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Delaware City, Del., manufacturing company Cited by OSHA

Delaware City, Del., manufacturing company Cited by OSHA
The latest company to be cited by OSHA is Formosa Plastics Corp. for almost 27 alleged serious work site safety and health violations that include workers’ exposure to combustible dust hazards. The penalty fines could total $133,500.

The investigation was performed after a worker complaint regarding the hazards. According to the agency, the violations include the failure to contain polyvinyl chloride dust particles properly, measure contractors' safety programs and procedures, to provide fire retardant clothing for the workers, to inspect process equipment properly, to provide employees proper and adequate eye protector with side shields, to provide proper industrial safety training and provide employees with health facility or a person trained in first aid.

Again hazards that involves a lack of machine guarding, poorly processed safety management program, floor holes and walkways as well as deficient lockout procedures for the energy sources and unguarded machinery were identified by the inspectors. OSHA has issued a serious citation when they found out the substantial probability that serious injuries or death could result.

Domenic Salvatore, the director of OSHA's Wilmington, Del., office said that this violation is an indication that the employers need to improve its industrial safety training program.

Under the OSHA Act of 1970, the employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. A better way is to provide OSHA safety training which will help the workers and the employers to comply with OSHA standard. OSHA training certification is a must for workers and employers to stay safe and know all the OSHA rules and regulations.