A popular Washington, D.C. hotel has come under fire for exposing its employees to hazards ranging from falls to potentially harmful chemicals. In response to a complaint, OSHA inspectors conducted an investigation at the Wardman Hotel LLC, doing business as Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, and found:

  • Inadequate personal protective equipment for employees working with chemical products.
  • Deficiencies with the documentation of the OSHA 300 log.
  • Failure to report a worker hospitalization to OSHA within 24 hours.
  • Employees cleaning with compressed air in excess of 30 pounds per square inch.
  • Electrical hazards.
  • Deficiencies with the hotel's energy control program.
  • Fall hazards as high as four feet.
  • Deficiencies in the hotel's bloodborne pathogen and hazard communication programs.

The hotel was issued citations for 12 serious and 14 other-than-serious violations, with proposed penalties of $76,700.