OSHA issued nearly $80K in fines to an Atlanta-area commercial lamination company for eighteen hazards deemed “serious” by investigators. Violations included failing to ensure machines don’t accidentally start up while workers are performing service, maintenance and repairs; not removing forklifts with defective safety equipment from service and not training workers on the hazards of exposure to formaldehyde. Other violations included failing to train temporary workers on the hazards of using chemicals and not providing safety data sheets for chemicals being used. The OSHA area director stated in the release that removing faulty equipment should be a “no brainer.” Total proposed penalties equal $79,650.
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