Natchez, MS – An OSHA inspection of a major paper manufacturer revealed the company was exposing its workers to serious hazards, which included electrical and machine-guarding.
Drehle Corp is facing $303, 657 in penalties for the following violations:
- Exposing employees to electrical hazards;
- Lack of machine guarding;
- Allowing combustible dust to accumulate on surfaces;
- Failing to lockout machinery to control hazardous energy;
- Exposing employees to arc-flash; and
- Allowing slip, trip, and fall hazards.
Courtney Bohannon, OSHA’s Jackson, Miss. area office director, said,
“Employers are required to assess potential hazards, and make necessary corrections to ensure a safe workplace”.
Bohannon added, “The inspection results demonstrate workplace deficiencies existed, putting workers at serious risk of injury or death.”