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Sandusky, Ohio Facility Cited for Failing to Remove Asbestos

Kyklos Bearings International has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 13 safety violations. According to an OSHA regional news release, while no injuries have been reported as a result of the violations, OSHA has proposed $65,000 in fines for the penalties.

All 13 of the violations Kyklos Bearings were cited for were serious and involved OSHA’s asbestos standard, including:

  1. Failing to provide initial exposure assessment and air monitoring;

  2. Failing to require employees to wear personal protective equipment, such as protective clothing and respirators;

  3. Failing to use approved methods for the removal and handling of asbestos-containing material;

  4. Failing to provide a decontamination area, asbestos removal training and adequate waste disposal.

“Failing to require workers to wear personal protective equipment and use respirators when disposing of asbestos is unacceptable and exposes workers to unnecessary health risks,” Kim Nelson, the OSHA area director in Toledo, told the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs. “Employers have a responsibility to properly train workers for tasks to which they are assigned and to monitor their exposure to hazardous materials.”

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Source: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=23823

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