Friday, July 13, 2018

Lead Based Paint: Lack of Compliance

lead based paint testing, lead inspector, lead based paint inspection, lead paint inspection, lead paint testThere have been many cases portraying lack of compliance to safety regulations. You can read an example of failure to comply with lead-based paint regulations below.

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the owners of a TV show on HGTV called “Fixer Upper,” have been fined for failure to comply with safety guidelines for lead-based paint removal. Their show contained footage of employees not following proper safety guidelines while removing lead-based paint. Their company, Magnolia Homes, paid a civil fine of $40,000 and agreed to show a demonstration on how to properly remove lead-based paint. Since then, Chip and Joanna have made a serious effort to make a difference by funding a lead-paint abatement program in their hometown with $160,000.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Asbestos: Lack of Compliance

AHERA,  asbestos inspection,  asbestos air testing,  asbestos testing, asbestos testing service, asbestos, NESHAP,There have been many cases portraying lack of compliance to safety regulations. Here are some examples of failure to comply with asbestos regulations:

An audit at California State University uncovered a large list of ongoing problems that created extreme safety hazards for half a million students and employees. The University was fined multiple times for the lack of compliance on two of its campuses – San Diego and Channel Islands.

During the renovation of a former air force base located in Atwater, California—Firm Build employees, subcontractors, subcontractors’ employees and student workers were exposed to airborne asbestos. Directors knowingly strayed from safety precautions to save money during demolition and renovation. Prison sentences were handed down as a result.

Read more about fines for lack of compliance here!

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