In May 2015, a union leader complained about the asbestos removal process in the basement of a county-owned building. William Rutland noticed welfare workers removing asbestos without the proper protective gear, a requirement put into place by the state Labor Department's Bureau of Public Employee Safety and Health, or PESH.
Do you believe your employer is keeping you safe while you are on the job? Even though OSHA has strict rules and regulations requiring employers to keep workers safe from toxic substances like asbestos, many companies fail to do so. When this happens, workers' compensation laws can help employees recover lost wages, expenses for medical bills, and more.
Recently, real estate renovators in Texas were cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to asbestos at a San Antonio worksite.
Since the Environmental Protection Agency declared asbestos to be a hazard to human health in the late 1970s, many people think that exposure to the substance is a thing of the past. That is simply not the case. Today, many workers are exposed to asbestos on the job when employers violate the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's rules and regulations regarding the handling of asbestos-containing materials.
We often hear of employers being fined for asbestos violations on the job, but do you ever wonder who enforces those laws and regulations that are so often broken? Put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), these regulations have been put into place to protect employees from asbestos exposure while at work.
Two New York men were sentenced to 21 months in prison after improperly cleaning up and disposing of asbestos materials in the city of Malone.
Despite its use within thousands of consumer products all over the world, asbestos was declared to be dangerous to human health in the 1970's. Since then, many rules and regulations have been put into place to minimize exposure for those that are required to handle the substance on the job. Unfortunately, these rules and regulations are not always followed.