OSHA Inspection Finds Workers Exposed to Multiple Hazards at NJ Foundry, Agency Says

OSHA Inspection Finds Workers Exposed to Multiple Hazards at NJ Foundry, Agency Says

The agency cited the company for 14 violations for not having certain trainings, among other violations.

A foundry in New Jersey was recently cited for exposing employees to multiple hazards, OSHA says.

OSHA received a complaint about Engineered Precision Casting Co. of Middletown, New Jersey. The agency inspected the company in March 2022 and found that workers were not given PPE or training on hazard communication of chemicals and lockout/tagout, according to a news release. In addition, the company did not have “suitable facilities” for emergency eye wash or emergency showers or a program for inspecting overhead cranes and respiratory protection, OSHA says.

Engineered Precision Casting Co., which produces steel and aluminum, was cited for two willful, 10 serious and two other-than-serious violations. OSHA proposed $303,106 in penalties.

“The violations we identified at the Engineered Precision Casting Co. exposed their employees to serious risks of injury or worse,” explained OSHA Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in Marlton, New Jersey in the news release. “Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure a safe and healthful workplace. This company must immediately address the hazards our inspectors found and take actions to prevent workers from suffering harm needlessly.”

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