GA Chemical Co Cited for Unsafe Practices

First Source Worldwide LLC, a Georgia-based chemicals and colorants manufacturer, has been cited for numerous willful and serious workplace safety hazards.

Following a recent inspection, OSHA issued several citations totaling $256,088 in proposed fines after discovering the company willfully failed to install a fall protection system, as well as develop and implement a written permit-required confined-space program.

The agency also cited the company for several serious and other-than-serious violations, including failing to develop safety procedures when performing equipment maintenance and servicing; failing to train and evaluate forklift operators; failing to ensure employees have proper personal protective equipment; and failing to install machine guards on equipment.

First Source Worldwide has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.