OSHA cites Bellevue commercial bakery for safety violations

OSHA cites Bellevue commercial bakery for safety violations

Federal regulators have proposed $122,625 in penalties for a Bellevue commercial bakery accused of exposing workers to multiple hazards.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Bimbo Bakeries USA for three repeat and three serious violations including lack of machine guarding, failing to provide fall protection, and using a damaged electrical panel box. The company had been cited twice before for similar hazards, according to OSHA.

“This company continues to expose workers to potentially serious injuries,” said OSHA Area Director Jeff Funke, in Omaha. “Employers should create safe workplaces by implementing effective safety and health programs.”