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OSHA Says Workers Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals, Compressed Gas and Falls at Tire Retailer

Mavis Tire faces $103K in federal fines after an inspection

Mavis Tire Supply Corp. of Westfield, New Jersey, has been issued one repeat and 7 serious violations by OSHA, according to a report.

An inspection by the agency found that water had been leaking into the basement of the workplace, resulting in a repeat citation for obstructed exit routes. Serious violations were also cited for a lack of exit signs, failure to properly store compressed gas cylinders, not providing guardrails, and a failure to train workers on chemical safety hazards.

“The hazards cited at Mavis Tire’s Westfield location pose serious safety and health dangers to employees. Improperly stored gas cylinders can leak or explode, unmarked exits can lead to disaster during an emergency and missing guardrails on raised platforms creates the potential for dangerous falls,” said Patricia Jones, director of OSHA’s Avenel Area Office. “This employer needs to address these issues and the other OSHA violations our inspectors found before someone is hurt or killed.”

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