The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Marlite Incorporated with 12 safety violations.
OSHA Public Affairs Officer Rhonda Burke says the violations include one repeat violation for failing to properly guard machinery at its Dover plant, which manufactures doors, paneling and windows.
Additionally, Burke says seven serious safety violations involve failing to anchor drill presses to the floor, provide proper fall protection, light exit signs and provide standard railings on stairs.
Burke says proposed penalties for the violations total $56,000 and says Marlite has 15 business days from its receipt of citations and penalties to comply.
Burke says OSHA initiated an inspection in February under the agency’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.
To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint or report workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, you can call OSHA’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or log on to OSHA: http://www.osha.gov