Helicopter Contractor Faulted for Chemical Hazards

News Item From: Products Finishing

Posted on: 7/3/2013

Other violations include spray booths containing combustible floor linings, lack of air flow measuring devices and fire extinguisher systems and medical and monitoring programs for exposed workers.

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Perkasie, Pa.-based Carson Helicopters Inc. has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for eight serious violations, including exposing workers to hazards involving high levels of hexavalent chromium.

 

Other violations include spray booths containing combustible floor linings, as well as the lack of air flow measuring devices and fire extinguisher systems, engineering controls to reduce worker exposure to harmful chemicals, and medical and monitoring programs for exposed workers.

 

The company also was cited for its failure to train workers in hexavalent chromium safety and proper respiratory protection. Proposed penalties total $40,500.

 

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