A Florida window and door manufacturing company faces $162,688 in penalties after being cited by OSHA for exposing employees to amputation, noise, and other safety hazards on the job.
Violations levelled against Assura Windows and Doors in Pompano Beach include lack of machine guarding, failing to develop and implement a hazardous energy control program, improperly storing and handling flammable materials and electric shock hazards.
Other violations include failing to provide an effective hearing conservation program and adequate personal protective equipment, not anchoring machinery and exposing employees to slip and trip hazards.
OSHA conducted the inspection as part of its National Emphasis Program on Amputations aimed at identifying and eliminating amputation hazards in manufacturing industries.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed 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.
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