Workers at NJ nail polish manufacturer exposed to hazmat
From Fiabila's website:
We are constantly vigilant about industry risks. We are committed to giving our employees a safe environment and providing our clients with the best, safest products. All Fiabila sites meet local and international safety assessments and conform to international standards for our activity.
Following a complaint, agency inspectors found that Fiabila workers and temporary workers employed by two staffing agencies were exposed to hazards and other dangerous safety and health violations at the plant. The inspection resulted in 30 OSHA citations against the nail polish manufacturer and staffing agencies. Proposed penalties total $139,200.
Fiabila faces 23 serious and two other-than-serious violations, which exposed plant employees to fire, explosion and safety and health hazards related to flammable chemicals. Inspectors found Fiabila stored thousands of pounds of flammable liquids on-site in indoor storage tanks. One tank overflowed in July 2014 because of a disabled or broken safety mechanism.
JobConnection Services Inc. in Dover provided general labor staff to the nail polish manufacturing plant and faces $18,000 in fines for three serious violations. Joulé Clinical & Scientific Staffing Solutions, a division of System One, provided employees at Fiabila's quality control laboratory. The agency's Parsippany office was cited for two serious citations. Both staffing agencies were cited for failure to train temporary workers on chemical hazards, emergency action plans and proper respirator use.
Inspectors also found significant deficiencies in Fiabila's process safety management, lockout/tagout and respiratory protection programs. View the citations for Fiabila, JobConnection Services Inc. and Joulé Clinical & Scientific Staffing Solutions at