Fall protection, machine guarding hazards found at Ala. RV company
Citations add up to $41,000
OSHA has cited Emerald Coast RV Center LLC of Robertsdale, Alabama for nine serious safety violations following an inspection at the recreational vehicle sales and service facility. Prompted by a complaint, the agency initiated an inspection in August, resulting in proposed penalties of $41,000.
The serious safety violations include the employer's failure to ensure workers utilized fall protection systems while working on top of recreational vehicles; train workers on powered industrial truck operations; provide proper machine guarding; ensure adequate guarding on electrical boxes; and use temporary wiring properly. Additionally, the employer was cited for failing to train workers adequately on hazard communication, provide a list of hazardous chemicals on-site, reduce compressed air for cleaning to less than 30 pounds per square inch and secure compressed gas cylinders properly.
Emerald Coast RV Center LLC has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's Mobile area director, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.