Today's News

OSHA cites Legion Industries in Waynesboro, Ga., for 43 safety and health violations (7/22)

July 22, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

OSHA has issued citations to Legion Industries in Waynesboro, Ga., for 39 alleged serious and four alleged other-than-serious workplace safety and health violations. Proposed penalties total $75,000.

"Workers should not be exposed to possible amputations and other serious hazards just to earn a paycheck," said Robert Vazzi, OSHA area director in Savannah.

OSHA began an inspection in January after receiving a complaint about conditions at the 31-person plant, which manufacturers cooking equipment and performs metal stamping.

Serious violations include equipment lacking machine guards to prevent workers from being pulled into equipment, which could result in amputation hazards; using flexible cord as a substitute for fixed wiring that results in electrical hazards; and exposing employees to chemical hazards without proper training or personal protective equipment. The four other-than-serious citations were issued for failing to provide a written respiratory protection program, a written certification for workplace hazard assessment, hearing protection and determining employee exposure levels to hexavalent chromium.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

THE MAGAZINE

ISHN Magazine

ishn april 2014 issue cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out features about safety in the oil and gas industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - January 2014

ISHN0114_FDO_cov.jpgFor Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THEJANUAYR 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.