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U.S. Department of Labor

Jan. 28, 2016

OSHA cites Green Bay packaging company for multiple safety hazards

Employer name: Services Plus Inc.

Inspection site: 1001 Discovery Road, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Citations received: Jan. 27, 2016

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Appleton Area Office cited the Services Plus Inc., a Green Bay packaging company, for one willful and five serious safety violations.

Federal inspectors found the company failed to install guards and use recommended safety procedures to prevent workers from the dangers of amputation and other serious injuries caused by moving parts of machinery.

Inspectors also found the company:

  • Failed to assess the workplace to determine if personal protective equipment should be provided.
  • Did not require employees to use appropriate hand protection when exposed to thermal burns.
  • Did not install electrical equipment properly, in accordance with instruction.
  • Improperly used flexible electrical cords.

Quote: "Each year thousands of workers are injured on the job by machine and electrical hazards like we found at Services Plus," said Robert Bonack, OSHA's area director in Appleton. "Services Plus must immediately reevaluate its safety and health practices to protect their workers on the job."

Services Plus is a custom packaging company that also inspects and repackages product that may have become damaged or mislabeled.

Proposed Penalties: $83,025

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To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint, or report amputations, eye loss, 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 Appleton Area Office at 920-734-4521.

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Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-6976, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-134-CHI

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