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Jun 8

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a memorandum outlining the initial enforcement of the standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime. Most provisions of the standard become enforceable on June 23, 2018. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average permissible exposure limit, action level, and associated ancillary requirements.

Full details here: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/topics/silicacrystalline/gi_maritime.html

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Jun 7

Chip and Joanna Gaines have been fined $40K for violating lead paint rules

‘Fixer Upper’ Couple Chip & Joanna Gaines Reach $40,000 EPA Settlement For Lead-Based Paint Violations

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Mar 27

Asbestos stops work on Otis Hotel renovation – Spokane

Work to restore the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane was stopped this month after air quality inspectors found signs of asbestos and no sign the developer had hired a certified contractor to deal with the cancer-causing material.

Notices posted March 9 on the doors of the old hotel show an “order of immediate restraint,” which halts all work as the state Department of Labor and Industries investigates if proper handling and disposal of any asbestos-laden materials has been done.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/mar/24/asbestos-stops-work-on-otis-hotel-renovation/

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Feb 2

Pierce County Water Testing

News article in the Tacoma News Tribune regarding a project we recently completed for Pierce County.

Lead-tainted water fixtures replaced at Remann Hall, others to be replaced soon

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article129478179.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

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Jan 6

Asbestos project documentation is important!

Asbestos project documentation is important!

Washington State AG Ferguson accuses asbestos contractor of falsifying disposal documents.

http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-ferguson-accuses-asbestos-contractor-falsifying-disposal-documents

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May 23

Architect’s and Design Professional’s Hidden Liability: Hazardous Materials in Construction

Great article and downloadable PDF regarding hidden hazardous materials liability carried by Architects and other Professionals on construction, renovation and demolition projects.

Check it out here: AIA California Council

 

 

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