OSHA has cited the U.S. Army for eight alleged serious safety violations and seven repeat violations at Fort Richardson's Directorate of Public Works near Anchorage, Alaska, according to an agency release.
OSHA's inspection found alleged serious violations
involving: lack of forklift training; improper grinding wheel maintenance; lack
of inspection on high voltage poles; lack of assessment and use of electrical
personal protective equipment; open electrical wiring; and lack of annual
safety inspections to correct hazardous conditions, the release said.
According to agency documents, OSHA previously had
cited the U.S. Army for violations at Fort Richardson involving hazards on
walking working surfaces, exit signs missing in the power plant, personal
protective equipment hazards, lack of mounted fire extinguishers, modification
of forklift forks without manufacturer's approval, vertical shafts on water
pumps that were not guarded and electrical deficiencies.