The following companies were cited with various OSHA violations in the past month:
- In Evanston, Ill., workers at Arturo's Painting and Restoration Inc., were exposed to lead paint levels up to 1.2 times greater than the permissible exposure limit. In addition to the exposure, Arturo's failed to determine the exposure levels prior to having their workers remove the lead paint with sanders and scrapers. Upon OSHA's investigation of the site, the company was cited with 17 serious safety violations. Arturo's Painting and Restoration Inc. faces a proposed fine of $46,000 for the violations.
- In Fostoria, Ohio, three workers at All-Set Roofing and Construction Inc. were exposed to fall risks at 15 feet up to install shingles and without fall protection. The Bowling Green Company had been previously cited for fall hazards at another job site. OSHA issues repeat violations if similar violations occur within five years of the original citation. OSHA cited the Bowling Green Company with proposed penalties of over $44,000.
- In Cleveland, Ohio, after complaints of unsafe work conditions, OSHA inspectors uncovered dangerous levels of lead and copper fumes at Republic Metals Inc. OSHA identified the company's lack of engineering controls that would have reduced the exposure levels and failure to train employees on proper techniques for dealing with exposure hazards. Additionally, the company was cited for a lack of personal protective equipment and excessive noise exposure. OSHA cited Republic Metals Inc. with proposed penalties of over $42,000.