Massachusetts. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Massachusetts corporation/manufacturer for 13 alleged serious violations of workplace health and safety standards at its manufacturing plant. The manufacturer faces a potential total of $43,800 in proposed fines.

OSHA's inspection found a variety of emergency response, respirator, electrical and chemical hazards. The citations were issued for a lack of an emergency action plan, inadequate employee training in responding to emergencies, inadequate respirator training, lack of respirator fit-testing and medical evaluation, failure to evaluate respiratory hazards, unmarked exit routes, unlabeled containers of chemicals, severely corroded electrical equipment, an extension cord used in place of permanent wiring, inadequately guarded floor holes, missing stair rails, and an uninspected and improperly located emergency eyewash/shower.

OSHA issues a serious citation when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

MassDEP - Using fluorescent lamps makes business and environmental sense because they consume one quarter as much electricity as incandescent lighting. At the same time, spent and broken fluorescent lamps need to be handled very carefully because they contain small amounts of mercury. Standard linear fluorescents, lamps with green end caps or green marking, compact fluorescents, high intensity discharge (HID), neon and high-pressure sodium lamps used in outdoor lighting all contain mercury.

The Mercury Management Act, enacted in 2006, prohibits all items that contain mercury, including low mercury fluorescent lamps, from being thrown in the trash effective May 1, 2008. As of this date, all mercury containing lamps must be recycled or managed as hazardous waste.

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Operating out of Northborough, Massachusetts, we provide customers with a comprehensive range of environmental services. As the demand for environmental services grows, Capital Environmental provides a ready source for one-stop service, a convenient and thorough alternative to using multiple firms to achieve one goal. Capital Environmental serves Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine and Eastern New York State.

Capital Environmental offers the following services,
to name a few:

  • Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I & Phase II)
  • Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) Compliance
  • Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) compliance
  • Rhode Island Rules and Regulations for the Investigation and Remediation of Hazardous Material Releases compliance
  • Risk Assessments, as well as Site Remediation Emergency Response for Land and Water Releases
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Closures
  • Contaminated Groundwater Remediation
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Management
  • Industrial Maintenance Services

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