On October 27, 2017, it was announced that the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reached a settlement with Acme Parts to improve the company’s workplace safety and health. During an inspection, OSHA discovered high levels of lead throughout the company’s Brooklyn facility posing a serious hazard to employees.
Workers that are exposed to the material could be put at risk of serious lead-induced health hazards, such as kidney and neurological disease, cancer, and hypertension. Under the terms of the agreement, Acme Parts of Brooklyn will play $40,000 in penalties.
The company has also agreed to hire a qualified lead hazards and abatement consultant to analyze the facility and to recommend improvements. Acme was cited in April of 2016 after an inspection by its Manhattan Area Office.