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.

About us

Capital Environmental is fully insured to help your business fully comply with federal and state legislation regarding liability for hazardous waste generation, storage and proper disposal. We are a direct provider of environmental services to corporate, institutional, and government clients as well as a subcontractor to larger providers of environmental and professional services in the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont and the Northeast in general. From start to finish, we bring your company up to speed and set you on a plan to meet and even exceed these standards of compliance.

Our company founder, Rob Berger, has over 30 years of experience. The following is a list of just some of his accomplishments:

Sparrows Point, Maryland
Provided Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance Services during the transport and dismantling of ships from the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) “Ghost Fleet” located in the James River, Virginia.

Burlington, Massachusetts
Provided engineering oversight and environmental compliance monitoring during the assessment and remediation of a 6 acre commercial property formerly occupied by Raytheon Corporation.

Cavendish, Vermont
Provided remediation and spill cleanup services for a leaking transformer unit. Decontamination and soil removal services provided.

Boston, Massachusetts
Provided the rigging, transportation and disposal of PCB and PCB-contaminated transformers from private buildings throughout New England. Transformers removed from subsurface vaults, basements, and roof tops.

Morrisville, Vermont
Provided assessment services for three buildings and surrounding soils. Property historically used to store transformers, capacitors and other items utilized by an electrical utility operation.

Athens, OH
Provided packaging and disposal of PCB capacitors and ballasts. Also provided management services for other PCB items. Assisted in the training of corporate personnel in the inspection and data management for PCB transformers.

Rutland, VT
Provided service to decontaminate porous and non-porous surfaces contaminated with PCBs from transformers and capacitors. Both core samples and wipe samples collected to verify cleanup status of concrete pads and metal surfaces.

Other Similar Project Types

  • Decontamination of Solvent and Heavy Metal Contaminated Buildings and Building Materials.
  • Lead Dust Clean Up.
  • Decontamination of Petroleum and Waste Oil contaminated Surfaces.
  • Gold and other Precious Metal Recovery from Porous and Non-Porous Surfaces.
  • Asbestos Survey and Asbestos Remediation Oversight.
  • Mold Assessment and Remediation

For a more complete list of what we do, take a look at our Services page.