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OSHA Fines Colorado Company $39,000

OSHA Fines Colorado Company $39,000
The United States, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has penalized the Tactical Cleaning Company in Commerce City, Colo., for allegedly committing twelve serious safety violations, at its tank cleaning facility. This Cleaning company came under OSHA's radar, after a worker sustained significant burns and died later, from those injuries.

Some of these violations include:

1.Failing to follow permit-required confined space procedures;
2.Failing to test conditions in confined spaces before entry;
3.Failing to provide adequate personal protective equipment and
4.Failing to provide employees with adequate training.

OSHA's regional administrator in Denver, Greg Baxter, said that, "The dangers of entering confined spaces that contain flammable vapors are well known to this industry," he further went on to say that, "For the safety of all their workers, employers must be vigilant when workers enter confined spaces, and take effective and specific protective action."

OSHA's Denver area office director, Herb Gibson, had this to say, "Tactical Cleaning is required, like all employers who have employees entering confined spaces, to have an effective safety and health management system that identifies all hazards involved in a confined space entry.” he even said that,"All safety and health aspects of confined space entries must be thoroughly evaluated prior to entry."

The company was fined a penalty of $39,000. But as usual, it has fifteen business days to either comply with or contest these findings, in front of an independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.