Wayne Lumber and Mulch, Inc., Wayne, W. Va., acquired another 27 OSHA violations on Sept. 2, after receiving 40 violations in 2014 reports EHS Today.
As a follow-up to the 2014 investigation, OSHA inspected Wayne Lumber and Mulch in April and found the 27 violations, nine of which were "proposed repeat." According to EHS, repeat violations include "failing to provide leg protection," and a "lack of an effective hazard communication training plan." OSHA also cited the company for multiple "alleged serious violations:"
- Exposing workers to crushing and rollover hazards while operating machinery without manufacturer-installed seatbelts.
- Failing to provide employees with protection from falls up to 10 feet above the ground.
- Not providing proper eye, hand and flashback protection, and barriers and warning signs.
- Allowing hazards in the area where mulch was stored.
- Permitting operation of a chainsaw without a manufacturer-approved chain catch.
- Failing to pressure test repaired acetylene and oxygen burning torches before use.
- Allowing workers to use damaged welding cables.
- Failing to ensure a moving vehicle was equipped with an audible warning signal.
- Electrical equipment not used in accordance with included instructions.
The company has 15 business days from the date of receiving the citations to comply with or contest the accusations and penalties.