NJ shirtmaker runs afoul of OSHA
Blocked exits, lack of LOTO earn company citations
OSHA has cited Individualized Shirt Co., doing business as Individualized Shirts, for 13 health and safety violations following an inspection begun in April in response to a complaint at its Perth Amboy facility. Proposed fines total $50,400.
Twelve serious violations, with $49,500 in penalties, were cited for failing to ensure unobstructed emergency exit routes; develop a written emergency action plan; have training for workers required to use fire extinguishers; provide machine guarding; prevent exposure to electrical hazards; and develop a lockout/tagout program. The company was also cited for failing to develop a workplace hazard assessment, provide personal protective equipment and develop a hazard communication program for workers exposed to hazardous chemicals.
The company was also cited for failing to post the OSHA 300A form as required annually.
Individualized Shirts has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with the OSHA area director in Avenel, or contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.