MEDFORD, N.J. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DuBell Lumber 18 times for exposing employees to combustible dust and other safety hazards. DuBell faces $106,432 in penalties.
In response to a complaint regarding health and workplace safety, OSHA inspectors determined that DuBell had failed to “properly control combustible dust resulting from wood processing; train employees on how to control the release of hazardous energy; and use lockout/tagout procedures, and machine guards to protect employees from amputations."
DuBell has 15 days to act from the September 27 citations. The company can do one of the following: comply with the OSHA penalties and corrections; request a meeting with the OSHA director for the area to discuss the citations further; or contest the findings with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent federal agency.
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