Serious infractions involved the facility’s failing to train employees on the correct use of fire extinguishers, occasionally inspecting these portable devices, collecting air samples in the powder coating space where unusually high levels of airborne particles was greater than the acceptable exposure limit.
According to the official press release, the metal fabricator underwent an inspection in September 2012 to certify that hazards discovered during a January 2012 investigation were taken care of.
According to OSHA’s report, employees who were engaged in demolition work at 2017 Clinton Street were subjected to high lead levels while knocking down walls that contained paint infused with the chemical element.
Joy-Mark also faces four serious violations for breach of OSHA’s respiratory protection standards, specifically failing to provide a medical evaluation for its workers who wear respirators, neglecting to execute annual respirator fittings and allowing this type of safety gear to be worn with a beard.
Because of the gravity of the violations, OSHA has placed Coatings Unlimited in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which subjects companies to surprise inspections.
According to The Associated Press, Rex Wilcoxen lost his life six months ago after he asphyxiated while attempting sandblasting.
These dangers could “expose employees to the dangers of fire, lacerations, amputation, chemical burns, crushing falls, and eye, face and hand injuries,” if they weren’t addressed.
Din was employed by Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE) but was working on a project for the VA. As a researcher, he and his employees were regularly exposed to live cultures.
One willful violation involved neglecting to ensure that machine operators were properly trained to handle dangerous machinery.
On Sunday, April 28, the United States will observe Workers’ Memorial Day, which honors employees who lost their lives while working.
OSHA agents found that Roof Systems exposed workers to fall hazards of more than 11 feet and failed to provide them with adequate fall protection.
The official report revealed that members of the team violated eight of the 10 Standing Firefighting orders.
Although 36 represents a figure that is down from the 66 unreported incidents from 2009, the press statement said that actions must be taken to ensure that all workers come make it home at the end of their shift.