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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Denver has cited White Wave Inc., Boulder, Colo., for two willful and 10 serious violations and issued proposed penalties totaling $101, 250.
The violations and penalties against the food processing firm were issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Denver area office. This inspection was initiated on August 25, 1999, as part of OSHA's Site Specific Targeting Plan which is based on the employer's Lost Workday Injury and Illness Rate.
Bobby Glover, OSHA area office director in Denver, said a number of accidents and injuries occur in food processing facilities because of failure to comply with the OSHA regulations. "We strongly encourage employers to ensure that the requirements under the general industry standards are followed," said Glover.
The OSHA investigation cited White Wave Inc. for:
Willful violations are those committed with an intentional disregard of, or plain indifference to, the requirements of the OSH Act and its regulations.
A serious violation is defined as one committed where there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard.
White Wave Inc. has 15 working days from receipt of the citations to request an informal conference with the OSHA Area Director, or to contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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