July 3, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Florida Manufacturer
for Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards
MIAMI, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited BC Direct Corp. - doing business as Robotray - for exposing employees to struck-by, electrical shock, fire, and explosion hazards. The company faces $42,682 in proposed penalties.
OSHA cited the Miami-based manufacturer of bakery rack loaders for allowing employees to use spliced extension cords as well as for failing to properly store chemical cylinders and anchor machinery.
“Employers are required to assess the hazards in their workplaces and implement procedures to protect workers from serious or fatal injuries,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Office Director Condell Eastmond.
BC Direct Corp. 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 https://www.osha.gov.
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Release Number: 18-1062-ATL (139)
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