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ServiceMaster Clean workers exposed to lead, other hazards

March 28, 2012
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OSHAOSHA has cited janitorial services company ServiceMaster Clean with one willful and four serious safety violations for failing to protect workers from lead exposure and other hazards while they were contracted to clean an indoor firing range in Lancaster. OSHA's inspection was initiated Sept. 30 based on a complaint. Proposed penalties total $98,000.

The willful violation is for failing to adequately monitor air quality for lead exposure.

The serious violations include failing to adequately assess job hazards for potential lead exposure, provide adequate training on personal protective equipment, provide an employee respiratory protection program, maintain material safety data sheets at the work site for all hazardous materials and provide adequate training on the hazards of lead exposure.

ServiceMaster Clean is a privately owned franchise in Lancaster with 50 employees. It is part of the ServiceMaster group, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., which provides janitorial and disaster restoration services for residential and commercial customers.

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