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Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


Abrasive Blasting Draws 17 Citations

Allegations of worker overexposure to lead and silica as well as other health hazards have landed a Connecticut abrasive blasting contractor in trouble with federal authorities.


EU Backs Philippines’ Anti-Lead Push

The European Union is throwing its support behind an effort to eliminate lead and mercury exposures among millions of Filipino schoolchildren.


CA Eyes Major Lead Level Changes

California regulators are moving closer to slashing lead exposure limits for workers, calling the current standards outdated and harmful to human health.


Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.


Blasting Contractor Cited for Lead

An Illinois contractor is facing nearly $47,000 in fines for allegedly exposing its abrasive blasters to lead paint, federal officials say.


Google Firm to Rehab U.S. Hangar One

Deadlocked over a seven-figure coating bill, two federal agencies have decided to Google a solution.


Ship Blasting Sparks Fire, Toxic Fumes

Lead- and arsenic-laced smoke sent 16 San Diego shipyard workers to the hospital after a fire started during abrasive blasting operations Thursday (Nov. 21), officials said.


Machine Shop Cited for Lead Exposure

An industrial parts manufacturer is facing $188,300 in proposed penalties after workers were allegedly exposed to lead, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.


SSPC Seeks Input on New Lead Rules

SSPC is recruiting data and reports from its members on federal regulators' plan to expand lead-safe rules to commercial and public-works projects.


Repair Bids Sought for 1885 Lighthouse

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget is inviting bids until Nov. 16 for repairs and recoating work on the historic Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse in Lewes, DE.


USACE Awards $18M ND Dam Painting

S&S Coatings Inc., of Spokane, WA, has been awarded an $18,271,224 contract to clean and recoat the 28 spillway gates at the Garrison Dam in central North Dakota.


EPA OKs Cleanup at Navy Superfund Site

Contamination from paint, blasting and other activities will finally be cleaned up at the Naval Submarine Base-New London Superfund Site in Groton, CT, under a Navy plan newly approved by th...


NH Plant Facing 66th OSHA Citation

Cited dozens of times since 1998 for federal lead violations, a New England foundry is now shouldering a new case that carries a $185,900 price tag.


Judge Throws Out OSHA Clothing Case

Federal regulators overstepped their authority when they cited an oil and gas company for not having an employee wear flame-retardant clothing, a new ruling holds.


Old PPG Waste Site Spurs New Lawsuit

Two environmental groups have opened a new chapter in a long-running battle over a former PPG Industries waste site in Pennsylvania, accusing the paint and coatings giant of illegally discha...


BASF Phasing Out Lead Chromate Pigments

BASF, one of the world’s largest pigment suppliers, will stop making lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 and concentrate on developing and producing alternative products, the company h...


OSHA Issues Plan for High-Hazard Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2011 (SST-11) program, to help the agency direct enforcement resourc...


Sherwin-Williams Upheld in $7M Appeal

Mississippi’s high court has thrown out a $7 million jury verdict against the Sherwin-Williams Co. in a case involving allegations of brain damage to a boy who allegedly ate lead paint chips...


Company’s Paint Waste Draws $100K Fine

An untended assortment of paint waste, alkaline and acidic corrosive liquids, and sludges containing heavy metals has drawn a $100,000 federal fine for a California metal plating company.


OSHA Sharpens Eye on Metals Industries

Steel, aluminum and other metals producers, take note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is watching you.


$19.9M in Milwaukee Bridge Work Let

A Wisconsin contractor has been awarded a $19.9 million contract to replace one vertical lift bridge and rehabilitate another over the Milwaukee River.


CSX to Remove Flaking Bridge Coating

Prodded by Kentucky environmental officials, CSX Corp. has agreed to strip the remaining rusty, lead-based paint that is flaking off a company bridge onto the ground and into the Barren Rive...


Supreme Court Allows Lawyers To Share in Public Lead Awards

Local governments that are planning to sue paint companies for lead cleanup may hire private lawyers to help and offer them part of those awards, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rev...


EPA OKs 2 Lead Test Kits; RRP Training Tops 400K

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved two lead testing kits and trained 421,000 people as enforcement looms for the new federal lead-safe work rules.


 
 
   

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