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Osha Cites Americold For Safety Violations

Americold Logistics might have to pay $117,000 in penalties if a citation is upheld from federal safety officials. The OSHA cited the arm owners for 19 allegedly serious violations which threaten the healthy and safety of workers at the facility.
The workers at the company’s refrigerated warehouse and distribution facility were exposed to multiple episodes of life threatening disease due to improper procedures of malfunctioning. It is imperative that employers need to eliminate hazards to provide a safe and healthy working environment for the workers to prevent injuries and illness from occurring.

OSHA cited the company following an inspection which could be conducted making site specific targeted program with 19 violations and other serious violations for OSHA Act. The serious violations relate to inadequate process safety management of hazardous chemicals with lack of emergency responses and poor respiratory protection for workers.

These violations were related to permit confined spaces with procedures to prevent accidental energy start up making electrical equipment safe work place for truck operators.
OSHA issues serious citation when death or physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer should have known off. The other than serious violations relate to inadequate employee access with personal sampling results. This serious citation could result when a violation is related to safety and health causing harm or death to people.

The logistic company has cited 15 business days from the receipt of citations to comply an informal conference with OSHA director to contest the findings for Safety Commision.