U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $46,000 in fines following chlorine gas leak
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Metalor Technologies for 10 alleged serious violations of safety standards, with $46,500 in fines, following an inspection prompted by a Nov. 7, 2008, chlorine gas leak at the company's North Attleboro, Mass., metals refining plant.
OSHA's inspection found deficiencies in the plant's Process Safety Management (PSM) program, a detailed set of requirements and procedures employers must follow to proactively assess and address hazards associated with processes and equipment that use large amounts of hazardous chemicals. In this case, the process involved the use of chlorine gas to purify precious metals....
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#1 May 12, 2009
Just because a company is issued OSHA citations does not mean they are (or are not) in compliance with OSHA reg's. Sometimes OSHA issues citations incorrectly, or they may not have all the info. More info about OSHA citations and appeals process can be obtained online at www.osha30hourtraining.com if you are interested.
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