Friday, September 14, 2012

Company faces $82K in fines for employee formaldehyde exposure

A Newark, NJ company faces $82,500 in penalties from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for overexposing employees to formaldehyde, along with other health and safety violations.

Cardolite, which develops adhesives and other products was cited with one “willful” and 13 “serious” violations.

Cardolite was cited for failing to monitor employees at its Doremus Avenue factory for formaldehyde exposure at six-month intervals as required by law.

OSHA says workers were breathing in levels of formaldehyde 1.6 times greater than what’s acceptable, and 5.5 times more than recommended during 15-minute periods.


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