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Ohio workers exposed to lead, other hazards

Repeat violations get Mahle Engine Components SVEP status
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Workers at an Ohio manufacturing company were exposed to lead, according to OSHA – along with electrical and machine guarding hazards. The OSHA inspection that uncovered those conditions lead to 26 health and safety violations against Mahle Engine Components USA Inc.


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Cadmium and lead linked to hearing loss in U.S. adults

Even low levels can damage hearing
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Low levels of two common metals may contribute to hearing loss, according to a study published recently in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers found that lead and cadmium – even at levels below national workplace standards set by OSHA – can damage hearing.


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Panthera Painting earns spot in SVEP

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Panthera Painting Inc. of Canonsburg, Pa has been cited by OSHA for 38 alleged violations—including 14 willful and 11 repeat—found at bridge work sites in Slatington, Harrisburg and Slatedale, where workers were exposed to lead and other safety and health hazards while performing abrasive blasting and repainting projects.


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Lead in the lunchroom for Ohio glass co. workers

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OSHA has cited Dlubak Glass Co. for 15 alleged health – including willful and repeat – violations, many of them related to the presence of lead, following a March inspection at one of its two Upper Sandusky plants. Proposed fines total $126,700.OSHA has cited Dlubak Glass Co. for 15 alleged health – including willful and repeat – violations, many of them related to the presence of lead, following a March inspection at one of its two Upper Sandusky plants. Proposed fines total $126,700.


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Kenyan plant workers face high lead exposures

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Workers at plants in Kenya where lead acid batteries are made and recycled have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood that puts them at risk for serious health effects, according to a new study published in Environmental Health News.


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NH foundry wracks up 62 violations for lead exposure since 1998

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OSHA has cited Franklin Non-Ferrous Foundry Inc. with four alleged willful and serious violations of workplace health and safety standards, chiefly involving a failure to protect workers from exposure to lead.


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Firearms manufacturer under the gun for exposing workers to lead

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OSHA has cited Illinois Gun Works Ltd. for 28 alleged health violations following a Jan. 21 inspection referred by the Illinois Department of Public Health that found two gun range operators were exposed to airborne lead levels up to 12 times the permissible level. Proposed fines total $111,000.
 


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Workers exposed to lead at Pa. facility

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OSHA has cited Heraeus Materials Technology LLC for exposing workers to dangerously high levels of lead and silver metal, among other violations, at the company's West Conshohocken facility.


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Lead gets a new label from CDC

Funding for lead poisoning prevention nearly eliminated
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it is accepting its advisory committee’s recommendation to redefine the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood and to focus the nation’s attention on preventing lead exposure.


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Workers at Ohio battery plant exposed to lead

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OSHA has cited Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc. for 11 alleged health violations - including one willful and two repeat - following an Oct. 25 inspection that was initiated based on a complaint.


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