Department of Labor Logo
OSHA News Release
-
Region 2


Oct. 23, 2017

OSHA Investigation Finds Hazards Remain at North Jersey Warehouse

MOONACHIE, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has again cited a Moonachie hair distribution company, and proposed $181,280 in penalties, after finding continued safety hazards at the employer's warehouse.

In April, OSHA initiated an inspection after a complaint alleging imminent safety hazards. Inspectors found that the company failed to keep exit routes free and unobstructed; improperly used required work space around an electrical panel box for storage; and failed to properly store materials to prevent struck-by hazards. OSHA issued one repeat, one serious, and two willful violations. The company was cited in February for similar violations.

"Mane Concept's repeated disregard of OSHA standards is unacceptable and jeopardizes the safety of its workers," said OSHA Area Director Lisa Levy, in Hasbrouck Heights. "This company should immediately address these workplace hazards to ensure a safe work environment for its employees."

Read more about the recent citations that OSHA issued to Mane Concept.

The company 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.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

# # #

Media Contacts:

Leni Fortson, 215-861-5102, uddyback-fortson.lenore@dol.gov
Joanna Hawkins, 215-861-5101, hawkins.joanna@dol.gov

Release Number: 17-1376-NEW (OSHA 17-029 Mane Concepts)


U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).