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Newly-released OSHA photos
Herron Testing Labs, Cleveland

      

October 4, 2000

The following are newly-released photos taken by Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials during a May 2000 inspection of Herron Testing Labs. At the time these photos were taken, the employees had no idea they were being routinely exposed to beryllium dust.

Citizen Action has obscured the employees' faces to protect their privacy.

Herron employee at grinder
A Herron employee eating a sandwich while running a grinder in the machine shop (May 23, 2000).

Herron worker with contaminated hammer
Employee using a hammer to prepare pieces for the grinder. The handle of the hammer had detectable beryllium and other metals in a wipe sample (May 26, 2000).

Herron worker and contaminated computer mouse
Employee using a computer which set this lathe. His right hand is on the computer mouse, which had detectable beryllium and other metals in a wipe sample (May 26, 2000).

Contact: Amy Ryder, (216) 861-5200, Ohio Citizen Action.