OSHA Fines Rich Products $80,385
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently fined a Georgia-based company after employees were put in harm's way.
The federal government's safety agency fined Rich Products $80,385 after 20 violations were found at its Brunswick-based facility. The issues discovered included a failure to have exit signs in place, not making sure personal protective equipment was used, an unsafe ammonia refrigeration system, a failure to properly implement a lockout/tagout system and several other issues.
The local OSHA leadership said the issues needed to be taken care of as soon as possible and that worker safety was a vital issue.
"This inspection identified a wide range of safety hazards that need to be eliminated in order to protect workers," said Robert Vazzi, OSHA's area director in Savannah, Georgia. "It is the employer's responsibility to provide a safe and healthful workplace."
Other Peach State Companies have come under fire from OSHA for violating safety standards. In April, the agency fined MVP Piping $45,000 in conjunction with its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation.
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