Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OSHA proposes $60,000 in penalties for Mississippi’s Lexington Homes.

   How did we all survive in this world, to this date, without all wearing hard hats and shin pads from birth to the grave.  Every shop wants safety and for no one to get hurt on the job. That being said, there is just so much that a company can be asked to do to insure employee safety and sometimes the employees have to take responsibility and be aware of their job and surroundings. Years ago a certain code book was the size of a menu at a fine restaurant, now, it is the size of the phone book of lower Manhattan.  Safety is number one, but all situations demand common cents.  Also, wash your hands, don't just step over trash on the floor, and don't choose the mystery meat at the cafe.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Lexington Homes Inc. for 40 safety and health violations, penalties for which total $60,076. OSHA says it cited the Lexington, Miss., maker of manufactured housing following an April health inspection it opened under its National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping and expanded upon observing numerous alleged safety violations.
Lexington Homes received 37 citations for alleged serious violations and three for other-than-serious violations. The serious violations include failing to install guardrails along open platforms; failing to conduct periodic inspections of crane, crane hook and hoist chains; permitting oxygen and fuel gas cylinders to be stored together; failing to establish an effective hearing program; failing to implement a written hazard communication program to address labeling and hazard training; and electrical deficiencies.
Lexington Homes has 15 days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings.

1 comment:

  1. When the government banned lawn darts, that was the end of it all.


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