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OSHA Cites A Wheel Repair Shop With the Failure-To-Abate And Repeat The Safety And Health Violations

Atlanta: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing $69,550 penalties against the wheel repair solutions that is doing a business as the World of Wheels & Hubcaps, for the safety and health violations at Decatur, Ga., Location.

While a follow-up inspection at World of Wheels & Hubcaps, OSHA found seven failure-to-abate violations. The employer failed to certify a hazard assessment for personal protection had been conducted, failed to provide a hazard communication training, failed to develop a written hazard communication program, failed to develop a written respiratory protection program and also did note train workers to wear tight- fitting respirators. Addition to this, the employer let the workers use compressed air that was greater 30 pounds square inch (PSI) for cleaning. The penalty proposed for the failure-to-abate violations is $66,750.

Also, the citation also include three repeat violations with proposed penalty of $2,800 for employees without a medical evaluation wearing tight-fitting respirators and not being fit-tested for the equipment, and for the employer storing compressed cylinders of acetylene and oxygen together.

The director of OSHA’s Atlanta –East Area Office Gei-Thae Breezley said; “All the workers deserve a safe workplace. This company is fully aware of what needs to be corrected with its safety and health program. It is time that World of Wheels & Hubcaps takes responsibility for its employees’ safety and health”