ST. HEDWIG, TX - Concepts in Cabinetry (Zamco Inc.) has been cited with 14 safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Proposed penalties total $45,000.
The violations were found following a Feb. 9 inspection. According to information released last week from OSHA, serious violations include: “failing to ensure the safety of electrical wiring in the spray booth area; provide the required machine guarding around equipment such as an automated clamp carrier; implement an effective respiratory protection program; provide lockout/tagout procedures for machines' energy sources and train workers on the procedures; and ensure that work areas are free from saw dust accumulations, which are combustible.”
The St. Hedwig, TX-based cabinet company was also cited for a repeat violation, "failing to ensure that the disconnect panel boxes are accessible." OSHA said the company had a similar violation in 2010.
"This is not the first time that this employer has jeopardized the safety of its workers by exposing them to preventable hazards," Jeff Funke, OSHA's area director in San Antonio, said in a statement. "It is the employer's responsibility to provide a safe and healthful workplace."
Formed by Barney Zaiontz in 1980, Concepts In Cabinetry operates out of a 23,000-square-foot facility and has approximately 23 employees. According to the company’s website, it operates two divisions, manufacturing high-end custom residential cabinetry and commercial casework and millwork.
Concepts in Cabinetry has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to respond. OSHA said the inspection was part of its "Site-Specific Targeting Program for industries with high injury and illness rates."
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