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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reports of asbestos exposure to Niagara County workers and those on a social services Work Relief program are unfounded, according to a memo released Monday by Niagara County Manager Jeffrey Glatz.

Bill Rutland, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local 182, had filed a grievance concerning the asbestos exposure to his union members following work they were asked to do at the county's Shaw Building on the former Mount View Campus in the town of Lockport.

Glatz' memo, however, says that state employee-safety and health testing indicated the absence of airborne fibers and particles at the site, which houses the county’s Health and Mental Health departments.

Investigators did detect the probable presence of asbestos insulating materials in a dumpster located outside the building; however, those materials were not airborne. The dumpster has been covered and secured and is set for proper removal by a licensed asbestos contractor, per guidelines set by the Asbestos Control Bureau of the New York State Department of Labor, according to the county.

Glatz’s memo to county employees can be seen below:

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1 comment:

  1. county sweeping everything under rug again,just like everything else going on in county people don't no,as a former employee the county has a lot of issues they continue to ignore,violence in the work place ,discrimination to namea few


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