New Jersey Manufacturer busted by OSHA for Workplace Hazards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may fine SAFAS Corporation, a New Jersey company that manufactures imitation granite, around $135,000 for numerous safety regulation violations.
The workplace hazards that may lead to these fines include leaking chemicals, unsecured propane tanks, faulty electrical, missing safety latches, and blocked exits. Other violations include the company’s failure to enforce the use of injury prevention equipment and to provide necessary safety equipment such as eyewash stations and fire extinguishers.
SAFAS Corporation also failed to enforce regulations that required machines be completely powered before employees could perform maintenance on them. This especially dangerous because a machine that turns on accidentally during maintenance could kill workers near its moving parts.
Furthermore, the company also failed to comply with regulations that compelled it to identify unavoidable hazards and educate its workers about those hazards and the proper safety procedures to take in response.
This is not the first time that the company has been in trouble with OSHA. Two previous violations resulted in about $85,000 in fines. OSHA had found that the company had failed to provide safety training for its forklift operators.
If any of SAFAS Corporation’s employees were harmed, he or she could be entitled to a large settlement from SAFAS Corporation’s workers’ compensation carrier. However, like any insurance company, workers’ compensation insurance companies may try to avoid paying all of what those employees would deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured at the workplace, you will need an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney to get the settlement you deserve. Call New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney Dan Matrafajlo today for a free consultation.