Wisconsin Packaging Company Fined $83K for Multiple Safety Hazards

February 1, 2016

A custom packaging company in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been cited by federal safety officials for multiple workplace safety hazards.

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Services Plus Inc., a Green Bay packaging company, for one willful and five serious safety violations. Proposed penalties total $83,025.

Federal inspectors found the company failed to install guards and use recommended safety procedures to prevent workers from the dangers of amputation and other serious injuries caused by moving parts of machinery.

Inspectors also found the company:

  • Failed to assess the workplace to determine if personal protective equipment should be provided.
  • Did not require employees to use appropriate hand protection when exposed to thermal burns.
  • Did not install electrical equipment properly, in accordance with instruction.
  • Improperly used flexible electrical cords.

Services Plus is a custom packaging company that also inspects and repackages product that may have become damaged or mislabeled. The company has 15 days from receipt of the citations to file a protest with OSHA.

Source: OSHA

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