DMC Consultants, Inc. Cited for MIOSHA Violations Totaling $265,200 in Proposed Penalties

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For Immediate Release: The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued citations for alleged violations of worker health provisions totaling $265,200 in penalties. MIOSHA is part of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

MIOSHA’s Construction Safety and Health Division conducted a health inspection at two duplexes in Ypsilanti from July 8, 2015 to August 14, 2015. During the inspection, 14 alleged violations were identified.

As a result of inspection #1075983, citations were issued for a total of seven willful/serious violations of Part 602 Asbestos for Construction Standard and one violation of Act 135 of 1986.

DMC Consultants, Inc., -  Inspection No. 1075983 (955 Madison Street)

Citation-Item No.

Construction Regulation

Description

Penalty

Willful/Serious 1-1

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(f)(1)(i), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Multi-employer worksites

Exposure monitoring was not performed during asbestos disturbance activities.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-2

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(e)(1), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Regulated Areas

The employer did not ensure that all asbestos work was performed within a regulated area.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-3

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(g)(1), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Methods of compliance

Appropriate hazard control methods were not used at the project site.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-4

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(g)(7)(ii), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Methods of compliance – Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Class II Work.

The employer did not utilize one of the approved methods described in this section to ensure that airborne asbestos did not migrate from the regulated area.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-5

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(h)(1), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Respiratory Protection

The employer did not provide appropriate respiratory protection.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-6

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(i)(1), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Protective Clothing

The employer did not provide or require the use of proper protective clothing during asbestos related work activities.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-7

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(j)(2)(i), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Hygiene Facilities and Practices for Employees

The employer did not establish an equipment room or area for the decontamination of employees and their equipment during asbestos related work activities.

$ 22,000.00

Citation of Act 135 of 1986

Citation 515, Item 1

Asbestos Abatement Contractors Licensing Act – Act 135 of 1986, 338.3220 Section 220(1), Asbestos Abatement Project; Notice

The employer who was performing asbestos abatement did not provide the appropriate notification of their asbestos abatement work activities.

$ 600.00

Total Penalties

$154,600.00

As a result of inspection #1075987, citations were issued for a total of five willful/serious violations of Part 602 Asbestos for Construction Standard and one violation of Act 135 of 1986 (Asbestos Abatement Contractors Licensing Act). 

DMC Consultants, Inc., -  Inspection No. 1075987 (113 Bell Street)

Citation-Item No.

Construction Regulation

Description

Penalty

Willful/Serious 1-1

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(f)(1)(i), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Multi-employer worksites

Exposure monitoring was not performed during asbestos disturbance activities.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-2

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(e)(1), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Regulated Areas

The employer did not ensure that all asbestos work was performed within a regulated area.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-3

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(g)(1), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Methods of compliance

Appropriate hazard control methods were not used at the project site.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-4

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(g)(7)(ii), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Methods of compliance – Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Class II Work.

The employer did not utilize one of the approved methods described in this section to ensure that airborne asbestos did not migrate from the regulated area.

$ 22,000.00

Willful/Serious 1-5

Part 602, Rule 1926.1101(j)(2)(i), Asbestos Standards for Construction, Hygiene Facilities and Practices for Employees

The employer did not establish an equipment room or area for the decontamination of employees and their equipment during asbestos related work activities.

$ 22,000.00

Citation of Act 135 of 1986

Citation 514, Item 1

Asbestos Abatement Contractors Licensing Act – Act 135 of 1986, 338.3220 Section 220(1), Asbestos Abatement Project; Notice

The employer who was performing asbestos abatement did not provide the appropriate notification of their asbestos abatement work activities.

$ 600.00

Total Penalties

$110,600.00

The company has 15 working days from receipt of the citations to comply or contest the violations and penalties. 

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