New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after OSHA found a lack of training and personal protective equipment at the company’s Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier. After receiving a complaint in November 2013, OSHA initiated an inspection of the facility. Proposed penalties total $51,800.
Twelve serious violations involve failing to train workers about wearing PPE; hazards associated with the use of chemicals in the work environment; forklift safety and fire extinguishers; and failure to provide fire-retardant clothing. New Wave Plastics was also cited for failing to develop a hearing conservation program, create a hazard workplace assessment and develop a hazard communication program. The presence of combustible dust was also found.
One other-than-serious violation was cited for not providing required information to workers on OSHA's respiratory standards.