The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a South Jersey manufacturer for multiple safety violations. The chain-link manufacturer faces $199,996 in proposed penalties.
Inspectors were able to identify several violations including inadequate lighting; lack of machine guards; failing to keep the workroom clean and dry; failing to inspect and ensure proper use of fall protection; and failing to provide effective training on hazardous chemicals during an inspection in June 2017. A prior investigation in August 2015 on Aruvil International found similar violations.
“Aruvil International has failed to correct similar violations cited two years ago,” said OSHA Marlton Area Office Director Paula Dixon-Roderick. “To protect its workers, the employer should abate these repeatedly identified hazards.”
The company has been given 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s are a director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.