Our workplace accident attorneys have recently learned that a Massachusetts composites factory is facing a total of $442,150 in proposed fines. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Rockland, Massachusetts manufacturing and assembly facility for alleged violations of health and safety standards.
According to OSHA’s area director for Boston and southeastern Massachusetts, a safety inspective revealed inadequate or absent safeguards against workers’ exposure to lead. The two companies involved reportedly failed to conduct required air and biological monitoring to determine and track workers’ lead exposure levels. They also failed to implement adequate controls to reduce lead exposure and did not keep work surfaces and floors as clean of lead accumulation as possible.
Globe Composite Solutions faces $209,500 in proposed penalties for two willful, 41 serious, and 6 other-than-serious violations. ADP TotalSource II faces $233,650 in fines for two willful, 29 serious, and one other-than-serious violations. OSHA issues serious citations when death or serious physical harm is likely to result from hazards about which the employer knew or should have known. The companies have 15 business days from receipt of their citations to take action.
Composites factory facing $442,150 in OSHA penalties, Reliable Plant Magazine, August 6, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts work injury lawyer if you have sustained injuries as the result of your employer’s failure to follow safety regulations or provide adequate training.