Wayne, WV – OSHA has proposed new penalties of $214,633 for repeat violations found at Wayne Lumber and Mulch. OSHA inspected Wayne Lumber as a follow up to a 2014 investigation and found willful violations in the company’s failure to properly guard a chop saw and provide standard railing and handrails.
Prentice Cline, director of OSHA’s Charleston Area Office, stated that “by all indications, Wayne Lumber and Mulch failed to take the violations we found in 2014 seriously. The fact that many of these hazards existed again – and the addition of nearly 30 new violations – tells us this employer is willing to jeopardize the safety of its workers.”
In total, OSHA issued Wayne Lumber three willful, nine repeat, 12 serious and three other-than-serious violations on Sept. 2, 2016 for violations including lack of an effective hazard communication training plan; exposing employees to electrical hazards; inadequate machine guarding; and failure to have lockout/tagout procedures in place to prevent accidental machine start-up or movement.
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