Carpet Manufacturer Cited for 15 Serious Violations

Garland Sales Inc. in Georgia now owes $73,000 for the numerous violations.

Garland Sales Inc. in Dalton, Ga. Has been cited with 15 serious violations that followed a November 2012 inspection in to the carpet manufacturing facility. This inspection, part of OSHA’s emphasis on amputation protection, resulted in proposed fines of $73,000.

The more than 300 employees at the facility were exposed to chemical hazards by the company’s failure to develop or implement hazards communication programs. Other citations included electrical shock hazards, caught-in/struck-in hazards, and fire hazards.

"Employers have the responsibility to identify and remove hazards from the workplace to protect workers," said Christi Griffin, acting area director of OSHA's Atlanta-West Area Office. "They should not wait for OSHA to conduct an inspection to identify and correct workplace hazards."

Download Center

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - May 2021

    May 2021

    Featuring:

    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      What to Do with Your Dust Hazard Analysis
    • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
      What's New in Respiratory Protection
    • HAND PROTECTION
      Sustainable Industrial Protection Equipment
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      Evaluating Occupational Noise Exposure
    View This Issue