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Georgia Stone Countertop Manufacturer
Cited for Continued Silica, Noise Exposure

Feb. 4, 2010, 5:00 AM

An Atlanta stone countertop manufacturer faces nearly $136,000 in proposed fines for continuing to expose its employees to silica and noise hazards and failing to establish a written hazard communication program a year after it was cited for similar violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Jan. 27.

Atlanta Intown Granite Co. was cited for exposing workers to excess amounts of silica by not fully implementing a respiratory protection program, for failing to implement a hearing conservation program, and for failing to establish a written hazard communication program on exposure to hazardous substances.

OSHA also said it cited the...

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