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Oct 13

Local asbestos training company runs into trouble

OWNER AND OPERATOR OF ASBESTOS REMOVAL TRAINING COURSE PLEADS GUILTY TO PROVIDING FALSE CERTIFICATIONS
Defendant Admits He Provided Certifications for those who Never Took Course

The owner of a company that provided federally-mandated training for construction firms working with asbestos pleaded guilty today to falsifying documents as part of a scheme to violate the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. ISAAC COLE, 54, of Kent, Washington, owns and operates Cole and Associates, Inc., a business licensed by Washington State to provide asbestos training courses for asbestos workers and supervisors in exchange for a course enrollment fee. COLE admitted in his plea agreement that he took additional fees to provide falsified certifications to people he knew had not actually taken the course. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour is scheduled for January 13, 2017…….


May 13

Criminal charges for improper Asbestos removal

AG files criminal charges against hotel owner from Kent WA over asbestos removal

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed criminal charges on Monday in Spokane Superior Court against three people and one company for multiple violations of clean air laws involving improper asbestos removal and disposal….

Full article in Kent Reporter

WA State Attorney General’s press release


Apr 5

#AsbestosAwarenessWeek

small logo gearIts asbestos awareness week. #AsbestosAwarenessWeek

Please check out this information from Washington State Labor and Industries regarding asbestos safety for real estate professionals.

Asbestos Safety For Real Estate Professionals


Sep 3

Asbestos at UC Davis

UC Davis workers: “We exposed students to asbestos”

UC DAVIS EMPLOYEES BLOW THE WHISTLE ON A LONG-TIME PRACTICE WHICH MAY HAVE EXPOSED STUDENTS TO CARCINOGENS

 

http://www.abc10.com/story/news/investigations/2015/08/17/ucdavisasbestos/31461399/

 


Jul 27

Idaho fined after demolition of building with asbestos

Best Quote from article.

“Pavitt said it’s often cheaper to do an asbestos survey first to identify problem materials to be removed rather than have to remove an entire debris pile after demolition.”

 

http://newsok.com/article/feed/866525


Jul 13

The Evil Dust – the history of asbestos

Interesting short excerpt of documentary about asbestos.

Full movie is available at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz8IFlfcBZ0oM2NQRVFOdC1xX28/edit