Employer facing $63K penalty; lack of Hazmat training cited

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A Hayward, CA employer has been cited with $63K in fines relating to their handling of 12v lithium batteries. In a press release posted on 6/2/15, it was announced that CTC Battery has been cited for a single shipment of four (4) batteries that allegedly did not include required shipping papers and the package was not marked, labeled, or packaged according to Hazardous Materials Regulations. While any news relating to Hazardous Materials catches our eye here at CCAR, it was the following quote from the press release that really stood out for us;
“The company also allegedly failed to provide emergency responseĀ information and failed to ensure its employees received required hazardous materials training.”
$63,000 is a hefty fine to be sure, but this is not the first time (nor probably the last) that we have been made aware of actions such as this. To read the press release in its entirety, please click here.
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