OSHA: Juniper Industries Exposes Employees to New and Recurring Hazards

The company faces $85,140 in fines.

OSHA announced it has cited Juniper Elbow Co. Inc., also known as Juniper Industries Inc., for four repeat and 11 serious violations of workplace safety standards. The repeat violations are for blocked exit routes, missing or unmounted fire extinguishers, four lathes not guarded against employee contact with their operating parts, and failure to monitor noise levels and administer a hearing conservation program.

Some of the new hazards included: a locked exit, no exit access to the street, no welding screens where required, and no safety training for employees exposed to high noise levels, according to the agency.

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