A manufacturing facility in Texas has been fined $58,000 by federal regulators for exposing workers to safety hazards. OSHA has cited Progressive Inc., located in Arlington, with 15 safety violations for exposing workers to machine guarding and electrical hazards. Thirteen serious violations involve failing to mark emergency exits; keep fire extinguishers mounted with unobstructed access; store compressed gas cylinders properly; guard belts and pulleys on machinery; properly adjust tongue and rest guards on grinders; and use permanent wiring instead of extension cords.
Two other-than-serious violations include failing to provide a load rating on an overhead storage location and to close unused openings on electrical boxes. Progressive Inc. is a division of Heroux-Devtek, which is headquartered in Longueuil, Québec, Canada. Progressive employs about 150 workers who develop, manufacture and repair commercial and military aerospace products.
Source: Insurance Journal
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