OSHA Compliance

OSHA cites Tyson Foods’ Jefferson Branch for exposing workers to safety hazards

OSHA cites Tyson Foods’ Jefferson Branch for exposing workers to safety hazards
OSHA has recently cited the Tyson Foods’ Jefferson branch with 10 safety violations for failing to comply with the general industry workplace safety regulations. The company faces fines worth $45,000 after OSHA investigated its worksite in October last year.

OSHA firmly believes that employers are responsible for identifying the hazards that exist at the worksite and making sure that their workers are not exposed to these risks, as this could result in injuries or even death.

The company was initially cited with 9 serious violations after the OSHA inspectors noticed the deficiencies in the company’s process safety management program, the lack of fall protection, deficiencies in the respiratory protection program and lack of adequate hazardous energy lockout/tagout program. What’s more, the company also failed to maintain the powered industrial trucks.

In addition, the company also received 1 serious violation for failing to conduct a proper personal protection equipment hazard assessment program.

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