OSHA cites company for workplace violations proposing a $199,996 fine for noncompliance. The U.S Department of Labor cites a South Jersey Fencing Manufacturer for continued violations, including safety, cleanliness, and lack of adequate training on hazardous chemicals.
“Jan. 9, 2018
PENNSAUKEN, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Aruvil International Inc. for multiple safety violations at its Pennsauken facility. The chain-link fencing manufacturer faces $199,996 in proposed penalties.
Agency inspectors identified violations, including inadequate lighting; lack of machine guards; failing to keep the workroom clean and dry; failing to inspect and ensure proper use of fall protection; and failing to provide effective training on hazardous chemicals in a June 2017 inspection. A prior investigation in August 2015 found similar violations.
“Aruvil International has failed to correct similar violations cited two years ago,” said OSHA Marlton Area Office Director Paula Dixon-Roderick. “To protect its workers, the employer should abate these repeatedly identified hazards.”
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.”
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