A fabricator of furnishings and displays for events and retailers was cited by OSHA for exposure of its workers to dust and chemicals, among other issues, at its New Jersey warehouse.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated and found his employer failed to ensure proper machine guards and emergency shut-off procedures were in place. The agency issued 12 serious and three other-than-serious safety and health violations to Hankins Lumber.
- Utilize safety procedures to turn off equipment in an emergency.
- Close unused openings in electrical cabinets.
- Provide machine guarding on shafts, pulleys and belts.
- Provide confined space training.
- Provide standard railings on open-sided floors and platforms.
- Provide a safety latch on the hoist hook.
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