Dallas Food Company Cited Again

"This is the second time in less than a year that BCW Food Products has failed to comply with OSHA's regulations which safeguard lockout and tagout equipment energy sources," said Stephen Boyd, OSHA's area director in Dallas.

Dallas-based BCW Food Products Inc. has been cited by OSHA, which filed one willful, one serious, and one repeat violation against the company in connection with an amputation incident. Proposed penalties are $66,900.

A spokeswoman for the company did not return a call seeking comment Aug. 7.

OSHA's news release said a worker's left arm was amputated by an industrial screw conveyor while he was cleaning the inside of a packaging machine.

"This is the second time in less than a year that BCW Food Products has failed to comply with OSHA's regulations which safeguard lockout and tagout equipment energy sources. These energy sources can easily expose workers to amputation, as they did in this case," said Stephen Boyd, OSHA's area director in Dallas. "Had the employer followed OSHA standards, this incident could have been prevented. Employers must take their responsibilities under the law seriously."

He was referring to citations issued in November 2012 against BCW Food Products for 12 alleged serious safety violations and one serious health violation for exposing workers to possible amputations, with proposed penalties of $53,900. OSHA's investigation in that instance followed a report that an employee became trapped in a blending mixer while performing maintenance work.

BCW Food Products operates manufacturing facilities and warehouses in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, and Illinois.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • EMPLOYEE TESTING
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Testing
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Building a Comprehensive Floor Safety Strategy
    • GAS DETECTION
      Gas Hazards and the COVID-19 Vaccine
    View This Issue