A Newark business has been cited for compromising the safety of its employees in its handling of hazardous chemical.
An inspection conducted on August 4, 2015 found issues in the employer’s equipment process safety information, process hazard analysis, written operating procedures, contractor safety, equipment inspection and testing along with management of process changes.
“The violations identified in this inspection create a hazardous environment for the plant’s workers,” said Kris Hoffman, director of OSHA’s Parsippany Area Office. “This facility uses more than 10,000 ponds of ethyl chloride, a highly-flammable liquefied gas. The company’s failure to comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard could result in a chemical release, as well as a serious fire or explosion.”
OSHA proposes a fine of $72,100.