Sherwin-Williams Facing FAA Penalty for Violating Hazardous Materials Regulations

Sherwin-Williams Facing FAA Penalty for Violating Hazardous Materials Regulations
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August 5, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $63,000 civil penalty against the Sherwin-Williams Company for allegedly violating federal hazardous materials regulations.

According to the FAA, Sherwin-Williams offered a shipment of 10 cans of flammable paint for transport aboard a FedEx flight from Piqua, OH, to Niagara Falls, NY on October 15, 2014.

FedEx employees at the company's sorting facility in Indianapolis, IN discovered that the shipment was leaking.

The FAA alleges that the packages were not declared to contain hazardous materials and that the materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled and in proper condition for shipment by air.

The agency also alleges that Sherwin-Williams failed to ensure that their employees received required hazardous materials training and failed to provide emergency response information with the shipment in question.

The FAA says that Sherwin-Williams is scheduled to meet with the agency in mid-August to discuss the case.