Powered by GoogleTranslate
OSHA News Release - Table of Contents

DOL Logo OSHA Regional News Brief – Region 2


U.S. Department of Labor


May 27, 2015

OSHA finds workers again exposed to safety and health hazards
at Camden, New Jersey, warehouse
Magnetic Metals Corp. fined $53,900 for 15 federal violations

Employer Name and Location: Magnetic Metals Corp., located at 1900 Hayes Avenue in Camden, New Jersey, manufactures soft magnetic materials for products including motors and transformers.

Date Investigation Initiated: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an inspection on Dec. 4, 2014, as part of the agency's site specific targeting program for industries with high injury and illness rates.

Investigation Findings: Magnetic Metals Corp. was cited for a total of 15 violations-- including three repeat--that involve not placing devices on machinery to prevent the sudden startup or movement of equipment during service and maintenance, a procedure known as lockout/tagout.

A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. The company was previously cited for similar violations in 2010.

Magnetic Metals Corp. has 15 business days from receipt of citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Quote: "During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can kill or cause serious injuries to employees," said Paula Dixon-Roderick, director of OSHA's Marlton Area Office. "Employers need to take the appropriate steps to ensure that workers are protected from this type of hazard."

Proposed penalties: $53,900

View the citations: https://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/Magnetic_Metals_1011942_0520_15.pdf.

# # #

Media Contacts:

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

Release Number: 15-1061-NEW (osha 15-040)


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).


OSHA News Release - Table of Contents

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close