A New Jersey food manufacturer has reached a region-wide settlement with OSHA and agreed to pay $152,934 in penalties for a range of safety citations. The settlement with Pennsauken-based J&J Snack Foods Corp. will affect the company’s eight food manufacturing and warehouse facilities in New Jersey and New York.
J&J Snack Foods Corp. was cited by OSHA in September 2018 for exposing workers to machine hazards, and failing to train employees and utilize procedures to control hazardous energy when they perform servicing and maintenance work on machinery.
In addition to the penalty, J&J Snack Foods agreed to hire a full-time corporate safety director, a full-time site-safety manager and an outside safety and health consultant to conduct two safety and health inspections per year and implement a written safety and health program consistent with OSHA’s best practices guidelines.
The company will also provide employees with safety and health training in a language they understand and establish a safety and health committee comprised of employees, union representatives and managers to recommend further safety and health improvements.