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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Recent OSHA Major Citations

OSHA fines Anheuser-Busch for ammonia hazards

Although not a major citation, Anheuser-Busch was fined $92,400 for eight serious and two repeat safety violations. The violations cited were for safety violations with anhydrous ammonia, commonly used as a refrigerant in breweries. The inspection deemed the plant as lacking proper procedures for emergency shutdown of refrigeration systems. The plant also lacks ammonia detection systems and an continuous emergency ventilation system.

Anheuser-Busch was cited for similar violations in 2010 at their plant in Cartersville, Georgia.

Find out more >> http://www.beveragedaily.com/Regulation-Safety/ABI-faces-92-400-fine-after-OSHA-alleges-serious-safety-violations

Plastic Systems cited for 21 violations

Plastic Systems LLC, a Michigan manufacturer of plastic-molded products, was slapped with fines totaling $174,240. Six repeat violations--for failure to properly address lockout/tackout--totaled $112,860. The remaining 15 violations were related to machine guarding, equipment maintenance and more, totaling $61,380.

Find out more >> http://www.workplace-weekly.com/2014/08/08/plastic-systems-llc-fined-174240-for-exposing-workers-to-unexpected-machine-startups

Holly Refining faces $184,800 in fines

The Oklahoma-based crude oil processor neglected to provide protection from hot surfaces and fall hazards, among others. Three of the five violations were serious. The company was cited for similar violations in 2009.

Find out more >> http://news.industrysafe.com/inspections/oklahoma-company-cited-for-repeat-and-serious-violations/

Rust-Oleum Corp. cited for exposing workers to silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards

Rust-Oleum Corp. was cited for 33 serious safety and health violations for exposing workers to crystalline silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards. OSHA initiated its inspection following a complaint alleging improper storage of material and inadequate forklift training. Proposed penalties total $188,500.

Find out more >> https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=26508

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