Archives for: July 2016

Rochester Judge Sentences Developer for Exposing Workers to Asbestos

Posted on July 26, 2016 by

In March, we reported on the Rochester property developer convicted of violating the Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards involving asbestos removal and disturbance. Now, a New York judge has sentenced the man for exposing workers to asbestos during… Keep Reading

OK Benefits from Influx of Money from EPA to Assess Asbestos Safety

Posted on July 19, 2016 by

Many schools built prior to the 1980’s used materials that contain asbestos, and still harbor asbestos-containing materials, leaving students and school workers at a potential risk for asbestos exposure. However, the U.S. government agencies know that with due diligence health… Keep Reading

School Employee to Be Compensated for Raising Asbestos Concerns

Posted on July 12, 2016 by

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s federal investigators found Dearborn, MI school district officials guilty of violating the whistleblower provisions of the Clean Air Act after punishing a school janitor when she complained about exposure to asbestos while cleaning school… Keep Reading

Companies Have a Duty to Warn of Asbestos in Products

Posted on July 5, 2016 by justice scales

The dangers of asbestos have been recognized for decades. Even so, many workers were unknowingly exposed to the carcinogen even while companies who supplied asbestos-laden products they worked with knew the workers could have lasting health issues if not properly… Keep Reading