From splash goggles lack to uninspected hoists, NJ company's citations are varied (4/4)
April 4, 2011
A manufacturing company investigated as part of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program received more than 20 citations for a wide range of problems, according to the agency.
RBC-West Trenton, a division of Roller Bearing Co., was tagged with 19 serious violations for things like failing to conduct a hazard assessment, provide employees with chemical splash goggles and safety goggles, develop a lockout/tagout program for energy sources, perform required inspections on powered industrial vehicles, perform required inspections of hoist chains and hooks, properly guard machinery, properly mount electrical equipment and label a chemical drum with a required warning.
The company, which manufactures bearings for the aerospace and general industry, also received two other-than-serious violations are for failing to properly complete the OSHA 300 log of work-related injuries and illnesses, and for using light fixtures that were energized but lacked bulbs and covers, creating a safety hazard.
"Many of the identified violations leave workers exposed to hazards that can cause injury and possible death," said Paula Dixon-Roderick, OSHA's area director in Marlton. "It is vital that the company abate these hazards as soon as possible to ensure a safe work environment for its employees."