The U.S Department of Labor has cited M & M International (Marcia Teixeira Hair Products) with numerous citations and penalties from the time period of 03/08/3011 – 09/08/2011 of this year. The Mission of the DOL is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. Without this organization our industry would run rampant with violations. Especially with all the commotion with the Brazilian Treatments. Why doesnt the Professional Beauty Industry take a look at the information? Why don’t they inform you? Well it’s all about EGO. And manufacturer dollars. The manufacturers have a lot of puppets who inform you , but only skim the surface of the problems. These puppets will say everything is all OK! Lets wait and see what the U.S Goverment will say and do. And then and only then will they SAY something in a press release. And then they will hop onto the boat claiming they were there for your legal representation within the industry. And charge you $300.00 to $1000.00 to join there professional organization and advertise with them on the sites, or networks, and web pages.
Citation and Penalty for M & M International, 125 Congress Ave – Suite 17/18 Delray Beach Florida 33445
Citation 1 Item 1 Type of violation: SERIOUS
The employer did not assure that hazard warning labels complying with the requirements of 29 CFR 1919.1200(f)were affixed to all containers of material listed in 29 CFR 1910,1048(m)(1)(i), except to the extent that 29 CFR 1910.1200(f) is inconsistent with this paragraph.
On or about 03/08/2011, the employer did not ensure that containers of the formaldehyde-containing Marcia Teixeira hair products were updated to reflect the hazards associated with formaldehyde exposure. The products found contain formaldehyde were Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Advanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Chocolate Extreme De-frizzing Treatment, Soft Gentle Smoothing Treatment, and Soft Chocolate Gentle Smoothing Treatment.
Date By Which Violation Must Be Abated 10/04/2011 Penalty is $4200.00
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Citation 1 Item 2 Type of Violation: SERIOUS
On or about 03/08/2011, the employer did not ensure that material safety data sheets of the formaldehyde containing Marcia Teixeira products were updated to reflect the content of formaldehyde. The products found to contain formaldehyde were Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Advanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Chocolate Extreme De-frizzing Treatment, Soft Gentle Smoothing Treatment, and Soft Gentle Smoothing Treatment.
Date By Which Violation Must be Abated: 10/04/2011
Proposed Penalty: $4200.00
Citation 1 Item 3 Type of violation: SERIOUS
29CFR 1910.1200(e)(1): The employer did not develop, implement, and/or maintain at the workplace a written hazard communication program which describes how the criteria specified in 29 CFR 1910.1200(f), (g), and (h) will be met:
On or about 03/08/2011. the employer did not develop a written hazard communication program for hair products that contain hazardous chemicals including but not limited to formaldehyde.
Date By Which Violation Must Be Abated: 10/04/2011 Proposed Penalty $4200.00
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