OSHA Fines Alabama Motor Express $56,700
The federal government's safety agency recently fined Alabama Motor Express $56,700 after it failed to put the proper safeguards in place at its worksite.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Alabama-based company after it observed a number of hazards during an inspection conducted in conjunction with the Site-Specific Targeting Program. A failure to provide an eyewash station to employees, not storing chemicals properly and failing to perform a personal protective equipment hazard assessment were among the violations discovered.
The local OSHA leadership said that the firm needed to do a better job.
"Employers cannot wait for an OSHA inspection to identify the hazards that expose workers to serious injury," said Joseph Roesler, OSHA's area director in Mobile. "It is good business to implement preventiveprograms to ensure that such hazards are identified and corrected as part of the company's day-to-day operations."
Other firms have been fined in conjunction with OSHA's Site Specific Targeting Programs. In April, it fined Alabama-based Escofab $67,970 after inspectors found violations at the company's worksite.
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