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July 27, 2015

 

 

Zareena Investments Inc. doing business as Super Cleaners in San Antonio
cited by OSHA...again
The company failed to provide proof of correcting prior OSHA violations

Employer name: Zareena Investments Inc. doing business as Super Cleaners

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Date citations issued: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations on July 22. The inspection was opened after the company failed to provide documentation to show they had corrected violations cited on a July 17, 2014, safety and health inspection

Investigation findings: Repeat violations include failing to establish a hazard communication program; provide eyewash stations for workers who handle corrosive chemicals; provide workers with personal protective equipment; guard electrical panels and provide adequate insulation on hot steam pipes. Additionally, Zareena did not make sure workers were protected from recognized electrical hazards such as the improper use of extension cords and unapproved outlets.

Proposed penalties: OSHA proposed $46,200 in fines.

View citations at:
http://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/ZareenaInvestmentsInc_1020300_7-22-15.pdf
http://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/ZareenaInvestmentsInc_1037987_7-22-15.pdf

Quote: "When hazards are identified they need to be corrected," said Alejandro Porter, OSHA's area director in San Antonio. "It is the employer's responsibility to find and fix the hazards that can injure or cost a worker his or her life."

Information: Zareena Investments, which employs approximately 25 workers at the San Antonio location, has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director in San Antonio, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint or report amputations, losses of an eye, workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321- OSHA (6742) or the agency's San Antonio office at 210-472-5040.

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Media Contacts:

Diana Petterson, 972-850-4710, petterson.diana@dol.gov
Juan Rodriguez, 972-850-4709, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov

Release Number: 15-1473-DAL


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