OSHA fines Central Point for not providing sufficient protection for workers.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (Central Point, Oregon) – State safety officials have fined an Oregon city for not providing protection from asbestos to workers. As reported by the Mail Tribune, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the City of Central Point $815 for failing to protect workers from being exposed to asbestos during a demolition project completed in February.
As noted in the report, only trace amounts of asbestos were found among debris; however, the city was said to have violated certain procedural rules in regards to training and handling. Melanie Mesaros, a spokesperson for the Oregon OSHA, is quoted in the report as stating, “Despite no asbestos being found on the site, it doesn’t mean they followed all the rules…Basically, they were supposed to have told the employees there was potentially asbestos there or that the material could have contained asbestos. They were then supposed to have actually tested for it before they started working.”
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