OSHA: Fragrance Manufacturer Exposes Employees to Safety and Health Hazards

Ambrosia Fragrance of Piscataway, N.J., has been fined more than $67,000 by the agency.

Ambrosia Fragrance LLC of Piscataway, New Jersey, has been fined $67,000 by OSHA for a lack of lockout/tagout procedures. Citations were also issued for fire hazards and obstructed exits.

In total, the company was cited for 19 serious violations.

"Machines that start up suddenly can seriously injure workers or even kill them," said Patricia Jones, director of OSHA's Avenel Area Office. "These dangers are preventable, and the solution starts with training and implementing safe processes. Fixing these hazards isn't just the law -- it's a vital step toward protecting workers' lives and limbs, and it's a step that Ambrosia Fragrance needs to take."

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