There is no excuse for an unsafe workplace. Every employer has the responsibility to provide their employees with a safe and secure work environment.
When was your last safety review or audit conducted to measure compliance to OSHA standards/requirements? Hopefully the findings were better than a New Jersey warehouse that was recently fined $155,400 by OSHA for a variety of basic safety violations. These safety violations included:
- The inability to easily open exit doors from the inside.
- Restricted/limited access to Exits.
- Exit routes not kept free and unobstructed.
- Insufficient directional Exit signage.
- Doors not marked “Not an Exit”.
- LP-Gas containers not properly stored.
- Unkept restrooms: Garbage on floor, toilets and sinks not clean.
- Materials stacked in unsafe manner.
- Unsafe use of power industrial trucks (forklifts).
- Lack of a written Hazard Communication Program.
- Lack of Hazard training.
- Missing MSDS sheets.
- Employees operating compactor without interlock/guards in place.
If you have questions concerning OSHA violations; are in need of a safety review; or need help in creating a pro-active Safety Program to address OSHA requirements, give us a call at 813-991-5628 or visit our website at www.hayesinternational.com $