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Monday, April 15, 2013

OSHA Significant Citations - Disneyland Citations Total $234,850

The following is a summary of OSHA and state OSHA significant citations that have proposed fines over $100,000 that were announced during the week ending April 13th.

The following are based on a press releases from OSHA and other sources. Reports from states, such as California, Oregon and Wyoming, in which the state has responsibility for workplace safety enforcement are also included.

CalOSHA Cites Disneyland For Seven violations ($234,850)

The Disney Blog reports that: The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) delivered seven safety violation citations to the Disneyland resort. This resulted in the voluntary closure of three attractions: Space Mountain, The Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Soarin’ Over California. Space Mountain has since reopened.  The citations were no related to ride safety.

There were three willful, one serious, one general, and one repeat violation cited.

The repeat violation was for: On and prior to November 29, 2012, the employer failed to mount, locate and identify all portable fire extinguishers so that they are readily accessible to employees without subjecting them to possible injury

Other violations were for:

Failing to have either a swinging gate or equivalent protection on the platform with access provided by ladderway on the Space Mountain. Employees accessed the upper and lower exterior platforms of Space Mountain to perform routine and non-routine maintenance.

Failing to provide guardrails on all open sides of unenclosed elevated work locations more than 30 inches above the floor, ground, or other working areas of Space Mountain.

Failing to implement and maintain all the required elements of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

You can read the citations here.

No significant OSHA citations. OSHA announced eight companies cited last week. They include:

  • Natural Flavors Inc. was cited for 12 workplace safety and health violations at its Newark facility. OSHA began its inspection after receiving information that workers were potentially exposed to diacetyl, a chemical used in flavorings. Proposed penalties total $60,400.

  • OSHA proposed $40,000 in fines for CVS Phrmacy Inc. for alleged repeat violation of safety standards following an inspection of the retailer's Red Hook store. The inspection found the store lacked a site-specific emergency action plan for workers to follow if a fire or other emergency occurred at the store.

  • OSHA cited Universal Industries LLC in Tomahawk with eight safety violations, including a failure-to-abate, for not enrolling workers in a hearing conservation program. OSHA initiated its follow-up inspection in November 2012. Proposed fines total $61,600.

  • Ozark Materials LLC, a dry powder paint manufacturer, was cited for 10 safety and health violations, including one willful, after two workers were injured within a month of each other at its facility in Mount Meigs. OSHA's inspection was based on a complaint that one worker sustained a broken arm and the other incurred a laceration as a result of unguarded equipment. Proposed fines total $41,600.

  • Becksted Masonry LLC was cited for three repeat and five serious safety violations, including worker exposure to scaffold hazards, at the company's Voorhees work site. The October 2012 inspection was conducted as part of OSHA's local emphasis program on falls in construction, resulting in $50,130 in proposed fines.

  • Nuway Tobacco Co. has been cited for 22 alleged serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its South Windsor, CT manufacturing facility. The tobacco sheet manufacturer faces $59,869 in proposed fines. Inspectors found workers exposed to fire and explosion hazards from both combustible tobacco dust generated by the manufacturing process and from the lack of equipment and procedures to prevent the spread of dust fires and explosions.

  • OSHA has cited Joy-Mark Inc. for six health violations, including two repeat, for exposing workers to airborne refractory ceramic fiber at the mold manufacturing facility in Cudahy. OSHA has proposed penalties of $50,050, as a result of the October 2012 follow-up inspection.

  • Roofing contractor Woodridge Enterprises Inc. in Lemont, IL for eight safety violations, including three repeat, for lack of protection from falls at a residential job site in Hinsdale. Initiated under OSHA's fall protection program, the inspection resulted in proposed fines totaling $47,960.

Related Past Posts:
OSHA Significant Citations - Week Ending April 6th
Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending March 30th
Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending March 23th

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