Federal safety officials have cited Corvac Composites LLC, a San Marcos, Texas, auto parts maker and Priority Personnel Inc., its staffing employer, for heat, noise and other workplace hazards. The companies were fined a total of $43,000 by OSHA. Corvac Composites was fined $31,000 and Priority Personnel was fined $12,600. OSHA said Corvac Composites was cited for six serious violations for failing to:
• Keep exit routes free from flammable objects.
• Establish an energy control program for shutting down machinery.
• Develop and implement hazard communication and hearing conservation programs.
• Provide a suitable eye and body wash facility for emergency use.
• Reduce or eliminate employee exposure to excessive heat.
Corvac received two other citations for failing to illuminate exit signs or post warning signs for electrical hazards. Priority Personnel, a staffing agency that provides temporary workers for Corvac, was cited for two serious violations for failing to develop and implement a hearing conservation program and reduce or eliminate exposure to excessive heat. Corvac Composites is headquartered in Kentwood, Mich., and Priority Personnel is headquartered in San Marcos. Both companies have 15 business days from receipt of their citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Source: Insurance Journal
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