Texas Manufacturing Company Receives 29 Violations from OSHA

June 28, 2011

Hobbs Bonded Fiber Inc.’s company facility in Waco was cited with 29 serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Proposed penalties total $161,100.

Violations include:

  • failing to develop and implement a respiratory program
  • failing to develop a plan to avoid employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • failing to provide an area for employees to wash their eyes
  • failing to ensure that compressed oxygen and acetylene gas cylinders were stored separately
  • failing to provide hazard communication training to employees working with hazardous and toxic chemicals
  • failing to adequately guard rotating belts, pulleys, chains and sprockets from pinch points and at the point of operation
  • failing to provide covers on junction, outlet and transformer boxes.

Source: OSHA

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