The U.S Department of OSHA is proposing $379,800 in penalties against Mar-Jac Poultry for safety violations. The company is being cited with four willful citations proposing a penalty of $252,000.
These penalties are failing to update its hazard analysis in five year intervals which would establish procedures to maintain the integrity of process equipment which are required for ammonia refrigeration systems.
The inspections took place as a result of someone lodging a complaint. The agency would conduct random investigations but they are mostly unannounced. The amount which has been penalized is due to larger side of what the agency normally does.
OSHA has cited violations with plain indifference which is intentional disregard for employee safety and health. Mar-Jan failed to perform the required compliance audit for 2000, 2003 and 2007. The company has been cited with 37 serious safety violations for $127,800 for penalties.
The company has 15 business days from the receipt of citations which would