By Sean Ryan The only difference between a 40-hour asbestos course and an eight-hour class is the size of the bill, according to roofers who want the state to back off a new training requirement. “There really isn’t a payback ...Read More »
OSHA reports • Air Temperature Services Inc., Madison, reached an informal settlement with OSHA on Nov. 4 to reduce a $750 scaffolding citation to $525. The company was issued the citation Oct. 21 during a plumbing, heating and air-conditioning job ...
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By Sean Ryan The University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie might appeal seven asbestos-removal violations stemming from campus projects in 2009. The violations were issued by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, which originally charged the university with 50 counts of asbestos ...Read More »
OSHA reports • Rojas Plastering, Waukesha, reached an informal settlement with OSHA on Sept. 1 to reduce a $2,000 scaffolding citation to $1,000, a $2,000 aerial-lifts citation to $1,000 and an $800 fall-protection-training citation to $400. The company was issued ...
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Two contractors have settled with the state over charges of violating asbestos removal rules when demolishing the old Aldrich Chemical building as part of the Marquette Interchange reconstruction. RMT Inc., Madison, and Detroit-based Homrich Inc. will pay a combined $60,000 ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] The state should have combined its two asbestos-inspection programs, abatement company owners say, before hitting up contractors for new certification fees. Wisconsin has two sets of regulators for asbestos-abatement projects. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] Wisconsin roofing contractors are bristling over the potential costs of retraining their workers to meet state asbestos requirements without proof the requirements will improve safety. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services distributed a memo that interprets the ...
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