Federal safety officials have cited an Illinois pallet manufacturer for machine safety violations after an employee was injured while conducting maintenance on equipment.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited New Lenox-based Supplyside USA, and proposed $91,832 in penalties for two repeated, six serious, and three other-than-serious violations.
OSHA reported that inspectors found Supplyside USA, which operates as Prime Woodcraft Inc., failed to install adequate machine guards, implement energy control procedures to prevent equipment from unintentional operation, and train workers about noise hazards; and allowed combustible dust to accumulate on surfaces.
Prime Woodcraft has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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