health and safety violations, including some first cited in 20...


3 New Lights are Explosion-Proof

Larson Electronics has unveiled three new Magnalight explosion-proof lights for painting, petrochem, offshore and other hazardous applications.


Trailer Maker, Coater Draws $950K Fine

Two Texas trailer manufacturers have been slapped with nearly $1 million in federal fines for a wide variety of noise, toxic exposure and electrical violations, including many in the facilit...


OSHA Slaps AFB Painting, Blast Shops

Painters, blasters and sanders at Hill Air Force Base are working with excessive noise, lack of respiratory protection, lack of training, and excessive exposures to cadmium, hexavalent chrom...


Painting Violations Draw $102K OSHA Fine

A wide variety of paint-related violations—from open drums of lacquer to unprotected lighting spattered with overspray to lack of training in first aid and respirator use—has an Ohio fabrica...


Booths Make Paint, Blast Work Flexible

Montreal-based Chamtech Systems has expanded its selection of retractable enclosures to include flexible workspace for paint and sandblast applications.


Larson Shrinks Paint Booth Light

Larson Electronics has expanded its Magnalight line of explosion-proof lights with a two-foot version of its UL 844 LED light for paint spray booths.


Fabricator Cited for Exposures, Spray Issues

An Alabama steel fabricator is facing a $48,510 fine as well as repeat and serious federal citations for spray and blasting booth hazards, chemical exposures and other conditions at its faci...


MA Finisher Cited, Fined 3rd Time

A Massachusetts metal finishing and hard coating contractor faces more than $49,000 in federal fines for painting-related violations that include hazards dating to 2005.


Larson Introduces 3 Explosion-Proof Lights

Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com has added several new two-foot explosion-proof LED lights with UL 844 Class 1 and Class 2 certifications.


 
 
   

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