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Painting, Amputation Hazards Draw Fines

Monday, June 30, 2014

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A Missouri manufacturer is facing new federal allegations and fines involving its paint shop and other areas of operation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 21 citations and $82,390 in fines against Construction Trailer Specialists Inc. of Sikeston, MO, alleging failure to protect workers from amputation, electrical, respiratory and other hazards.

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Construction Trailer Specialists

Construction Trailer Specialists operates a 120,000-square-foot plant, including paint shop, in Sikeston, MO. CTS has been in business more than 50 years.

The company was also cited and fined in 2010 for lack of specific lockout/tagout procedures, lack of machine guarding, and failing to implement a hearing conservation program, among others. Those issues were cited again as repeat violations in the new case announced June 23.

The company was unavailable for comment late Friday (June 27).

Serious Violations

The new case includes eight serious safety violations alleging failure to develop procedures that would protect workers from dangerous machines, including failing to train workers in lockout/tagout devices.

Citations were also issued for inadequate machine guarding, failure to secure equipment to the floor, and using damaged slings.

OSHA Respiratory Protection
OSHA

OSHA accused the company of respiratory protection violations, including lack of fit testing (demonstrated here in OSHA's respiratory protection guidance).

Five serious health violations involve:

  • Storing combustible waste in uncovered receptacles;
  • Lack of head protection when lifting overhead and damaged wiring insulation; and
  • Failing to clean the spray booth properly, use welding screens, and provide various respiratory protections, including medical evaluations, fit testing, unsanitary respirators and lack of face-to-face piece seal or valve function.

A serious violation reflects "substantial probability" of death or serious physical harm from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

Additionally, violations were issued involving failing to conduct monthly inspections of wire ropes and crane hoists and a lack of voltage markings on various pieces of equipment.

The company has 15 days from receipt of the citations to contest them before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. If the company does not contest within that period, it must abate the cited conditions and pay the fines within the period ordered.

   

Tagged categories: Enforcement; Equipment manufacturers; Health and safety; OSHA; Respiratory Protection Standard; Shop-applied coatings

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