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January 31, 2013
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AsbestosOSHA has cited an asbestos remediation company for nine alleged violations of safety and health standards -- including one willful – related to its removal of roofing material containing asbestos. Lorice Enterprises LLC of Albany, N.Y. faces a total $83,300 in proposed fines.

"Lorice Enterprises did not conduct an initial exposure assessment to determine exposure for the workers removing asbestos-containing roofing material. Additionally, the employer did not utilize wet methods to ensure that asbestos did not become airborne and failed to ensure head and eye protection for these workers," said Kimberly Castillon, OSHA's area director in Albany.

OSHA's Albany Area Office initiated the August 2012 inspection in response to a referral from the New York State Asbestos Control Bureau. The inspection resulted in the issuance of one willful citation with a $49,000 fine for failing to perform daily monitoring for asbestos exposure.

The eight serious violations with $34,300 in fines include failing to wear protective equipment properly and wet materials to prevent exposure to possible airborne asbestos.

Lorice Enterprises has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with the OSHA area director in Albany or contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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