The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Krestmark Industries LP with one alleged willful and 10 alleged serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company’s worksite in Dallas, Texas. Penalties total $129,500.
OSHA’s Dallas area office began its inspection in January at Krestmark’s Bastille Road facility after receiving a complaint alleging employees were being exposed to safety hazards. A willful violation has been issued for the company’s failure to institute an effective hearing conservation program when workers were exposed to noise levels at or above 85 decibels.
The company also has been cited with 10 serious violations for failing to protect workers from being struck by flying objects, the unexpected release of energy while servicing and maintaining equipment, exposure to blood and hazardous chemicals and failing to train workers on the safe operation of forklift trucks.
Krestmark Industries has 15 business days from receipt of citations to comply, request an informal conference with the OSHA area director in Dallas, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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