OSHA hits Illinois painting company with 17 citations

6 May, 2013
By: Donald W Fohrman
OSHA hits Illinois painting company with 17 citations

According to OSHA, Certified Painting was cited for allegedly failing to provide adequate carbon monoxide monitors, to provide and make sure that their workers were wearing protective clothing, to provide hygiene facilities and to ensure their employees were following the proper hygiene procedures after being exposed to lead and other hazardous materials. They also failed to provide US Coast guard life jackets and have available a lifesaving skiff where their employees were working over or near water.

They were cited for not providing fall protection equipment on scaffolding and for not maintaining a safety and health program. They failed to conduct regular inpsections of their job sites by a qualified person and failed to properly train their employees being exposed to hazardous materials.

Certified Painting Company performs industrial construction throughout the State of Illinois

The company has 15 days to contest the citations.

Category: Labor Law

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After completing law school Donald became an assistant Attorney General for 7 years and was assigned to the Industrial Commission Division. During that time he spent evenings establishing his own firm. Donald became a founding partner of a large workers’ compensation/personal injury firm but decided to leave the firm in 1990 to start a smaller “boutique” firm with the belief that bigger isn’t always better!
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