Monday, 15 December 2014
An Expensive Lesson in Lead Based Paint
What is $460,000 worth to you? A fine of this caliber would be devastating to a lot of businesses including the Pennsylvania Bridge Painting Contractor that received it. According to an article in “Paint Square,” Panthera Painting Inc. was cited and fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 38 violations pertaining to excessive exposure to lead and lead dust and many respiratory protection hazards. They have also been placed in the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and will be subject to on-going inspections from OSHA."The employer's refusal to correct the hazards, along with its history of failing to correct hazards, demonstrates a clear resistance to worker safety and health and leaves workers vulnerable to potential illnesses and injuries from overexposure to lead and other hazards," said MaryAnn Garrahan, OSHA regional administrator in Philadelphia."Employers have a legal responsibility to provide workers with safe and healthful workplaces. Anything less is unacceptable."Lead paint risk mitigation is critical to businesses that operate around these toxic substances. Provide a healthier atmosphere for you, your employees and the environment by taking the proper precautions when it comes to renovation or demolition of items containing lead based paint. ECOBOND LBP is the ONLY solution on the market that not only seals lead paint, but treats it! For less than $.25/sq ft., ECOBOND LBP is an affordable option for your business to mitigate these risks to keep your workers safe.