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Region 4


Feb. 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Manufacturer for Safety Violations,
Proposes $256,088 in Penalties

DALTON, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited First Source Worldwide LLC for several workplace safety hazards that put employees at risk of injury. The company faces proposed penalties of $256,088.

Following an inspection of the company’s Dalton facility, OSHA issued willful citations for failing to install a fall protection system, and develop and implement a written permit-required confined-space program. The company was also cited for several serious and other-than-serious violations, including failing to develop safety procedures when performing equipment maintenance and servicing; failing to train and evaluate forklift operators; failing to ensure employees have proper personal protective equipment; and failing to install machine guards on equipment.

“The hazards identified put workers at risk of serious injury,” said OSHA Atlanta Area Office Director Christi Griffin. “Employers must follow required safety practices to protect worker safety and health.”

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed 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.

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Media Contacts:

Michael D’Aquino, 678-237-0630, daquino.michael@dol.gov
Eric Lucero, 678-237-0630, lucero.eric.r@dol.gov

Release Number: 18-98-ATL (23)


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