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Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Monday, January 28, 2013
No OSHA Significant Citations Announced Last Week
The following is normally a summary of OSHA significant citations that have proposed fines over $100,000 that were announced during the week ending January 26th.
However, there were only two announcements from OSHA in the past week concerning newly issued citations. Both were for amounts less than $100,000. One, for $54,000, was related to ammonia refrigeration. The other, for $83,300, was for asbestos related safety violations.
OSHA cited Rana Meal Solutions LLC with 12 safety violations following a complaint alleging
workers were exposed to ammonia hazards at their Bartlett
which was being retrofitted for use as a pasta production
facility. Proposed fines total $54,000.
Eleven serious violations of OSHA's process safety
management standards were cited for deficiencies in the company's
ammonia refrigeration process. These included:
- A lack of written standard
operating procedures for the ammonia refrigeration process
emergency action plan
- Failing to perform inspections and tests on
- Not addressing the hazards of the ammonia
- Failing to address the findings and
recommendations of the process hazard analysis team.
to develop, implement and train employees in hazard communication
providing an emergency eyewash station
Not providing material data safety
sheets for hazardous chemicals present in the workplace.
In addition an other-than-serious violation was
issued for a slip and trip hazard after water was found on the floor of
the engine room.
An Albany, NY, asbestos removal company,
Lorice Enterprises LLC faces $83,300 in proposed OSHA penalties
There was one willful
citation with a $49,000 fine for failing to perform daily monitoring for
There were citations issued for eight serious violations, with $34,300 in fines. These
included failing to wear protective equipment properly and failing to wet materials
to prevent exposure to possible airborne asbestos.
Related Past Posts:
Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending January 19th
Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending January 12th
Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending January 5th
Labels: OSHA Citations, OSHA Willful Citation
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