Settlement Concluded Between OSHA and Altamont Ambulance


Published on January 19 2018 3:01 pm
Last Updated on January 19 2018 3:01 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A settlement has been finalized between the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Altamont Ambulance Service.

OSHA opened investigations in January 2016, after receiving a complaint alleging violations of OSHA's bloodborne pathogens exposure and various other health and safety standards.

Altamont Ambulance contested the findings. A mandatory mediation took place, and a settlement was concluded.

OSHA Assistant Area Director Carl Armstrong said an agreement was reached August 16, the parties were notified at the end of September, and OSHA gave final notice of the agreement on October 13.

Six different activities were alleged in January 2016. Two of those alleged violations by Altamont Ambulance, two by Effingham City/County Ambulance and two by Vandalia Ambulance. The current penalties total $149,000. The initial penalties totaled $379,000.

Altamont Ambulance has ceased operations in Effingham County and Fayette County.