OSHA and Acme Parts, Inc., of Brooklyn have reached a settlement agreement to improve Acme Parts’ workplace safety and health.
OSHA inspectors found high levels of lead throughout the facility presenting serious lead hazards to employees.
Under the settlement agreement, Acme Parts will pay $40,000 in penalties, besides hiring a qualified lead hazards and abatement consultant to evaluate the facility and to recommend improved practices.
“Once implemented, the changes from the Acme Parts’ settlement will have a significant and long-lasting impact for workers at this facility,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Robert Kulick.
“The fines and abatement measures packaged together will raise awareness among employers working with leaded brass about the potential serious health effects of occupational lead exposure. This result highlights the need for comprehensive risk assessment and implementation of policies, procedures, and equipment to reduce such exposure,” said Regional Solicitor of Labor Jeffrey S. Rogoff.